May H Perna

May 29, 1926December 30, 2018

May H. Perna, age 92, of Fresno, California entered into rest on Sunday December 30, 2018. May was born May 29, 1926 in NY.

May is survived by; daughter Patty Petty.

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  • Patty Petty, Daughter

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Rosie Metsker

January 12, 2019

My Auntie May…so many memories. She was always singing and mostly happy, except for those times she got after us with that darn wooden spoon. She used to let us pick out our favorite pasta for our birthdays (mine was pasta shells, the little ones). We also got to choose our favorite cake and frosting and we always had candles on our birthday cake. Friday nights we either had pasta or those Kippers she fried—I thought she was the best cook in the whole world (don’t tell Grandma Rose). She always made me feel special, even though I was continually getting in trouble with one or the other of my cousins. She must have told me a thousand times, “Don’t make Nancy nervous!” It is true though, I was always talking Nancy into doing things. I once told Nancy if she broke her new crayons in half, she would have twice as many (logical idea), but Auntie May was not happy! I have always loved my Auntie May, now and forever! Rest in Peace and Sing with the Angels.

Mary-Ann Medeiros

January 9, 2019

Grandma May, so many wonderful memories. You and grandpa are the best part of my childhood memories. Thank you for all the wonderful holidays when you opened your home to everyone. So many wonderful summers by the swimming pool. All of the traditions you and grandpa shared with us. Teaching us about our Swedish and Italian culture. Instilling in us the importantance of family, and loving us and always being there in times of need. You both are deeply missed. I cherish all of the wonderful times spent with you both. Now at last you are together again. I love you Grandma May, rest in love oooxxx

Gloria Sotelo

January 6, 2019

I will miss you may you are a beautiful person . I love hearing your stories some sad some happy you are a strong person inside and out . Sending comfort and deepest condolences to the family. May was one of kind thank you for sharing her life with us at Somerford.