Albert A. Perna

February 11, 1924March 6, 2013

Albert “Herb” Perna passed away at home on March 6 at the age of 89 following a long illness. He was a lifelong Greenwich resident, and partner in Perna Brothers Inc. before his retirement. He was the son of Joseph and Josephine Perna, both late of Greenwich. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ange, a daughter Jane, sons Joseph and Michael, a brother Vincent Perna, MD, daughters-in-law Constance and Joanie, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers Alfred and Joseph, and his sister Mary Sabia, all from Greenwich. Herb graduated from Greenwich High School and studied Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut until his enlistment into the US Navy during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946. After his military service, he spent his entire career in the construction and excavation business in the Greenwich area. Herb was a member of the VFW, an avid gardener, and enjoyed fishing. He was highly thought of by those whom he knew, and admired by young people as well as his contemporaries. Known as someone who was always willing to help others, he volunteered his time tirelessly. His humor, which brought smiles to many faces, will be greatly missed. Friends may call at the Gallagher Funeral Home in Greenwich on Monday, March 11 between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Agnes Church, Greenwich on Tuesday, March 12, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Albert A. Perna to Greenwich Hospital c/o Greenwich Hospital Foundation Office, 35 River Rd. Cos Cob, CT 06807 or to Nathaniel Witherell Patient Trust Fund, 70 Parsonage Rd. Greenwich, CT 06830 On line condolences may be shared at


  • Visitation Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Paul & Shelia Osann

March 20, 2013

To the entire Perna family,our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great sorrow. May God hold you in the palm of his hand and comfort all of you.

March 15, 2013

so sorry to hear about Herb. he was a nice man. With a friendly smile always. my deepest sympathy to Angie, Jane. &family. Ita Hardiman

March 15, 2013

So sorry to hear about Herb,He was such a nice man always with smile.My deepest sympathy to Angie, Jane, & family. Ita Hardiman

Christopher + Carol Perna

March 14, 2013

May the love and light that surrounds you, help you find peace during this time of loss. The memories will last forever, but Uncle Herbie spirit will sorely be missed. God bless.

March 12, 2013

our sincere sympathy to your family. Herbie and Uncle Tommy had fun at the hustler., for coffe your Dad's sense of humor was contageous. Our Prayers our with you, Nancy Kresan Carmela perna's family. God bless you all.

Jim Perna

March 12, 2013

Dear Angie,Joan, Mike, and Joe, I am so sorry to read about Herb's passing. He always brought laughter, light, and kindness to those around him. My condolences. Jim Perna

Wells Berni

March 12, 2013

To the entire Perna family,my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great sorrow.Herb was a great man and will be missed by many.God Bless all of you.

Patty Lane

March 12, 2013

I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Herbie. His beautiful eyes, his amazing smile & sense humor and his enormous heart. He was such a kind and loving brother to my father. He spent precious time with my family a few years ago...My sisters and I were so happy to sit around the kitchen table with him while he shared his great stories! I wish I could be with you at this time - I send my love and prayers to you now and always- Patty

March 11, 2013

Dear Perna Family,
Our sincere sympathy, thoughts, and prayers during this sad time on the loss of Herbie.
Sal and Rose Ann Sabia

Sue Spika

March 11, 2013

Dearest Ange and family,
We are so sorry for you loss. You and yours are in our hearts and prayers.
Sue and Lutz Spika