Helen M. Perna of Middletown, N.Y., dies at age 80

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Helen M. Perna of Middletown, N.Y., died on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at Middletown Park in the Town of Wallkill, N.Y. She was 80.

Daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline Foremny, she was born on March 16, 1937, in Goshen, N.Y.

Helen was a homemaker and formerly had been employed at Polak’s Frutal Works and the Times Herald-Record, both in Middletown. She was a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Scotchtown. Helen enjoyed genealogy and tracing her Polish roots.

Survivors include her husband, Frank P. Perna, at home in Middletown; sons, Daniel J. Perna and his wife, Donna, of Burlington, Conn., and Joseph Perna and his wife, Teresa, of Danbury, Conn.; grandchildren, Justine and Denise Perna, Benjamin and Matthew Perna and Nathaniel Kenneth Perna; brother, Frank Foremny and his wife, Lorraine, of Goshen; nephew Frank Foremny Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Goshen; great nephew and niece, Colin and Taylor Foremny; and numerous cousins.

She was predeceased by her daughter Brenda Ann Perna and son Gary M. Perna.

Visitation was held Dec. 26 at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, Middletown. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Dec. 27 at St. Joseph’s Church, Middletown. Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Middletown.
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