Elizabeth M. Perla, age 83, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida , passed away peacefully on February 6, 2019. Born April 16, 1935 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania to Teofil and Elizabeth Hrusovsky, Elizabeth was a longtime resident of Port Saint Lucie.
She is survived by her daughter, Liza Riedel; sons Dario and Anthony; granddaughter Amanda and her fiancé Matthew Jereczek. She is predeceased by Dario, her loving husband of many years. She is now on her eternity walk with her beloved Giselle.
Below is a memorial written by her granddaughter Amanda her "Pride and Joy"
I've dreaded the day you would leave my life since I was young... I remember it was one of the countless times Mom & I would meet you half way to Port St Lucie at The Cracker Barrel... We were playing I Spy like we always did to keep me entertained on the way back to your house. I looked over to you & I asked “Granny will you live to be 77?” You laughed & said I hope so & then I asked “Granny, will you live until I'm 77?” [why 77, I have no idea] & you said “oh no Yunga Bunga I won’t live that long” I remember this so vividly because it was the first time I ever realized you wouldn’t always be with me. And that terrified me... For almost 30 years you have been my best friend. Like Uncle Dario says, I was always your favorite and you have always been mine. [I was also your only grandchild & I never had to share you a day in my life] You would let me eat chocolate ice cream for breakfast & then would take me out all night while you played cards with your friends. But moments I’ll cherish most were at night laying in bed next to you & watching baseball of course. When I got too tired, you would “build sandcastles” with the quilt to block my view of the TV. And then I would snuggle up into your belly, wrap your arm around me & say “hold me Granny” and you would until I fell asleep. Then eventually Mom would come to get me & you would follow us outside. You would stand there at the top of the driveway waving goodbye until we were gone and I would cry. I NEVER wanted to leave you... It’s so hard Granny to say goodbye because even though I know Ill see you again, I’m really gonna miss your soft hands & the way your eyes would light up when I came into the room. Every inch of me will miss every inch of you. Because every inch of me has always loved every inch of you. You fought so hard to get better Granny & I know you did it for me & for mommy. You had us laughing until the very end. These last 6 weeks, as heart breaking as they’ve been... I’ll never forget the love felt between the 3 of us. It’s been just you me and Mommy since the very beginning. Thank you for giving me the best Mom in the whole world and thank you for being beyond the best Granny I could of ever had. I know now you will actually ALWAYS be with me... our bond is so strong, I just know our souls are connected forever & ever & ever. I love you Granny Panties RIP Elizabeth, Betsy, Perla- April 16, 1935- February 6, 2019.