Pearle Lillian Healy, most recently of Sherman Oaks, Calif., and previously a long-time resident of Verona, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2013, at the age of 92.
Pearle was born in New York, N.Y. on July 18, 1921, and was preceded in death by her loving husband William P. (“Bill”) Healy, her parents Henry and Lillian Schwend, her brothers Henry, Frederick, George and Renato (“Tim”) Schwend and her sisters Elena Tucci and Rita Schurter. Pearle leaves behind many nieces, nephews and other family members who loved her deeply and whom she cherished.
Pearle and Bill were married in Woodridge, N.J. on September 30, 1945, following his distinguished military service in World War II, and settled in Verona, where they lived together until Bill’s passing in 2004. Pearle stayed in their Verona family home through 2008 and then moved to Sherman Oaks, where she lived to the time of her passing.
During her long life, Pearle held a number of administrative positions with several hospitals and banks in the Essex County area and was also an active and enthusiastic volunteer at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Verona where she and Bill were parishioners for many years.
A visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 32 Lakeside Ave., Verona, followed by a procession to and interment at Restland Memorial Park, 77 Deforest Ave., East Hanover.