Catherine Perillo Lucas

Catherine Perillo Lucas, age 96, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Seasons Hospice surrounded by her family.

Born in Wilmington, DE, Catherine was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Kelly) Perillo.  She attended St. Peter’s Grade School and graduated as valedictorian from Ursuline Academy.  For 30 years, she worked as an executive secretary for the DuPont Company until her retirement.  She was a parishioner at St. Patrick’s Church and a faithful volunteer of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She adored her large family, and enjoyed spending most of her time with them. She was predeceased by her husband of 27 years, Edwin K. Lucas in 1994, and 14 siblings.

Catherine will be dearly missed by her daughters and their spouses, Francine and David Bennink of Kennett Square, PA and Tonia and Keith Muncey of Hockessin, DE; her stepdaughters, Mary Anne Anderson (Ames) and Margaret LaBate (Phil Pergolizzi); her grandchildren, Alicia, Samantha, Hannah, Will, Connor, Ethan, P.J., Carlie and Alayna (Philip); and her brother, Eugene Perillo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 3rd at 10:30 AM at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 500 West Street, Wilmington, where friends are invited to visitation after 9:30 AM.  Burial will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Patrick’s Church, 1414 King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.  Condolences may be made by visiting


Submitted by Jean Marie (Per... on
Heaven has a most wonderful touch of class and finery now that Aunt Cass has arrived. How very fortunate we were to have had her on loan and how fortunate we are to have her in our memory. Francine and Tonia, you are very much in our thoughts and in our hearts. Thank you for sharing your mother with all of us. For years, the first Christmas card received was from Aunt Cass. This year, in following tradition, she is the first greeting of the true meaning of Christmas...Love. Jean Marie

Submitted by Faith Drummond on
I have so many memories of visiting with Aunt Cass. I was especially fond of her classy kitchen on West 18th. Street. She was truly a class act and a very thoughtful person. I will miss bringing her the chocolate she loved and I am glad she is at peace and rejoined in love with her family.

Submitted by Dottie Perillo on
Aunt Cass you will be missed but never forgotten. Thank you for sharing your love, faith, kindness, humor and class- you were such a lovely and amazing lady. Love and hugs to the family.