Della Ann Hudson Perfetti, doctor of psychology

August 5, 2019

Dr. Della Ann "Dr. Del" Hudson Perfetti,  73, of Rehoboth Beach passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes.  She was born May 3, 1946, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Edward Ellwood and Dorothy E. (Phillips) Gross and stepdaughter of the late Margaret Gross.

Del started a career as a flight attendent and worked for both Braniff and Eastern Airlines before transitioning into the field of psychology.  She studied in New York, becoming a doctor of psychology and going on to help countless individuals in the mental health field.  Del was an avid golfer, loved hiking, and really enjoyed anything outdoors.  Above all, she cherished time spent with those she held most dear.  Del was a loving and devoted wife, stepmother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  She was loved by many, and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Del is survived by her beloved husband, John J. Perfetti of Rehoboth Beach; her stepdaughter, Angela Walker (Chuck) of Manchester, Pa.; her granddaughters: Gina and Brianna of Manchester; her sister, Mildred King (Dean) of Dover, Pa.; her many nieces and nephews; and her very special friends: Nancy Boeckel of York Haven, Pa., and Rachel Gosnell of York, Pa.

All services will be private.  Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Del's memory to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read's Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE  19720.

Please visit Del's Life Memorial Webpage and sign her online guest book at



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