THERESA PERNALA BUSSATheresa Pernala Bussa, 86, of Duluth passed gracefully Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Solvay Hospice House surrounded by her family.
Theresa Pernala Bussa, 86, of Duluth passed gracefully Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Solvay Hospice House surrounded by her family.
Theresa was born in Duluth on Sept. 19, 1925 to James and Angeline Pernala.
She graduated from Central High School and went to work for Coolerator. In 1950 she married Cosmo Bussa. She and Cosmo ran Bussa Clothing until they retired in 1989.
Theresa's main joy was spending time with her family and Hoover at her cabin at Island Lake. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, church activities and cards. You could find her frequently at the fire pit or fishing.
Theresa is preceded in death by her husband Cosmo; her parents, James and Angeline Pernala; and brother, James Pernala.
She is survived by her son Michael (Denise) Bussa; daughter, Susan Bussa; three grandsons, Tony, Nick and Peter Bussa; and a sister, Francis (Frank) Zello.
The family would like to thank the staff of Essentia Health Hospice and Solvay Hospice House for their loving care of Theresa during her final days and the "Bridge Girls" for their support and love during her life. We would also like to thank all of our friends and colleagues for their support during this time.
Memorials preferred to St. Michael's School or Solvay Hospice House.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012 until the 11 a.m. funeral mass in St. Michael's Catholic Church, 4901 East Superior Street. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, (218) 727-3555.
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