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Tara Anne Perna
November 26, 2022


Tara Anne Perna of Wakefield, formerly of Malden, passed away on November 26, 2022 after a valiant battle with breast cancer. She was 45 years old. Tara will be remembered for her real personality, sense of humor, and her infectious laugh. Tara was able to find humor even in the most difficult of times.

Tara is survived by her daughter, Gabrielle Pandolfo and her mother Patricia Todd. She was the daughter of the late Anthony Perna. Tara was the loving sister to Dawn Piracini and her husband Robert and Toni-Marie Evans and her husband Jason. She was the dear aunt of Finnegan and Shea Wilson and Samantha and Sophia Evans. Tara was loved by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours to be held at the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home, 865 Main Street, Malden on Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 2:00-5:00 pm. A funeral service will be held for Tara on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 11:00 am at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tara’s memory to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at or Mike’s 5K to Crush Substance Abuse

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Spadafora Funeral Home
865 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148