My name was Charlotte A. Perna (1969 - ), also. I am not the author of the original post, but am curious there are so many similarities in family names. I am curious that there is another Charlotte A. Perna. My father is Thomas F. Perna (1938 - ), his father was Frank Perna (1902ish - 1976).
My grandfather was raised by his siblings in Yonkers, New York. I believe both his parents were deceased before he was 6.I know he had at least 2 sisters and perhaps a brother or uncle who helped out.I will try to get more information.