WILMINGTON, MA — Cesino B. “Chet” Perella, 86, of Wilmington, formerly of Jeffersonville, IN and North Reading, died at his home on April 17, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Jeana “Charlene” (Doan) Perella, who died this past September.Born in Boston, MA on May 21, 1931. He was the son of the late Ludovico and Alsa (Gerosina) Perella. He was raised in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. Chet was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, he was an Airman First Class and served from 1950 to 1954.Chet was a chef and caterer for many years, he owned and operated Perella’s Cold Cut Center and Perella’s Catering, he also worked for Lombardo’s, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Houghton Mufflin and Wang. He was a member of the North Reading Masonic Lodge and a Life member of the Lawrence United Masonic Lodge, he was also a member of the Shriner’s and the North Reading Moose Lodge.Chet was a fun loving person, who loved to travel with family and friends. He volunteered extensively for the Shriner’s and Mason organizations. He loved college football, cooking and volunteering many hours umpiring for the North Reading Men’s Softball League and the North Reading Little League.Family members include his loving children, Pamela Lewis and her husband Jerry, Louie Perella and his wife Doreen, James Perella and his wife Kathy and Sherri White and her husband Steven; brother, Ludovico Perella and his wife Mary and sister, Gina Vozzella; brother-in-law, James Doan and his wife Elaine ; six grandchildren, Kurt Jones and his wife Breanne, Eric Jones, Jenelle Braga and her husband Brian, Lou E. Perella and his wife Laura, Kyle White and Ethan White; 6 great grandchildren, Nate, Preston, Norah, Riley, Kailey and Lucy.His funeral will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Monday, April 23 at 10:30 AM. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, April 22 from 2 to 6 PM. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.Cesino B. “Chet” Perella(NOTE: The above obituary is from Croswell Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Thomas F. Connolly, 86In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: John “Jack” Tannian, Jr., 89In “Obituaries”
Banking giant HSBC is set to shut down 62 more branches in the UK in 2017, as the bank says more people are now moving to use internet and mobile banking. This is in addition to the closure of 55 branches the bank had previously announced to close in 2017.HSBC to use selfie verification to open bank accounts quicklyThe move will hit at least 180 jobs in the country. Last year, HSBC had shuttered 223 branches in the UK and figured as the top bank to close most branches in the UK for two years in a row.”More customers are using mobile and internet banking than ever before, innovation such as Touch and Voice ID has proved extremely popular, and fewer people are using branches,” Francesca McDonagh, HSBC Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management for UK and Europe, said.”We will have fewer but better branches, with more empowered front line colleagues using a greater range of technology to support all our customers’ needs,” he added.HSBC said more than 90 percent of its interactions with customers are now through digital channels, up from 80 percent last year.Antonio Simoes, chief executive of HSBC Bank plc, said: “This marks the end of our branch restructuring programme. We now feel we have the right branch network that complements the other ways in which customers now choose to interact with us. We will continue to invest for the benefit of our customers as we build HSBC UK, a better bank for our people and customers.”
A housewife died from electrocution at Kadakati village in Ashashuni upazila on Friday. Quoting local people, Shahidul Islam Shahin, officer-in-charge of Ashashuni Police Station, said Moina Khatun, 28, wife of Afaz Uddin, came in contact with live electric wire while cleaning a refrigerator with a wet cloth in the morning, leaving her dead on the spot. Police recovered the body and sent it to local hospital morgue.
X Florian MartinLloyd Gites stands in front of paintings by Cuban artists Daussatt, left, and Dominguez. About one third of the pieces in his African art gallery currently come from Cuba.Lloyd Gite’s gallery in the Third Ward features art from Africa and the African diaspora.Since October 2015, his collection has included a large number of paintings from Cuba. That year, the Obama administration loosened restrictions on trade and travel within the Communist island state.Gite went with a travel group for “educational activities.”But it’s still not easy to get the art over here.“Because of the embargo, you cannot ship things from Havana to Houston,” he said.On his first trip, Gite took about 70 pieces of art back with him on the plane to Miami. From there, he mailed them to Houston. The second time, he had to haul it the whole way, because he arrived on a Sunday when FedEx wasn’t open.“So that’s the difficulty,” Gite said. “I’m looking forward to the day when I can simply go in there, buy art, send it through FedEx, DHL to Houston and not worry about it.”Since then, some airlines have begun offering direct flights from Houston to Havana, but Gite will still have to go with a group to qualify for one of the 12 categories authorized to travel to Cuba.He is now worried that President Donald Trump will reinstate travel restrictions, which Gite said would mostly hurt Americans.“We’re the ones who are not exposed to the culture, the fashion, the art, the wonderful food,” he said.Gite considers himself an ambassador for Cuban art in Houston. Listen 00:00 /01:10 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
The Bengali food festival is here again! All the folks out there who crave for bengali food can head on as Welcomhotel Sheraton brings us the opportunity to enjoy the best of bengali delicacies.In Bengal cooking is considered high art. There are indeed two distinct traditions – one from the East, the second from the West, Bangals and Ghotis. The main difference between food cooked in a West Bengali home – those from originally from Kolkata (Calcutta), and its surrounding districts and towns, tastes sweeter.East Bengali home – those from Dhaka (Dacca) now in Bangladesh, generally resists putting sugar in their foods. Fresh water fish is what a true Bengali look forward to. This fest would highlight the best of two Bengals, with its distinct tastes and flavours. So hurry and book your table.