Jeana “Charlene” Perella

Perella, Jeana “Charlene” 83, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at home in Jeffersonville, IN, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Woodson, TX, raised in Breckinridge, TX and spent her working life in North Reading, MA, before relocating to Jeffersonville in retirement. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Cesino B. (Chet) Perella; brother James Doan (husband of Elaine, of Mobile, AL); four children, Pamela Lewis (wife of Jerry, of Wilmington, MA), Louie Perella (husband of Doreen, of Warren, RI), James Perella (husband of Kathy, of Cub Run, KY), and Sherri White (wife of Steven, of San Carlos, CA); six grandchildren, Kurt Jones (husband of Breanne, of Honolulu, HI), Eric Jones (of Andover, MA), Jenelle Braga (wife of Brian, of Dracut, MA), Lou E Perella (husband of Laura, of Riverside, RI), Kyle White and Ethan White (of San Carlos, CA); and five great grandchildren, Nate, Preston, Nora, Riley, and Kailey. She enjoyed photography, travel, bird watching, the ocean and helping others.  Her warm smile and caring attitude contributed to the success of her insurance office.  Her nieces and nephews looked forward to her Sunday night home made pizza and chocolate cream pie. She was an insurance manager for over thirty years, working for Ivester Insurance of North Reading, MA.  She was a life-long member of the Church of Christ, attending the Northside Congregation in Jeffersonville.  She was active in the HONS (Shriner’s Auxiliary), raising money for Shriners Burn Hospital for children, in Boston, MA Visitation from 4:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, October 5, at Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St, North Reading, MA.  Funeral Service 10:30 am on Friday, October 6, at Melrose Church of Christ, 409 Upham St, Melrose, MA; followed by interment at Riverside Cemetery, Elm St, North Reading, MA. The family wishes to sincerely thank Kindred Hospice of Jeffersonville, IN for their care and support during her final days, especially nurses Dawn and Allie, and CNA Amy.


13 thoughts on “Jeana “Charlene” Perella

  1. She is free from pain now. God bless the family. What a dear, sweet woman she was, and we were so happy to know her. Prayers for strength and much love to you all.

  2. So very sorry for your loss. Charlene was a great friend of the family and so nice to my mother, such a sweet, sweet wonderful woman. She was very special to me. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Rest In Heavenly Peace, dear friend.

  3. Dear Doreen, Lou, Lou E. and Laura. We are all so profoundly sorry for your loss. What a blessing to have had her though, for so many years! We pray God comforts you all int his time of grief.

  4. Charlene was the best. She will be missed by many–her family, friends and all the people whose lives she touched. We remember special times together; strolling the beach, enjoying mussles at the Causeway, chop suey sandwiches at Salem Willows. Knowing her was a blessing in our lives. She was a dear friend. Love and condolences to all.
    Love, Joan and Walter

  5. Dear Lou, Pam, Sherry and Jimmy and families,
    Ed and I were very saddened to hear of the loss of Charlene. She was such a kind, gentle and loving woman. Loved her from the day we met. We have fond memories of good times with Charlene and Chet. May your memories help you through this difficult time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Nina and Ed

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