Published On: Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014

Cornelis Obiana turned 100

Nene i yunanWILLEMSTAD - Cornelis Obiana, better known as Nene, is a gentleman that has always complied with his responsibilities as the breadwinner in house. Nene married Cecila in 1948. They have been married 65 years now and together they have 10 children, 29 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The youngest great grandchild just turned one month.

Nene was born in Otrabanda and lived where West End used to be. Back in the days, that area was called Caracas. When he was 10 he moved to Ser’i Mahuma (near the airport). Cornelis worked at KLM-ALM for 39 years, walking to work from 1939 till 1970. In 1969 he bought his first car. The only surgery performed on Nene was on his eye and today the only problem he has is with his legs.

His 100th anniversary was celebrated with families. He really enjoyed his day. Happy birthday Nene.


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