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May 29th, 2013

Celebration of Aging honors senior citizens



Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro with 108-year-old Florence Williams of Poughkeepsie, NY at the Office for the Aging’s “Celebration of Aging” event in Wappingers Falls, NY on May 20, 2013.

WAPPINGERS FALLS - In celebration of Older American’s Month, the Office for the Aging awarded several Dutchess County residents "Senior Citizen of the Year" honors at the annual "Celebration of Aging" in Wappingers Falls, NY on May 20, 2013.

The Office for the Aging hosts the "Celebration of Aging" each year to recognize the outstanding contributions senior citizens make to Dutchess County. Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro presented the awards to Pete Sanfilippo of Wappingers Falls, James & Laura Moriarty of Poughkeepsie and Theodore & Delores Plass of Hyde Park. Receiving Senior Achievement Awards were Diane Soyka of Poughkeepsie and Gail Parzyck of LaGrange.

Also honored at the event were four Dutchess County couples for 70 or more years of marriage and 21 residents between the ages of 100 and 108.

Dutchess County couples married 70+ years:

• Arthur & JoAnn Plog

• Salvatore & Josephine Mastrosimone

• Harold & Florence Miller

• Lossie & Sam Lee

Dutchess County centenarians

• Theresa Riglione

• Edith Travis

• Florence Williams

• Anna Mae Swenson

• Mazie Johnson

• Harold Goldstein

• Hulda Sullingsloh

• Gladys Covin

• Ethel Doshna

• Bess Friedman

• Anna Thomas

• Mae Lawson

• Ann Soraci

• Dorothy McGhee

• Barbara Muller

• Sarina Ringwood

• Mary Linich

• Esther Swerdlow

• Daniel Lichtenberg

• Ruth Lauritsen

• Rose Conigliaro

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