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Tuckahoe Celebrates Several Village Centenarians

Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond issuing a proclamation to Sal Sgroe.
Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond issuing a proclamation to Sal Sgroe. Photo Credit: Contributed
Mayor Steve Ecklond reading the proclamation to Tuckahoe centenarian Mary Finoia.
Mayor Steve Ecklond reading the proclamation to Tuckahoe centenarian Mary Finoia. Photo Credit: Contributed
Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond issuing a proclamation to Emily Viola.
Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond issuing a proclamation to Emily Viola. Photo Credit: Contributed
Tuckahoe Village Administrator David Burke with Mayor Steve Ecklond and RiverVue Executive Director David Goldsmith.
Tuckahoe Village Administrator David Burke with Mayor Steve Ecklond and RiverVue Executive Director David Goldsmith. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond visited some of the village’s eldest residents this week in advance of a very special milestone that very few are fortunate enough to reach: their 100th birthday.

New Village Administrator David Burke joined Ecklond at The Fountains at Rivervue on Monday, Oct. 6, to issue a proclamation to four Tuckahoe centenarians that will celebrate their 100th year on this planet later this week at a villagewide birthday party.

Emily Viola, a lifelong seamstress who has been known to put on her dancing shoes during happy hour and Mary Finoia, a former New Haven and Yonkers resident who starred in the field of fashion will be among the honorees at the event.

Sal Sgroe, a longtime Westchester resident who worked for the Transit Authority for “many, many years,” will also be among those being celebrated, although it won’t be the first time his family has enjoyed a 100th birthday party; his father also reached the remarkable milestone.

“I’m living my life the way I did when I was younger, but just in an older body,” he joked. “I’m my own boss.”

The centenarians will be on hand to share their wisdom and swap stories at the birthday party from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at The Fountains at RiverVue. One of the celebrants declined to be included in press coverage.

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