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J01321 Text:

Senate Resolution No. 1321
BY: Senator GRIFFO
        CONGRATULATING   Carmela   Etergineoso   upon  the
        occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday
  WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and  knowledge
to  the  increasingly  active  roles they play in today's society; their
past contributions and future participation are a  vital  part  of,  and
valuable asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the custom of this Legislative Body to commemorate
and recognize certain milestones celebrated by citizens  of  this  great
Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant  to  such  concern,  and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this  Legislative  Body  is  justly  proud  to
congratulate  Carmela  Etergineoso  upon the occasion of celebrating her
100th Birthday; and
  WHEREAS, Born on April 13, 1921, Carmela Etergineoso  and  her  four
brothers and three sisters were raised in Utica, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Furthermore, Carmela Etergineoso was a hard worker, holding
esteemed  positions at both General Electric and Mohawk Valley Community
College; and
  WHEREAS, After her first  husband,  Angelo  Grande  passed  away  in
September  of  1977,  she married Anthony Etergineoso, who died in 2009;
she was truly blessed to have found love twice in her lifetime; and
  WHEREAS, Today, Carmela Etergineoso enjoys playing cards with family
and friends and  spending  time  with  her  four  children,  three  step
children,    10    grandchildren,   seven   step   grandchildren,   nine
great-grandchildren and several step great-grandchildren; and
  WHEREAS, Carmela Etergineoso has experienced the incredible joys and
sorrows characteristic of and reserved for those with  the  stamina  and
courage to savor a full life; and
  WHEREAS,  With  her  zest for life, this exceptional centenarian has
inspired and enhanced the lives of her family and friends; she has truly
enriched those around her through her joyous and sincere love for others
and through the quiescent charm and  wisdom  which  comes  only  from  a
fullness of years; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  intent  of  this Legislative Body to publicly
recognize those who have reached such a  remarkable  age  and  who  have
witnessed  and  celebrated  the  innovations,  cultural developments and
awesome achievements of this country  during  the  last  century,  while
themselves  contributing  to  the  growth  and  excellence of this great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
congratulate  Carmela  Etergineoso  upon the occasion of celebrating her
100th Birthday; and be it further
  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Carmela Etergineoso.
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