Mayor Gary Christenson and Ward 2 City Councillor Paul Condon recently wished longtime Malden resident Claire Reardon a very happy 100th birthday!
Claire, born on May 20, 1919 at the Central Street Hospital in Somerville grew up in Medford. After marrying her husband John in 1941 they made their home on Gale Street and in 1959 moved to 91 West Street where she still resides. Together they raised four wonderful children, Paul, John, Mary and Joseph. Claire and John had many loving years together before he sadly passed away in 1988. Claire has always been active in the community, volunteering for her children’s activities as well as the Immaculate Conception Parish where she still serves as a Eucharistic Minister bringing communion and ministry to patients at the Glenridge Nursing Care center. She also very much enjoys spending time with her seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
When the Mayor asked Claire what her secret was for to living such a long and healthy life, she responded that “walking” and “not smoking” have been key factors.