Congratulating Vivian L. Caswell upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday

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Senate Resolution No. 1286

BY: Senator GRIFFO

CONGRATULATING Vivian L. Caswell 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, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate
Vivian L. Caswell upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday which was
celebrated with a party at the MVHS Nursing and Rehabilitation Center;

WHEREAS, Vivian L. Caswell was born to Daisy and H. Ray Cole on June
1, 1921, in Utica, New York, where she worked at Woolworths and
performed with Betty Rosen's Follies for $2.00 a show; and

WHEREAS, Vivian L. Caswell married Robert Everson Caswell on
September 20, 1941; throughout their 69-year union, they were the proud
parents of four daughters, Jill Diane, Jacquelyn, Robyn and Beth; during
this time, she sold jewelry, toys and Tupperware at home parties and in
1960, she earned her beautician license and operated a salon for many
years from her home on Kenwood Road; and

WHEREAS, With a great sense of humor, a kind, generous, and faithful
heart, Vivian L. Caswell volunteered her time and energy as a Hospice
volunteer, wrote poems and created various arts and crafts projects; and

WHEREAS, Above all, Vivian L. Caswell has always enjoyed spending
time with her beloved family, especially her eight grandchildren,
nineteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Vivian L. Caswell, with her zest for life, has inspired and
enhanced the lives of her family and friends; and

WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian 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, Vivian L. Caswell has enriched the lives of 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;

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 Vivian L. Caswell upon the occasion of celebrating her
100th Birthday; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Vivian L. Caswell.


  • 30 / Aug / 2021

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