Congratulating Betty Fadale upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday on February 17, 2021

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Senate Resolution No. 320

BY: Senator O'MARA

CONGRATULATING Betty Fadale upon the occasion of
celebrating her 100th Birthday on February 17, 2021

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, 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, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
congratulate Betty Fadale upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday to be
celebrated Wednesday, February 17, 2021; and

WHEREAS, Anna Elizabeth Cowan, affectionately known as Betty, was
born on February 17, 1921, in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania; she was one of
11 children born to Charles and Anne Waddell Cowan; and

WHEREAS, During the late 1930s, Betty Cowan was a professional
roller skater and moved to Elmira, New York to stay with her aunt; and

WHEREAS, Betty Cowan was employed as a nanny when she met her
husband Anthony (Shorty) Fadale at Joycrest Skating Rink in Elmira; she
became a war bride, marrying Shorty on August 5, 1941, in Winchester,
Virginia; and

WHEREAS, After their marriage, Shorty and Betty Fadale moved into
their home at 915 North Main Street, Elmira, New York, where she has
lived ever since; and

WHEREAS, Betty Fadale enjoys spending time with her family, playing
bingo, playing the horses, and scratch off tickets; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, with a passion for cooking and baking, Betty
Fadale made a career out of the latter, baking pies and pastries for the
Elmira Country Club for 60 years, retiring at the age of 96; and

WHEREAS, Betty Fadale, with her zest for life, has inspired and
enhanced the lives of her family and friends; she is the proud mother of
three children, Constance (Randy), Carl (Mary) and Louis (Lesia), and
the loving grandmother of her grandson. Gabriel; 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, Betty Fadale 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; 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 Betty Fadale upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th
Birthday; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Betty Fadale.


  • 25 / Jan / 2021
  • 02 / Feb / 2021
  • 02 / Feb / 2021

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