Senator Jack M. Martins, Village of Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss and “Mr. Mineola” John Davanzo recently visited a special Mineola resident. On Friday, December 14. Senator Martins, Mayor Strauss and Mr. Davanzo went to an apartment in a complex on Mineola Boulevard to wish resident Beatrice Hubbard a happy 106th birthday. That right – 106!
Beatrice was born on December 14, 1906, the same year the Village of Mineola was incorporated. In 2006, as part of the village’s centennial celebration, Senator Martins, who was then-Mayor of Mineola, named Ms. Hubbard the Grand Marshal for the village’s 100th anniversary parade.
Mr. Davanzo frequently pays visits to Ms. Hubbard. The two have a connection going back to the days when Mr. Davanzo was a student in Mineola High School and Ms. Hubbard was his teacher.
Senator Martins and Mayor Strauss wanted to visit with Mr. Davanzo to wish Ms. Hubbard a happy birthday. Ms. Hubbard has lived through two world wars, the Great Depression, and numerous other trials that have faced our country. She continues to relish in the small things in life – like a visit from a good friend.
Happy birthday to Beatrice Hubbard!