Over-90 Residents Celebrated

Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez presented Vivian Moss, who was celebrating her 97th birthday on Friday, with a proclamation. Durell Godfey

Thirty-four of the town’s most senior residents were recognized at the East Hampton Town Senior Citizens Center’s Over-90 party on Friday.

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc and Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez toasted the nonagenarians and presented each of them with proclamations.

Anyone who has attended the center was invited to the joint birthday celebration, which included lunch and cake. A party for the over-90s who live farther east will be held at the Montauk Nutrition Center on Aug. 15.

The annual party has been held for over 20 years. “It is a milestone to hit 90 and above,” said Nicole O’Donnell, an administrative assistant in the town’s human services department, which is responsible for senior programs, such as adult daycare and nutrition. “It really is a feat and we want to recognize every one of them.

Justice Steven Tekulsky presented his mother, Rose Tekulsky, with a proclamation from the town.
Lucy West accepts her proclamation from Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez
Councilman Peter Van Soyoc with Kitt Mott
Onida Dixon, 100, as the oldest person at the party.
Ellen Halsey and Alice Cooley have been friends since kindergarten.
Donald and Ellen Halsey
Blanche Wisnant
Virginia Backlund
Josephine DiSunno