Resolution J746-2013

Congratulating Helen Moran upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday



  • Mar 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 5, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Helen Moran 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, This Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratulate  Helen
Moran upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday; and
  WHEREAS,  The  daughter of Ray and Tina Wood, Helen was born on Satur-
day, August 23, 1913, in Rockville Centre, New York; she  was  the  only
sister of three brothers, Walter, Eddie and Bob; and
  WHEREAS,  This  exceptional  centenarian,  with her zest for life, has
inspired and enhanced the lives of her family and friends; and
  WHEREAS, A 1931 graduate of South Side High School, despite the  Great
Depression,  Helen  was able to find work as a secretary at her father's
workplace, Borden's Milk  Company;  it  was  here  she  met  her  future
husband, Peter S. Moran; and
  WHEREAS,  The  young couple were engaged in 1936, married in 1937, and
became the loving parents of one son, Peter, in 1940; and
  WHEREAS, A devoted wife and mother, Helen Moran moved  to  the  Panama
Canal Zone during World War II in order to be with her husband, a civil-
ian worker in the United States Navy; and
  WHEREAS, At the end of the war, the Moran family returned to Rockville
Centre,  where  Helen  worked  for  the  Telephone Company and dedicated
herself to making a loving home for her family; and
  WHEREAS, Helen Moran moved  to  Oceanside,  New  York,  in  1952,  and
enjoyed life with her husband until his passing in 2003; having returned
to  Rockville  Centre  in 2012, she will celebrate her 100th Birthday in
the village of her birth; and
  WHEREAS, This distinguished woman 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,  It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize 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 Helen Moran upon the  occasion  of  celebrating  her  100th
Birthday; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Helen Moran.


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