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100 years young

Mayor Pat Eklund honors centenarian with proclimation

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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:37 pm

Surrounded by family, friends and even Mayor Pat Eklund, Novato resident Mary Perazzo celebrated her 100th birthday at Atria Tamalpais Creek, a. independent living facility, on Feb. 21.

Eklund read a proclamation in her honor, which was followed by a celebratory dinner. She is the facility’s 2013 centenarian.

“Mary still feels young in spirit and is happy to be a part of the Atria Tamalpais Creek community,” Engage Life Director Margaret Emerick said. “The residents and staff are very proud to have her [here].”

Perazzo was born in San Francisco and graduated from Galileo High School. Later she met and fell in love with her husband Harold. The duo lived in San Francisco until their move to Novato in 1993.

A natural homemaker, she raised two sons, Don and Bob, who both reside in Novato.

Often referred to as “Mother of the Year” by her boys, Perazzo spent much time cooking for her family and creating a lifetime of “fond memories of growing up.”

Perazzo is also the proud great-grandmother of seven and grandmother of six.

Perazzo now spends her time among family, friends who live in her community, and as a member of the Golden Age Club of San Francisco.

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