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100th BBQ Birthday Party Planned for Lifelong Bay Area Resident

100th BBQ Birthday Party Planned for Lifelong Bay Area Resident

100th BBQ Birthday Party Planned for Lifelong Bay Area Resident

SANTA CLARA, CA (July 7, 2017) – Born 100 years ago in 1917 in San Francisco, Marion Quetano has spent her entire life in the Bay Area, and will soon celebrate her milestone birthday with 30 family and friends at her senior living community, Villa Serena, in Santa Clara.

WHO: Marion Quetano was born on July 7, 1917, in the Mission District of San Francisco to Italian parents. A music lover, she often went dancing, which is how she met her husband, Larry, a saxophone player, whose band played all around San Francisco before World War II began. After marrying Larry in 1938, Marion had a boy and girl and soon moved to Santa Clara, where they lived in the same home for 50 years. Retirement gave them gift of the travel, and the couple was among the first Americans to visit Russia after travel restrictions were lifted. Their travels also took them to the Panama Canal and the Caribbean. On an Alaskan Cruise, they were joined by the Oakland Raiders, who had just won the Super Bowl.

Now widowed and with two grandchildren, Marion thought of moving to be near her family in Texas, but in the end, knew her heart must remain in the Bay Area. Today, she is an active centenarian, who doesn’t miss an exercise class or her weekly games of dominos.

PHOTOS & INTERVIEWS The media is invited to interview Marion to learn more about her life story and her milestone birthday, before, during or after her birthday celebration. Video footage and photos will be permitted. Photos can also be provided upon request.

About Sunshine Retirement Living

Based in Bend, OR Sunshine Retirement Living manages 22 retirement communities in 10 states, offering senior apartments, independent living, assisted living and memory care. A family-owned business with more than 20 years in the senior housing industry, Sunshine Retirement Living’s mission is to be the preferred senior living provider offering value, choice and independence while promoting health and social interaction that exceeds residents’ expectations and enriches the lives of both residents and staff. By providing meals, housekeeping, activities, transportation, utilities, and professional and dedicated management staff, Sunshine Retirement Living continues to build an unparalleled community feeling in each property. For more information, visit www.SunshineRet.com or connect with us socially at Facebook.com/SunshineRetirementLiving.

*This blog was first published here: Sunshine Retirement Living