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Lodge at Old Trail Celebrates First Centenarian Resident

Florence Greville

Florence Greville

Florence Greville marked her 100th birthday with a party at The Lodge at Old Trail Nov. 19. A lifelong piano player, Greville decided to take up jazz piano at age 98 and enjoyed a jazz piano concert at the party. She played an impromptu ragtime piece. Greville was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, raised mainly in Pennsylvania and earned a B.A. in mathematics at Cornell University and later an M.A. at Columbia. She served in the Navy during the 1950s and was married to Thomas Greville for 47 years. Their careers took them to Brazil, where she learned Portuguese. She said her secret for a long life is to have wonderful people and great music around you and to keep learning.

 

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