On Dec. 20, 2011, Oria Maria De la Concepcion Teresa Robertin De Mirabella (also known as TuTu and Marie), a resident of Drums, Pa., will celebrate her 102nd, 37,230-day birthday and continuing membership in the exclusive Centenarian Club.
The last of 13 mostly well-educated siblings, she earned her liberal arts master’s degree and successfully held positions as an educator and in Social Services management caring for and assisting others throughout her career.
To state the obvious, Marie has been witness to countless epic world events in many areas of human endeavors and a host of repeat family holidays in her lifetime.
She will be proudly joined by her son, daughter-in-law, some recent friends and perhaps others in the celebration of her comfortable (at times frustrating) ordinary and healthy life, her experienced joys, sorrows, likes, dislikes, successes, failures and probably some well-kept inconsequential, deep secrets.
Marie has been a mother, wife, sister, relative and friend. She loved her pet dogs and cats throughout the years and song. She also has had a long, curious gift of gab.
Join us in wishing this once strong but now fragile lady with failing eye sight a “Happy Birthday” and thank her for her warm smiles, tender hugs and generosity. She is loved!