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White Plains Seniors Will Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Lois Taplin Bronz, the first woman and first African-American to chair Westchester County’s Board of Legislators and a lifelong champion for early childhood education, will be the top honoree at the 31st annual event.
Lois Taplin Bronz, the first woman and first African-American to chair Westchester County’s Board of Legislators and a lifelong champion for early childhood education, will be the top honoree at the 31st annual event. Photo Credit: Contributed
Andrea Olsen of Yonkers will be inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 6.
Andrea Olsen of Yonkers will be inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 6. Photo Credit: Contributed
Barbara Lisio of Hastings will be inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 6.
Barbara Lisio of Hastings will be inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 6. Photo Credit: Contributed
Lucy Schmolka of Armonk will be inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 6.
Lucy Schmolka of Armonk will be inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 6. Photo Credit: Contributed
Maria A. Pici of West Harrison will be inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 6.
Maria A. Pici of West Harrison will be inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 6. Photo Credit: Contributed
Sister St. John Delany of White Plains will be inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 6.
Sister St. John Delany of White Plains will be inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 6. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Fifty seven seniors from across Westchester County will be inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 6.

Lois Taplin Bronz, the first woman and first African-American to chair Westchester County’s Board of Legislators and a lifelong champion for early childhood education, will be the top honoree at the 31st annual event.

The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main ballroom of the Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is a marquee event on Westchester’s calendar every year, and that all county residents should be impressed by the honorees’ accomplishments.

This year’s Special Recognition Honorees are Sister St. John Delany of White Plains; Barbara Lisio of Hastings; Andrea Olsen of Yonkers; Dr. Maria A. Pici of West Harrison; and Lucy Schmolka of Armonk.

“We’re lucky to say that they are our friends and neighbors,” Astorino said. “Their achievements enrich our lives and their spirits inspire us.”

Tickets to the luncheon are $60. To make a reservation contact Annette Alve at ala3@westchestergov.com or (914) 813-6414.

The complete list of inductees by town is as follows:

Bronxville : Patricia Dohrenwend; Audrey Fallon Cortlandt Manor : Eileen Deem; Suzane Metz Sadofsky Dobbs Ferry : Ronald Bray Goldens Bridge : Joseph Simoncini Larchmont : Teddi Becker; George Case Mount Vernon : Gertrude Barbour; John Lee Dunham; Josephine Frusciante; Merlene Loleta Howell; Martin Rubin New Rochelle : Joan Mooney North Salem : Muriel Bisulca Ossining: Michael Greene; Thelma McFadden Peekskill : Fran Caputo; Joy Chiulli Pleasantville : Betty Jane Whelan Pelham : John Cassone Port Chester : Gene Ceccarelli Rye : Betsy Biddle; Barbara Brunner; Pasquale Iorillo Rye Brook : Joan Feinstein; Lucille Porto Scarsdale : Dr. Marvin Lipman Somers : Marion Levine Tuckahoe : Mary Ann Frusciante Valhalla : Vita Nicolai; John Nicolai; Michael Spaziante; Rocco Troiano White Plains : Barbara Andralliski; Millie Castro; Norman Friedman; Sue Lobel; Fintan O’Hare Yonkers : Esther Bauer, Dorothy DeRuve; Nancy Gill; Helen Ann Henkel; Christopher Milano; Samuel Morrison; Ceko and Helen Nacov; Noemi Robbins; Helen Tropp; Maryl Turchi

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