DANVERS — Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation and Care Center on Aug. 21 held a celebration in honor of residents Evelyn Goldberg and Mary Ciampa, who recently turned 100 years old.
Goldberg and Ciampa were joined by their families, fellow residents and staff members. Danvers state Rep. Ted Speliotis presented the women with citations in recognition of the milestone.
Born on July 8, 1919, Ciampa is the youngest of five children. She grew up and lived in Boston's North End until her 90s, when she moved to the Cedar Glen Nursing Home in Danvers, and later to Hathorne Hill, to be closer to her son, Frank. She married her husband of 50 years, Carmen Anthony Ciampa, in 1948, and worked as a seamstress on Summer Street in Boston. She's known for her cooking.
The oldest of three children, Goldberg was born on July 30, 1919, in Lawrence and moved to Revere with her family when she was 9 years old. After graduating from Revere High School, she worked as a dental assistant. She married Isadore "Irving" Goldberg in 1944, after which the couple moved to an Army base in Asheville, North Carolina. After World War II, the couple moved back to Revere and had two children. For 20 years, they would run a drug store in Everett; Isadore was the pharmacist, while Evelyn worked in the soda fountain area making sandwiches, ice cream sodas and banana splits. After retiring to Florida and later moving back to Revere, Evelyn moved into Hathorne Hill in 2014. An avid reader, she loves to keep up with politics and current events.