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Standing O is sending B-day wishes

Cheers: Centenarian Joseph Dary celebrates his big day with big kisses from, left, daughter Eves Rose Dary and neice Myrlande Dary at the Crown Nursing and Rehabilitation Home on June 8.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

Sheepshead Bay

100 candles & counting

Raise those glasses for Joseph Dary. The new centenarian hit the milestone B-day on June 8 and celebrated with family and staff at the Crown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where he has resided for the past 10 years.

Niece Myrlande Dary and daughter Eves-Rose Dary helped him blow out the candles on his cake. Eves-Rose said that her sister Nicole Hoo-Chong, husband Leslie, and nephew Nicholas, had traveled up several days before to Brooklyn for a family gathering held at cousin Myrlande’s home as well.

Born in Haiti in 1915, Mr. Dary was a customs agent and emigrated to the United States in 1955.

According to daughter Eves-Rose, longevity runs in the family, “It’s genetics, his dad lived to 103,” she said. Adding, “my dad walked a lot and was not one to worry about anything in life,” she explained.

He also loved Haitian cuisine and had a drink or two on the weekends.

Susannah Providence, his recreational aid at the center for the past four years, told Standing O: “He loves his exercise, bowling, basketball, and going for walks. He also loves his word puzzles and trivia games.”

She added, “Mr. Dary is a gentlemen, he opens the door for you and always helps. He is a very nice man, you don’t come across too many like him anymore.”

Standing O wishes Mr. Dary many more candles.

Crown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center [3457 Nostrand Ave. at Avenue U in Sheepshead Bay, (718) 535–5100].

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