Thursday, June 28, 2018

Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Carmella "Millie" Cacicio

So happy to offer Millie a Senate Citation to recognize her 100 years of life. Richard Curran, my Constituent Services & Community Outreach Coordinator and Mary Ann Nay, my District Liaison presented her with the citation. Millie was born on June 25th 1918. She was one of eight siblings – her parents came to America from Sicily and did not speak English. At the age of 16 she left school to help support her family by working in a leather shop.

Millie met Leo, the love of her life, when she was 18 but Leo was soon off to fight in World War II. They married and had three children. She worked for Intercity Homecare taking care of seniors until she was 80 years old. Her contributions were significant and she was the guest speaker at the Mystic Valley Elder Services annual Legislative Breakfast where she talked about being a home care provider.

After Leo passed away she moved to North Reading and became a resident at Peabody Court where she has lived for 15 years.