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Heritage Hill woman celebrates 97 years

  • Nellie Johnson
    Nellie Johnson
Published April 22. 2014 05:00PM

Nellie (Greenwood) Johnson, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, will celebrate her 97th birthday on April 24.

Born in Halifax, Yorkshire County, England, in 1917, Nellie has also resided in Cregah, Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Union, Newark, Irvington and Branchville, N.J.

Nellie was married to her loving husband, Horace, on April 27, 1946.

They both came to America on the Queen Mary in 1955 searching for those streets of gold. They were married for 49 years until his death in 1995.

She has two children, Alice Giunta who lives in Frankford, N.J., and Stephen Johnson, who lives in Langhorne.

She is the proud grandmother of six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Nellie worked in Homphrey's carpet factory in Halifax, England, and as a correspondence clerk at Kemper Insurance Agency in Summit, N.J.

Her hobbies include reading, singing and dancing.

She was a member of the "light opera" and she sang in her church choir for 20 years.

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