CNBNewsnet--Long-time Gloucester City resident Irene Sherry celebrated her
100th birthday on Thursday, February 16, surrounded by her family and friends. Irene is a member of St. Mary's Parish, Gloucester City. Presently, Irene is living at St. Mary's Catholic Home, 210 St. Mary's Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. She has been a resident there for two years. In an interview for the nursing home's newsletter, she was asked her secret for her resilience and replied, “Know what you want in life. It’s that simple.”
She and husband, the late Martin Sherry, had three children; Laraine who was married to Jim Clements, now deceased, Marty who married Claudia (nee Mackie), also decease and Ray who is married to Linda.
Grandchildren include Jamie and Laraine Clements, Marty, Ryan and Bo Sherry, and Kristen Kandel. Grandchildren Lisa (nee Sherry ) Lopergolo and Sonny Sherry are deceased.
Great-grandchildren: Madeline and Rebecka Clements, Mia, Enzo and Ava Lopergolo, Brady and Lucan Sherry, Cole, Logan and Riley Kandel.
Mrs. Sherry was featured in the nursing home's monthly newsletter. Below is the column.