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Hopedale recognizes Margaret ‘Peg’ Viens’ 100th birthday

By Theresa Knapp 
Margaret ‘Peg’ Viens recently celebrated her 100th birthday. 
At its meeting on May 13, the Hopedale Select Board issued the following proclamation: 
“Whereas, Margaret “Peg” Viens was born in 1924 in New Bedford, Massachusetts where she, along with her 3 brothers and 2 sisters, grew up and attended school, and
Whereas, Peg helped care for her family after her mother’s passing when Peg was 14 years old, and 
Whereas, in 1944, through a mutual friend, Peg met her future husband Elmer, with whom she was not immediately smitten, and 
Whereas, Peg apparently warmed up to Elmer over time, and they were married in 1949, and  
Whereas, the newlyweds initially moved to Medway, and then to Hopedale in 1953 where Elmer worked for the Draper Corporation, and 
Whereas, over the years, Peg and Elmer had 3 children – Jessica, Andrew and Ann – with whom they and other family members often took summer vacations in Limerick, Maine, and 
Whereas, sadly, Elmer passed away in 2018 at the age of 99, and 
Whereas, Peg enjoys spending time with her children, her 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and working on 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles. 
Now, therefore, the Hopedale Select Board congratulates Margaret “Peg” Viens on her 100th birthday and offers its best wishes on this joyous occasion.” 
The board unanimously approved the proclamation and wished Peg many more healthy and happy years.