By Lisa E. Crowley
BROCKTON—Attendees at the Mary Cruise Kennedy Senior Center were treated to the surprise visit by the center’s namesake, Mary Cruise Kennedy, who enjoyed a traditional St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage meal during the Council on Aging’s Irish luncheon that also featured the intonations of a 6-man city official acoustic band now known as "The Brady Bunch."
State Sen. Thomas Kennedy, Cruise Kennedy’s son, said his mother turns 101 in September and although people are always asking her to attend events, she cannot always make it because of mobility reasons.
“This is a special occasion,” Kennedy said. (Pictured above in middle with his uncle Tom Cruise at left and mom, Mary Cruise Kennedy, at right) Also joining the festivities with Kennedy's mother was his uncle Tom Cruise, 83.
It was also revealed earlier in the day on WXBR-AM1040, that senior center Program Coordinator Janice Fitzgerald was celebrating her birthday, however, she would not reveal her age.
“It’s under 100,” she said with a laugh.
Another highlight of the 2011 celebration was a rousing 6-man acoustic session featuring State Rep. Michael Brady, City Councilors Todd Petti, Tom Monahan, Thomas Brophy, Robert Sullivan and Police Chief William Conlon. Now known as “The Brady Bunch,” we’ll leave the jokes to them….
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