One hundred — and counting!


Veber's big day has been a century in the making



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Irene Veber, 95, stands by her man, Fred, who celebrated his 100th birthday earlier this week. They’ve been married for 77 years. Mark Ashton. (click for larger version)
September 13, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE — There's a party going on, one that doesn't happen every day – only once a century, in fact.

One person at a time.

This time that person is Fred Veber, a resident of Southbridge for the last three decades. Born on Sept. 11, 1912, Veber turned 100 on Tuesday. Because of his busy schedule, and his family's desire to invite everyone that the birthday boy wanted at his party, the actual celebration was to be held this weekend, when neighbors, family, friends, health-care aides, and other associates could more easily gather for the occasion.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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