BIRTHDAY GIRL: Cath Connolly (centre) celebrating her 100th birthday with a little help from Patricia Armstrong and Irene Hill.
BIRTHDAY GIRL: Cath Connolly (centre) celebrating her 100th birthday with a little help from Patricia Armstrong and Irene Hill. Contributed

Family gathers to help Cath celebrate

CATH Connolly had 100 reasons to smile on Saturday when she celebrated her 100th birthday.

Her niece, Irene Hill, said it was good day spent reminiscing about the past.

Mrs Hill said the Clarence Nursing Home staff hosted her aunt's party on Saturday morning.

"I came down from Harvey Bay, my sister, husband and two daughters from the Tweed came down, it was a great day," she said.

"We had a little walk to the lounge area and had cake, spent three or four hours there talking about years gone by.

"It was just a close family thing, Cath had a good time.

"She wanted to come back with us after."

Mrs Hill wanted to thank the nursing home staff for helping Mrs Connolly celebrate the milestone.

Mrs Connolly was born in Maclean, and lived in Harwood with her parents and three sisters.

After marrying Joseph Connolly, the couple moved to Shark Creek and raised a family, then moved to Sydney for around 20 years, before heading back to Maclean for their retirement.

Mrs Connolly has five grandsons, who all live in Maclean.



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