The family of Berrigan's Joan Daley recently got together to help the centenarian celebrate another birthday.June 4, 2014 2:50am
(Back, from left) Joan Daley’s daughter Francis Batrouney, great granddaughter Olivia Himing, granddaughter Genevieve Batrouney, daughter Jennifer Johnstone and granddaughter Lavinia Johnstone; (front) Joan Daley (right) with great granddaughter Sienna Batrouney.
Berrigan centenarian Joan Daley recently celebrated another birthday, turning 101 years old.
Her daughters Francis Batrouney and Jennifer Johnstone spent a few days in Berrigan with their mum, bringing their extended families along to celebrate as well.
Mrs Daley has three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
The family enjoyed a quiet luncheon at the Blue Door cafe in Berrigan to mark the milestone.
‘‘It was nice to have a lot of the family with her for her birthday,’’ Mrs Johnstone said.
‘‘She does everything for herself, and while mum’s not as well as she was, she’s still really with it.’’
There were no congratulatory letters from Australian dignitaries this year, but Mrs Daley still treasures the ones she received for her 100th birthday.
The letter from Queen Elizabeth II was particularly thrilling for her.
Joan was born in Tasmania on May 27, 1913 and has lived in Berrigan for the majority of her life.
She stills lives on her own, can drive a fast scooter, enjoys a cigarette and a cold Crownie.
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