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Greece neighborhood wishes woman 70th birthday

WHECTV
Updated: April 19, 2020 12:21 AM
Created: April 18, 2020 10:39 PM

GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Greece neighborhood made sure coronavirus wouldn't short-circuit the celebration of a big day.

A parade of friends and neighbors made plenty of racket on Josie's Lane as they saluted Marlene Gotham on her 70th birthday.

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Marlene and her husband have both been fighting cancer, and both recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. An in-person birthday party was out of the question, though, so her daughter put together a parade party to help the family celebrate.

 "It was awesome," said Marlene. "I never in one million years expected that. Especially [the] way things are right now."

Marlene has been dealing with cancer for about three years. 

More than 50 vehicles lined up to "honk" her a happy birthday!


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