Greece neighborhood wishes woman 70th birthday

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.


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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