EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 2, 2011

Lucille Samia Turns 100

Shown here at her recent 100th birthday celebration, with daughter Joyce Najjar, formerly of Andover, and son, Fred Samia of Los Angeles, Lucille Samia now resides in Warrenton, VA., near her daughter.

Lucille lived in Lawrence for more than 40 years before moving to Seabrook in 1985 and then Methuen in 1999. She taught dress-making classes at Lawrence High evening school for a number of years and was a member of St. George's Orthodox Church of Lawrence. Widowed in 1998, she was married to Fred Samia for 58 years.

An active centenarian she now resides at an independent living complex, where she holds court with her new friends, still sews, plays bingo, Yahtzee, Wii bowling and goes to more parties than you can imagine.