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Norfolk Resident Turns 100 This Month

Deby Preston, playing Bingo at the Norfolk Senior Center, will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 12. Contributed photo.

Life-long Norfolk resident Evelyn “Deby” Preston will turn 100 on April 12!
Deby grew up in the large white house across from the Norfolk Grange Hall, along with her six brothers and sisters, and now lives right next door at Norfolk’s Hillcrest Village. She raised a son and two daughters in Norfolk, and for 21 years while her kids were growing up, she worked at King Philip High School and King Philip Middle School as a cook and a baker in the school cafeterias. 
One of Deby’s secrets to living life to the fullest has been to keep active. She has loved being a grandmother, a great-grandmother, and a great-great grandmother to many. She enjoyed gardening for many years and was always busy with other hobbies as well. Deby especially enjoyed traveling with her husband, Harold, on many adventures near and far. She has been crocheting and knitting since she was a young woman, and still knits hats and blankets for several charitable organizations – which is keeping her very busy still.  
One of her favorite activities each week is to go to the Norfolk Senior Center on Mondays and play Bingo. The best Bingo days are the days she wins of course!  If you ask Deby if she has any regrets, she will tell you her only regret is “not seeing Alaska.” She is one special lady. If you see Deby, please remember to wish her a very Happy Birthday.