2016 Vernon Senior of the Year Announced

Posted: May 16, 2016

Vernon resident Pat Reilly is the 2016 Vernon Senior of the Year. She was honored at the annual senior luncheon held May 4, 2016 at Minerals Resort.

Pat has spent many, many hours volunteering over the past two decades and her dedication and willingness to always help others humbles us. She has volunteered at the Milford Manor for many years. Whether she is calling bingo, bringing delicious homemade soup, or just offering a smile and a kind word, her presence makes any day brighter.

Pat is also a dedicated member and trustee of the Vernon VFW Post 8441. She takes the time to make phone calls to members with meeting updates and is no stranger to riding in parades. Members of the VFW describe her as honest, loyal and straight to the point. Pat Reilly is your “go to gal.”

At the senior center, Pat is a ray of sunshine and all look forward to her presence. She loves to sing and if you mention any one word, Pat is known to break out into a song with that word in it. Problem is she rarely knows all of the words to any song, but boy, can she fake it! And let’s not forget how much the senior center shuffleboard group’s curse jar benefits from Pat’s “donations!”

Congratulations Pat!