On Friday 3rd July, The Red House residential home in Sudbury enjoyed a very special party to celebrate the 100th birthday of popular resident Claudine Mathias.
Claudine celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family, friends and staff from the home. Claudine's daughters Mary & Rosemary and son in law Oscar were also present. Along with a special visit from her granddaughter Mariana who travelled all the way from her home in Chicago, America to celebrate the momentous occasion.
The Mayor of Sudbury, Councillor Jack Owen, was also in attendance and took time to speak to Claudine and her family and friends.
Claudine was born in Hampshire in 1915 and from the age of 3 until she was 6 lived with her parents in India. Once married Claudine and her late husband moved to Liston in Essex in 1955, before moving to Gestingthorpe in 1967 where she lived until moving to the Red House in October 2013.
Claudine spent many years supporting her husband as the Rector of Gestingthorpe and Little Yeldham, she even attended coffee mornings and visited residents at The Red House, where she now lives very contently.
Claudine is currently the oldest of 27 residents at the popular Sudbury residential home. Carol Vaughan manager at The Red House comments 'What a fantastic achievement it is reaching such a significant milestone in your life. Claudine is a lovely resident full of wonderful tales from her past. She has been with us now for almost 2 years, and is very happy here. She is an absolutely joy to care for'.