D: (2X called Clare 100 Birthday .jpg) Local woman celebrates 100th birthday

MEREDITH — On Aug. 18 the family of Mary Clare Doyle gathered at Meredith Bay Colony Club for her 100th birthday celebration. Doyle was born on August 16, 1912. Four generations of family members came from as far away as England and California to celebrate the occasion, which included a lunch and birthday cake.
Doyle is a retired Army nurse and was presented with a certificate from the Army Nurse Corp acknowledging her 20 years of service. She was also presented with a certificate from the VFW and received a congratulatory letter from Today Show's Willard Scott.
Clare moved to Meredith three years ago from Mattapoisett, Massachusetts to be close to family. She moved to Meredith Bay Colony Club earlier this year.

CAPTION — Mary Clare Doyle during her 100th birthday celebration.