Tales of Valor: Renee's Story

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Tales of Valor
Reflections, Advice and Lessons Learned from the Veterans of Northbridge

Throughout the month of November we have collaborated to celebrate the Veterans of Northbridge and the rich history of the amazing men and women living in our communities. Their stories of bravery, dedication and sacrifice are the markings of individuals who have truly lived well and loved life.

Renee (Resident of Avita of Newburyport)

One of nine children Renee was born and brought up in Newburyport, Massachusetts. After high school Renee followed in the footsteps of three of her brothers and enlisted in the Navy at the start of WWII. She was delighted to be assigned to the Medical Core at the Naval Hospital in Key West, Florida. At the time she was pleased because it gave her the opportunity to travel to Florida and she thought it would be her only opportunity to get there. She has fond memories of her time there delivering babies of officers wives and spending hot humid days on the beach always brings smiles.