Rockville Centre resident hits the century mark


Evelyn McAteer, born and raised in Rockville Centre, celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 27 at Maple Pointe Assisted Living.

She attended Morris School and South Side High School, and in 1940, she married her high school sweetheart, Lawrence C. McAteer, at the Church of the Ascension on North Village Avenue. She raised her family at their home on Muirfield Road.

In addition to being a wife and mother, she also assisted her husband in his business in Rockville Centre as the bookkeeper. McAteer has three children, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.