PITTSFIELD >> Former Pittsfield resident and longtime Berkshire Eagle employee Harry Theriault celebrated his 100th birthday Thursday, May 26, at Camelot Chateau Assisted Living in Ocala, Fla., where he has resided for the past two years.
The birthday celebration was attended by fellow Camelot Chateau residents and staff, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn, and friends from The Springs RV Resort where he had previously resided.
Children from the Carousel Early Learning Center presented Theriault with birthday cards and Bruce Foust, president of the Springs Military Group, presented him with a certificate recognizing his service during World War II.
Theriault's younger sister, Gloria Scarafoni of Pittsfield, visited him a week before his birthday.
Theriault was born May 26, 1916, in Conway. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the European, African and Middle East campaigns.
He had been employed by the Berkshire Eagle for more than 49 years as a typesetter and compositor. Following his retirement in 1981, he and his wife, the former Lillian M. Artz, moved to Florida. She died Oct. 28, 2000.
Theriault has a son, Louis Theriault, who lives in Texas, and a daughter, Lillian Chojnowski, of Pittsfield; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.