World War II veteran turns 100 in Peabody
PEABODY — The Brooksby Village Veterans group held a surprise birthday celebration Friday in honor of resident and U.S. Navy veteran William E. Locke Sr., who turned 100 years old on Thursday.
State Sen. Joan Lovely (D-Salem) was in attendance and presented a citation to Locke on behalf of the Senate, which honored him for his achievements. House Speaker Ronald Mariano and Gov. Charlie Baker were not in attendance, but sent their congratulations. State Rep. Thomas Walsh (D-Peabody) also made an appearance. Together with state Rep. Sally Kerans (D-Danvers), they also had citations for the veteran.