U.S. Navy veteran William E. Locke Sr., who turned 100 years old and State Sen. Joan Lovely (Spenser Hasak)
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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.

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr. sent his congratulations through a video and had a Peabody T-shirt and blanket delivered for the ceremony, which was held at Brooksby Village Senior Living Community's MacIntosh Build…

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