Happy 100th, Lee Greenberg!

Lee Greenberg — a longtime and iconic Westporter — celebrated her 100th birthday this week.

Lee Greenberg, 100 years young,

She entertained a crowd of 50 — mostly relatives, and a few of her fellow Rotary Club members — at Maplewood at Strawberry Hill. Lee broke her hip a few weeks ago, but is recovering well there.

Lee Greenberg has 4 great-grandchildren. Zefera — shown here — will be 100 in 2115.

Family members came from as far as California for the celebration.

Lee Greenberg with her children: Mike, Debbie and Gail.

Lee asked that in lieu of gifts, donations be made to Westport Rotary. Guests happily obliged.

Michael — married to Lee’s granddaughter Allegra — entertained the crowd (and his grandmother-in-law).

Happy birthday, Lee! Thank you for all you’ve given the town. Here’s to many more candles, and a lot more cake!

16 responses to “Happy 100th, Lee Greenberg!

  1. Happy 100th Lee Greenberg! You look great and have a lo to celebrate! ~ Kristan Hamlin

  2. Vivianne Pommier

    Hi Greenbergs.. please make sure to give your MOM a big hug for me.
    and great seeing the pics of Debbie, Gail and Mike.
    Vivianne Pommier

  3. Bruce Fernie - SHS 1970

    Long Lots Road a long time ago!

  4. Eric William Buchroeder SHS '70

    These “long-term Westporters” like Lee are true treasures to the community. I used to know just about all of them before I moved away in ’78. I’ve lived in my Ohio town for 25 years now (which is seven years longer than I lived in Westport – unfortunately for me) and I doubt that there are many other towns that have treasures like Lee that add so much to the quality of life for everybody. What I’ve observed is that Dan’s blog features them almost every week. Maybe Dan deserves a smidgen of the recognition that he so grandly bestows through his blog. Anyway, it’s “Thanksgiving in January.” Continued long life and happiness to you Lee!!!

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lee!! Xoxo

  6. Looks like a wonderful celebration for a very special lady – Happy Birthday!

  7. Connie Bentley

    Happy Birthday Lee Greenberg.
    Growing up as one of Gail’s friends, Mrs. Greenberg was one of the cooler Moms. We all adored her. So strong and confidant, she also understood us as preteeners. That was a big deal to us.
    Ill so happy that I saw this post and could send happy wishes to you, Gail and the rest of the family.
    Connie Brandt Bentley

  8. Mary Cookman Schmerker Staples '58

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Greenberg.
    Back in the ’50’s there was a “Greenberg’s Department Store on Main Street. Any chance this is the same Greenberg Family? We bought everything from underwear to material and patterns there.

    • Definitely this is the same Greenberg’s (and Lee’s husband was Nat, I believe). We got our Girl Scout uniforms and almost everything else at “Greenberg’s”. I just wonder where my longtime friend, Linda Greenberg Libow, was in these photos. She did a fabulous job arranging the catering for the 55th reunion of Staples `60 two years ago!!!

      • Mary Cookman Schmerker SHS '58

        Thanks Linda. I was sure that there had to be a connection. What a wonderful place Greenberg’s was, bought my first pair of Bermuda shorts there when they first came out. Thanks for the reminder that they also sold us our Girl Scout uniforms.

  9. Happy Birthday, Lee. Now on to 100 more!! Rozanne and Suzanne

  10. Becky Ruthven

    You are just amazing and still so beautiful. Happy Bday, Lee.

  11. Patricia Porio

    Lee Goldberg is a long time and faithful member of the League of Women Voters of Westport. So much love to you!
    Pat Porio

  12. Happy Happy Happy 100th Birthday Celebration Lee Greenberg!! Thanks to you and Gail ( Hi!!! Gail!!! ) for your hospitality ( if I may put it that way ) so long ago!!! From,
    Michael Haydn : )

  13. HI LEE – IT;S BEEN 75 YEARS SINCE I FIRST MET YOU AT ARCADY COUNTRY CLUB ON
    LAKE GEORGE. MY MOTHER RUTH WAS THE HOSTESS AND I WAS THE BABY SITTER. MY FIRST MEMORY OF YOU WAS WATCHING THIS VERY PREGNANT WOMAN DIVING OFF THE DOCK, SWIMMING OUT TO THE RAFT AND BACK. YOU AND NAT BECAME VERY GOOD FRIENDS OF MY MOTHER RUTH AND HER THEREAFTER HUSBAND JOE BRIGGIN. LOTS OF OTHER MEMORIES AS WELL. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADY CENTURIAN AND MANY MORE