Somerville Native Celebrates 100th Birthday


Somerville native Louise Palmer recently celebrated her 100th birthday with friends, family and fun. More than 70 guests, including 15 of Louise’s nieces and nephews and three cousins, attended the festivities at Zelma Lacey House, where Palmer has resided for the past 12 years after moving from her family home in Somerville. The special day included a cake featuring a portrait of Louise and entertainment by vocalist Joe Barilone who performed a variety of music for all generations. Louise, a passionate artist who sketched in pencil, worked for the Credit Bureau in Boston and later Polaroid in Waltham and credits her long life to happiness and positivity.


Zelma Lacey House is an assisted living community located on West School Street and managed by full-service real estate firm, Peabody Properties, Inc.


About Peabody Properties, Inc.

Headquartered in Braintree, MA, Peabody Properties— a full-service real-estate firm— manages in excess of 10,000 units of housing, primarily in New England, with offices located in New Jersey and Florida. An award-winning, privately held corporation and Accredited Management Organization (AMO), Peabody Properties was incorporated in 1976 and, is under the direction of Karen Fish-Will and Melissa Fish-Crane. In 1995, Peabody Properties recognized its long-term commitment to Resident Services as a unique area of expertise within the field of property management and established a new, specialty sector. Peabody Resident Services, Inc. is dedicated solely to the development of support services and programs for residents of affordable housing. Peabody Properties is designated as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), is certified by the Massachusetts State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) and was recently ranked in the top 50 on the 2016 National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) Affordable 100 List. For more information please visit


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