Sunday, May 29, 2011

Longmeadow's Oldest Resident Dies at Age 109

Vivian Maxine (Pickering) Henschke, 109, of Longmeadow, died on May 26, 2011 at the Julian J. Leavitt Jewish Nursing Home in Longmeadow, MA.

Read the full obituary in the Springfield Republican.

On January 23rd, 2003, Vivian Henschke was presented the Longmeadow Gold Cane as the town’s oldest citizen. In a tradition that dates back to 1909, Selectman Gerard Nolet presented Mrs. Henschke with the cane, with Rep. Mary Rogeness in attendance.

Bob Lezinski wrote an excellent article (click to read) about Ms. Henschke for the Longmeadow Chronicles- a feature originally found on the town website but now the archives have been relocated to the new town website at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jim, for posting my photo of Vivian; as well as the link to the story. Since moving back to Rhode Island in 2005, I have often thought about Vivian. She was a "hot ticket" for sure. Hope all is well with the rest of Longmeadow! Bob Lezinski