Rep. Will Crocker celebrates local woman's 100th birthday

Centenarian honored with Governor's Citation
State Rep. Will Crocker presents a Governor's Citation to Mary Hamblin Appleton Wasierski honoring her 100th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Rep. Crocker)

Mary Hamblin Appleton Wasierski, born March 11th, 1917, at the Appleton family farm in Nantucket recently celebrated her 100th birthday. A longtime Cape Cod resident, Mrs. Hamblin raised her family in Nantucket, Falmouth, and Hawaii; following her husband of 62 years, Henry’s, duties as a career United States Coast Guardsman. Henry retired a Chief Petty Officer after a multifaceted service career which included work on icebreakers, rescue vessels, and as a lighthouse keeper. Beyond being a military wife, Mary is also the mother to three sons, who are all military veterans, and a lovely daughter with whom she lives with.

Representative Will Crocker, Mary’s state representative in the 2nd Barnstable, presented Mrs. Hamblin with a citation, on behalf of himself and State Senator Cyr, for her century of dedication and service to her both country and family. Also received was a Governor’s Citation, from Lt. Governor Polito and Governor Charlie Baker. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on