Darien woman celebrates 100th birthday

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A Darien woman celebrated her centennial birthday at Maplewood Assisted Living on Monday.

Eileen Johnson turned 100 with friends and family by her side.

Johnson's pastor at the First Congregational Church of Darien, read a psalm for the occasion and offered a trip down memory lane.

Johnson attended Mount Holyoke College in 1940, where she obtained a master's degree. She went on to become a math teacher.

She says there are no secrets to a long life, but the staff at the assisted living home say her endless positive energy might have something to do with it.

The staff admires Johnson for being a trailblazer during her life but today she was just excited about the cake.

"It's a wonderful cake," she said.

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