Newburgh Meals on Wheels founder celebrates 100th birthday

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Centurian Warner gets a happy birthday greeting from Neuhaus

NEWBURGH – Frederica Warner is one of Newburgh’s most famous and recognizable residents. The founder of Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh back in 1972 marked her 100th birth on December 14.
Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus named her the December Citizen of the Month.
Warner is also noted in the community for her work with Habitat for Humanity, Cornell Cooperative Extension and church activities.  She also earned an honorary high school diploma from Newburgh Free Academy this year; she had to leave high school at age 16 to help support her family working as a housekeeper after her father died.
“I’ve always found it extremely rewarding to help people in need,” Warner said. “I’m proud of the work that I have accomplished with other selfless volunteers in the community.”
Back in August, Newburgh officials dedicated a street in the city as Frederica Warner Way.