Village of Ossining Resident Ernestine Opie Celebrates 100th Birthday

One of the Village of Ossining’s oldest residents, Ernestine M. Opie, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Village of Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity (left) joined Ernestine and her husband, Jay Opie, in celebration, presenting a Proclamation declaring January 24th as Ernestine M. Opie Day in the Village of Ossining. An avid gardener for many years, Ernestine had cultivated an expansive, impressive garden and has spent much of her life helping others. She settled in Ossining at the age of 9 and stayed to raise her family. The Opies, who have been married for more than 50 years, are members of the First Baptist Church of Ossining.

About the Village of Ossining
On April 2, 1813, the Village of Ossining became the first incorporated village in Westchester County to be state-chartered. Today, Ossining is a culturally diverse, affordable place to live, rich in both history and natural beauty. Approximately 25,600 people reside in the three and one half square miles of this historic Village on the Hudson River, which boasts extensive shopping, recreational programs, educational enrichment opportunities, and excellent municipal services. Ossining’s role in New York’s heritage has been recognized by its inclusion, as one of only 14 areas, in an Urban Cultural Park System designed to attract visitors to the State. Visit for more information.