In Memory of Three Long-Time Residents and Day Program Participants

June 3rd, 2015

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Larry Conley resided in the Oakwood group home and attended ARCompany for many years, before switching to the Avenues day program.  An avid reader, Larry enjoyed getting a newspaper delivered to his home every day, and particularly enjoyed the sports section. Larry was a golfer, attended The Arc of Essex County’s golf outing every year, and was a huge Tiger Woods fan. He was well versed in current events, could recite every state capital, and was a Baby Boomer trivia buff.

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Claudia Oliveira also attended the Creative Visions day program in Orange.  Claudia always had a beautiful smile and loved to get her hair and nails done. She liked wearing a little makeup from time to time, and enjoyed dancing and hanging out with her peers and program staff.

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John Richard attended The Arc of Essex County’s day programs for more than 20 years, most recently attending the Creative Visions day program in Orange.  He enjoyed playing bingo, watching sitcoms, and taking lunch trips to McDonald’s with his peers.