R 063
2020 -- H 7317
Enacted 01/28/2020

H O U S E   R E S O L U T I O N

Introduced By: Representatives McLaughlin, Mattiello, Shekarchi, and Tanzi
Date Introduced: January 28, 2020

     WHEREAS, Mary V. Goes was born ten decades ago on January 29, 1920. The "Roaring
Twenties" were an age of dramatic social and political change in our country. Women were
finally given the right to vote and a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation,
transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages began; and
     WHEREAS, Mary Nobrega was born, raised, and spent most of her life in the City of
Central Falls. As a young woman, she met and married Manuel Goes, to whom she was married
for fifty-two wonderful years, until his passing; and
     WHEREAS, Mary was blessed with four children, Anthony, Bella-Marie, Mario, and
Joseph, and delighted to become a grandmother with the birth of her beloved grandson, Anthony,
and ultimately, her great-granddaughter, Lillian Claire; and
     WHEREAS, For more than thirty years, Mrs. Goes worked in a family-owned laundry
business but her true passion and fulfilment always came from making a warm and welcoming
home for her family and raising her children; and
     WHEREAS, Currently, Mrs. Goes resides at the Grandview Center, a nursing facility in
the Town of Cumberland; and
     WHEREAS, Mary Goes' wealth of knowledge, amazing grace, and gentle spirit has
enriched the lives of those around her and we are honored to join in the joyous celebration of her
100th Birthday; now, therefore be it
     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and
Providence Plantations hereby joins the family and friends of Mary V. Goes in wishing her a very
happy 100th Birthday. We moreover wish her good health, peace of mind, and overwhelming
happiness for many years to come; and be it further
     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to
transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to Mrs. Mary V. Goes.