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Published Monday, April 4, 2016

Lifelong Chelsea Resident Turns 100

Bernard Glassman was born 100 years ago on March 28, 1916 on a kitchen table on Fourth Street in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He was the second son of three born to Joseph and Fanny Glassman.

Bernie served as a chef in World War II in the Chief of the Army’s Kitchen. He also served Eisenhower at D-Day on Omaha Beach. Furthermore, Bernie was at the Battle of the Bulge, and wound up at the liberation of Buchenwald, an experience he has never forgotten. He married Minnie Michaels from neighboring Everett, and they had two daughters, Randy and Audrey. At age 99, Bernie came to live at the Cohen Florence Levine Estates on Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea.

On March 26, Bernie Glassman celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends, both old and new.  He has lived a rich life, full of the achievements of family, friends and fellowship.

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