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    Betty Stetson turned 100 years old on March 21. Her son Maurice Nelson Jr. travelled from Florida for her surprise birthday party.

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    Friends and family members surprise 100-year old Betty Stetson with a birthday party in Windham. Betty was born in Hatfield, Mass. on March 21, 1918.

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    Decorations at the birthday party for 100-year old Betty Stetson featured buttons with her photo. Her photo and a Happy Birthday greeting will be on Fenway's giant screen on Opening Day at Fenway Park. She's been a lifelong fan.

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    Slugger, of the Portland Sea Dogs, made a surprise appearance at Betty's birthday party.

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    Slugger and Betty Stetson dance during her 100th birthday party in Windham. The Red Sox sent a letter thanking her for her support. The Red Sox won three World Series titles during her lifetime; the first one the 1918 series when Babe Ruth led the team to the championship.

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    Betty smiles while opening gifts from the Boston Red Sox organization at her party. Her favorites included a bobble-head of Manny Ramirez, her favorite player, and a little piece of Fenway Park sand.

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    Betty, left, and her sister Anna graduated from Smith Academy in Hatfield, MA. in 1935. She worked as a tobacco farmer who sorted leaves for one dollar a day when she was growing up. For many years she lived in Newport, NH where she was part of the Congregational Church choir and was a communion bread maker.

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    Betty was the first patient at Maine Medical to receive a heart valve transplant at the age of 93, and she's still dancing.

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