A 100-year Birthday Celebration for Thomas J. Pace, Sr., was held in his honor at a restaurant in Connecticut, by his 3 children, Camille Pace, Salvatore Pace and Thomas Pace, Jr. also in Connecticut. In addition, Mr. Pace has 15 grand children, 11 great grand children and 1 great, great grandchild, many of whom traveled distances. Also in attendance were his sister Catherine, many nieces, nephews and friends.
A large Family Tree was displayed depicting a total of 178 ancestors and descendants.
He can be found in Sun City Center, Florida, still performing many of the everyday tasks such as, shopping, cooking, laundry, and, of course, playing poker or bingo at night.
He attributes his long life to hard life as a child and the need to survive any and all obstacles. Although he needed to be tough, this quality describes his inner strengths. He is kind and warm-hearted, always willing to help anyone with a problem or assist in their need.