The Elizabeth Seton Residence skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Wellesley Hills was honored to be part of the trophy’s tour, displaying not only the historical trophy, but also a 2018 World Series Championship ring.
Elizabeth Seton Residence staff and residents gathered in a packed living room awaiting the arrival of the trophy. When the protective Tiffany cover was removed, unveiling the trophy, there was a resounding cheer followed by a spirited rendition of “Sweet Caroline”!
Red Sox employee, analyst Greg Rybarczyk, whose wife Tanya works at Elizabeth Seton Residence, brought his championship ring to the celebration and spoke with the guests about his Red Sox experience.
According to Lori Ferrante, Administrator of the Elizabeth Seton Residence, “We were delighted to be chosen as a visit site for the Trophy. We are grateful to president and CEO Sam Kennedy and the Red Sox Organization for making this possible. We have many long-time Sox fans residing at our skilled nursing facility and the impact of this visit was huge!”
After an extensive round of viewing and photos at Elizabeth Seton Residence, the trophy was moved across the campus to the neighboring Marillac Residence, the Sisters of Charity – Halifax residential care home for over 70 sisters. A second celebration ensued with Sisters, friends, families and community members enjoying an “up close” look at the Trophy, ring, and photo opportunities.
Highlights included a good-natured Sister from New York donning a Red Sox t-shirt along with her NY Yankees hat for a memorable photo, and 103-year-old Ellie P. posing with the trophy as the only person in the room who was alive for the 1918 World Series win.
“We enjoy all our Boston teams, but there is something about baseball that resonates with all of us, no matter the age or frailty,” said Ferrante. “We love our Red Sox!”
For more information about the Elizabeth Seton Residence, please visit our website at elizabethseton.org or call Lori Ferrante, Administrator at 781-997-1130.