Mayor Gary Christenson recently presented longtime Malden resident Derine Caruso with a citation in celebration of her 93rd birthday. Well-known as someone who has been devoted to her family, Derine was a loving wife for 52 years to her husband Ignazio and with him raised five children. She is very proud of them as well as her 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Derine also spent many years employed by local business Gans Tire, which she very much enjoyed.
When Mayor Christenson asked Derine what her secret to longevity is, she responded that “good genes” is her secret to reaching this milestone.