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Fort Lee Senior Center Renamed For Community Leader

L to R: Michael Sargenti, Richard B. Nest, Ila Kasofsky, Harvey Sohmer and Mark Sokolich. Photo Credit: Matt Speiser
The Fort Lee Senior Center has been renamed to include Catherine "Kay" Nest. Photo Credit: Matt Speiser

FORT LEE, N.J. — The Richard A. Nest Adult Activity Center was renamed the "Richard & Catherine Adult Activity Center" during a ceremony Thursday morning honoring the wife of the former Fort Lee mayor.

Catherine "Kay" Nest who was 90 when she died in December, served as chairwoman of the Fort Lee Senior Center, Democratic Party, Parking Authority and Housing Authority. 

She was also vice chairwoman of the Bergen County Democratic Party and the Fort Lee Film Commission.

"Dick and Kay Nest were two of the most important people this town has ever had in its history from a political and charitable standpoint," Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich told attendees.

"We have big plans for the senior center but we felt it appropriate to rename it now because as it gets bigger we want Kay Nest to grow with," he added.

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