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Alda Butler

Alda Butler is Buena Vida’s featured resident for November.  Alda enjoyed a long career working for a submarine refurbishing company. The company she worked for refurbished all of the submarines for the Navy fleet. While working for this company, she decided to go back to college for her bachelor's degree in 1979. She later [...]

By |2019-10-03T18:46:29+00:00September 27th, 2019|Featured Resident|Comments Off on Alda Butler

Featured Resident – Joan Sayyah

Joan Sayyah is a woman of heart and true lover of others. With her husband in the military, Joan was constantly on the move not only in housing but also in whatever community she came to. Joan moved to Naples, Italy back in 1966 and taught in a military school there for 4 years before [...]

By |2019-09-05T18:18:21+00:00September 5th, 2019|Blog Post, Featured Resident|Comments Off on Featured Resident – Joan Sayyah

Featured Resident – Joe Cataldo

Joe Cataldo began his adult life working in manufacturing in New York. This would take a huge turn from machinery to marathoning when he eventually moved to the Space Coast in 2004. Joe always had a passion for running, and would complete up to 10 miles in a day. He has run 40 NYC marathons, [...]

By |2019-09-27T14:12:26+00:00August 21st, 2019|Blog Post, Featured Resident|Comments Off on Featured Resident – Joe Cataldo

Featured Resident – Hugh Nicolay

Hugh Nicolay is a true Floridian and has always been near the beach. He graduated from high school in Daytona Beach, and a few years later, at 27, made his way down to the Space Coast. He arrived in 1969, where he would start a successful career at Harris, remaining there for 27 years [...]

By |2019-09-27T14:12:30+00:00August 19th, 2019|Blog Post, Featured Resident|Comments Off on Featured Resident – Hugh Nicolay

Featured Resident – Cynthia Connor

A life of adventure is what Cynthia Connor always wanted. And that’s what she’s had. Cynthia was born in New England but raised in a suburb of Chicago. After high school she couldn’t wait to stretch her wings and fly, so she enrolled in college at the University of New Mexico to study Latin American [...]

By |2019-04-09T19:27:22+00:00April 9th, 2019|Featured Resident|Comments Off on Featured Resident – Cynthia Connor

Featured Resident – David Vogeding

Buena Vida resident David was born in 1942 in West Union, West Virginia – a small town by most standards. As of the latest census West Union had 825 residents. His father started the First Cinema Show theater in the town, so David’s love of the arts came naturally. Shortly after David was born the [...]

By |2019-03-01T20:16:05+00:00March 1st, 2019|Featured Resident|Comments Off on Featured Resident – David Vogeding

Featured Resident – Ruby Baker

Born south of Nashville in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee – walking horse area, as she described it – Ruby Baker tells of a life where her father doted on her, where Southern women were catered to, and where her mother never learned to drive a car. Her father was a welder, her mother a homemaker. Schools in [...]

By |2019-02-13T16:22:25+00:00February 13th, 2019|Featured Resident|Comments Off on Featured Resident – Ruby Baker

Featured Residents: Nancy, Sandy, and Pat

A friendship that has spanned more than 40 years, deeply rooted in a love of the arts, has now reunited in Melbourne, Florida. Buena Vida residents Nancy and Pat met around 1970 while living and teaching in Miami. They were both teachers and each had a creative spirit. They met mutual friend Sandy, and the [...]

By |2018-11-26T18:50:37+00:00November 26th, 2018|Featured Resident|Comments Off on Featured Residents: Nancy, Sandy, and Pat

Featured Resident: Terence Slane

Terence “Terry” Slane has his sister to thank for introducing him to the Buena Vida “Good Life”. His sister Christina O’Shea (featured in an earlier article) invited Terry to visit, they would have dinner often and eventually he decided to make Buena Vida his home too. Born in 1929 in New York City to European [...]

By |2018-10-22T16:00:40+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Featured Resident|Comments Off on Featured Resident: Terence Slane

Featured Resident: Christina O’Shea

When we talk about Living the Good Life at Buena Vida that’s something resident Christina O’Shea will attest she is actively doing. Christina was born in 1923 in England. Her parents moved the family to New York City when she was young. Her NYC neighborhood was so diverse, because no one was native to America [...]

By |2018-10-02T13:15:36+00:00September 19th, 2018|Featured Resident|Comments Off on Featured Resident: Christina O’Shea
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