Tuesday – 9/18/12

Quote of the Week   —   Posted on September 18, 2012

Rose Richardone, at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

“It’s just a passion of hers to be here. She’s not a person who seeks attention. She just loves to work.” 
Robin Hall, Senior VP of Macy’s, speaking of Rose Richardone, who retired from Macy’s on September 5th at the age of 92.  Hall met Richardone when she was celebrating her 70th anniversary at the company.

“They called me and asked what we should do for Rose,” says Hall, “and I said, she should lead the parade with me and cut the ribbon – we’ve had politicians and famous stars and special guests cut the ribbon but never an employee.”  

Rose started working at Macy’s in 1939 when she was 17 years old, and had just graduated from high school.  She was forced to retire after she fell and broke her hip about six months ago. “If I didn’t break my hip,” says Richardone, “I would still be there.”

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