"Cricket" decided to keep working during the pandemic and after 44 years, is retiring from Mercy Hospital.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A 74-year-old nurse known as “Cricket” is hanging up her stethoscope.

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Her friends said that she chose to keep working, even during the pandemic.

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Cricket contracted COVID-19 but beat the virus.

She decided that after 44 years of service to retire from Mercy Hospital.

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Since the hospital staff didn’t get the chance to give her a proper send-off, they surprised her with a decorated drive-by to show their appreciation.