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Shillington woman marks her 108th birthday

Name: Marie Anna Fioravanti

Address: Shillington

Age: 108

Birthday: July 13, 1914

Where born: Reading

Name of spouse: Joseph Fioravanti (deceased)

Occupation of spouse: Salesman

Parents: Anna Kessler Heinly and Harry Heinly

Siblings: Edmund, Ruth, Lillian and Mae (all deceased)

Places of residence during lifetime: Reading, Gouglersville, Shillington

Names of children: Ronald Fioravanti and Joanne Fioravanti Crupi

Grandchildren: Kevin Crupi, Brian Crupi, Jena Fioravanti Burkett and Stephan Fioravanti

Great-grandchildren: Craig Crupi, Samantha Crupi, Owen Burkett, Wyatt Burkett, James Fioravanti and Eli Fioravanti

Education: Reading schools, left after eighth grade to work in a hosiery mill

Employment history: Whitners, the Violet Room in Shillington and self-employed seamstress, doing alterations, knitting

Hobbies: Travel, knitting, baking, entertaining, meeting with friends for breakfast and lunch

Happiest days of your life: My husband, children, family and friends

Greatest achievements: Surviving colon cancer surgery, celebrating another birthday at 108!

Best childhood memory: Growing up in a wonderful area with a loving family and friends

Reason for long life: I have never tasted coffee.

Advice for young people: Life is a gift. Make the most of every day.

Source: Berkshire mont

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