BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Anna Calabrese celebrated her 105 on February 27 with her 96 year old sister Rita by her side.  

Anna is a resident at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights -- and in Autumn Lake fashion, they celebrated Anna's big day with a party and cake for all to enjoy.  

When Anna was asked her secret to longevity she said, “Never hold a grudge -- forgive every night before bed.”

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At 105, Anna loves her family more than anything.

As previously reported by TAPinto, Anna was one of six siblings, five girls and one boy. 

She remembers starting school in September 1920 and her last day of school was June 1928.

Anna had to leave school after 8th grade to work in a sewing factory to help her mother pay the bills. 

She never had a sewing lesson, but sewed her children's clothes and continued to sew clothes and Halloween costumes for her grandchildren.

And, Anna's goal certainly remains the same for the year -- "KEEP LIVING!" 


 Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, a skilled nursing facility located in Berkeley Heights, NJ.