SOMERS, N.Y. --Eleanor La Motta celebrated her 108th birthday Oct. 13 over dinner with family.
County Executive Rob Astorino named Oct. 13, 2017 as Eleanor La Motta Day in Westchester in honor of the big day.
La Motta was born Oct.13, 1909 in Manhattan. She was the sixth of nine children of Augusta and Gaetano Imperato. She attended New York City schools where she studied clothing design. She enjoyed two sports in school; swimming and field hockey.
She and her husband Frank had two children, six grand children, thirteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
Her love of swimming continued all of her life. She often took trip to City Island and Jones Beach when she lived in the Bronx.
La Motta came to Somers in 1984, with her husband. She was especially attracted to the olympic-sized swimming pool in Heritage Hills.
Eleanor now lives with her daughter and son-in-Law in North Salem. Her son in-law, William Monte said she enjoys enjoys watching her great-grand children swim in the pool.