UNION, NJ – A 105-year old Union resident received a testimonial resolution by the mayor and township committee at Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting.
The resolution was read by Jessica Peterpaul, who shadowed Township Committeeman Clifton People, Jr. on Student Government Day. Georgina Provini turned 105 on September 19. She was born in 1914 in Bermuda, the seventh of twelve children, to farmer Manuel and seamstress Marian.
Provini met her husband Michael while he was in the Navy stationed in Bermuda during World War II. They married in 1946. They lived in Vauxhall before moving to another home in Union in 1948. Provini still resides in that home with her daughter Marian.
Provini was a homemaker who exceeded at cooking, baking, sewing and knitting, according to the resolution. She has rewired lamps, fixed plumbing problems and always had a great affinity for gardening. Even in her 90s, Provini was seen shoveling snow, mowing the lawn and trimming trees.
Provini is a member of St. Michael’s Church and of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Michael A. Kelly Post 2433. For many years she marched in the annual Union’s Veterans Alliance Memorial Day Parade.
She is known affectionately as “Granny” by her grandson Jason. She enjoys weekly dinners with him, his wife Natalie and their sons Owen and Zackery.
“We wish you many more years of health and happiness,” concluded Peterpaul.