Michigan woman celebrates 108 years with 5 generations of family

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman celebrated her 108th birthday alongside five generations of family members.

The Detroit News reports that relatives and friends held a birthday party Sunday for Rosaria Martinico to celebrate her life spanning more than one century. Martinico says her birthday celebration at a Rochester Hills senior living facility was "wonderful."

She says she's tired, but she's had a good life.

Martinico was born in Detroit in 1910 when William Howard Taft was president, four years before World War I began.

She worked in factories and shipyards during World War II to help build weapons.

Martinico's husband of 57 years died in 1985 and she's lost all her siblings.

Her life carries on with two daughters, eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

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