Family celebrates matriarch's 108 years of life and learning

Mar 11, 2022 371

Not many of us can say we’ve had "happy birthday" sang to us 108 times, but Margaret Ricciardi can. "I am 108 and I think I've tried everything," said Ricciardi, surrounded by five generations of loving family. "To think they all came, no matter the distance, for my special birthday." 

In fact, she has eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, with another on the way. Ricciardi lives in Staten Island, but her daughters and grandchildren live in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley. Kingston’s Ole Savannah Table and Bar was the perfect meeting point for the whole family.

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