Louise Franchetti celebrated her 100th birthday June 20 with a huge family celebration and honors from local politicians.
Franchetti, one of 13 children in her family, was born in 1917. She has three daughters, 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Her oldest daughter, Mary Ann Foley, said 175 people attended Franchetti’s milestone birthday party at Treviso by Mallozzi’s in Albany.
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara presented Franchetti with a proclamation for her milestone age, and state Senator James Tedisco presented her with a citation.
In October, Franchetti received the Senior Lifetime Achievement Award at Beth Emeth, Albany, for her service of as a caregiver for her bedridden husband for a decade at their home.
Louise Franchetti in 1945 with her three daughters, left, and in an undated photo with a lavender shawl from Italy. (Photos provided)
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