Chicago area woman celebrates 106th birthday

Monday, June 05, 2017 08:33PM
Rose Marie Gilio was born on June 5, 1911. They held a party for her Monday at Autumn Leaves in Orland Park.


ORLAND PARK, Ill. - A very special woman celebrating her 106th birthday is making Chicago proud!

Rose Marie Gilio was born on June 5, 1911. They held a party for her Monday at Autumn Leaves in Orland Park.

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Rose was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where she grew up with 11 brothers and sisters and her father worked in a mine.

"I lived in Ishpeming, I was born in Ishpeming. We had the hills in back [of our house.] We tap danced... we did everything on that hill," she recalled.

Rose moved to Chicago in the 1930s, where she worked at a paper factory for many years. She lived on Erie Street for 80 years, and a section of Erie was named in her honor when she turned 100.

She has two children, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

To celebrate her birthday, she even did a little dancing - just like the old days!
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