Local woman marks 107th birthday


Mary Milanowski turned 107 on Tuesday and celebrated outside the Rome Hospital Nursing Home with friends, including nephew Jim Zakala and friend Claudia Tenney, and staff. 

Milanowski, who is a big fan of President Donald Trump, received a birthday card from him on her 105th birthday met him when he visited Utica-Rome in 2018 for a Tenney campaign event. 

Milanowski, whose bedroom and wheelchair are both decorated with Trump and Tenney memorabilia, won many awards in dancing contests with her husband as well as worked in Kanoff’s Department Store for 33 years.

The birthday girl is reported to also enjoy jewelry and fashion, and, family and friends say her day always starts out with at least four necklaces, seven bracelets on each arm and rings on eight fingers.


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