105-year-old veteran shares her secrets on living a long, joyous life

Susan “Susie” Rossetti served as a mimeograph operator during World War II before traveling the world with her husband, Frank.

Today, the 105-year-old Watervliet, N.Y., native and hometown hero said the key to a joyous life is to try everything.

“I never said ‘no’ to anything. If I couldn’t do it, I tried it. I didn’t ever say, ‘I can’t do it.’ When it happened, I tried it,” Susie told Fox News.

A lifelong seamstress, she returned to her hometown after the war and developed a career making dresses for young girls for a company called Tiny Town Togs. She was also an avid gardener who golfed into her 90s.

“Aunt Susie is strong-willed, strong-minded and a fierce believer in good work ethic and family,” said her niece, Giovina Diamond.

Yet, Susie’s faith remains a cornerstone of her life.

“It’s one of the most important things in my life,” she said, attributing her vibrant life to her unswerving faith and a philosophy of trying “everything and anything,”

She has no regrets in life, claiming there is nothing she wishes she could have done, but didn’t. leaving her with a heart full of joy and no regrets.

“I think I’ve covered it,” Susie told Fox News.

Photo by Charles Patricelli.