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.
After closing his business and enduring several painful years of uncertainty regarding what to do with his life, Greg founded Forward From 50 to help men and women over 50 to live more purposeful lives by pursuing things they are passionate about. A Wisconsin native, Greg currently lives in Arizona.