Family and friends join in wishing Bishop’s Commons resident Anna Bevacqua a very “Happy Birthday” as she celebrates her 105th birthday on July 19.

Born in New York City in 1915, she survived the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918 and moved to Fulton, NY with her family when she was nine years old.

Anna BevacquaAnna lived and worked on Denison Farm in Mt. Pleasant and attended a one-room school house through 8th grade before attended and graduating from Fulton High School.

After High School Anna worked in the Silk Mill and Nestles before eventually retiring from Container Corp.

She was a dedicated volunteer at A. Lee Memorial Hospital cooking in the Coffee Shop into her 90’s, until the hospital closed.

Anna was married for fifty-two years and her family now includes two children, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

When asked about what it took to reach this milestone, Anna replied, “clean, healthy living.” “Happy Birthday” Anna, and we wish you many more!