NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One of New York City’s oldest residents reached an incredible milestone Friday.
Josephine Melecio turned 110 years old.READ MORE: Heavy Rain Has Queens Residents Worried About Ida Repeat: 'I'm Scared To Death'
She still lives independently at home on the Upper West Side.
She celebrated the big day alongside her 86-year-old daughter, Shirley Koehler.READ MORE: New Jersey Under State Of Emergency As Nor'easter Threatens Flood Prone Areas
“One of the things she used to love was to travel. She liked to go to different places and dancing, and my dad, the two of them would just love dancing. Dancing was like number one. Wherever they went, there was always dancing,” Koehler said.
Melecio was born in Puerto Rico and came to New York City as a young woman.MORE NEWS: Storm Watch: Timeline Of Rare October Nor'easter Soaking Tri-State Area
She worked first in a factory manufacturing designer shoes and handbags. She later worked at a Queens nursing home and didn’t retire until she was in her 90s.