Camille De Nonno celebrates her 100th birthday at Schervier Pavilion

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:18

Warwick — In 1911 when Camille De Nonno came into this world, the president of the United States was William Howard Taft. Fuel for the Ford Model T was sold only in drug stores and aviation enthusiasts had just celebrated the first transcontinental flight from New York to California. On Dec. 13, Camille, a resident of Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility at the Bon Secours Warwick Health Care Campus, celebrated her 100th birthday. Before entering Schervier, she had been a resident of nearby Mount Alverno Center Adult Home and Assisted Living Program. Camille was born and raised in the Yorkville section of Manhattan. She and her husband, Louis De Nonno, who died in 1966, had two sons and one daughter. Her long life enabled her to see the birth of eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She lived most of her life in the Bronx and later in Tappan. Until her retirement, she worked in shipping and sales. She also was a cashier. When asked how she managed to live so many years, the guest of honor replied: “I always had a glass of wine with my meal and, of course, I have a wonderful and loving family - everyone is a joy.” Camille said she enjoys living at Schervier Pavilion where she has many friends, participates in activities and likes watching movies and television. She is also well known for her generosity in sharing any gifts she receives from her family, such as cookies, with members of the staff. “I love every one of them,” she said. “They take very good care of me and this is one way I can show how much I appreciate all that they do.”