Albany woman turns 109 next week

There are plans right now for a huge birthday party. Margaret Riccardi turns 109 next week!

She is a resident of Peregrine Senior Living at Shaker in Albany.

Riccardi was born in Brooklyn in 1914. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1972 and is an artist, working on paintings and sculptures.

She has two children, eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Her advice – enjoy life now – not later.