Josephine Turchi going strong at 104

RANCHO MIRAGE — On her 104th birthday Wednesday, Josephine Turchi received one of her two wishes — to have her family together for a champagne birthday feast.

Surrounded by 104 red roses and party balloons, cameras snapped photos with her and three generations of family members, including a daughter and son, grandchildren and great-grandson, Caleb, almost 2 years old. About 30 friends and family gathered for the afternoon soiree in Rancho Mirage.

“I had no idea I would live so long,” she said, “or have a family so large.”

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