Three sisters, ages 92, 90 and 89, Lena B., Rose J., and Lucy S., respectively, feel fortunate to be in good health, receiving care, and residing together on the campus of Greenwood House Senior Healthcare in Ewing Township.
The ladies’ parents, Josephine Serianni Caraccio and Santo “Sandy” Caraccio, married and had a total of seven children: Phil, Mary, Lena, Rose, Lucy, Pauleen and Rita.
They originally started their young family in a little coal town in Pennsylvania called Alberta, where Sandy worked in the mines. Later, he secured a new job in the Trenton area with the railroad, and they packed everything and relocated to Pennington Avenue, where Josephine’s parents, the sisters, grandparents, had their home just next door, and the rest is their 80-year Trentonian history, according to information provided by Greenwood House.
The women were raised, went to school, married, made their own home and families and stayed in the Trenton area since they were school aged: 12, 10 and 9. All three worked in various positions across multiple industries in companies like Bay Ridge Potteries and Westinghouse.
“When I asked Lena where she met her husband, she said at place called Schnorbus Pharmacy, where she was a cashier – all the boys hung by the corner there and he used to come by,” Sherry Smith, director of Marketing at Greenwood House, said in the statement.
Rose and Lucy also were married, and Lucy had two children.
Today, Lucy’s son, Ken, oversees all three ladies’ affairs.
“They all weathered the pandemic, overcame some health issues and made necessary lifestyle changes to better suit their personal needs, and now I feel a sense of relief because they are safe, happy and being cared for by one of the best places in the area with a well-known, long-standing reputation of compassion and care,” Ken said in the statement.
To send greeting cards to the women, address correspondence to Greenwood House Pen Pal Program, Attn: Lena B., Rose J. or Lucy S., 53 Walter St., Ewing 08628.
Greenwood House is a nonprofit, mission-based organization that has been servicing the aging and elderly in the local community for near three decades, specializing in rehabilitation, long-term care, skilled nursing, respite care, home care services, assisted living and hospice care.
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