Guyana’s latest centenarian celebrated her 100th birth anniversary last Saturday in her adopted hometown of New York with some of her children, grands, great grands, great-great grands and relatives.
Caroline Farinha is one of three surviving children from the union of Antonio Perreira Jardine and Christina Weatherspoon of Plantation Content/Dantzic on the East Coast of Demerara. She was the sixth of 10 siblings, and had 15 children of her own – 13 of whom are alive. Her early and young motherhood days were all lived at Dantzic where she attended High Dam Primary.
The centenarian, who migrated to the USA in 1984, still has most of her faculties intact and is delighted to have reached 100 years old – the first for her family members. She attributes her longevity to ‘the powers of the most high’. Her eldest brother Lionel fell short of the century by seven months some five years ago, while her sister Cecilia who also resides in NY turned 97 just over a week ago (March 11) and small brother Antonio Jr. turns 91 later this year.
A family gathering was held in Brooklyn last Sunday (March 18) where relatives from all over the world joined in the celebration.
Aunty Carro or Cousin Carro, as she is familiarly called, is the aunt of former Mayor for New Amsterdam Errol Alphonso and former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the late Dennis Gouveia, as well as great aunt of Senior Sports Broadcaster/Journalist Allan La Rose and former national footballers Richard and Frank Alphonso Jr.
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