World War II Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday in East Boston

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- It was quite a celebration Thursday morning at the Don Oriole home in East Boston for a World War II Veteran.

Anthony Barrasso turned 100 years-old and was all smiles an saluted to his audience has they sang Happy Birthday.

He says he feels like he's 45-years-old but "I rather be celebrating my 50th than my 100th birthday" he tells WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens.

His key to his longevity: Smiling and keeping his young family close

"All my family is young looking so it's better to be young looking than old I guess," he said.

His daughter added: His kindness has been his secret to longevity. 

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Carl Stevens reports.

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