100-year-old woman works 11 hours a day, 6 days a week

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Felimina Rotundo
Felimina Rotundo, 100, and her son Gary Rotundo, 74, are pictured together here.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A 100-year-old woman from Buffalo, N.Y., can't stop and won't stop.

Felimina Rotundo continues to work 11 hours a day, six days a week at the laundromat and dry cleaning business she's managed since the mid-1950s, her son Gary Rotundo told ABC News today.

"You think this is wonderful? I'm 74 and I still can't retire 'cause she's still working!" Gary joked. "But honestly, she's pretty amazing. She's sharper than me, no question about it."

Rotundo, called "Minnie" by family and friends, works 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at College Landry Shoppe in Buffalo, her son said. Rotundo has been working since she was 15 at a shoe factory in Pennsylvania during the Great Depression, he added.

"She's always enjoyed working, especially talking to new people and meeting new customers," Gary Rotundo said. "She attributes her longevity to her hardworking nature. She says it gives her a purpose, a reason to always wake up in the morning and a reason to always hustle."