101-Year-Old Paoli Woman Keeps Busy During Pandemic by Sewing Masks for Emergency Responders

Kimberly McGuane
Image of Henrietta Troiano via MediaNews Group.

Paoli resident Henrietta Troiano, 101, is doing her part during the coronavirus pandemic by sewing masks for family members and emergency responders, writes Fran Maye for the Daily Local News.

Troiano, who has spent her entire life helping others, is not letting her age or the pandemic stop her from doing what she enjoys the most.

“She was a seamstress and worked for Lord & Taylor for many years, doing alterations and sewing,” said Frank Troiano, her son.

And since it has always been her forte and she already had material, she wanted to help out.

Troiano has already made enough masks for her family members and friends and is continuing to sew them.

“She made wedding gowns for my kids, grandkids, and even for First Holy Communion,” said Frank Troiano. “She enjoys sewing, and it keeps her busy.”

Even at 101, Troiano lives alone and still cooks and bakes.

Meanwhile, Chester County officials have put together a site on how to make a mask, which also details how to wear a mask and provides a fact sheet on the types of masks that should be used during the pandemic.

Read more about Henrietta Troiano in the Daily Local News here.