Helen Adamski, pictured holding her latest great-grandson Joseph Carberry III, will celelbrate her 100th birthday on May 30.
Born in Philadelphia, she was taken to Poland at the age of 3 and where she was raised by her grandparents in Niterbog, a small town outside of Szczawnica. She returned to the United States, at the age of 11, on the SS Pittsburgh and lived with her family in South Camden, where they were parishioners of St. Joseph Parish.
She later married Stanley Adamski in St. Joseph — on Sept. 1, 1935 — and was a parishioner there for some 80 years. She currently lives with her daughter, Helen A. Campbell, in West Collingswood Heights.
Mrs. Adamski has another daughter, Francine Carberry, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.