On Sunday, June 7, local resident Kathryne Giuliano will turn 100 years old. Born in 1920 to Frank and Luigina Giardino, she attended Aguilar schools and graduated in 1938.
After attending Trinidad State Junior College where she majored in education, she worked in Trinidad in a variety of businesses including Scarafiotti Food Store in Aguilar, now Ringo’s Food Market, and was also a substitute teacher for Aguilar Public Schools for many years.
The oldest of four children, she had two brothers, Dr. Frank Giardino of Arvada who will be 97 on June 6, as well as her brother Gerald Giardino and sister Norma (Giardino) Maio, both now deceased.
In August of 1945, she married the late Lawrence Giuliano and they had four boys, Francis, Alfred, Lawrence (Larrie), and another son named Lawrence who died at four months old. She now has three grandchildren, Amy, Zachary and Alyssa Giuliano, and one great-grandchild, Katie.
Giuliano’s favorite memories include flying on an airplane and walking on the beach in California in 1987 and walking across the Royal Gorge in the 80’s with her family.
She attributes her many years to good life choices and faith she said.
“I’ve had a long life because of good healthy living and the love of Jesus,” said Giuliano.
These days, she said she abides her time reading and watching The Andy Griffith Show, classic westerns and other favorite shows.