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91-year old Wilhelmine "Willie" LaRusso, teaches her two great-granddaughters Myah (age 12) and Kali (age 16) Wolfer of Ridgewood how to make her famous meatballs & gravy. (Photo by Thomas E. Franklin)
Posted: Wednesday January 16, 2013
By Bergen.com

Wilhelmine "Willie" LaRusso is quite petite compared to her tall offspring, but when it comes to making meatballs, the great-grandmother stands head and shoulders over everyone in the family.

At age 91, Willie still makes her "meatballs and gravy" every Sunday. An aunt once calculated that Willie has made more than 60,000 meatballs, which are the centerpiece of celebratory meals for her family, including eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Family members gush about how special they are, but Willie is humble about the praise.

To read more and get Willie's secret recipe, click here.

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