Her grandmother lived to be 100 and her mother until 98.
Vila and her sister, Blanca Vila, 98, live together at the Broadview Residential Care Center in Glendale.
Residents and staff wished Eulalia Vila a happy birthday on Feb. 12 with a chocolate sheet cake, singing traditional Spanish birthday songs and a bouquet of flowers — along with lots of hugs and kisses.
“She acts like a 60-year-old,” said Esther Galvan, night supervisor. “She never complains. She’s unbelievable. We love her!”
Also joining the party were the sisters’ niece Tina Vila of Burbank and family friend Maria Berbee, who lived next door to the sisters for more than 30 years in Los Angeles. The sisters moved to Broadview 15 months ago.
They were born in Havana, Cuba. Eulalia Vila worked as a secretary and seamstress. Her sister was a teacher.
Eulalia Vila came to the United States many years ago to attend a Catholic junior high school in New Orleans, but returned to Cuba upon completion of study. She never married. She returned to the United States in 1972.