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EDISON, N.J. (CBS) — Retirement is not even on the radar for a 97-year-old man in New Jersey. Bartholomew Ficeto, who goes by Bennie, is a World War II vet who still works part-time at a grocery store in Middlesex County.
He bags groceries two days a week at the Stop & Shop in Edison. He has quite a following among the customers.
“Bennie’s a joy, he’s full of life, he’s happy,” a coworker said.
“It makes you feel proud,” Ficeto said.
Ficeto was a gunner on a World War II plane.
“I’m in awe of him, too, that he’s still able to move around at 97-years-old,” a customer said.
Ficeto admits he likes to brag about his service while helping customers.