Macarthur family celebrates five generations of women

It's not every day that five generations of women from the one family get together but that is just what happened in Wilton earlier this month.

Lifelong Macarthur resident Dulcie Deal celebrated her 90th birthday surrounded by family and friends including her daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter and great great granddaughter.

Ms Deal said she felt very special to be surrounded by so much love.

"It was a beautiful day," the Camden Retirement Village resident said.

"We have some boys in the family but to have five generations of girls is unreal."

The youngest member of the family is just four months old.

Ms Deal said she was proud to be the matriarch of such a wonderful family.

"It is very rare to have five generations," she said.

"I was the youngest of 11 children and my husband was the oldest of eight but we only had two children ourselves and we also fostered a child."

Ms Deal said she had 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and just one great great grandchild so far.

"There are so many of them that I am always running out of money to buy birthday cards," she said.

"We had been waiting on having five generations of girls - and I just keep waiting on the call to say I've won the lotto."

Before moving to the retirement village Ms Deal lived in Campbelltown.

She has volunteered at Campbelltown Hospital's baby boutique for the past 35 years.

Ms Deal now catches two buses to the hospital to complete her shifts.

"It's a pleasure to work there, so it isn't really work," she said.

"I am just grateful that they let me do something because it keeps the mind going.

"I am thrilled that I am able to do my volunteer work because it keeps me young.

"I have gotten to know so many wonderful people and sell so many beautiful baby sets.

"Other people put in the hard work making them, I just work behind the counter."