Lewiston, ME (NEWS CENTER) -- Germaine Morissette is one of twenty-three children. She has seven of her own and twenty-one grandchildren.

With a December 28th birthday, she had never had her own party, nor had she wanted one.

Regardless, her family decided to throw a surprise party for her, although they moved up to the middle of November.

Sixty-one showed up to honor Germaine and sang "Happy Birthday" as she entered the room, soon crying and holding her hands to her face.

The biggest surprise came moments later when grandson Corey walked in wearing his Army uniform. Corey's mother Donna grabbed her son and hugged him with glee. Germaine teased her daughter, "See? How do you like it!"

It seemed the whole family liked being together just fine.