Centenarian: Michael O. Settanni
MICHAEL O. SETTANNI was born Dec. 20, 1912, in Philadelphia, one of nine children of Ralph and Mary Settanni. They moved to Brooklyn. He served as a first lieutenant in the Army 101st Airborne Division during World War II, was part of the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day, was critically injured and was awarded the Purple Heart. In 1944 he married Esther Monaco and had two daughters, Lois and Lorraine, and moved to Syosset. He was widowed in 1966 and married Ann Tronolone, a widow with three sons; she died in 1996. Michael is an avid Yankees fan. He lives at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, where he celebrated his birthday at a party with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members.