Antoinette 'Mamma' D'Amato turns 99

Antoinette D'Amato celebrates her 99th birthday Saturday, Feb.
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Antoinette D'Amato celebrates her 99th birthday Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, with her son, Alfonse D'Amato, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at her Island Park home. Alfonse D'Amato is a former U.S. senator. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

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It is 99 years and counting for Antoinette D'Amato, the mother of Alfonse D'Amato, a former U.S. senator.

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