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Marietta Cappizzi blows out the candles on her (Credit: Alessandra Malito)

Marietta Cappizzi blows out the candles on her birthday cake with her son, Peter. (Jan. 29, 2012)

Valley Stream woman celebrates 111th birthday

Marietta Cappizzi celebrated her 111th birthday on Sunday at the Green Acres Senior Center.

Known as a happy woman, Marietta Cappizzi can
(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

Known as a happy woman, Marietta Cappizzi can be found singing the Italian song, "Parlami d'amore, Mariu." (Jan. 29, 2012)

Marietta Cappizzi celebrates her 111th birthday with her
(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

Marietta Cappizzi celebrates her 111th birthday with her son, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and great-great-granddaughter. (Jan. 29, 2012)

Marietta Cappizzi talks with her great-great-granddaughter, Emma Marietta,
(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

Marietta Cappizzi talks with her great-great-granddaughter, Emma Marietta, during her 111th birthday celebration. (Jan. 29, 2012)

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Marietta Cappizzi blows out the candles on her
(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

Marietta Cappizzi blows out the candles on her birthday cake with her son, Peter. (Jan. 29, 2012)

Marietta Cappizzi gets a birthday kiss from her
(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

Marietta Cappizzi gets a birthday kiss from her friend Sadie Cantone. (Jan. 29, 2012)

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