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Centenarian: Marietta Capizzi

Marietta Capizzi was born Jan. 29, 1901, in Sicily. At 19, she immigrated to America where she met her husband, Frank Capizzi. They were married for 73 years before Frank died at the age of 99. Marietta and Frank owned a food store, F. Capizzi and Sons, in Canarsie, Brooklyn. They had two sons, Anthony, now deceased, and Peter. Marietta has five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She has lived at Sunrise Assisted Living Community in Glen Cove for three years where she enjoys playing bingo and giving advice to fellow residents. She celebrated her birthday there family and friends.


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