Long Island Woman Receives Special Tribute On Her 100th Birthday

CBS New York

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island woman received special honors on Monday as she celebrated her 100th birthday.

As TV 10/55 Long Island Bureau Chief Richard Rose reported, even as she enters her second century, she’s still very active in her community.

There was hearty applause from hundreds of well-wishers in Bay Shore, along with hugs, kisses and birthday wishes for a woman born during World War I and who immigrated to America from Italy with her family.

“I was only 3 months old when I came over, so from 1915 on,” said Mary Magnani.

Magnani is a rock star to the folks who know her so well. The longtime Suffolk County resident was first a teacher for more than 30 years and then a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital since it opened in 1959.

“She volunteered until she was 99 and when she couldn’t do that anymore, she…

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