Is she Staten Island’s oldest? ‘Age is just a number,’ she says. But what’s that number?

Feb 10, 2022 287

BY: Carol Ann Benanti

Age has never reigned supreme in the life of Lena Vallone, who looks with enthusiasm toward having her hair coiffed and nails manicured every week. What’s more, she still enjoys a good game of cards.

This Willowbrook resident will tell you she loves her Italian family’s tradition of gathering together each Sunday with their must-have freshly made sauce -- or gravy, as some say — over pasta, sausage and meatballs, plus all the trimmings. Her age? It’s “just a number,” she says. Maybe it’s because for Lena Vallone, that number is a whopping 107!

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