Irina Zaretti, Who Immigrated To New York In 1954, Celebrates 100th Birthday With Family, Friends On Long Island

Jul 20, 2020 275

The matriarch of a unique Italian-American family was crowned 100-years-old Friday. Irina Zaretti, 100, told CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan that her life is nothing but splendid. Longevity runs in the family – Irina’s mother lived to be 107-years-old. So, one century was nothing to her.

“I have a beautiful family, and friends,” Irina said. Irina’s husband of 69 years, Ercole, died in 2006. She’s also a COVID-19 survivor, but said her health is strong. Irina’s daughter from East Meadow, son from Michigan and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren traveled to The Bristal in Westbury for the one-of-a-kind, socially distant, celebration.

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