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Westchester Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday With Family, Mayor

Marge Santangelo LaBrusciano of Rye Neck celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday. She posed before blowing out candles with daughters Eileen DeFazio of North Carolina and CarolAnn DellaCrosse of White Plains as great-grandson Ben Bouchard looks on.
Marge Santangelo LaBrusciano of Rye Neck celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday. She posed before blowing out candles with daughters Eileen DeFazio of North Carolina and CarolAnn DellaCrosse of White Plains as great-grandson Ben Bouchard looks on. Photo Credit: Contributed
Marge Santangelo LaBrusciano at her 100th birthday celebration in Larchmont on Sunday surrounded by family members, Bob and Eileen DeFazio, Robert and Marcella DeFazio, Gabrielle Bouchard and CarolAnn DellaCrosse.
Marge Santangelo LaBrusciano at her 100th birthday celebration in Larchmont on Sunday surrounded by family members, Bob and Eileen DeFazio, Robert and Marcella DeFazio, Gabrielle Bouchard and CarolAnn DellaCrosse. Photo Credit: Contributed
The invitation to Marge LaBrusciano's 100th birthday party celebration in Larchmont.
The invitation to Marge LaBrusciano's 100th birthday party celebration in Larchmont. Photo Credit: Contributed
Marge LaBrusciano as she looked on Sunday during her 100th birthday party with friends and family in Larchmont.
Marge LaBrusciano as she looked on Sunday during her 100th birthday party with friends and family in Larchmont. Photo Credit: Provided
Marge LaBrusciano, left, of Rye Neck celebrating her 100th birthday with her grandson, Giovanni Gonzalez, and her 101-year-old cousin, Lucy DiQuinzio on Sunday. DiQuinzio lived in Harrison her entire life before moving to Stratford, Conn., in March.
Marge LaBrusciano, left, of Rye Neck celebrating her 100th birthday with her grandson, Giovanni Gonzalez, and her 101-year-old cousin, Lucy DiQuinzio on Sunday. DiQuinzio lived in Harrison her entire life before moving to Stratford, Conn., in March. Photo Credit: Provided
Marge LaBrusciano of Rye Neck with grandchildren Dawn Amoruso, Robert DeFazio and Michele Bouchard during Sunday's 100th birthday celebration in Larchmont.
Marge LaBrusciano of Rye Neck with grandchildren Dawn Amoruso, Robert DeFazio and Michele Bouchard during Sunday's 100th birthday celebration in Larchmont. Photo Credit: Provded

This story has been updated.

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Marge Santangelo LaBrusciano of Rye Neck celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday in Larchmont.

Repeating a line from the movie, "The Graduate," LaBrusciano boasted about working most of her adult life "in plastics,'' as a supervisor in a factory that manufactured handbags and other synthetic products as well as medical supplies. "I worked all my life,'' she said.

As a teenager during the Great Depression, her father's Village of Mamaroneck grocery store was forced to close, so the family turned to farming in Pawling, N.Y., and New Jersey. A native of Mamaroneck, LaBrusciano has lived most of her life in Rye Neck.

She's active at the Harrison Senior Center where her days-long partying kicked off on Friday.

Her daughters, Eileen DeFazio of North Carolina and CarolAnn DellaCrosse of White Plains and their children joined Sunday's celebration at Lenny’s Sea Food and Steakhouse, 2047 Boston Post Road, Larchmont.

Marge's cousin, Lucy DiQuinzio, who recently turned 101 years old, joined Sunday's family gathering. DiQuinzio lived in Harrison her entire life before moving to Stratford, Conn., in March.

Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum made a guest appearance, issuing a proclamation marking LaBrusciano's 100th-year milestone.

"You missed a very good party,'' her grandson, Giovanni Gonzalez, a real estate broker in White Plains, said on Monday. "Once we get her going, she keeps us laughing."

Asked if she preferred being called Marge or Margie, LaBrusciano told Daily Voice: "You can call me anything you want."

Marge's late husband, Arthur LaBrusciano, was a longtime Village of Mamaroneck employee --- responsible for producing signs -- and a local volunteer firefighter for more than 40 years.

Several of LaBrusciano's great-grandchildren were unable to attend: Ashley, Nicholas, Robby and Amanda Amoruso.

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