(Smithtown, NY)…Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta joined Fortunata Durkin, a resident at the Smithtown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, her family and other guests to celebrate her 100th birthday. She was born on February 6, 1919 in Brooklyn to Italian immigrants.
Ms. Durkin married a World War II veteran and had two children. She has had several passions throughout her lifetime, including sewing, music, all things “Italian” and her precious game of bingo. She appeared on the Regis & Kelly Show and co-host Regis Philbin referred to her as “The Bingo Lady.”
“Fortunata has played a significant role in the lives of her family and is a source of strength and guidance to her children, eight grandchildren and elven great grandchildren. It is an honor to join her and her family on this wonderful occasion,” said Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta.
Pictured at the birthday celebration are from left, Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta, Fortunata Durkin and NYS Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick.