Ann Uccello, First Woman Mayor in Connecticut, Celebrates 100th Birthday

May 20, 2022 230

BY: Jane Caffrey

It’s a birthday party for the history books - Ann Uccello turns 100 Thursday. She is being celebrated for her role in shaping Connecticut history. When Uccello was elected mayor of Hartford in 1967, she became the first woman mayor in the state. Today at the State Capitol, there was a celebration of a century.

“Very good, and happy!” Uccello said, after the crowd sang her “Happy Birthday.” Uccello was joined by her sister. “I wish my sister many, many more years!” Nellie Uccello Romaine said. She was surrounded by family, friends and honored in Hartford.

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