Dignitaries, elected officials gather to honor community activist Mary Sansone on her 100th birthday

Jun 20, 2016 493

By John Alexander

On June 14, hundreds of guests gathered at the Dyker Beach Golf Club to celebrate Mary Crisalli Sansone's 100th birthday. In attendance were dignitaries, elected officials, such as Mayor Bill de Blasio and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and family members. Also present were Sansone's close friends, including Matilda Cuomo, wife of the late Gov. Mario Cuomo and mother of current Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as well as bestselling author Nicholas Pileggi, who wrote "Wise Guy," upon which the movie "Goodfellas" was based.

Among the representatives of the various associations Sansone supports was Josephine A. Maietta, president of the Association of Italian Educators, together with board member Lisa Calello. Sansone received the Leadership and Heritage Award from the association in 2008.

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