Smithtown Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday

Feb 18, 2019 197

BY: Priscila Korb

A Smithtown resident recently celebrated her 100th birthday alongside friends, family and local officials. A special celebration was held for Fortunata Durkin last week at the Smithtown Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care where she is currently residing.

Durkin was born on Feb. 6, 1919 in Brooklyn to Italian immigrants. She married a World War II veteran and they had two children together. She also has eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She has had several passions throughout her lifetime, including sewing, music, all things "Italian" and her precious game of bingo.

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