Staten Island oldest resident turns 108! Lena says with a chuckle: “I think God forgot about me.”

Jan 30, 2023 281

Turning 100 is magical, but when you exceed that number, well — you are really extra special and breaking records. The family of Lena Vallone Barone just couldn’t wait to shout the news from the rooftops! Lena is 108!

And according to granddaughter Chris Orlando and her research, her grandmother is the 544th oldest person in the United States — out of 332 million people. There are 355 people who are 108.

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