Greenport woman celebrates 100th birthday

09/22/2013 5:00 PM |
TIM GANNON PHOTO | Anna Ciacia, center, with daughter Maryann D'Augusta, left, and longtime friend Irene Kubiak, right, at Saturday's early birthday party for Ms. Ciacia, who will turn 100 on Oct. 6.

TIM GANNON PHOTO | Anna Ciacia, center, with daughter Maryann D’Augusta, left, and longtime friend Irene Kubiak, right, at Saturday’s early birthday party for Ms. Ciacia, who will turn 100 on Oct. 6.

They say things made in the past were built to last.

If that’s the case, Anna Ciacia is a good example of it.

The Greenport resident will turn 100 years old Oct. 6.

Her friends and family celebrated the event Saturday in a gathering at Michaelangelo’s restaurant in Mattituck.

They held it early because that was the only date they could get all the family together, said Maryann D’Augusta of Southold, Ms. Ciacia’s daughter.

“She’s lived in the same house in Greenport for about 70 years,” Ms. D’Augusta said of her mother. And she kept working until just a few years ago.

“She worked at the Silver Sands hotel in Greenport as a supervisor of the cleaning staff until she was in her mid-90s,” her daughter said.

Ms. Ciacia was born in Rhode Island in 1913 and lived in Connecticut and New Suffolk prior to settling in Greenport, Ms. D’Augusta said.

She even lived through the 1938 Hurricane, while she lived on the North Fork.

Her husband, who was a manager at Coecles Harbor Marina, died of lung cancer when he was 79.

While she has an Italian married last name, Ms. Ciacia is Polish and her maiden name is Zareski, her daughter said.

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