Friends and family gathered at a senior living home in Glen Cove, Long Island on Sunday to wish Marietta a happy 111th birthday!
Marietta was born in 1901 and left Italy 18 years later to start a new life in America.
She had a happy marriage for 73 years that blessed her with 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
She says the secret to a happy life is a healthy appetite.
"I eat everything. Pasta, meatball[s], you know Italian food," Cappizzi said.
Marietta is the oldest living immigrant whose autobiography is part of the Ellis Island Museum display.
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