Diaz Hosts Centenarian Celebration

Borough President Diaz (back c) congratulated Beatrice Castiglia-Catullo, R.A.I.N. founder, on her incredible milestone. She will be turning 101-years-old this November.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

In honor of Bronx Week, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted his time honored Centenarian Celebration honoring Bronxites who are 100-years-old or older on Thursday, May 11 at Villa Barone Manor.

Over 200 people were in attendance.

Some notable local centenarians included 100-year-old Beatrice Castiglia-Catullo, Regional Aid for Interim Needs founder; 101-year-old Sarah Turner, R.A.I.N. Eastchester Neighborhood Senior Center resident; 106-year-old Mattie ‘Sugar’ Davis, the luncheon’s oldest female centenarian and 107-year-old Joe Binder, the luncheon’s oldest male centenarian.

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