Emily Natelli 100th Birthday Party
Emily Natelli 100th Birthday Party

Yesterday, surrounded by well-wishers, Emily Natelli celebrated her 100th birthday.

Cake was served and a gold embossed proclamation from Mayor Fulop delivered to the newly-minted centenarian.

Emily, born on July 15th, 1922, was the youngest of six children produced by Louis and Josephine Natelli, who had immigrated from Italy and settled in Jersey City. She grew up at 87 Clerk Street in the neighborhood then known as Lafayette.

As a young woman, Natelli worked at her father’s fruit and vegetable stand. Later she worked as a sales clerk.

While she never married and had no children she is, apparently, doted on by many nieces and nephews. Her sister-in-law, Peggy Natelli, was in attendance for the festivities.

Lowell Fein, Acclaim administrator reads out mayoral proclamation to Emily Natelli at 100th birthday
Lowell Fein, Acclaim administrator, reads out mayoral proclamation

Natelli now lives at the Acclaim Rehabilitation & Care Center on Stevens Avenue.

Happy birthday Emily!

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Aaron Morrill

Aaron is a writer, musician and lawyer. Aaron attended Berklee College of Music and the State University of New York at Purchase. Aaron served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. He received a J.D....