It was a special day at Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield as resident Ann Defazio, formerly of Niagara Falls, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends.
Ann was born on Feb. 9, 1915, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and was one of six children born to Louis and Jenny Badolato.
As a young child, she moved with her family to Niagara Falls and attended local schools. Ann married Frank Defazio and had two children, Ronald and Carol. She also has several grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Ann became a resident at Northgate Health Care Facility in January 2013. She continues to stay young-at-heart by attending coffee socials, spending time outdoors during the nice weather and visiting with pets at the facility.