HILLSBOROUGH, NJ- Johanne Costanzo, a resident of the Avalon senior living facility celebrated her 100th birthday recently surrounded by friends and family.

Mayot Gloria McCauley was invited to the festivities and presented the centenarian with a proclamation.

She was born in Oil City, Pa. on June 9, 1918 and grew up on the Piskorowski Dairy Farm, on Triangle Road in Hillsborough. The Piskorowski Dairy Farm house, built in the 1800’s, is still on the site. Costanzo attended school in a one-room school known as the Bloomingdale School on Amwell Road.

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Costanzo won 2nd Honor at the Miss Somerville competition.

She married Vincent Costanzo, in 1945. They lived in Flushing, NY where she was a seamstress and he was a police officer. She was widowed at a young age.

She is a fun-loving aunt who adores her family, loves baking, animals and gardening, particularly her prized roses.