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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Councilwoman Bonner Honors Shoreham Resident Charles Sorrocco on His 100th Birthday

Pictured left to right are Councilwoman Bonner, Mr. Sorrocco and Joe Cognitore, Commander of the Roc

Farmingville, NY -  On September 23, Councilwoman Jane Bonner joined family and friends of Charles Sorrocco to celebrate his 100th birthday at Lombardi’s restaurant in Middle Island. Mr. Sorrocco was born in Brooklyn on September 24, 1919 and has been a resident of Shoreham since 1957. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Marines until he was seriously wounded, receiving the Purple Heart and honorably discharged in 1944. Soon after, he met his future wife Rose Morretino, who he married in 1946 and had two daughters, Lorraine and Elizabeth. He worked for Peerless Photo Products (which was on the site of the Tesla Science Center in Shoreham) until his retirement about 35 years ago. Sadly, Rose passed away in 2011. He now lives in the Leisure Village Community and enjoys spending time with his five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Pictured left to right are Councilwoman Bonner, Mr. Sorrocco and Joe Cognitore, Commander of the Rocky Point VFW Post 6249.

Councilwoman Bonner said, “I was very happy to share Charles’ special birthday. He may be 100 years old, but he is young at heart and a great reminder of how we all should live life to the fullest. He’s a great American who served his country well and it is my pleasure to honor him on this special day”

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