Mastic man celebrates 100th birthday


Mastic resident Sal Adipierto celebrated his 100th birthday on February 8, 2020, surrounded by his friends and family. Sal was born on February 10, 1920 and grew up in Brooklyn. A first-generation Italian-American whose parents emigrated from Caserta, Italy, he started working at the age of 10 to help support his family after both of his parents died. He met and married the love of his life, Peggy, at the age of 21. They have three children. He fell in love with the Mastic/Shirley community after vacationing in the area, and in 1956 he decided to move to Mastic, where he became a Realtor. In 1959, Sal opened Adipierto Real Estate to sell homes in the community he loves. He is a charter member of the Kiwanis and  a member of the Shirley Property Owners, and still very involved in the Chamber of Commerce. Sal has seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and he still lives in the same house he purchased in 1956. When Sal was born in 1920, Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States; the Treaty of Versailles took effect, officially ending World War I; and Prohibition was established after the ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment. “Sal has had an amazing life throughout this past 100 years,” said Legis. Rudy A. Sunderman (R-Mastic). “I wish him health and happiness for many years to come.” Pictured are Sal Adipierto and Legis. Sunderman, who presented Sal with a proclamation at his 100th birthday celebration.


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