SHE LOVES TO WORK: Princeton native Angeline Cifelli, center, shown with her son Anthony Cifelli and granddaughter Kim Lucas, says work is the key to her longevity. At Valley Road School, Princeton University, and a deli that was located where Hoagie Haven is today, she turned out thousands of lunches for generations of Princeton students and residents. She is celebrating her 100th birthday this weekend with family and friends.
Even as she closes in on 100, Angeline Cifelli can’t sit still. Seated in the solarium at Morris Hall on a recent morning, she used one foot to rock her wheelchair back and forth while reviewing her life, nearly all ten decades of which has been spent in Princeton.
She was born Angeline Pinelli on November 16, 1915. Her mother, who was from the Nini family, had come to Princeton in 1912. The Pinellis had 11 children, and Mrs. Cifelli is the only survivor of all her siblings. Five generations of her family will gather this Sunday to celebrate her centennial at a special brunch/breakfast in the Hilton Garden Inn. On the actual birthday, Mrs. Cifelli will entertain friends with a pizza party at Morris Hall in Lawrenceville, where she has lived for the past three years. more