What a beautiful life Bentley Commons Paragon Village resident, Victor Farina, is living. On Friday January 8, 2021, Victor turned 102 years old. He is one of the very few people that can say that he beat COVID and turned 102 years old in the same week!
Victor is a first generation American whose family came from Naples, Italy. He was born in Newark, NJ in 1919. He worked in banking, real estate and the family wine business. When he wasn’t working, music has always been one of his biggest passions. He is a talented violinist and pianist. Even at 102 years old he still plays the piano every day. He served in the Army during WWII and married the love of his life, Teresa Melillo, on April 4, 1948. They have 2 daughters & 4 grandchildren. Not only does Victor still enjoys playing piano but he also loves attending Bible Reading and dancing whenever he can.
Bentley Commons at Paragon Village wanted to do something special for Victor’s birthday even in the middle of a Pandemic. We were able to have a socially distanced celebration with his Paragon Family while his family Zoomed in to join the party. What birthday is complete without your favorite dinner? Not Victor’s. He requested “Chef Carlos’ famous bean soup”, filet mignon, mashed potatoes, and a homemade cheesecake and that is exactly what he got!
Please join us in wishing Victor a very happy 102nd birthday!