Flora L. (Ciambotti) Evangelisto of Garvey Manor, formerly of Altoona, celebrated her 97th birthday on May 1.
She was born May 1, 1917, the daughter of Carl and Mary Ciambotti. She married Albert C. Evangelisto, who died in 2000.
She has five children: Mary Louise Hooper and Donna Evangelisto, both of Altoona; Ann Louise of Durham, N.C.; Albert Jr. of Duncansville; and Elaine, who is deceased. She also has five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She worked at The Bon-Ton Department Store and Gables Department Store, both in downtown Altoona. She has 32 years of service and more 7,000 hours as a volunteer at the Altoona Hospital Gift Shop.
Flora is a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Juniata; Catholic Daughters of America; Ladies' Columbian Circle; Knights of Columbus; Altoona Hospital Auxiliary; Sons of Italy's Ladies' Lodge; Horseshoe Seniors; and enjoys playing Scrabble.