Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano honored Betty Ann Pristupa as Nassau County’s 2013 Senior Woman of the Year. The County Executive presented an award to Mrs. Pristupa at a special event on May 29th at the Coral House in Baldwin. Joining the County Executive was Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos. The Nassau County Office for the Aging had more than 300 senior citizens attend this event, which celebrates May as Older Americans Month.
Mrs. Pristupa was born in Richmond, Queens in 1936. She moved to Williston Park in 1953. Her late husband worked at Grumman for over 30 years as an engineer. They raised two wonderful children together.
Mrs. Pristupa has worked 31 years at Winthrop Hospital in Pediatrics. In 1982, she started volunteering two nights a week in the Emergency Room at Winthrop. She has been a part of the Nassau County Auxiliary Police since 1996, and is often seen working at Nassau County events. She is very active in her senior citizen’s club, is a member of St. Aidans, and volunteers at the Senior Respite Program.
Mrs. Pristupa has two granddaughters. She enjoys life, helping others, and has the support of a great family. With all her activities, she is rarely home. She has a sense of pride not only in herself and for the good she does, but for the safety of the community.