HomeBensalem TimesFirst baby born at St. Mary Medical Center returns for 50th birthday

First baby born at St. Mary Medical Center returns for 50th birthday

Mark Capriotti stopped by the Langhorne hospital for a celebration, which included a slew of special guests

Exciting day: Mark Capriotti and his mom Bonnie celebrate his 50th birthday at St. Mary Medical Center. Submitted Photo

On March 2, 1973, Mark Capriotti made local history without even realizing it.

Capriotti was the very first baby born at Langhorne’s St. Mary Medical Center, which this year is marking its 50th anniversary.

To commemorate his own 50th birthday, Capriotti returned to the hospital for a celebration, which was attended by his mother Bonnie, wife Courtney and daughter Francesca; St. Mary president Michael Magro, DO, and other hospital staff; and several elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick and state Sen. Frank Farry.

Happy gathering: From L: State Sen. Frank Farry, St. Mary Medical Center president Michael Magro, DO, Mark Capriotti, his wife Courtney and daughter Francesca, and U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick. Submitted Photo

The two presented a special proclamation to Capriotti to acknowledge the significance — and rarity — of this milestone occasion.

In the first-floor cafeteria, guests enjoyed birthday cake, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, with Capriotti receiving surprise birthday gifts from St. Mary employees.

Special honor: U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick presented a proclamation to Mark Capriotti. Submitted Photo
Proud parent: Mark Capriotti’s mom Bonnie holds up her son’s footprints. Submitted Photo
Sweet celebration: Mark Capriotti returned to St. Mary Medical Center, where he was the hospital’s first baby born. Submitted Photo
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