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On the subject of marriage, Pope Francis has written: “Love is not a feeling. Feelings come and go with the days and weeks. Love is more. It is a commitment to live through good times and difficult ones, through sickness and health, through thick and thin. Love comes from only one source: God. God is the basis of true marriage.”

To celebrate and honor the Sacrament of Marriage and the daily decisions couples make to commit to their spouses, the Diocese recognizes the following couples celebrating anniversaries this year. Thank you for your years of enduring love and the witness you give to others of the fullness and beauty of living a Sacramental Marriage with God at the center of your lives. May God bless your union as you continue your journey of faith and love together.

By Mary-Jo McLaughlin


Silver Jubilarians

Paul and Amy Anderson, October 17, 1998
Thomas and Annette Danaher, May 30, 1998
Robert and Susan Fountaine, February 7, 1998
Greg and Mary Lou Gannotti, October 3, 1998
Richard and Connie Langer, May 23, 1998
David and Connie McCorriston, June 6, 1998
Christopher and Sarah Sevick, October 31, 1998
Peter and Pamela Tashea, August 28, 1998
Derrick and Erika Wiecenski, October 25, 1997
Jay and Fidelina Weitlauf, December 12, 1998

Thirty Years

Armand and Elizabeth Beaudette, July 31, 1993
Paul and Patrizia Crete, December 11, 1993
Jayvee and Tina Mateo, June 7, 1993

Thirty-five Years

Dennis and Concetta Franchetti, July 2, 1988
Mark and Joan Malchiodi, February 27, 1988
Thomas A. and Marilee M. Manning, September 10, 1988
Gary and Catherine Scholl, November 5, 1988

Forty Years

Faustino and Marilou Barlan, September 26, 1983
Mark and Karen Caise, April 30, 1983
Neil and Susan Florio, September 9, 1983
Dr. Paul and Andrea Kanfer, June 26, 1983
Wayne and Julie Neely, July 30, 1983

Forty-five Years

Michael and Anne Tortora, June 24, 1978

Forty-nine Years

Robert and Diana Comeau, June 29, 1974

“Nothing is more important than that you love one another. So valuable and so precious is your special love for one another, that Jesus has made you one of the Sacraments of His Church.  You, in your unique union with one another, are a sacred sign in your everyday life together of His caring, healing, and life-giving presence in the Church. Wherever you are, whatever you say in tenderness to one another, whatever you do in loving union with one another brings Jesus in His Body, the Church, alive in all whom you touch. He has called you to love one another in His name.” 

~  Fr. Chuck Gallagher, SJ,
Worldwide Marriage Encounter



Golden Jubilarians

Frederick and MaryAnn Beams, July 7, 1973
Joe and Kathy Coco, September 8, 1973
John and Cheryl Egan, May 26, 1973
Dan and Theresa Fanelli, October 6, 1973
Reginaldo and Cecilia Gaudino, February 21, 1973
Robert and Lita LaRue, August 5, 1973
Richard and Kathleen McKee, May 12, 1973
Jerry and Deborah Monahan, November 24, 1973
John and Bev Onsager, October 27, 1973
Donald and Geraldine Quillette, October 6, 1973
Richard and Suzanne Palmieri, August 11, 1973
Philip and Shirley Pessina, September 3, 1973
Roy A. and Elizabeth L. Piper, February 24, 1973
Pat and Christine Tamborra, August 18, 1973
Dean and Beth Willis, October 6, 1973
Stephen and Gail Zeiba, III, March 17, 1973
Stanley and Jeannie Ziomek, May 5, 1973

Fifty-one Years

Alfred D. and Mary Lou Starr, III, May 20, 1972

Fifty-two Years

Roger and Midge Bellamy, July 11, 1971

Fifty-five Years

Brian and Marjorie Dudek, August 17, 1968
Deacon Bill and Connie Herrmann, July 20, 1968
John and Mary Nork, March 23, 1968
Joe and Nancy Przekop, October 5, 1968
Richard and Janet Przybysz, August 31, 1968
Robert and Mary Spooner, July 27, 1968
Thomas and Mary Ann Tangari, February 17, 1968

Fifty-eight Years

David and Brigid Craig, July 31, 1965

Fifty-nine Years

John and Pauline Tosches, December 28, 1963

Sixty Years

Ronald and Roswitha Bossie, June 22, 1963
Edward and Gail Castelli, July 20, 1963
Anthony and Maria Henry, October 19, 1963
John and Joan Lambert, June 29, 1963
Jack and Susan Pasquale, December 28, 1963
Richard E. and Sheila C. Powell, December 14, 1962
John and Margaret Szydik, December 7, 1963
John and Pauline Tosches, December 28, 1963
Joseph and Martha Wread, August 10, 1963

Sixty-one Years

Richard and Sylvia Faretta, April 28, 1962

Sixty-Two Years

Richard and Wendy Doucette, April 8, 1961
Daniel and Norma Goslicki, August 26, 1961

Sixty-five Years

Raymond and Gloria Brosofske, September 13, 1958

Sixty-seven Years

John and Phyllis Lester, August 11, 1956
John and Jane Sterry, June 30, 1956

Seventy Years

Granville and Ursula Beschler, September 5, 1953
Russell and Pauline DeMarco, January 17, 1953

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