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Couples Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Special mass attended by numerous Massapequa couples

Last Sunday, Oct. 16, up to 82 local couples celebrated their Golden Anniversary in a special mass held at St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa.    

The day turned out to be a Massapequa event in more ways than one as a large contingent from the Massapequa area turned out to renew their vows after an amazing 50 years of marriage. Indeed, some of the couples have been married for more than 50 years, and this was an opportunity to be part of an historic day.

Listed below are the couples from the Massapequa area and the parishes they belong to.

Our Lady of Lourdes

Joseph and Sandra Mattina

St. Rose of Lima

Leonard and Christina Augello
John and Joyce Chanda
George and Flora Glessing
Domenick and Marie Iannizzi
Peter and Anne Lantelme
John and Adele Nagy
Maximilian and Betty Paul
Nicholas and Mildred Peluso
Alfred and Helen Peterson
Albert and Joan Poletti
Harry and Betty Read
Joseph and Carmela Ruggiero
Charles and Eileen Smith
Lyman P. and Constance Young
William and Marianna Young
Frank V. and Mary K. Zepf

Our Lady of Lourdes, Massapequa Park                   

Paul and Marie Christian
Salvatore and Mary Ann Contello
James and Joanne Iulo
Valentine and Caroline Velocci

Maria Regina, Seaford

Michael and Maureen Greene
Harry and Evelyn Ness
Charles and Mildred Smith

St. James, Seaford

Robert B. and Bernadette M. Colquhoun

The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre and Bishop Designate, Diocese of Manchester, was the principal celebrant of the Mass.

“The vows these couples spoke before the Lord on that special day, faithfully lived for so many years, gives all of us hope in the reality of unconditional and everlasting love,” said the Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre.  “This occasion is also looked upon by other married couples, young and old, as a shining example of what God intends the sacrament of marriage to be.  Marriage is a wonderful, sacred act of love, responsibility and sacrifice.”

The next Golden Wedding Jubilee Celebration is scheduled for Nov. 6 at the Church of Christ the King, Commack.   For more information on the Golden Wedding Jubilee Celebration call 516-678-5800, ext. 207.