The Monitor Magazine November 2021: Anniversary Blessings section

Page 1

Anniversary Blessings

Rooted in Faith

Anniversary couples reflect on years of faith, hope and love together BY ROSE O’CONNOR  Associate Editor and BRIANNA PALMER  Correspondent

T

hey all shared different stories. They all came from different towns and parishes from around the Diocese. They were all married in different times and places. Yet, the more than 300 married couples who attended the Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing Masses on Oct. 3, in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, or Oct. 10 in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold, shared a common sentiment when answering the question, “What is the secret to having a successful marriage?” The answer, it turns out, is not much of a secret. It is their

love of God, their faith and one another. “You are marriage’s success stories,” Bishop David M. O’Connell said in his homily at both Masses. The first Mass was for couples in Burlington and Mercer Counties celebrating one, 25, 50 or more years of marriage this year, and the second Mass was for couples in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Since last year’s Anniversary Blessing Masses were cancelled due to the Continued on 36

A couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary renew their wedding vows in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold. Jeff Bruno photo

November 2021    THE MONITOR MAGAZINE   35


Anniversary Blessings

A celebration of love Continued from 35

pandemic, couples marking their second, and 26th anniversaries were also invited to participate. “No marriage is perfect, no human being is perfect, only God is perfect, and he calls us to strive for perfection as best we can,” Bishop O’Connell said. “Your Sacrament has brought you together, kept you together in a bond of love that has grown stronger, deeper, holier and more intentional. It’s up to you, with God’s grace, to keep it going.” CREDIBLE WITNESSES The diocesan Department of Evangelization and Family Life hosted the Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing Masses, occasions during which the anniversary couples renew their vows and receive special blessings from Bishop O’Connell. Each couple was also presented with a small gift on behalf of the Diocese. For the Oct. 10 Mass in St. Robert

Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, the congregation was treated to a little musical prelude from the Bishop who spontaneously began his homily by singing the refrain from Foreigner’s 1984 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” “If I wanted to know what love is, you’d certainly show me as we celebrate your anniversaries,” Bishop O’Connell said, adding that most of what he had learned about marriage while growing up, as well as during his almost 40 years of priesthood, he learned from his parents who were married for 59 years before his father died, as well as many other couples he has encountered. “In fact, I would say that much of what I learned about being a priest I learned from couples like you, to know what love is and to show it.” “What the world is in particular need of today is the credible witness, to show people enlightened in mind and heart by the Word of the Lord and capable of opening their hearts and leaving them

Milagros Canlas Nepomuceno Nanawa and Jose Angel Franco, Our Lady of Fatima, Keyport, celebrated 50 years of marriage with Bishop O’Connell and family. Jeff Bruno photo

open, capable of opening their minds for their desire for God, for true life, life without end,” he said. “You are those credible witnesses,” Bishop O’Connell said. “You are marriage’s success stories. Whether there are easy times, good times, or some challenging and difficult times, your love has seen you through and continues to. Christian marriage, sacramental marriage and family life are the ways you recognize God’s presence in your lives, ways that fulfill your lives and strengthen your sense of belonging to him, to one another and to all of us in the Church, to affirm his presence. That’s what your marriage does.” THEIR MARRIED YEARS Smiles, laughter and tears of joy were shared by the married couples as they thought about their years and experiences together. Sean and Marie Gorman of St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary, shared that they desire for God to be present in their marriage and family life. “It’s so important to find someone who has the same morals and shares the faith,” Sean Gorman said and suggested couples “pray constantly, go to Mass, pray the Rosary as a family, read the daily Readings and go to Confession.” Betsy and Rick Adams were married

36   THE MONITOR MAGAZINE    November 2021


To see Photo Galleries, visit TrentonMonitor.com> Multimedia>Photo Galleries Go to TrentonMonitor.com and click on NEWS> DIOCESE for photo galleries and a SPECIAL VIDEO featuring some of this year’s anniversary couples. Anibal and Solsire Alveño, St. Joseph Parish, Trenton, hold hands at the Anniversary Blessing Mass Oct. 3 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral. Hal Brown photo

in St. John Neumann Parish, Mount Laurel, 26 years ago and were glad to have the opportunity to receive the blessing from Bishop O’Connell. If pressed to give advice to couples preparing for marriage, the Adams suggested remaining steadfast in love and faith. “Have a lot of patience. There are going to be ups and downs, just hang in there, because it’s worth it,” Rick shared. Betsy agreed and added, “Look to God. He will give you what you need to get through the tough times. We’ve been very blessed.” The strong faith foundation is also something David and Jennifer Bedad want for their marriage as they celebrated their first anniversary last year. “It’s a joy to be surrounded by so many other married couples in person, after the Covid-19 pandemic cancelled the celebration last year.” The Bedad’s, parishioners of St. Catherine Labouré Parish, Middletown, also spoke about their positive experience during their Pre-Cana preparations, recalling it as a “fun and inspirational experience that prepared them for marriage and even helped them plan their big day.” Joseph and Jean Cosentino, parishioners from St. Aloysius Parish, Jackson, are celebrating a significant milestone in their married life – their 70th wedding anniversary. When prompted to share their

“secrets to success” they shared, “having a family to take care of and staying strong in the faith has kept our marriage alive even after so many years.” The Cosentinos also pray the Rosary together nightly, a practice they believe keeps them rooted in their faith. “Keep the faith and always love one another,” Joseph said, remarking that it was “lovely seeing so many happy couples celebrating together in one place,” follow-

A special gift from

ing the Mass in the Co-Cathedral. “She’s my little slice of heaven,” Thomas Brenner said of wife, Rita. The Brenners, parishioners of St. James Parish, Pennington, have been married for 50 years. “We wanted to join the celebration to the give thanks to God for all of the blessings we have received in our married lives,” Rita said. “It’s hard to believe we’ve been married 52 years,” Enid Martin said of her marriage to husband, Arthur. The couple are parishioners of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, Bordentown. Her advice for a happy and faith-filled marriage? “Know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and build on those strengths. Work with each other. Forgive, forget and start over. Tomorrow is another day and you always get a second chance to start over,” Enid said. “And most important, be grateful – for big things, for small things and for everything in between!”

THE MONITOR

for all Anniversary Couples listed in this magazine. Receive a free, one-year new subscription or renewal to your diocesan magazine (includes both print and digital editions).

Call The Monitor’s Business Desk at 609-403-7131 … Or email us at …Monitor-Subscriptions@dioceseoftrenton.org for more information and to accept your gift. One year of the Diocese’s award-winning magazine … with our compliments and heartfelt congratulations!

November 2021    THE MONITOR MAGAZINE   37


Anniversary Blessings

A couple touches each others’ wedding bands during the blessing of rings. Hal Brown photo

Anniversary Blessings Celebrating Couples Married... 1 & 2 years • 25 & 26 years • 50+ years The couples who took part in one of the Bishop’s Anniversary Blessings are listed here, by county and parish:

Burlington County Corpus Christi, Willingboro • Robert C. & Margaretha Cooper, 51 Holy Eucharist, Tabernacle • Daniel & Janet L. Boris, 25 • Kenneth S. & Mary Christine Domzalski, 50 • Chris & Sandy Foster, 26 • John Stephen & Mary Elizabeth Nowicki, 25 • John & Diane Perides, 51 • James P. & Linda K. Waters, 25 Mary, Mother of the Church, Bordentown • Reno & Midge Cassarini, 25 • Carol and Roy Holcombe, 51 • Carlos & Cora Jayme, 51 • Arthur & Enid Martin, 52 Our Lady of Good Counsel, Moorestown • Robert & Bernadette Garofola, 51 •

Charles & JoAnn Tier, 50 Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Hainesport • Frank & Sharon Loiseau, 26 Resurrection Parish, Delran • Vincent & Carol Cooney, 50 Sacred Heart, Mount Holly • Nicholas & Mary Katkic, 50 • David & Annette Marcil, 26 • Stephen & Donna Lynn Passalacqua, 26 • Paul J. & Janet Naidl Siler, 50

St. Charles Borromeo, Cinnaminson • Robert & Lois Caccese, 50 • Francis & Theresa Dolan, 60 • Paul & Jean Ferretti, 52 • Frank & Marion Hodum, 50 • Harry J. & Elaine M. Welsh, 51 St. Joan of Arc, Marlton • Justin & Christin Colaprico, 2 St. John Neumann, Mount Laurel • Richard & Elizabeth Adams, 26 • Joseph & Mary Majauskas, 50

Sacred Heart, Riverton • Arthur & Barbara Ann Milch, 50 • Douglas & Joan-Marie Stiglich, 25 • James T. & Ingrid M. Turcich, 51

St. Katharine Drexel, Burlington • Max & Meghan Kind, 1 • Joseph & Margaret Paglione, 50 • Robert & Patricia Wood, 50

St. Ann, Browns Mills • Stephen N. & Kathleen A. Carpenter, 50 • Elpidio & Vilma Robles, 51

St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford • John & Catherine Baily, 50 • James & Anne Lang, 50

38   THE MONITOR MAGAZINE   November 2021


Mercer County Incarnation-St. James, Ewing • Daniel & Nina Gowaty, 50 Our Lady of the Angels, Trenton • Tomas & Glenda Martínez, 25 • Josarit & Frumencio Ramos, 2 Our Lady of Good Counsel, West Trenton • Steven Czelusniak & Elizabeth Peoples, 25 Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony, Hamilton • Joseph & Paula Agabiti, 50 • John & Suzanne Bensel, 62 • Samuel & Patricia Falconello, 59 • Joseph & Jennifer Gehan, 25 • Richard & Joanne Lisiewski, 55 • Walter J. & Teresa Mary Kmiec, 50 • Angelo & Clare Milioto, 51 • Joseph & Carol Notta, 50 • Thomas & Laura Prendergast, 26 • Matthew & Ivelisse Spart, 2 Sacred Heart, Trenton • Charles & Josephine Armenti, 51 • Hector & Maribelle Figueroa, 25 • Diane & Ken Nowak, 50 St. Ann, Lawrenceville • Kenneth & Maryann Micai, 50 • Trystan & Brigid Tevis, 1 St. Anthony of Padua, Hightstown • Joseph M. & Anne R. Borek, 50 • Robert & Sheila O’Donnell, 51 • John & Joanne Tyne, 51

St. Joseph, Trenton • Anibal & Solsire Alveño, 1 • Jaime Hernandez & Leonor Briones, 1 • Jose Coronado & Gladys Cardona, 2 • Ángel & Ana Angelica Chicaiza, 1 • Fermin Melgar & Elizabeth Jaquez, 1 • Nestor Enrique Mendez & Piedad Mendez, 25 • Jose Horacio Navarro Calvo & Marisol Morales Mora, 26 • Juan Pineda & Carolina Ramirez, 2 • Francisco Chaj & Marta Sanchez, 2 • Ruben & Basilica Santiago, 2

Holy Cross, Rumson • Walter F. & Marsha K. Bukowski, 1 • Donald & Mary Jane McDermott, 51

St. Paul, Princeton • Paul & Jennifer Cooke, 25 • William & Phyllis Coyer, 60 • Thomas Anthony III & Grace Chapa Walker Finn, 50 • Andrew & Debbie Peel, 26 • Chris & Susan Evans, 26 • Jeffrey Eikelberner & Lisa Walker, 25

Our Lady of Fatima, Keyport • Carol & John Gaffney, 53 • Jose Angel Franco & Milagros Canlas Nepomuceno Nanawa, 50 • George & Rita Roessner, 51

St. Raphael-Holy Angels, Hamilton • Francis & Carol Bresnen, 50 • Douglas & Marie Filidore, 57 • Sean & Marie Gorman, 25 • Chrispin & Anicia Lopez, 50 • Charles A. & Ann Mewherter, 50 St. Vincent de Paul, Yardville • Richard & Judith Eck, 1 • Tom & Bobbi Hope, 51

Monmouth County Christ the King, Long Branch • James & Blanche Hartner, 50

Holy Innocents, Neptune • Thomas & Wendy Bifulco, 51 Mother of Mercy, Asbury Park • Enrique Cortes & Amalia Ibañez, 25 • Karl & Christina Schuetz, 53 Nativity, Fair Haven • Edward H. & Marilyn A. Fenton, 50 • William & Barbara Grimmer, 50

Our Lady of Hope, West Long Branch • Mike & Kathy Flanagan, 50 • Donald & Linda Hopkins, 50 • Vincent & Nancy Torre, 50 Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes, Atlantic Highlands • Anthony & Carol Alleva, 54 St. Anthony of Padua, Red Bank • Gabriel & Estela Cilia, 2 • Carlos Fonseca & Jazmín Sujeille Canchola Aguilar, 2 • Efraín & Juana Moreno lino, 2 • José & Beatriz Amado Rodriguez, 26

Continued on 40

St. David the King, Princeton Junction • Vincent & JoAnn Ficca, 50 • Michael & Barbara Gallagher, 50 • John & Patricia Magovern, 50 • Francis & Mary McKittrick, 50 • John A. & Evelyne A. Patterson, 26 St. George, Titusville • Lawrence & Rose Gallagher, 50 St. Gregory the Great, Hamilton Square • Pacifico & Minda Allarde, 50 • Paul & Mary Goepfert, 25 • Charles & Rose Marie Grabowski, 50 • Richard & Vivian Guarini, 51 • Joseph & Jane Latini, 51 • David & Angela Provost, 26 • Alice & Stephen Statz, 50 • James & Judith Tymon, 50 St. James, Pennington • Thomas Edward & Rita Lina Brenner, 50 • Moore & Theresa Hank, 51 • Edward & Angeline Martin, 54 • Jack & Marsha Watro, 50

Bishop O’Connell speaks to married couples celebrating milestone anniversaries. With the Bishop are Msgr. Thomas N. Gervasio, vicar general and Father Dennis Apoldite, pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Trenton. Hal Brown photo November 2021    THE MONITOR MAGAZINE   39


Anniversary Blessings

Celebrating Couples Married...

1 & 2 years • 25 & 26 years • 50+ years Continued from 39

St. Benedict, Holmdel • Joseph & Charlotte Miceli, 51 St. Catharine, Holmdel • John & Lillian Giordano, 51 • Chris & Kathy Scott, 26 St. Catharine-St. Margaret, Spring Lake • Theodore P. & Kathleen A. Brogowski, 50 • Philip & Joanne Eskola, 50 • John & Maryanne Greene, 51 • Derek & Kelly Noah, 1 • Owen & Melissa Quinn, 25 • Francis A. & Aniela Sullivan, 50 St. Catherine Laboure, Middletown • Idir & Jennifer David Bedad, 1 • Eugene & Earline Cutolo, 58 • Donald & Barbara Moloney, 25 • Wayne & Madeline Wildrick, 50 St. Clement, Matawan • William & Judith Campbell, 51 • Matthew & Mary Conrad, 25 • John & Donna Demartino, 52 • Maximo Jr. & Josefina Madridejos, 50 • Gary & Carmela Repack, 50 • Thomas & Claudia Strano, 50 St. Denis, Manasquan • John & Gina Finn, 25 • Joseph & Jane Potoczniak, 51 • Michael & AnneMarie Sniffen, 50 • Ted & Carolyn Wojtech, 61 St. Dorothea, Eatontown • Anthony & Rosemarie Pagano, 50 • Richard & MaryAnn Szenzenstein, 50 St. Gabriel, Marlboro • Christopher & Linda Alviggi, 26 • Paul & Denise Budveit, 25 • Rocco & Norma Cea, 64 • Emerito & Yvonne Cruz, 25 • Peter & Ann Fekety, 50 • F. L. “Skip” & Marian Gracon, 57 St. James, Red Bank • Angelo & Kerry Ascione, 25 • Deacon Bryan & Bernadette Davis, 50 • Antonio N. Loreno & B. Presenta Villa-Loreno, 55 • Gary Silvestri & Kathleen Peterson, 26 •

Anthony & Deborah Tamburri, 26 St. John the Baptist, Allentown • Joseph & Elizabeth Casto, 50 • Joseph & Dolores Viotti, 50 • Michael & Aixa Welborn, 25 St. Joseph, Millstone • Salvatore & Jolinda Dioguardi, 50 • Richard & Patricia Hileman, 60 St. Leo the Great, Lincroft • Giulio & Beth Caruso, 25 • James & Ella Langtry, 51 St. Mark, Sea Girt • Patrick & Linda Cavanaugh, 51 • Gordon & Margaret Pingicer, 51 • Bernard & Dorothy Ricciardi, 63 • William & Linda Ryan, 25 St. Mary, Colts Neck • John J. and Rosemarie Coppola, 51 • Joseph and Rachelle Quigley, 25 • Mary & George Schneider, 51 St. Mary, Middletown • Jon & Debra Moren, 25 • William & Rose Marie Philcox, 56 • Richard & Diana West, 54 St. Michael, Long Branch • Jason & Keelin Hutzley, 25 • Jack & Cathy McDonald, 50 • Elian & Renata Gabriela Mounayer, 51 • Paul & Eileen Rolleri,

40   THE MONITOR MAGAZINE    November 2021

50 • Ralph & Kathryn Stubbs, 51 St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold • Brian & Linda Altini, 26 • Don & Dolores Andrejewski, 50 • Robert & Judith Burner, 50 • Robert & Louise Campbell, 51 • James & Kathleen Carmello, 51 • Kathleen & Albert Doty, 52 • Paul & Cheryl Frank, 26 • Rolf & Judith Friedmann, 50 • Ralph & Kathleen Giordano, 55 • Salvatore & Maria Iacono, 50 • John & Marilyn Kuper, 61 • Thomas & Bonnie Lally, 26 • Bernardino & Cynthia Lota, 50 • Richard & Julia Mensel, 60 • Vincent & Virginia Merola, 51 • Ronald & Lenore Reagan, 61 • Louis & Louise Riehl, 50 • Al & Fran Rozansky, 50 • Michael & Irene Rovito, 25 • Thomas & Maryann Saporita, 50 • John & Teresa Scozzari, 25 • Vinny & Filomena Sirico, 25 • Mark & Gail Tardi, 25 • Rafael & Francisca Torres, 59 • Ismael & Elizabeth Vicens, 50 St. Rose, Belmar • Peter M. & Diane Gregorio, 50 • Joseph & Ursula Maher, 51 • James & Maria Parry, 25


A couple celebrating 50 years of marriage share a smile following the blessing of the rings. Jeff Bruno photo St. Rose of Lima, Freehold • Oscar Carrillo & Maria del Pilar, 26 • Daniel Dawidowicz & Donna Chong, 25 • Patsy & Fran Forte, 51 • John & Christine Krenitsky, 52 • Danilo & Marie Molina, 51 • Don & Michelle Nakagawa, 25 • Marco & Maricela Sandoval, 25 • Tony & Linda Valdellon, 50 St. Teresa of Calcutta, Bradley Beach • Edward & Peggy Bonanno, 26 • Raymond & Geraldine Hansen, 50 • George & Bernice Hettesheimer, 50 • Mark & Denise Jones, 25 • Ronald & Constance Lejda, 50 St. Thomas More, Manalapan • Lance & Linda Andrew, 50 • Keith & Carol Casey, 50 • Redentor & Teresita Casanova, 50 • Salvatore & Roseanne Damiano, 51 • Vincent & Linda Gumina, 25 • Gerard & Marianne O’Reilly, 51 • John & Bernadette Peragine, 50 • Daniel & Christine Tantum, 25

Ocean County Epiphany, Brick • Henry & Joan Asch, 50 • Ralph Moscatiello & Marianne Logan, 61

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Lakewood • Feliciano & Maria E. Del Valle, 50 • Francisco Gomez-Jaime & Teresa Aranda-Garcia, 26 • Thomas Joseph & Joan Marie Lorenc, 52 • James & Mary McHugh, 52 • Rodolfo & Lyn Ompod, 25

St. Justin the Martyr, Toms River • Peter & Celine Brent, 25 • Thomas M. & Kathleen E. Duralek, 50 • Anton & Barbara Kihm, 50 • Michael & Patricia Mermin, 50 • Alphonse & Debra Rispoli, 50 • Charles & Diane Sanders, 50 • James & Mary Wiercinski, 51

St. Aloysius, Jackson • Tom & Carmela Brady, 50 • Joseph & Jean Cosentino, 70 • Fernando & Gloria Dino-Guida, 51 • Robert & Kathleen Fertal, 51 • Robert & Gilda Gough, 62 • Patricia & John Mumby, 26 • Gennaro & Angelina Pane, 62 • Arthur J. & Elsie M. Roche, 61 • James & Nina Rosano, 66 • Joseph Sr. & Maria Siciliano, 55 • Charles & Nancy Vitello, 62 •

St. Luke, Toms River • Joseph & Patricia Annicchiarico, 50 • Thomas & Theresa Baggs, 25 • Michael & Patricia Cook, 50 • Mathew & Rosemarie Herber, 60 • Jose G. & Edna T. Hernandez, 50 • John & Irene Marino, 70 • James & Patricia O’Connell, 50 • Larry & Nancy Szczepan, 50 • John & Antonette Tracy, 50

St. Barnabas, Bayville • Alan & Madonna De Rosa, 50 • Peter Jr. & Kathie Fortunato, 51 • John & Ruth Lynch, 59 St. Dominic, Brick • Charles & Maria Best, 53 • Ernest & Lucy DiMeglio, 50 • Christopher & Ann Leacy, 50 • Jaime & Malu Mapa, 50 • John & Marjorie McGuire, 50 • Paul Martin & Carmelita Patricola, 51 • Michael & Rosalie Petrsoric, 50 • John & Lisa Solan, 26 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Whiting • Jose & Librada Ang, 50 • Manus & Teresa Divers, 61 • Peter & Lorraine Haas, 51 • Vincent & Mary Spera, 51 St. Francis of Assisi, Brant Beach • Frank & Elaine Bode, 50 • Kenneth & JuneLynn Finn, 50 • Douglas & Cynthia Raylman, 26 St. Isidore the Farmer, New Egypt • Albert Jr. & Anne Dempster, 51 • Paul & Kathleen Halaycio, 51 • Michael & Maria Menditto, 50 St. John, Lakehurst • Vincent & Theresa Bilancia, 51 • Jeffrey & Maria Jable, 55 • Kevin & Patricia Kinane, 61 • Joseph & Patricia Kulas, 52 St. Joseph, Toms River • Gene & Michele Angelos, 25 • Leonard & Beverly Betz, 50 • Brian Christopher & Lisa Ann Darling, 2 • Matthew & Kimberly Farley, 1 • Dennis & Linda Fernandez, 50 • Thomas Hardy & Janet Long, 1 • Eugene & Patricia Hearne, 26 • Dennis & Joyce Kane, 51 • Al & Connie Velto, 51

St. Martha, Point Pleasant • Richard & Margaret Brady, 51 • James & Elaine Dickerson, 50 • Kevin & Barbara Horahan, 50 • Thomas & Monica Jordan, 51 • Stephen & Nancy Sanchez, 1 St. Mary, Barnegat • Michael & Patricia Addas, 50 • Jim & Annette Baratta, 58 • William & Anna Beadle, 58 • Peter & Carol Eschmann, 51 St. Maximilian Kolbe, Toms River • Carl & Mary Lee Benson, 57 • Joseph & Margaret Bolcato, 50 • Anthony & Margaret Dunaisky, 50 • Ronald & Mary Kirby, 61 • George & Elissa Longo, 50 • Floyd & Antoinette Murray, 63 • Daniel A. & Ruth Ann Waddington, 50 St. Monica, Jackson • David & Marie Gould, 51 St. Peter, Point Pleasant Beach • Peter & Cornelia Calderone, 50 • Robert & Lucille Mack, 51 St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Lavallette • John & Jane Borowski, 50 St. Pius X, Forked River • David & Georgette Kalisch, 55 • Anthony & Lillian Martucci, 55 • John & Irene Santarsiero, 72 • Michael & Barbara Stellatonew, 51 St. Theresa, Little Egg Harbor • Frank & Barbara Davide, 51 • David V. & Sandra A. Johnson, 51 • Joseph & Elaine Lyons, 51 • Louis & Alice Mankowski, 50 Visitation, Brick • Ralph & Betty Mutarelli, 56

November 2021    THE MONITOR MAGAZINE   41


Anniversary Blessings

Congratulations & warm wishes to these couples celebrating a special anniversary.... Cheers to 50 years, Thomas & Rita Brenner!!

Happy 50th Anniversary to our parents

May God continue to bless you.

Wishing you both continued love and happiness for many years to come!!

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Carol and Vince Cooney.

Love, David, Jen, Gabriel, Nathan, Christopher, Ryan, Luca, Aniella, Melissa, Jerry, Dimitrios & Andrew

Love, Jennifer, Michael & Monica

Congratulations to our dear parents,

Paul & Eileen Rolleri

on your 50th Wedding Anniversary!

Where Love & Dreams Join Together, Where Today & Tomorrow Become Forever!

Celebrating “25” Years Together!

Linda & Jimmy Waters

May the Lord continue to watch over your union and bless you both. With love - Marla, Sal, Silvia and Marco, & Philip, Alison, Noah and Jude.

Josefina & Maximo Madridejos Jr. Congratulations Dad and Mom

0

197

2021

on your 50th Golden Anniversary!

This is such an inspiration to our family and hope Jing and I can also accomplish this amazing milestone. Thank you so much for showing us how love and faith can keep a marriage so strong. We love you both so much and wish you many more anniversaries to come. Love always, Jeff, Jing, Tyler and Cameron

Happy 50 th Anniversary Rosemarie & Anthony Pagano! Your love and dedication to each other and your family is an inspiration to us all. We are so grateful for all you do for us. We love you always & forever, Janine, Ed, Eddie and Jack 42   THE MONITOR MAGAZINE   November 2021

Lord, we thank you for the many blessings we have enjoyed throughout our 50 years together. Our faith in you, our love for you, and our love for each other, have brought us to this milestone. We ask that you continue to be with us in the days ahead.

Dan and Nina Gowaty


Bob & Sheila O’Donnell are blessed to celebrate our 51 st Wedding Anniversary. May God continue to bless us as we travel on this journey.

Dear Larry, Fifty years thru joy

and tears. Love you then, love you still...always will. Love, Rose

It takes a moment to fall in love, but it takes a lifetime to prove that it was truly meant to be! Life is a journey and love is what makes the journey worthwhile.

Forever and always, 4-11-70.

Larry & Rose Gallagher

Lord, thank you for all the blessings you have given us and our family during our 59 years of marriage (January 20, 1962). We are so grateful, and Lord continue to watch over us and our family.

Samuel & Patricia Falconello

Maria & James Parry

Love yesterday, today and forever.

Mom and Dad, Congratulations on 50 years of marriage! Your love for each other and your family is your greatest gift to all of us. Love, Jerry, Christine, Michael, Grace and Noah

Jeremiah 31:3

Happy 25th Anniversary Sweetheart.

Anna & Luigi Prete

Here’s to more adventures! - Love, Maria

Jack & Cathy McDonald

Michael & Irene Rovito

50 years

Take my hand, take my whole life too for I couldn’t help falling in love with you.

25 th Anniversary

celebrating

of JOY! Married

November 6, 1971 at Christ the King, Jersey City

Jimmy & Malu Mapa

Bernadette & John Peragine

“ We are certain of this: nothing can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus Our Lord.”

Bernadette and I have enjoyed in our marriage with our love for each other and for you, we have reached our th

11/27/1971 - 11/27/2021

(Romans 8:39)

Bobbi & Tom Hope

Jesus, Thank You for all the blessings

50 Wedding

anniversary. Jesus, continue to watch over us and our family.

November 2021    THE MONITOR MAGAZINE   43