Golden couples celebrate lasting marriages

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Brennan poses with his parents, Patricia and Robert, after celebrating a Mass for couples who are married 50 or more years. The Brennans, parishioners at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Lindenhurst, marked their 51st wedding anniversary this year.

Bishop Robert Brennan celebrated a liturgy at St. Rose of Lima Church, Massapequa, with couples married 50 years or more  on September 23. Couples recognized include:

St. Martin of Tours, Amityville: Richard and Loretta Tarter
St. Barnabas, Bellmore: Raffaele and Filomena Esposito; Joseph and Lucy Farinella; Luigi and Teresa Paci; Austin and Barbara Cannon
St. Martin of Tours, Bethpage: Anthony and Florence Borzell; Charles and Margaret Chatterton, John and Maureen O’Mara
St. John Nepomucene, Bohemia: Kurt and Margaret Bahnke
St. Paul the Apostle, Brookville: Anthony and Helen Albicocco
SS. Cyril and Methodius, Deer Park: Al and Annette Arena
St. Raphael, East Meadow: John and Gloria DiBlasi, Rudolph and Anna Zilli
St. Boniface, Elmont: Robert and Marie Langone
St.  Kilian, Farmingdale: Anthony and Girolama Fioravanti
Our Lady of Victory, Floral Park: Joseph and Marie Maxwell
St. Catherine of Sienna, Franklin Square: Marty and Josephine Raia
Our Holy Redeemer, Freeport: Eugene and Laura Turner
St. Joseph, Garden City: Michael and Eileen Cloherty
St. Francis of Assisi, Greenlawn: Joseph and Margaret Dissler; George and Marjorie Pozderec
St. Rosalie, Hampton Bays: Frank and MaryAnn Heenan
St. Ignatius Loyola, Hicksville: Frank and Joyce Portaro
St. Patrick, Huntington: Joseph and Catherine D’Alessandro
Sacred Heart, Island Park: Thomas and Irene Attanasio
St. Peter the Apostle, Islip Terrace: Joseph and Rose Caico
St. Bernard, Levittown: Nicholas and Theresa D’Amico; Joseph and Rose Tumbarello
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Lindenhurst: Robert J. and Patricia Brennan; Patrick and Lillian Pigott; Henry and Lillian Skalkowski
Our Lady of Lourdes, Malverne: Raymond and Joan Schmitt
St. Mary, Manhasset: Vincent and Lillian DeRosa; Robert and Patricia Patton
Our Lady of Fatima, Manorhaven: Donato and Pauline Gallo
St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa: Ralph and MaryGrace Curcio; Stephen and Margaret Kanapes; Frederick and Mary Krass; Vincenzo and Giuseppina Martorana; John and Adele Nagy; Walter and Anne Noonan; Frank and Mary Zepf
St. Jude, Mastic Beach: Robert and JoAnn DeSilva
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Melville: Neil and Mary Scioscia
Curé of Ars, Merrick:  Donald and Marianne Stahl
Holy Spirit, New Hyde Park: Frederick B. and Annette Ferrara; Frank and Annette Sequino;
St. Joseph, North Babylon: Anthony and Ann Scuderi
Sacred Heart, North Merrick: Robert and Margaret Riordan
St. Dominic, Oyster Bay: Kenneth and Elizabeth Feryo
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Patchogue: Thomas and Adele Worthington
St. Peter of Alcantara, Port Washington: Henry and Josephine Cosenza; Virgil and Gail Zirpolo
St. Lawrence the Martyr, Sayville: Jack and Carol Decicco
Maria Regina, Seaford: Paul and Loretta Golinski
St. James, Seaford: Lenny and Carol Rocillo; John and Mary Wohltmann
St. William the Abbot, Seaford: Robert and Antoinette Bozza; Thomas and Catherine Gallagher; Richard and Patricia Rogers; Francis and Joan Vereline
SS. Philip and James, St. James: Brian and Catherine Hughes
Blessed Sacrament, Valley Stream: Rafael and Francisca Torres
Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream: John and Edna Brass; Felice and Frances Russo
St. John the Baptist, Wading River: Salvatore and Viola Lomonico; Joseph P. and Patricia A. Walsh
St. Frances de Chantal, Wantagh: Andrew and Helen Crean; Anthony and Rosemary Giardina; Charles and Margaret Gugel; George and Maura Winkler; John and Dolores Zablorny
Our Lady of Grace, West Babylon: Gerard and Olga Limone
St. Thomas the Apostle, West Hempstead: Douglas and Marie O’Neill
Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip: Jack and Linda Pagano
St. Aidan, Williston Park: Louis and Mary Ellen Andriano; Charles and Maureen Healy; James and Barbara Stumpf