Tarrytown Couple Again Recognized as Longest Married in Archdiocese

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Stanley and Josie Maciocha are being recognized for a second consecutive year as the longest-married couple in the archdiocese following an annual search by the archdiocesan Family Life Office.

The Family Life Office conducts the search in concert with World Marriage Day, which is celebrated on the second Sunday in February, near St. Valentine’s feast day of Feb. 14.

Stanley, 98, and Josie, 100, who are parishioners of Transfiguration parish in Tarrytown, celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary Jan. 24.

The Maciochas, who were residents of the same Yonkers neighborhood, went canoeing on their first date. It was smooth sailing.

“When I met him, he was nice looking and a very nice person, and I fell in love,” Josie told CNY.

Stanley and Josie were married at St. Casimir Church in Yonkers. They have two daughters, Marilyn Gizzi and Barbara Rose; one granddaughter, Kristen Gizzi; and two great-granddaughters, Sophia and Olivia Flynn.

Stanley and Josie left Yonkers in 2016 and now live at Brightview assisted living residence in Tarrytown, where they enjoy going to the gym and playing games such as Bingo. “It’s a very nice place,” Josie said.

Alan Zale, who is a second cousin to Stanley, nominated the couple for the archdiocesan award. When Alan and his wife Joan recently visited the couple at Brightview, Stanley was watching CNN and Josie was playing Bingo.

Zale said Stanley loves reminiscing about growing up in Yonkers, and Josie enjoys talking about family and remembers all the family history.

“Josie and Stanley are both kind, gracious and generous people,” said Zale, who is a freelance photographer for Catholic New York.

“The mutual love and respect they have for each other is the key to their marriage. They are such a joy to be around.”

The longest-married couples
in the Archdiocese

Josie & Stanley Maciocha
77 years, Transfiguration, Tarrytown

Theresa & Anthony Stellabotte
75 years, St. Ann, Staten Island

Regina & Maurice Terry
75 years, Sacred Heart, Yonkers

Myrtle & Angelo Eugene Prisco
73 years, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Pelham Manor

Rose & Ralph FedericI
72 years, St. James the Apostle/Our Lady of the
Lake Mt Carmel, Carmel

Josephine & Vincent Berretta
71 years, Holy Rosary, Bronx

Theresa & Joseph Siclare
71 years, St. John Bosco, Port Chester

Catherine & Vincent Tambone
71 years, St. Columba, Hopewell Junction

Geraldine & Mike Turco
71 years, St. Francis of Assisi, West Nyack

Victoria & Conrado Torres
71 years, St. Ann, Yonkers

Alice & Deacon Theodore Gaskin
70 years, St. Pius X, Scarsdale

Concetta & Giuseppe Coco
70 years, St. Patrick’s, Yorktown Heights

Antoinette & Carmine Campo
70 years, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Bronx

Ann & Anthony Amalfitano
70 years, Sacred Heart, Suffern

Celia Jane & Thomas McEvoy
69 years, St. Augustine, Larchmont

Marie & Dominick Muggeo
69 years, St Paul-St. Ann, Congers

Nancy & Joseph Mobilia
69 years, St. Benedict, Bronx

Rachel & Richard DiBari
68 years, Our Lady of Pity, Staten Island

Mary & Vincent Saracco
68 years, St. Augustine, New City

Patricia & Charles Messina
68 years, St. Mary, Our Lady of the Falls,
Wappingers Falls

Anita & Thomas Liguori
68 years, St. Mary, Our Lady of the Falls,
Wappingers Falls

Connie & Sebastian D’Urso
67 years, Sacred Heart, Suffern

Mary & William Flaherty
65 years, Our Lady of Loretto, Cold Spring

Norma & Herbert Holzer
65 years, Holy Innocents, Pleasantville

Lucy & Gerald Sapio
65 years, St. Patrick, Staten Island

Denise & Laurence Beckerle
65 years, St. Aedan, Pearl River

Maria & James Helbock
65 years, Our Lady of Loretto, Cold Spring

Anna & Michael Tortorella
65 years, St. Clare, Staten Island

Theresa & Raymond Martin
65 years, Holy Child, Staten Island

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