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Posted on: February 14, 2020

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WEST HAVEN, Feb. 14, 2020 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, joins Dorothy and William McCarthy during the city’s 30th annual Valentine’s Day party at West Haven Elks Lodge 1537 on Friday, Feb. 14.

The McCarthys, who have been married for 70 years, were among 28 couples married for at least 50 years who were honored at the two-hour event, presented by the mayor’s office.

Rossi recognized the McCarthys as the event’s oldest couple, presenting them with a bottle of Champagne and a gift-wrapped pendant courtesy of Leslie Jewelers of West Haven. Lou and Maryann Celone, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May 2019, were recognized as the youngest couple.

All received chocolates, wine glasses and roses, as well as a framed photograph of themselves.

The party included music by the Clam Diggers and lunch provided by Z’s Corner Cafe. It was made possible by D&D Linen Supply and Fitzgerald’s Florist of West Haven and Costco of Milford.

(City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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Mayor Rossi recognizes Maryann and Lou Celone, who have been married for 50 years, as the youngest couple. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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