50thCONNIE AND VINNY
PRESTIANNI of Valley Stream were wed July 7, 1962, at St. Bernadette's Church in Brooklyn. Their children hosted a barbecue in their honor at their daughter's home. They celebrated by taking a river cruise in Russia. Connie is a retired teacher and Vinny is a retired engineer. They have three children and three grandchildren.
50thCAROL AND ANTHONY
MANGIARACINA of West Islip were wed June 2, 1962. They celebrated with a surprise party at Captain Bill's hosted by their children. A cruise to the Caribbean is planned. Carol and Anthony are both retired and enjoy trips to Atlantic City. They have two daughters and four grandsons.
50thLORRAINE AND GENE
BONNETT of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Commack, were wed June 2, 1962. They celebrated with a trip to Hawaii, where they had first honeymooned. The celebration continued with a family gathering in San Diego. The couple met while both were working at the American Tobacco Co. in Manhattan. They have two children and six grandchildren.
40thRAFFAELLA AND MICHAEL RIFENBURY of Ronkonkoma were wed June 11, 1972, at Blessed Sacrament Church in Valley Stream. They celebrated with family and friends at Jewel in Melville. Michael is retired from Cablevision in Bethpage. Raffaella is retired from Suffolk Federal Credit Union in Medford. They enjoy trips to Myrtle Beach, S.C.
35thVIRGINIA AND FRANK PAWLOWSKI of North Massapequa were wed June 25, 1977, at St. James Chapel. They honeymooned in Montauk. Frank was a widower with three children and Virginia was a single mother of two boys. They were introduced by Frank's cousin. Several people were placing bets that second marriages do not work but here they are after 35 years, a "Brady Bunch" family and nine grandchildren. They renewed vows at a Mass at St. James' Church in Seaford.
25thDEBORAH AND VINCENT CARNAVALE of Massapequa were wed May 9, 1987, at St. David's Lutheran Church in Massapequa Park. A reception followed at Gi Gi's of Westbury. They celebrated with a dinner at Umberto's in Wantagh with family and friends. Vinny is a pharmacist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Debbie is a dental hygienist. They have three daughters.