Lucille (Fontana) and Tony Santoliquido renewed their wedding vows at the annual anniversary mass at the Immaculate Conception Church in Tuckahoe and celebrated with a reception at Ciao’s Restaurant.
Their three children Anthony, John and Michael, their daughters-in-law Marge and Isadora and 5 grand children, Alex, Ryan, Gabriella, Samantha and Michael Jr. were in attendance in addition to Lucille’s 102 year old mother, Clara Fontana, and several close relatives and intimate family friends.
The Santoliquido’s also attended last month's annual 50th Wedding Anniversary Golden Jubilee Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral officiated by Cardinal Edward Egan and received a Papal Blessing from Pope Benedict.
Lucille was born in Mount Vernon and attended local schools there while Tony was born in White Plains and graduated from Eastchester High in 1955. They met while attending attending college and, after a whirlwind courtship, were married in the Sacred Heart Church, Mount Vernon on Nov. 25, 1962 by Father James O‘Connell.
They reside on Fairway Drive, which has been home for the past 49 years. Lucille has extensive bookkeeping knowledge and experience and has worked, both part-time and full-time, for several businesses in New York City and Westchester. She is currently working with her son, Michael [San Signs and Awnings].
Tony worked for New York Telephone and AT&T for 34 years and held various sales and managerial positions during his tenure with both companies. He accepted an early retirement offer from his last AT&T assignment as a National Account Sales Manager and, subsequently, was re-hired as a Sales and Assessment managing consultant for newly appointed entry level AT&T sales executives.
He continues to share his sales, marketing and administrative expertise and occasionally works with his sons whenever needed.
As longtime residents of Tuckahoe and Eastchester, Lucille, Tony and their boys were actively involved with many community activities, school PTA’s and civic organizations including the Eastchester Basketball, Pony-Colt and Little Leagues; the Eastchester Republican party; Rescue Hook and Ladder volunteers; Italian-American Club; Boy Scouts of America and the Leewood Residents Association.
Lucille presently spends her leisure time cooking, baking and shopping while Tony prefers some quiet time gardening, reading and playing on his computer. When not working, they enjoy traveling, cruising, intermittent trips to Atlantic City and spending time with their grandchildren and friends and are looking forward to celebrating their anniversary once again on a Caribbean cruise this fall on the Norwegian Epic.