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Couple Celebrates 67th Wedding Anniversary

Anthony and Veronica (Tropea) DeRosa recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary with a gathering of family and friends at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Rose Orlando Tropea and the groom is the son of Dominick and Louise Granato DeRosa.

Pictured (from left) at a gathering to reminisce on the 67th wedding anniversary of Anthony and Veronica DeRosa is the couple’s daughter, Anne DeRosa Belknap; Veronica; Anthony; and Al Terrinoni, best man at the couple’s wedding in October 1947. A celebration marking the anniversary took place at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.
Pictured (from left) at a gathering to reminisce on the 67th wedding anniversary of Anthony and Veronica DeRosa is the couple’s daughter, Anne DeRosa Belknap; Veronica; Anthony; and Al Terrinoni, best man at the couple’s wedding in October 1947. A celebration marking the anniversary took place at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

The couple was joined in matrimony on October 11, 1947, at St. Peter’s Italian Church on State Street in Syracuse.

The ceremony was performed by Father Angelo Strazzoni.

Best man was Alfred Terrinoni, friend of the groom. Maid of honor was Elizabeth Tropea, sister of the bride.

Bridesmaids included Helen DeRosa Vangel, sister of the groom and Anna Procopio Orlando, cousin of the bride. Ushers were Jospeh DeRosa, brother of the groom and John Almanzi, cousin of the groom.

Following the wedding, a reception was held at Enrico’s Restaurant in Syracuse and the couple honeymooned in Atlantic City.

A US Army veteran, Anthony retired from the United States Post Office as a supervisor in 1984. He then went to work as maintenance supervisor at an apartment complex until his retirement in 2009.

Veronica, the youngest of four children, was born in Syracuse.

She was a homemaker until her children reached school age when she worked part-time in the North Syracuse School cafeteria and part-time for Chappel’s Department Store for several years.

Tony enjoyed golfing, Veronica is an avid reader and they both enjoy visiting casinos.

The couple loved to dance and often times would go dancing “Under the Stars” in Thornton Park in Syracuse with the Big Band sounds of Stan Collela.

The couple has two children, a daughter, Anne (son-in-law Bill) and a son, Tony (daughter-in-law, Caprece).

There are four grandchildren, Gerald, Joseph, Adrienne and Alex; step-granddaughter, Lacey; five great-grandchildren, Jonah, Alexa, Tyler, Avery and Mason; and a step-grandson, Dominick.

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