Valentine’s Day Love Stories: Leonard and Beverly Ciaccio

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Leonard and Beverly Ciaccio have been married for 57 years.
Leonard and Beverly Ciaccio have been married for 57 years.

With Valentine’s Day upon us, The Queens Courier asked local couples what made them fall – and stay – in love.

Leonard and Beverly Ciaccio

Q: How long have you been together?

A: We’ve been married 57 years

Q: How did you meet?

A: We met at a dance

Q: Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day?

LC: I’ll take her out to dinner.

Q: What are some activities you do together as a couple?

LC: We do practically everything together. Wherever she is, I am. We don’t go out together much. I shoot pool and she works out.

Q: What qualities or traits do you like about your partner?

LC: She’s soft-hearted, a loving mother, doting grandmother and a good friend.

BC: He’s a good kid

Q: Any memorable moment?

LC: I took her to the Motel on the Mountain for dinner and she surprised me with a sapphire ring. We ended up staying there even though it was winter and we hadn’t packed anything.

Q: Any advice for couples?

LC: Fifty seven years does not happen with one person, it takes two people. It’s important to think. Try to imagine yourself without that person. I don’t know what I would do.