Jean and John Lodato have renewed their wedding vows and the bride has some advice for a successful marriage that you should listen to.

Here's the story of this adorable couple from Sunnyside Manor:

They met while John worked for the Naval Civil Service. Jean was a typist at an office on base. One day John came into the office where Jean worked and asked her to type something for him. A week later he returned and handed her a note, asking Jean to go out with him. She said yes.

They married in 1945 and have two daughters (Debbie and Karen) four grandchildren, six great grandsons, and one great granddaughter.

After traveling the world and living a very good life together, they decided to tour the state-of-the-art community, Sunnyside Manor in Wall Township, after seeing an advertisement in the paper. They then chose to move there in 2015 and have been extremely happy.

In honor of their 75th Wedding Anniversary, the staff at Sunnyside Manor threw a beautiful party to renew Jean and John’s marriage vows with music and dancing. Jean shared her advice for longevity and a successful marriage. She says,

“Compromise every day, never go to bed angry or upset with your spouse and always fight fair and lovingly when you're able to do so.”

Jean also says that throughout their marriage they traveled often and enjoyed going to dances and playing cards with their married friends. She believes that young married couples today could benefit from this and have a happy life by making memories.

Here's to you, Jean and John!

Sunnyside Manor, which has been owned and managed by the Keane family for over 25 years, expanded and relocated to Wall in 2015. Sunnyside has been providing care for over 100 years. The new Sunnyside Manor provides a continuum of care in three distinct neighborhoods: Independence ‘Plus’ Assisted Living, Recollections Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. For more information, call 844-388- 6069

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