Mary and Pat DeStasio celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary on June 29, 2021. The couple were married in 1957 at St. Boniface Church, the same parish in which their parents were wed.
Mary and Pat both grew up in Long Island, New York and were high school sweethearts. After they married, they had four children: Tricia, Patrick, Mary and Mike.
Pat was a driver for the U.S. Postal Service and a licensed pilot. The couple enjoyed flying throughout the states.
Mary was an optical test inspector for Fairchild Camera Systems and a reporter for "The Spectrum," the company publication.
Mary and Paul both retired in 2002 and have since happily resided in Citrus County.