Raise those champagne glasses and let’s toast Carmine Santa Maria and his lovely wife Sharon on their 50th wedding anniversary.
The happily-ever-after-pair were married on March 16, 1968 at the Colonial Mansion in Bensonhurst and honeymooned beneath the silvery moon on a cruise to the Bahamas. Their love produced two beautiful children — daughter Dana Grace Sgroi and son Carl.
Sanding O wanted to know what it takes to be married for so long. Carmine said his friends, who have known him as Zorro since childhood, told him, “It isn’t going to last.”
But Carmine has had the last laugh — not only did it last but they “made it to the golden years.”
Sharon added, “It’s unbelievable.”
The lovebirds will be celebrating their golden anniversary at their favorite watering hole, Gargiulo’s Restaurant, in Coney Island on March 31 with Dana, her husband Michael Sgroi, and their three children, Alexa, Michael, and Vanessa; and Carl, his wife Lori Augustine-Santa Maria and their three children Jake, Cassandra, and Dean, along with a bevy of friends and good wishers.
Standing O is raising the crystal flute and wishing the couple many more years of happiness and joy!