Longest Married Couple Project award goes to St. Pascal Baylon couple

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Vince and Leona Arceno, second and third from left, parishioners of St. Pascal Baylon in St. Paul, were named the state’s Longest Married Couple by World Marriage Encounter. They are pictured Feb. 2 with their pastor, left, Father J. Michael Byron, and Mike and Jean Olson, local Worldwide Marriage Encounter representatives. Courtesy Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Vince and Leona Arceno, both 95, have been married 73 years and have an award to complement the milestone.

Parishioners at St. Pascal Baylon in St. Paul, the Arcenos recently received the state award for the longest marriage from the Longest Married Couple Project. Worldwide Marriage Encounter sponsors the award, which is granted in all 50 states. Based on Worldwide Marriage Encounter submissions, the longest married couple in the U.S. is Florida residents Horace and Beatrice Ricks.

The Arcenos, who wed Feb. 27, 1943, will reach 74 years Feb. 27. They have three daughters, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The award is determined by nominations.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers weekend experiences for married couples to learn tools to building and maintaining a strong Christian marriage.

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