World War II Lovebirds Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary: 'They've Stuck Together Through Thick and Thin'

Conway's wedding portrait/Photo courtesy of Eileen Kotarski

Conway’s wedding portrait/Photo courtesy of Eileen Kotarski


From People Magazine: Their love story spans decades. Seventy years ago, Francis Conway, then 24, proposed to Marcella McAllister, then 23, in a letter from overseas – the Army soldier was stationed in Japan during World War II and “couldn’t wait” until he got home. The couple, who married on January 5, 1946, celebrated their 70th anniversary in Batavia, New York, on January 2 in a ceremony put on by their children.
“They are as in love as they were when they first got married,” Francis, 94, and Marcella’s eldest daughter, Eileen Kotarski, 69, tells PEOPLE. “You can tell by the way they look at each other and the way she smiles at him.”
Kotarski says there were 80 family members in attendance for the heartwarming anniversary celebration, including seven of Marcella, 93, and Francis’s nine children, 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Kotarski says her mother and father, both in wheelchairs, still love teasing each other.
Photo courtesy of Eileen Kortaski

Photo courtesy of Eileen Kortaski


“We asked mom and dad if they knew why we were celebrating and my mom said, ‘An anniversary!’ and then dad winked at her and goes ‘Whose?’ ” Kotarski says with a laugh. “It’s adorable, you can tell they are still so happy with each other.”
The longtime lovebirds reside in the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia and are “completely happy and content with each other.” “They’ve stuck together through thick and thin,” their daughter says. “And they always will.”
DCG

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Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
4 years ago

Thank you, DCG, for this lovely post — a reminder that there is still good in this world.

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MomOfIV
MomOfIV
4 years ago

beautiful love…wonderful story…this is what children should see and aspire to have with their own lives as they grow, instead,
society rejects the holy bond between husband and wife and encourages the viewing of males wearing chaps (or nothing at all) in “parades” doing the unspeakable to one another or mutilating body parts in the name of ‘gender equality’

Richard Raymond
Richard Raymond
4 years ago

Amen! Just not nearly enough.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
4 years ago

This is the kind of love story young people need to be exposed to (rather than two lesbians walking their “baby.” The one thing that really stuck in my mind is the contrast in her elegant, lovely, modest wedding gown . . . as opposed to what brides wear today. It seems that all brides now wear strapless gowns . . . it matters little if they weigh 90 lbs or 290 lbs. I went to one wedding where a very ample bride wore such a dress, and unfortunately rolls of fat were bulging over the top of the dress.… Read more »

MomOfIV
MomOfIV
4 years ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

I agree wholeheartedly..I’ve noticed the “mermaid” look is all the rage today…coincidentally, so is transgenderism, where the mermaid symbol or icon has come to mean “transgendered” because people cannot see the genitalia of mermaids, only the waist up. So, in a way, women who have a lack of modesty in their wedding dress with the strapless mermaid style are promoting transgenderism.

Steven Broiles
4 years ago

God Bless the Conways and their whole family!

Glenn47
Glenn47
4 years ago

Finally, a beautiful, hope giving story.

Leeann
Leeann
4 years ago

It’s so refreshing to read such positive “true life stories” such as this one. This is traditionally known as the wedding month, regardless of those who want to degrade it for the homosexual agenda. Auntie Lulu, you are “spot on” with your assessment of her beautiful and modest wedding gown; compared to the “half dresses” of today. I have always viewed strapless and nearly backless wedding gowns as a “rip off”. If I’m going to pay several hundred dollars for a gown; I want all of it, ha ha. If a young woman is in shape, with good muscle tone… Read more »