Back Bay Bistro Hosts Luncheon to Honor ‘Longest Married Couple’ Finalists

In keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme of LOVE, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort’s Back Bay Bistro recently held a search for the local area’s Longest Married Couple. To honor the finalists, certificates for the Bistro were provided, along with plaques and the opportunity to give marriage advice to reception attendees.

Photo By: Scott Smeltzer, Daily Pilot

Photo By: Scott Smeltzer, Daily Pilot

With over 25 submissions, the six chosen finalists were: Robert and Rosalie Lynch (married 72 years), George and Elaine Brown (married 70 years), Tom and Jean Naughton (68 years), John and Elaine Nelson (married 63 years), Bobby and Kathy Brennan (married 61 years) and Ed and Mary Kathryn Romeo (married 61 years). Like celebrities at a press conference, the couples sat side by side at a long banquet table and joked and teased as they explained how they found their life partners decades ago.

When asked what the secret is to a successful marriage is, a few responses included: respect, a good sense of humor and give and take. The fact that these couples have been together longer than most people have been alive, let alone committed to someone else, is truly remarkable!

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