The Malignos of Annadale: And they lived happily ever after the Monster Mash Dance
Carol Ann Benanti | email@example.com
on February 16, 2015 at 12:02 PM, updated February 16, 2015 at 3:42 PM
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Last week I put out a call for unique love stories — and you delivered. Now, while we’re still in a romantic, Valentine’s Day frame of mind, I’ll start publishing my findings.
Up first: Mr. and Mrs. Maligno of Annadale.
Dr. Vincent Maligno first crossed paths with Amelia Mignone back in 1962 at a Monster Mash Dance staged at Xaverian High School, the Brooklyn all-boys school where he was a student.
You see, Amelia was his sister’s classmate and she attended Fontbonne Hall Academy, an all girls school also in Brooklyn.
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Vincent officially proposed marriage to Amelia by placing an ad in the Arnold Air Society Military Journal on Dec. 8, 1967, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The couple became engaged before of all Vincent’s Air Force ROTC cadet classmates. It was a total surprise, inasmuch as Amelia thought she was getting a ring as a Christmas gift.
Since the couple became reacquainted on June 23, which is also the day Vincent was baptized in 1946 and graduated high school in 1963, they were married June 23, 1968, while Vincent was a junior in Manhattan College and Amelia a sophomore at St. John’s University.
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Maligno, Vincent [MC1969]
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