Tessa and Manny Garcia’s first wedding was held on February 1, 1969 at St Mary’s Church in Dumont, New Jersey and second wedding was held last February 2, 2019 at Queen of All Saints Basilica with Parish Priest Fr. Simon.
Their everlasting marriage has produced four wonderful children and eight grandchildren. They attribute the following for the secrets to their long-lasting marriage: love, patience, commitment and honoring it, willingness to working things out, and never go to bed angry. They added, “Remember, where there is great love, there are always miracles. Don’t forget to thank God everyday.”
Tessa and Manny Garcia, at their wedding 50 years ago.
Tessa and Manny Garcia, 50 years after, loving couple as ever.
Happy couple with their 4 children, their spouses and eldest grandchild, from left: Andy Pascarella, Maria Elena Pascarella, Manny Garcia 3rd, Jim Doyle, Ana Doyle, Manny & Tessa, Celia Doyle, Isabel Garcia-Gonzales, Ken Garcia-Gonzales.
The Garcia couple at Queen of All Saints Basilica with Parish Priest Fr. Simon.
The Garcia children, Manny III, Maria Elena, Ana & Isabel giving a surprise toast, thanking their parents for their example of love and marriage.
Manny’s 93 year old mom (Fe) dancing to Beatle tribute band – Kaleidoscope Eyes.
Line dancing Filipino style to the Beatles music of the Kaleidoscope Band.
Groom Manny Garcia poses with the Ateneans USA table, sitting from left to right: Jesse Farrales, Mila Solosa, Dr. Juliet & Mel Luna, Jo Wee Sit and Ici. Standing, from left: Nita & Gil Prieto, the celebrant & Joe Mauricio.
From left to right: Gil Prieto, Fr. Pekto Vasquez, Mel Luna, Joe Mauricio & Jesse Farrales.