Stories of enduring love: Tony Moro and Mary Cunningham

When fall came, Mary returned to SUNY New Paltz and Tony started Harvard Law. Love letters werent enough to bridge the distance and they broke up briefly. But the fait was not nearly accompli! On the occasion of Marys first student teaching job, Tony sent a congratulatory telegram which quickly reunited these soul mates. On a trip to New York, having just seen Broadways The Most Happy Fella, an inspired Tony wrapped his scarf around Mary exclaiming, Were getting married!

During a snowstorm on November 29, 1958, at the St. James Church in North Creek they tied the knot. Mary recalls during their Wells House reception in Pottersville, Only three guests saw us cut the cake because the Notre Dame game was on in the bar!

Tonys new job in the international division of Citibank soon transported the Moros from their newlywed apartment in Brooklyn Heights to Paris, Rome and Brazil. Even with three small children in tow and few modern conveniences they considered it all a grand adventure.

In 1974, on a three-month furlough stateside, they began building a second home in North Creek to give their kids an idyllic Adirondack experience and be close to Marys large family. After moving back to the U.S., they spent twelve years shuttling between New York City and North Creek before going abroad again, this time to England and Venice.

Since 1989, the Moros have been happily settled in North Creek enjoying family time that now includes four grandkids. Tony exclaims, Its wonderful living in vacationland! Mary is involved with the St. James Church and the Community Fund. Shes a voracious reader and watercolor painter. Tony chaired the Business Council of NY State, is a member of the Heritage Foundation, the National Association of Scholars and serves on several company boards. Their youngest son, Russell, teaches history at Johnsburg Central.

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