Happy 58th Wedding Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

| | Comments (9)



Monday, October 9th, is my Mom and Dad's 58th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on Columbus Day 1948.

I didn't have a photo of them together to upload, so I had to use one of Mom with granddaughter Mary Elizabeth, and one of Dad with grandson Michael Colin. I am immensely proud of my parents and of the example of enduring, faithful love that they given over the years to all who know them.

Daniel Bernard Kirby and Emma Rose Barbato were both born in New Haven, Connecticut. Lucille Silvestro Zorena introduced them to each other more than sixty years ago at Saint Donato's Parish Festa. (They had probably gone for the fried dough and ended up with a lifetime of love.) Dan and Emma's marriage was the wedding of two cultures: Irish and Italian. A rich but sometimes challenging combination! They have five children: Mark Daniel, Daniel Joseph, Donna Marie, Michael Dennis (+ 1998), and Terence Gerard. They also have ten grandchildren . . . and one on the way.

Dad retired from the New Haven Fire Department as a Battalion Chief twenty years ago. Mom also retired from City of New Haven several years ago. They now live in Hamden, Connecticut with Dulcie, the sweetest pit bull in the world. They are members of Saint Mary's Parish in New Haven.

Feel free to leave anniversary greetings for them in Comments. Mom is a faithful reader of Vultus Christi and is always interested in seeing whatever comments are left by other readers.


Good Morning!

I am at school trying to get to all those things that somehow get lost in the week. It is a quiet time, I am alone in the building but for the brothers who live upstairs. I opened my mail before I hit the pile on the left hand side of my desk to find that Mom and Dad are celebrating a momentus anniversary! Many many heartfelt good wishes and prayers of blessing be part of your day and your celebration. God 's richest blessings be yours!



Dear Dan and Emma, Blessed be your 58th. Wedding Anniversary. I will say a prayer for you on the 9th. when I am at Mass. Also thank you for the gift you have giving us in your son, I read his words everyday some times 2 or 3 times a day. I live the life of a desert mother and sometimes I cant get to Mass. Then I go to him. GOD BLESS AND THANK YOU AGAIN,p.s. Emma please get a family picture of all of you together.

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Kirby,

+May the Lord whom you have served so well and faithfully all these many years grant you many more years of health and happiness...and whatever graces you most need to continue to give all of us inspiration and example!

Our best wishes and our poor prayers for you on this wonderful Anniversary!

In Christ Jesus Our Lord & His Most Holy Mother,

+Fr. Gregory &
Deacon Miguelángel

Dear Mom and Dad Kirby,

What a great day for a celebration! Congratulations on your 58th Anniversary.

May you both treasure the beauty of each and every memory you create together. I wish you a wonderful day with each other for a joy that is shared is a joy made double!


Happy Anniversary!! You have a beautiful day to celebrate. Thanks for modelling what a "great" marriage can be.

Congratulations on your 58th Wedding Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Kirby!
I'm so very happy to add my best wishes to you. The very 1st time we met was at St. Peter's Basilica a few years ago when Father Mark, O.Cist. was preparing to celebrate Mass and I waited for you at the entrance of the Basilica. I hope to meet you once again when I go to the Mount.
God bless you & your loved ones!
Sr. Ruth

Dear Mr.&Mrs. M. Kirby,
Greetings and Blessings on your 58th Wedding Anniversary. The Sisters and I will especially remember you on this joyous occasion as we unite with you in spirit and join you in thanking God for the many blessed years of holy matrimony.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Sister Maria Battaglia

Hi Mr. & Mrs. Kirby,

Best wishes for another wonderful year together!


Nancy Cosenza Nussbaum

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Kirby,

Belated but nonetheless Best Wishes to you on your Wedding Annivesary. May the next 58 years be even more fruitful!!!

God bless!
fr. Martin Farrell,op

Leave a comment

About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

Donations for Silverstream Priory