Couple meets, marries at Egg Harbor City’s Rittenberg Manor

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Charlie Pritchard, Staff Writer

“EGG HARBOR CITY — Patty Guy moved from The Oaks of Weymouth into Rittenberg Manor in Egg Harbor City in August 2015, less than a year after her husband died.

Angelo Giarletta relocated from his home in Kearney, Hudson County, to the 62-and-older community seven months later to live closer to his sister, who lives in Voorhees, Camden County.

Patty Guy and Angelo Giarletta prepare to cut the cake following the wedding ceremony at Rittenberg Manor.

Not long after they met, Giarletta, 73, offered to buy Guy, 66, coffee. That led to a romance that culminated in a marriage ceremony Saturday in the community room of the building in which they live.

The wedding, held in front of family members, friends and fellow Manor residents, was officiated by nondenominational minister Nancy Messenger, of Egg Harbor City.

Among the family members in attendance were Guy’s mother, with whom she resides, 96-year-old Bette Lange; son Chris, of Galloway Township; granddaughter Bella, 13; and great niece Aiko Gunnerson, of Atlantic City. Giarletta, who had not been previously married, was joined by his sister AnnaMarie Lengo, her husband, Bob, and children Matty and Caroline.

Fellow Manor residents Steve Layton and Barbara Billing served as best man and maid of honor.

One of the guests, Carol Rodgers, provides services for Rittenberg Manor residents, including hairdressing. Referring to Guy, she smiled and said, “She stole my guy!”

“He has a very big heart and is very gentle,” Rodgers said.

“They’re great people,” said Chrissey Bates, the building’s community manager. “It’s amazing that they came here and met. I wish them nothing but the best.”

Guy has no second thoughts.

“He is a wonderful guy,” she said. “I am very happy. He is, too!”