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He was a lifelong bachelor. Now he's getting married at age 93

By Cathy Free

24 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. You only get married once, lifelong bachelor Joseph Potenzano tells the Washington Post. In his case, that's almost certainly true: He's set to wed his friend Mary Elkind at the age of 93.

Joseph Potenzano is 93 and has never been married. About a year ago, he was sitting alone on his sofa at home in Paramus, N.J., when he suddenly thought about his friend, Mary Elkind.

"I realized that I had no one to call, and I was lonely," Potenzano said. "Mary was in the same situation, so I decided, 'Why not ask her out?'"

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