Drapey and June Santoro celebrate 70 years of marriage

Couple dances 5 times a week

PARKVILLE, Md - A Parkville couple who used to live in Baltimore's Little Italy is celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary Thursday.

Anthony "Drapey" Santoro and his wife June, married on April 19th, 1942 at St. Leo's Church. They have five children, thirteen grandchildren, and two great granddaughters.

Drapey was 16 and June was 15 when they first met.

Drapey will turn 90-years-old in June. He is a veteran of World War II where he served in Europe.

Secret to their happy, long marriage?

The couple dances together 5 times a week, 4 hours a night.

They've been dancing ever since they met said June. "I think that keeps us going," she said.

They even won an ABC2 news local version of "Dancing with the Stars" contest several years ago and went to California to attend the finals.

Another secret to their happy marriage is June cooks like Drapey's mom.

"It gets better as the years go by" said Drapey. "I probably love her more now than when I met her," he said.

Check out the video to see some of their dance moves.

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