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Couple celebrates nearly 8 decades of marriage

ROCHESTER, NY (NBC) - A New York couple celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day.

Robert Unger, 101, and Virgilia Unger, 102, celebrated with friends and staff members at St. John's Home in Rochester, NY.

Virgilia Unger said they dated for a few years before they were married in Ripley, NY, in 1934, and she remembered the proposal like it was yesterday.

"He said 'I'm going to Ripley. Are going with me?,'" she said. "Now, Ripley in Meadville at the time was a place you went to get married on the quiet or on the spur of the moment."

Over the years they never went to bed angry, and Virgilia Unger said she often joked about how she would claw the eyes of any woman who looked at her husband.

"I love Bob and I probably always will," she said. "Whether he's here or I am not here, I'll still love him."

The couple has one daughter, two granddaughters and two great grandchildren.

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