Special to the Journal
Seven years to the very day they met, Patrick Neal and Elizabeth “Liz” Torres were married. The event took place on Washington Street in Revere at the home of Liz’s God Mother Yolanda Napolitano. The original wedding was cancelled due to illness, and then to reschedule during our country’s most dire times was next to impossible. Thanks to their combined families resolve a small intimate ceremony was to take place on the day they chose, two years ago upon Patrick’s proposal on August 21, 2018. To ensure this date for both, their vehicle license plate bears the date as it’s registration.
Patrick, a software engineer for a medical company and Liz, Director of Marketing for Zoom Info met on July, 16, 2013 and realized that they were meant for each other, and in August of 2018 their lives were to be joined by Liz’s acceptance of Patrick’s marriage proposal. The Reverend T. S. Deacon Economos of Danvers accepted the honors of marrying the couple in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. A small but dignified service was performed outside, with immediate family in attendance, while not the dream wedding that was planned, none the less a wedding, they both wanted. When asked about their decision of the wedding during such troubled times, Elizabeth stated, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about dancing in the rain”, and that sums it up perfectly.
So it came to pass, on a bright sunny afternoon, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Elizabeth Torres became Elizabeth Neal and the world continued as it has for millions of years but with the addition of two very happy people starting a new life as one.