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How We Met: For Toms River Couple, Friendship Is Everything

in Toms River News

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Richard Boccio’s eyes lit up and he smiled, rubbing his hands together like he was about to sample an exquisite dish.

“She’s fearless,” he said, looking across the table at his wife, Joanne. “I love to go on adventures,” she said, a smile spreading across her face.

The Toms River couple, who will celebrate their 45th anniversary on April 29, were telling the story of a trip they took to Mexico years ago, each contributing pieces of the story. Richard — Richie, as Joanne calls him — was recounting a time where Joanne’s adventurous spirit got them into a spot that was more uncomfortable than he wanted to be.

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