Widow & Widower Meet At Disney, Get Engaged On A Train


CatholicMatch isn’t just for people in their 20s and 30s, as even a glance through profiles, the message forums and the success stories will make evident.

The latest evidence of that comes from Vicki and Stephen, aged 60 and 63 respectively, who not only show that “Love after 60 does exist!” as Vicki enthusiastically put it, but who made a Texas-to-Boston relationship work and overcame some initial misunderstandings at the outset of meeting each other on CatholicMatch.

Vicki had been widowed for two years and was a CatholicMatch member in June 2009, when she noticed Stephen’s profile show up as a “new member.” She sent him a note welcoming to him to the site and wishing him luck.

Stephen wrote back with a thank you and also asked her about some of her profile information.

“I immediately resented the fact that he was questioning my faith,” Vicki said. “I wrote him a very long response, adding my phone number…saying if he wanted to discuss this further he could call me.”

Invitations take many forms and one can’t be picky about how they come. Stephen took his invitation and called Vicki that very night. A three-hour conversation ensued and nightly conversations followed.

If one person is in Texas and the other in Boston, where’s the best place to meet?

How does Orlando sound?

It worked for Vicki and Stephen, who wanted their first face-to-face meeting to be at a place where they were both outside their comfort zone. They also wanted a place where they would have fun, and they spent their time getting to know each other in Disney World and Epcot Center.

In September Stephen took a trip to Boston and the couple road the train to Portland, Maine. On the train he proposed, and Vicki accepted.

Which brought to mind another question: If one person’s in Texas and the other’s in Boston, where do you marry?

How does California sound?

It was in Vicki’s original home parish, with the consent of their respective pastors, that the wedding took place.

Three years after being widowed, Stephen had a new love. And this young-at-heart couple honeymooned at what Vicki calls the “most fun place on earth – Disneyland!”

Vicki and Stephen are truly young at heart, something that surely comes about through the great love they practice – not only for each other, but for the warm memories of their departed spouses.

God left room in their hearts for all.



  1. Anne-702606 August 28, 2012 Reply

    oh such a beautiful true story. Stephen and Vicki congratulations. There is no age when it comes to true love. You both give me a lot hope that one day God will answer my prayers and give me the right man for my life. Life alone is very miserable no matter how much wealth you could be having. God created female and male with stay together and help each other. May God bless you and protect you always.

    Take good care of yourselves!


  2. Marie-575233 February 26, 2011 Reply

    Confirmation that”true love” is ageless.God bless them

  3. Christina-50555 January 14, 2011 Reply

    Great Success Story.

  4. AnnaMarie-51087 January 10, 2011 Reply

    A wonderful story. I am so happy for the two of them. It does seem that females are the iniators in most of the communications and or correspondences. Why is that I wonder? With prayer and blessings there is hope. Take care all and God’s Blessings

  5. Roseanne-557920 January 1, 2011 Reply

    Disney World to Disneyland… 😀

  6. Julia-626673 December 28, 2010 Reply

    Merry Christmas to the newlyweds!

    Vicki and Stephen, your story gives hope to me and so many others. What a gift God has given you in each other. May your marriage bring joy and a road to heaven for you both.

    Kindest Regards,

  7. Annabell-637521 December 15, 2010 Reply

    This a beautiful story. I would like to say congratulations to both of them. And may God bless them. May they always have the best that life has to offer. If you keep on trying, you might find your mate. So, ladies and gentlemen, keep on trying. God will bless all on Catholic Match with a somebody. Either here on Catholic Match or on another website. Or, you just might run into that person. You never know when love comes.

    God Bless All of You

    Annabell, The California Pretty Woman

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  9. Carol-639957 December 14, 2010 Reply

    Congratulations Vicki and Stephen! God has truely blessed you both!

  10. Olga-623446 December 14, 2010 Reply

    I very happy for them, but I’m very disapointed with this web, I have been more than a 2 months and I just got communication with a fake man, I would like to have like an advisor because I am thinking this web has a fake men in, I have been sending hundred messages and one answer. thank you for your help

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