Dina and Jesse Tiani, who formerly owned Jesse's Deli in Yorktown, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 9. The couple was married on Sept. 9, 1951, at Saint Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Mount Kisco.
Dina Asaro Tiani, the daughter of Concetta Angi Asaro and the late Richard Asaro, was raised in Mount Kisco. Jesse Tiani was born and raised in New Canaan the son of the late Elizabeth Vitti Tiani and Charles Tiani. The couple first met at a Mount Kisco Maroons football game against the New Canaan Redskins.
During the Koran War Jesse was in the Connecticut National Guard. While being discharged from the National Guard at their final ceremony, Jesse was inducted into the United States Army and was stationed in Germany.
After the couple was married, they settled in Mount Kisco. Jesse continued to work for the New Canaan Highway Department and is a 63-year member of the New Canaan Fire Company. After changing careers Jesse became the owner of Jesse’s Deli in Yorktown Heights. The couple worked together until their retirement in 1998. They now enjoy spending time with their family.
The couple raised three daughters – Elizabeth Tiani Bottinelli (Steve), Maria C. Tiani Marks (Billy), and Jessica J. Tiani Bambach (Andrew).
They have eight grandchildren, Bernadette Finn, Melinda Potter, Veronica Wekerle, Stacey DiPasquale, Billy Marks, Jr., and Robin Marks, Anthony and Jesse Bambach. They also have five great-grandchildren, Richie, Jason, and Kiera Finn, Emily and Mark Potter, Jr., and Alexander DiPasquale.
For their 60th anniversary, the couple was helping their grandson Billy, who now owns Jesse’s Deli, at the local Yorktown Grange Fair.