Hacienda Heights couple celebrate 75 years of marriage, get gift from pope

Albert and Bernice Trujillo are shown during their 75th wedding anniversary alongside an old photograph of them. (KABC)

A Hacienda Heights couple celebrated their 75th anniversary, and even received a special gift from Pope Francis.

Albert and Bernice Trujillo met in New Mexico in 1940, marrying a year later. In 1972, they settled in Hacienda Heights.

Their priest delivered a blessing at a celebration Sunday, along with a special plaque from Pope Francis.

"My parents celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary has just been a really emotional time for the whole family because we're extremely proud of them," their daughter, Cathy Henno, said. "They're terrific role models - 10 children, and my dad has provided for our family all these years. We're extremely proud and so happy for them."

The Trujillos have 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
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