177 couples celebrate 50-plus years of marriage
The 52nd annual Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration, sponsored by the archdiocesan Family Life Apostolate, was held June 14 at St. Philip Neri Church.
One hundred seventy-seven couples married during 1965 attended the ceremony.
During the prayer service each couple was presented with a scroll signed by Archbishop Gregory Aymond. A special papal blessing also was delivered for the occasion.
Several couples observed anniversaries of more than 50 years. They are Lorraine and Owen LaCour, 75 years, Metairie; Ida and Zoroastre Hyver, 73 years, Metairie; Janette and Robert Karl, 66 years, New Orleans; Josie and Floyd Landry, 66 years, Violet; Catherine P. and John J. Alesich Jr., 65 years, New Orleans; Zenobia and Daniel Alario, 60 years, Westwego; Joan and Richard Bernard, 60 years, Metairie; Barbara and Ronald Bordelon, 60 years, Covington; Joan and Raymond Boss, 60 years, Metairie; Diane and Paul Boudreaux, 60 years, Covington; Doris and John Bruno, 60 years, New Orleans; Sandra and Delbert Bryars, 60 years, Covington; Barbara and Kenneth Cantrelle, 60 years, Westwego; Deanna and Harold Castellano, 60 years, Marrero; Fay and Leroy Dufrene, 60 years, Metairie; Joan and Walter Ennis III, 60 years, New Orleans; Betty and Walter Gunn, 60 years, Lacombe; Edlee and Conrad Karrigan, 60 years, Jefferson; Joan and Harry Landry, 60 years, Kenner; Laura and Elwood LeBlanc, 60 years, Slidell; Alice and Frank Marjorie, 60 years, Avondale; Alice and John McCaskell, 60 years, Kenner; Carol and Thomas Metcalf, 60 years, Metairie; Sylvia and Thomas Norton, 60 years, Covington; Gloria and John Thompson, 60 years, Mandeville. Inell and Donald Delaune Sr., 59 years, Kenner; Elaine and Salvador Rando, 58 years, Metairie; Jacquelin and Maurice Bettencourtt, 57 years, New Orleans; Lorraine Mary and Eugene Joseph Duplantis, 57 years, New Orleans; Barbara and Israel Joseph, 57 years, New Orleans; Chau and Hau Tran, 57 years, Algiers; Geraldine and Anthony Palisi, 56 years, Harvey; Evangeline and Hilton Herrle, 55 years, New Orleans; Mary and Julius Prinz, 55 years, Kenner; Beverly and Anthony Viloria Sr., 55 years, Metairie; Beatrice and Floyd Robin, 54 years, Lafitte; Glenda T. and Irvin Stewart, 54 years, New Orleans; Hong and Phu Nguyen, 54 years. Algiers; Cheryl A. and Robert D. Cummiskey, 51 years, Metairie; Jacqueline and Michael Delarosa, 51 years, Metairie; Barbara and Richard Harrison, 51 years, Slidell; Helen and Edward O. Magee Sr., 51 years, Franklinton; Ada and Daniel Sobrepera, 51 years, Gretna; Shirley and Roland Spedale, 51 years, Algiers.
Couples observing their golden anniversary were:
New Orleans (except Algiers): Marilyn W. and Armand H. Bertin Sr., Liz and Deacon Chris Bertucci, Soffy and Alfredo Botero, Rose and Michael Burbank, Gwendolyn and Kenneth Carter, Thania and William T. Elliott, Peggy La Place and Philip J. Fernandez, Catherine and Jerry Guillot, Audrey and Arthur LaPorte, Artrilyn and Wendell Luke, Lorraine and Allen McMillan, Victoria and Jimmie Pollard, Peggy and John Simpson, Eliska and Leonard Taylor, Shirley and Clifton Weaver, Geraldine and Roy Winand.
Abita Springs: Charlene and Harold Cook, Jeanne and William Doyle, Barbara and Anthony Sylve.
Algiers: Jean and Alphonse Arnone, Yvonne and David Landry, Darlene and Reginald Thomas, Milana and Terry Tullier.
Avondale: Cheri and Charles Mitchell.
Chalmette: Linda and Allen Bernard, Lois and Salvador Gutierrez.
Covington: Mary Helen and George Binder, Mary and Joseph Deffner, Louise and Paul Hooper, Cheryl and Cody Lucia, Andrea and Emmett J. Mayer Jr., Susan and Paul Miguez, Lynda and James Prattini.
Folsom: Carol and Merrill Naquin, Marilyn and Rodney Sorapuru.
Franklinton: Carolyn and Robert d’Aquin.
Gretna: Claire and Joseph Cook, Christine S. and Francisco S. Davis, Charleen and Wayne Ory.
Hahnville: Janet and Roland Oubre, Dale Ann and James Andre Zeringue.
Harvey: Ann and Stanley Bairnsfather, Edna and Robert Bourgeois, June L. and Herman J. Carbo, Cecilia and Teofilo Melendez, Linda and Irby Morvant.
Jefferson: Linda and Louis Hoerner, Ann and Joel Pratt.
Kenner: Pamela and Robert Delord, Claire and Jeffrey Fariss, Toni and Richard B. Farmer III, Julie and James Finan, Mary and Charles Hefler, Mary and Lewis Landry, Noel A. and John E. Osterhold, Millie and Bill Spansel, Darnell and Stephen Tramonte, Sylvia and Hugo Wiltz, Irene and Robert Zeller.
Lacombe: Elsa and Robert Baker.
Lafitte: Patricia and John Touchard.
LaPlace: Gloria and Joseph Francis Jr.
Luling: Amanda A. and Charles R. Babin.
Madisonville: Linda and Thomas Baroni, Mary Jane and Rodney Dupuis, Rosalie and William Flippen.
Mandeville: Janet and Henry Carrigee, Yvonne and Danny Clement, Margaret and Wallace Friloux, Gwen and Dennis Gibbs, Maureen and Herman Krentel, Fay and David Schroeder.
Marrero: Charlene and Lawrence Blanchard, Elizabeth and Leo Kerner, Janalyn and Allen LeBlanc, Joycelyn and Loreto Montagnino, Chien and Toan Nguyen.
Metairie: Bonnie and Elmore Abadie, Carole and Merlin Batt, Linda Morovich and Anthony Dominick Bonura, Lorraine and Ralph Boudreaux, Judith and Ronald Carter, Cherlyn and Raoul Castanedo, Annette and Anthony E. Centanni, Jacquelyn and Sam Criscione, Jane and Paul D’Anna, Ethelyn and Wilbur Daigle, Marilyn and David A. Davis, Rose and Frank Denny, Lorraine and William Dermady, Elizabeth and Glenn Deshotel, Isabell and Conrad Frey. Margaret and Vincent Greco, Elvira and Elio Iovenitti, Mary and Johnny Kidder, Linda Gernon and Trudeau Bartholomew Livaudais III, Cynthia and John Logreco, Marion E. and Edward R. Lott, Jane and Kenneth Margavio, Gladys and Ignacio Martinez, Cheryl and Gerald Mastio, Bonnie and Jerry McGuinness, Joan and Paul Melancon, Ida and Kerry Oubre, Jeannine and Roy Richardson, Sharon and Mark Rodi, Margaret and Albert Savage, Loretta and Louis Savoye, Rosalind Windhorst and Alan Craig Seicshnaydre, Martha and Stanley Simons, Patricia and Gordon Terrell, Sylvia and George John Thomas Jr., Patricia and George Wax.
Paradis: Brenda Horn and Glenn Farrell Gros.
Pearl River: Susan and Emmett Mercier.
River Ridge: Janet and Samuel Buzzetta, Sylvia and Frank Giovingo, Jane and Joseph McMahon Jr., Kay and Hubert Mule, Judy and Ronnie Myer, Diane and Warren Palmisano, Mary and Patrick Strickland.
Slidell: Dianne and Alvin J. Agers Sr.; Diana and Ben Barrere, Janice and Joseph Buccaran, Judy and Arthur Dalferes, Barbara and Herbert Foucha, Kathleen and Mathias Kern, Andrella and Harold Morris, Shirlyn and Joseph Rotolo Sr.
Terrytown: Janice and Clarence Francis, Cheryl and Lloyd Hebert, Diane and Donald Szabo.