Ray and Pat Perreault of Spring Hill and Gardner, Mass., celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sept. 27 with a reception in Gardner.
The couple have two daughters and five grandchildren: daughter Diane and her husband, Terry Dymek, and their children, Zack and Ben, of Waltham, Mass.; and daughter Donna and her husband, John Jameson, of Winchendon, Mass., and their children, Nathan Perreault, Ross and Lauren. They also have two stepgranddaughters: Stephanie and Jennifer Jameson.
The Perreaults moved to Spring Hill in 1984. Mr. Perreault recently retired as a locksmith. He was the proprietor of Spring Hill Lock and Key. Mrs. Perreault was a beautician in Gardner, and worked in banking in Florida.
The reception was attended by family and friends from surrounding cities in Massachusetts, as well as from New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, New York, Ohio and Florida. The couple also recently took a 15-day cruise to Hawaii.
Marjorie L. And Robert J. Perry Sr. of Spring Hill celebrated their 67th anniversary Saturday.
They were married Nov. 8, 1941, at St. Stephens Methodist Church in Chicago.
The former Marjorie Fehrenkamp was born in Chicago and worked at two newspapers, 11 years in Georgia and nine years in Chicago. She was also a homemaker.
Mr. Perry, born in Lakewood, Ohio, was the manager and head cattle buyer for Swift and Co. in Chicago. He retired after 43 years and moved to Ocala to head White Meat Packers as vice president and general manager. He retired from there after three years, and the couple moved to Timber Pines, where they have been living the past 25 years. Mr. Perry also served three years with the Army Air Forces during World War II.
Known as "Mr. Timber Pines," Mr. Perry was the first president of the Timber Pines Association when U.S. Home relinquished management of the association to the residents. He later was elected to the board of directors, serving 15 years, six of those as president.
The Perrys have three children: Linda Lee Lowenstein of Glen Lakes, Cheryl Lynn Laushot of Glen Lakes and Robert J. Perry Jr. of Panama City. They have 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
To celebrate the anniversary, a dinner was hosted by daughter Linda and her husband, Bob.