Frank and Josephine Parisi of Spring Hill recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 26, 1958.
To celebrate, the couple exchanged vows at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, followed by dinner with family and close friends at Saporito's Ristorante in Hudson.
The Parisis moved to Spring Hill from Bellmore, N.Y., 11 years ago. They have four sons: Angelo and his wife, Christina, of East Meadows, N.Y.; Joseph and his fiance, Elena, of Howard Beach, N.Y.; son Vinny and his wife, Sandra, of Spring Hill; and Frankie and his wife, Julie, of Pueblo, Colo. They have seven grandchildren: David, who serves in the military; Frankie, Robbie, A.J., Anthony, Anna and Nicolas.
John and Lillian Falcone of Spring Hill celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married Aug. 23, 1958, at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The couple have three children and celebrated by taking each child and their families on separate vacations. They went to Disney World with son David and his wife, Alys, and granddaughters Darya and Sacha; a Caribbean cruise was taken with daughter Rose and granddaughters Leigh and Kayla,; and a Mediterranean cruise was taken with son Jay and his wife, Irina, and granddaughter Katerina.
The Falcones recently renewed their vows at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. They moved to Spring Hill 19 years ago from Long Island.
Ted and Beatrice Patterson of Brooksville recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married July 22, 1938, in Wellsburg, W.Va.
Before moving to Brooksville from Naples, the couple lived in Akron, Ohio.
Mr. Patterson served as a sergeant in the military police during World War II. Before retirement, he worked for the city of Akron. Mrs. Patterson worked as a production manager for Modern Tire Dealer.
The Pattersons retired 32 years ago and have traveled with their Airstream throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. For their 50th anniversary, they visited Europe. On their 60th, they spent a month traveling with their daughter and son-in-law, which included a trip on British Airways' supersonic Concorde.
The couple celebrated its 70th anniversary with their children and grandchildren at a dinner at Silverthorn Country Club. Their oldest granddaughter designed the table place cards, another brought the flowers and their grandson made a CD with WWII music and radio inserts from world leaders during the war.
The Pattersons have one daughter, Lynette, and her husband, Robert Grossenbacher. They have three grandchildren — Denise, Jennifer Anne and Ted — and eight great-grandchildren.