Francis J. and Catherine R. Brennan of 7833 Knox Loop renewed their wedding vows at a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in New Port Richey with the Rev. Thomas Earner performing the ceremony.
The Rev. John C. Favalora, bishop of St. Petersburg Diocese, presented them with a scroll and gave his blessing at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Jubilee Observance Day.
They received congratulations from President George Bush and his wife, Barbara.
They were married Sept. 16, 1942, at St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church in Jersey City, N.J.
Their family includes daughter Margaret-Ann Tucker and her husband, Thomas, and their grandchildren David, Patricia and Eric, all of Farmingville, Long Island, N.Y., and a grandson, Lance Cpl. Michael Tucker, who is serving with the Marines in Okinawa, and daughter Kathryn Jane Bange and her husband, Kevin, and grandchildren Kristen and Shaun, all of Easton, Pa.
Before his retirement, Brennan was employed for 25 years by New York Telephone Co. in the Coin Box Department in Farmingdale.
They are members of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Holiday Life Member Club. He is a veterans of World War II and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. His hobbies are model railroading, gardening, dancing and light opera.
She worked in various occupations before retiring in 1976 from the Dietary Department of Holly Patterson Nursing Home in Uniondale, N.Y. Her hobbies are crafts, reading, dancing and light opera.
The Brennans moved to St. Petersburg in 1976 from North Bellmore, Long Island, N.Y., and came to New Port Richey in 1981.
PORT RICHEY _ Elwood and Cecilia Brownworth of Palm Terrace Gardens in Port Richey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise party with a gathering of friends and relatives at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Palmese in Embassy Hills, Port Richey.
The couple married Sept. 26, 1942, in the First Baptist Church of St. Albans, N.Y.
Among the guests were their son Thomas and his wife, Barbara, and their four children of Stony Brook, N.Y., and son Russell J. and his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children of Jacksonville.
Before his retirement, the couple lived in Smithtown, N.Y., where he was employed by the Suffolk County School System and she was an executive secretary for the Suffolk County Planning Department. They moved to Florida in 1987.
They are active in the First Baptist Church of Hudson and both enjoy bowling and golf.
DUNEDIN _ Vernon and Shirley Tardif celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party with friends and relatives at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Parish Hall in Dunedin.
The Tardifs met in 1940 through friends. They were married Sept. 5, 1942, at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Hartford, Conn. They came to Dunedin in 1952.
Before retiring 10 years ago, he worked for 42 years in the jewelry business. She was in banking in Hartford and Dunedin and is employed by AARP-SCCEP in Clearwater.
They have four sons and seven grandchildren.
Are you having a 50th wedding anniversary or more? Contact Carolyn Hopkins, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey 34668. For information in most of West Pasco, call (813) 869-6231. From Holiday, call (813) 842-9465. Elsewhere, call (800) 333-7505.