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The Diglios

Joseph and Jessie Diglio of Bayonet Point celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 18.

The couple took a cruise to the Bahamas with their family: daughter Elvira Karitas and her husband, Robert, of Staten Island, N.Y.; daughter Virginia Sanuetto and her children Kristen and John, all of New Port Richey; and Cress and Germaine Diglio and their son Michael, the couple's nephew and niece and grandnephew, all of Orlando.

Their son Chris and his wife, Maria, and their children C.T. and Nicholas, all of Garden City, N.Y., were unable to attend but sent their parents a gift of a Mediterranean cruise they plan to take in the fall.

The Diglios married June 18, 1949, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Before retiring, he was an EPA administrator for the city of New York for 24 years. She was an assistant buyer for a leading department store in New York City.

They moved to Pasco in June 1976 and live in Village Woods in Beacon Woods.

He is active in politics and civic clubs and is a past president of the Pasco Italian American Civic Club and Suncoast Republican Club. He serves on the board of directors for the Kiwanis Club of Holiday. He enjoys bowling, walking, swimming and singing. She is also active in politics and civic organizations. She is a gourmet cook and baker and an expert shopper.

The Pafundis

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Joseph and Rose Pafundi celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a cruise to Alaska with their daughter Madeline Pafundi of Elmhurst, N.Y.; son Ted and his wife, Barbara, and their children Jason and Brian of Palm Harbor; sister Mary Famulari and her nieces Susan Collins and her husband, Paul; and Sandra McFarland and her husband, Joe, and her cousin Esther Cillis, all of New Port Richey.

A celebration was also held at Seven Springs Country Club in New Port Richey with friends and relatives from California and New York. The affair was hosted by their daughter Madeline Pafundi and their son Ted and his wife, Barbara. The Rev. Gerard Powers of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in New Port Richey attended and officiated when the couple renewed their wedding vows. He gave the papal blessing.

They married June 26, 1949, at St. Leo's Church, Corona, N.Y.

Pafundi retired from the U.S. Postal Service in New York City and had previously worked for 18 years with the New York Central Railroad. He likes to play golf. They both enjoy traveling. She likes to play bingo, read and cook. She is a member of the Liaddo Women's Italian Club of Clearwater and the Spring Lake Civic Association. They are members of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.

The Voelgers

NEW PORT RICHEY _ John and Hedy Voegler celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by taking a two-week cruise to Alaska.

A reception at John's Steak House in New Port Richey was hosted by their daughter Teresa Stufflet and her husband, Bob, of Holiday and daughter Jean Imperatore and her husband, Matt, of New Port Richey. Their grandchildren Carla and J.D. also attended.

The couple married July 17, 1949, at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in New York. They are members of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in New Port Richey where they recently renewed their wedding vows.

Before retiring in 1979, they were both employed at the Navy Finance Center in Cleveland.

They enjoy traveling, playing bingo and being active members of the Fleet Reserve Association.

To cap off their anniversary celebration, they are planning a trip to Hawaii in the fall.