Archdiocese honors golden anniversary couples

    The 50th annual Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration, sponsored by the Family Life Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, was held at St. Philip Neri Church, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie, on June 2.
    All couples married during 1963 were invited to attend, and 163 couples accepted the invitation, with clergy, relatives and friends of the jubilarians in attendance. Archbishop Gregory Aymond presided at the prayer service.
    During the prayer service each couple was presented with a scroll signed by the archbishop. A special papal blessing also was delivered for the occasion.
    Several of the couples observed anniversaries of more than 50 years. They are Edna and Francis Adams, 76 years, Westwego; Elvira and Henry Stropolo, 70 years, Metairie; Claire and Joseph Baudot, 65 years, Slidell; Orduna and Clay Clement, 64 years, Chalmette; Janette B. and Robert G. Karl, 64 years, New Orleans; Catherine and John Alesich, 63 years, New Orleans; Maria Nu Thi and Anthony Thang Van Nguyen, 61 years, New Orleans.
    Anna Thanh Thi and Peter Binh Van Nguyen, 61 years, New Orleans; Nickie and Raymond Schiele, 61 years, Kenner; Maria Tho Thi and Bernard Ban Ngoc Tran, 61 years, New Orleans; Peggy and Ulysses Florane, 60 years, Kenner; Beverly and Raymond McDougall, 60 years, Slidell; Marie and Gerard Perret, 60 years, Slidell; Janice and Jerry E. Romig, 60 years, Jefferson; Melba and Thomas Buchholz, 57 years, New Orleans;  Margaret and Michael Arnold Jr., 55 years, Gretna; Josephine Mary Pumila and Elliott Joseph Gaulon, 55 years, Metairie.
    Beverly and Bill North, 55 years, Metairie; Mary Rose and Leroy Falgoust, 54 years, Harvey; Linda and Robert Bolian, 53 years, Slidell; Lena and John Fassbender, 53 years, Metairie; Edda and Frank Gendusa, 52 years, Franklinton; Beatrice and Floyd Robin, 52 years, Lafitte; Kathleen and Anthony Atzenhoffer, 51 years, New Orleans; Theresa and Mitchel Leger, 51 years, Kenner; Verlyn and Aloysius Mallery, 51 years, New Orleans; and Linda and Stanley Saulny, 51 years, New Orleans.
    Couples observing their golden anniversary are:
    New Orleans (except Algiers): Evelyne Windmeyer and August Joseph Berner Jr., Charlene G. and Darryl R. Champagne, Simone and Louis Charbonnet III, Bertha Mary and Wenceles Joseph Dragon, Elizabeth and Clyde Heurtin, Frances S. and Julius N. Jacobsen, Carol Ali and Rudolph Jenkins, Cammie and John Lewis, Sue and Tom Meyer, Geraldine Berger and William Joseph Rapp Sr., Loriana and Andrew Risey, Ann and John Scharfenberg, Barbara H. and Ferdinand F. Valteau Jr., Yvonne and McHenry Vessel.
    Abita Springs: Dorothy and Deacon Donald Bourgeois, Sheila and Emile Diodene, Linda and Michael Nevle, Viola and Louis Segari.
    Algiers: Patricia and Joseph Bruno Jr., Gayle and Jimmie Gaubert, Diana and Alvin Mahler.
    Avondale: Brenda and Donald Jones.
    Belle Chasse: Veronica and Douglas LeBlanc.
    Bogalusa: Effie and Harry Juneau Sr.
    Chalmette: Carolyn and Belton Constance.
    Covington: Mary Frances and John Faherty, Linda and Blaise Gagliano, Elizabeth and Earl Lemoine, Patricia and Robert Magee, Barbara and Robbie Roundtree, Laura and Ray Rouyer, Carol and Leonard Schwartz, Mary and Paul Templet.
    Des Allemands: Betty and Roy Hogan.
    Destrehan: Carol and Mischel Ackerman, Linda and Howard Bonck, Sylvia and Patrick Robert Lambert, Karen and Joseph Waguespack.
    Folsom: Gloria and Harry Fabre Jr., Alice and Joseph Jevic Jr., Cynthia and Jerry Rogers, Sidonia and Jean Senac.
    Franklinton: Becky and Dickens Guerin.
    Gretna: Elaine and Lloyd Leaber Jr.
    Hahnville: Gloria and Ronald Robert, Judith and Shirley Zeringue.
    Harahan: Betty and Gary Borne, Diane and Robert Faurie, Sandra and Milton LeBlanc, Doris and Salvador Portera.
    Harvey: Susan and Milton H. Diket Jr., Rosalie and Wayne Oubre.
    Kenner: Elaine and Michael Buisson, Linda and John DiMaggio, Rosemary and David Doll, Judith R. and John H. Doll, Linda and Albert Dudoussat, Kathy and Frederick Hebert, Carolyn and Earl Holland, Kathryn and Robert Ward.
    Lacombe: Terry and Raymond Hollingsworth.
    Lafitte: Joan and Daniel Coulon.
    LaPlace: Judy and Paul Cimino, Brenda and Alfred Espenan, Eileen and James Faucheux, Janet and James Hymel, Sue and Stephen LeBlanc, Linda and Kenneth Madere, Darlene and Allen Wempren.
    Luling: Joycelyn and Merlin Edler.
    Madisonville: Carolyn and John Iennusa.
    Mandeville: Cynthia and Charles Abercrombie, Geraldine and James Casabat, Barbara and Allan Couvillion, Joy and Charles Ledet.
    Marrero: Marjorie Lehnig and Rodney J. Camardelle, Jacquelyn and David Doskey, Beverly and Ronald Galliano, Sharon and Michael Ogden, Genevieve and Peter Richard.
    Metairie: Brenda and Freddie Adams, Joy Ann Palmisano and John Charles Alexander, Sandra Mumphrey and Gerard Joseph Black, Judith and Kenneth Boe, Jackie and Robert Bowles, Charlene Marie Locke and Terral James Broussard, Rhoda and Ronald Carr, Julia and Doyle Collier, Fay and George Cortello, Jean and Lonnie Couvillion, Diane and Wayne Croal, Gaylyn and Donald Danner, Donna and Lynn Dantin, Jo Ann and Eugene Fischer, Linda and Harold Fortado, Yvette and David Gaines, Carole and Jim Gamino, Beryl and Claude Greco, Estelle and Kenneth Gregory, Jacqulin and Collin Hamer, Claudette and Gerald Heintz, Mary and Emile J. Honoree, Edna and Kenneth Killian, Veronica Nathalie Pablovich and Frank Michael Massa, Adrian Joyce Liuzza and Charles Kenneth Masson, JoAnn and Joseph Matherne, Judy and Andrew Meibaum, Judy and Joseph Roberts, Mary and Donald Tarsney, JoAnn Caroline Gandolini and Frank Joseph Tripoli, Nada and Raymond Vath, Patricia and Raymond Ventura, Ray Ann and William Yrle.
    Paradis: Barbara N. and Garland L. Bourgeois.
    Pearl River: Catherine and Deacon Pat Downey.
    River Ridge: Patricia A. and James M. Besselman, Brenda and Max Grafe.
    Slidell: Marilyn and Charles Badinger, Lorena and Gerald Bonnaffons, Barbara and Ronald Carlos, Judith and Louis Coniglio, Diane and Richard Dyer, Sharon A. and John L. Johnson, Louise and Selassie Narcisse, Betty and Tony Petone, Linda and Roy Phillips, Roselyn G. and Elmer Poitevent Jr., Jacquelyn and Lester Relf, Janice and Charles Roper, Veronica and Eugene Seroka, June and Craig Taffaro.
    Terrytown: Carolyn and Edgar Daigle, Rose and Elwood Gonzales, Patricia and Frank Musso, Carol and John Vignes.
    Westwego: Shirley M. and Paul D. Arceneaux.

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