The 54th annual Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration, sponsored by the Family Life Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, was held June 11 at St. Philip Neri Church in Metairie.
All couples married during 1967 were invited to attend, and 217 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. A photo of each couple with the archbishop was taken and will be mailed to the jubilarians.
Several of the couples observed anniversaries of more than 50 years. They are Ida Marie and Zoroastre Hyver, 75 years, Metairie; Victoria and Oneil Williams, 70 years, Metairie; Janette and Robert Karl, 68 years, New Orleans; Josie and Floyd Landry, 68 years, Violet; Veronica and Theodore Kampen, 65 years, Metairie; Remona and Bill Mumford, 65 years, Metairie; Phyllis and Elliott Peralta, 65 years, Covington; Grace and John Benfatti, 63 years, Lacombe; Barbara and Ronald Bordelon, 62 years, Covington; JoAnn and Tony DiGeorge, 62 years, Metairie; Pauline and Melvin Abney, 61 years, Slidell; Annette and Marion Perret, 61 years, Kenner; Katherine and Lloyd Soulé, 61 years, New Orleans; Rosalie and Richard Bertucci, 60 years, Covington; Betty M. and Howard E. Bode, 60 years, New Orleans; Claudia and Jules Chatelain, 60 years, Metairie; Wilma and Anthony Ferran, 60 years, Folsom; Elaine Ann Maniscalco and Earle Jules Foley, 60 years, Metairie; Mary and Robert Kleinpeter, 60 years, Metairie; Camille and William Laderer, 60 years, Harahan; Dorothy and Dominic LaNasa, 60 years, Metairie; Mary Ann and Roland Molinario, 60 years, Metairie; Carol B. and Kirby Naquin Sr., 60 years, Kenner; Elaine and Sal Rando, 60 years, Metairie; Rosemarie and Clayton Schnyder, 60 years, New Orleans; Jo-Ann and Richard Windhorst, 60 years, Harahan; Geraldine and Anthony Palisi, 58 years, Harvey; Louise and Harry Chapman, 56 years, Harahan; Shirley and Lloyd Johnson, 56 years, Covington; Kathryn B. and Urban G. Larroque Jr., 55 years, New Orleans; Linda Ann Rouyer and Alwin Augustus O’Neil, 55 years, Metairie; Darryl and Ed Scanlan, 55 years, Harvey; Carolyn and Belton Constance, 54 years, Chalmette; Dorraine and Isaac Porche, 54 years, New Orleans; Vinie Veronica and John Bertaut, 52 years, Slidell; Charlene and Harold J. Cook Sr., Abita Springs; Elvina and Harry Beevers, 51 years, Marrero; Rosa and Preston Edwards, 51 years, Algiers; Lynn and Peter Graffagnino, 51 years, Slidell; Joan and Edison Shayot, 51 years, Metairie; Shirley and Paul Zavackis Jr., 51 years, Slidell.
Couples observing their golden anniversary were:
New Orleans (except Algiers): Judith and Bruce G. Bordes, Loyce and James Bradshaw, Sandra and Deacon Richard Brady, Raphael and Emile Carmouche, Cynthia and Alton Coleman, Kathleen Maginnis and Marion Ellis Frater Jr., Yvette and Anthony (A.J.) Giarratano, Bonnie and Robert Harmeyer, Joan and Sidney Harper, Constance and Daniel LaFrance, Sheila and Gilbert Lanoix, Barbara and Edward Lefevre, Betty and Philip Luke, Patricia and Charles Martin, Helen and Scott Owens, Adrienne and Ronald Quintal, Joyce and John Raphael, Cynthia and Allen Richard, Diana and Joseph Riedl, Tai and Trung Tran.
Abita Springs: Charlene and Harold J. Cook Sr., Marguerite and Richard Hennessey, Sandra and William Rossignol.
Algiers: Bonnie and Martin Belanger, Rosa and Preston Edwards, Rose Mary and Stephen Ellis, Connie and Bennie Goings, Marilyn and Bruce Hinton, Mary and Jerome Pax, Maria Mung Thi Nguyen and Peter Hoi Tran.
Chalmette: Amanda and William Langkopp, Elizabeth and Daniel Lemoine, Marlene A. and Henry H. Steele III.
Covington: Mary and Daniel Billson, Lynne and Gerard Bothman, Paulette and Scott Burke, Dianna and John L. Dollinger Sr., Pamela and James Hitzman, Ellen and Paul Lucido, Dolores and Richard Rodrigue, Marilyn and Ronald Rome, MaryAnn and Val Ticker.
Des Allemands: Julie and Randy Breaux.
Destrehan: Janet and Michael Hebert, Mercedes and Wayne Trosclair.
Edgard: Sheral and Murphy Isom, Brenda and Leroy Mitchell, Patricia L. and Freddie Populis Jr.
Folsom: Jane and Alexander Landry.
Gretna: Suzanne and Richard Benigno, Beverly and Allen Bolotte, Rosalie and Steven Brown, Deanna and Charles Gautreaux, Toni and Darrell Hollis, Elizabeth and Joseph Talamo, Mary and Arthur Thayer, Lois and Louis Vaughn.
Harahan: Edwyna and Adrian (Jay) Combe, Marie and Barry Stiebing.
Harvey: Linda and John Hourcade, Dottie and Terry Manieri.
Kenner: Rose Mary and Luis Alonso Bardales, Deanne and Alfred Dumas, Cecilia and Richard Esteves, Geralyn and Glenn Feliu, Nancy and Melvin Harmann, Anita and Jose Hernandez, Janet and Gene Katsanis, Charlene and Harold Molaison, Ma De La Luz and Antonio Nunez, Antonia and Abel Orellana, Diane and Allen Ulrich.
Lacombe: Beverly and Wayne Bordelon, Sandra and Roger Bouche, Anjo S. and Leo J. Casanave, Joyce and Jude Faciane.
Lafitte: Lena and Gail Joseph Touchard.
LaPlace: Jodie and Thomas Dupuy, Linda and Robert Feucht, Carol and Norman Millet Jr.
Luling: Mary and Joseph Guarisco, Jeri and Deacon Coy Landry, Linda and Bernard Oubre.
Madisonville: Margaret and Carlos Indest, Ruth and George Lorio, Maxine and Andrew Thiel.
Mandeville: Kathleen and Michael Browne, Carol A. and Stanley L. Chambers, Lindalee and Wesley Favaloro, Maribeth J. and Cyril S. Guerrera, Karen and Michael McShan, Camille and Louis Verges Jr.
Marrero: Rose and Edward Chopin, Lorena and Lawrence Keller, Peggy and Kenneth Pellegrin.
Metairie: Linda and Bert Amedee, Patricia and Joseph Bollinger, Mary and Marion Bonura, Sheila Kay Falgout and Dale Anthony Borne, Maria and Gerry Brewer, Carolyn and Michael Browning, Cheryl and Roy Burst, Ogie and Dionisio Callejo, Ann and William Carter, Kathy and Frank Cinquemano, Lola and Bernard Collin, Jacqueline Ann Cali and Jack Lawrence Crouch, Phyllis and Price Dodson, Sharon and William Dooley, Susan and William Douglass, Mary Ann and Ronald Fassbender, Beverly and Dowen Fife, Ena V. and Joseph W. Flack, Sally Mary Otis and Arthur Victor Flotte, Susan Koehl and William Fulham, Johanna and Wesley Gravolet, Mildred and James Heffker,
Elaine and Oscar Hinojosa, Glenda and Ronald King, Sandra Marie Busch and Owen Joseph LaCour Jr., Helen and Lloyd Lang, Clare and Jules Leaumont, Jacquelyn Rose Vinet and Ronald John Lopez, Maria and Charles Lord, Karen Marie Perrier and Francis King McGoey Jr., Dianne and Julius Meibaum, Sharon and Thomas Moran, Darlene and August Mura, Ivonne and William Patin, Carol and William Peoples, Anita and Wayne W. Risher, Juanita and Earl Russo Jr., Barbara and Marshall Ryals, Juanita and James Sirgo, Beverly and John Stelly, Linda Lee Prosperie and Dennis James Stilley, Jackie and Michael Tarantino, Sandra and Frank Thibodeaux.
Norco: Laurie and Ronald Lambert.
Pearl River: RaeNell and Norris Ripp.
Reserve: Lorraine and Willie Wallace.
River Ridge: Ruth and William Beron, Rosary and Byron Scandaliato, Rosalind and John W. (Jay) Smith III.
Slidell: Irita and Joseph Angelico, Barbara and Patrick Berrigan, Leah and Deacon Harold Burke, Bonnie and Earnie Chiasson, Beverly and James Corkern, Joan and Delmont Dapremont Jr., Sharon and Joseph Paul Devenport, Judith and Michael Diedling, Janet and Deacon Dan Haggerty, Narda and Gonzalo Inchausty, Sandra and Eugene Daniel Kelley, Donna and Hilliard Kelly, Sally and Terry Kennedy, Madeleine and Edward Kopfler, Alba and Ronad Labrano, MaryLou and Joseph Laundry, Joyce and Burnal Lawrence Sr., Dianne and Charles LeBlanc, Linda and Mel Moncada, Mary and Richard Nyberg, Carol and Bernard Ory Sr., Jeanne and Frank Parlipiano, Lorraine and Jack Pecot, Iris and Henry Peeler, Cheryl and Joseph “Jody” Riviere.
St. Bernard: Linda and Claude Melerine.
Terrytown: Elizabeth and Ronald Orgeron Sr.
Violet: Inez and Roy Fernandez Jr.
Westwego: Alberta and Albert Briones, Judy and Dennis Erwin, Mary and Perry Richoux.