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On the subject of marriage, Pope Francis has written: “Love is not a feeling. Feelings come and go with the days and weeks. Love is more. It is a commitment to live through good times and difficult ones, through sickness and health, through thick and thin. Love comes from only one source: God. God is the basis of true marriage.”

To celebrate and honor the sacrament of marriage and the daily decisions couples make to commit to their spouses, the Diocese recognizes the following couples celebrating anniversaries this year. Thank you for your years of enduring love and the witness you give to others of the fullness and beauty of living a Sacramental Marriage with God at the center of your lives. May God bless your union as you continue your journey of faith and love together.

By Mary-Jo McLaughlin


Four Years

Brian and Kelly Ciezynski, June 3, 2017

Silver Jubilarians

Michael and Giusy Beaman, September 28, 1996
Jon Godshall and Suzanne Podurgiel November 9, 1996
John and Siobhan Kelly Gordon, June 1, 1996
John and Susan Lucek Hughes, August 26, 1996
Douglas J. and Jeannette L. Kenefick, June 15, 1996
Patrick and Madeleine LeBlanc, February 14, 1996
Mark and Donna Lombardi, November 23, 1996
Don and Julie Lumpkins, December 7, 1996
Mark and Joan Marchione, October 5, 1996
Gary and Mary Martin, August 9, 1996
David and Janet Mayotte, October 5, 1996
Jeff and Patrice Nelson, May 18, 1996
Wladimir and Christine Petruniw, September 22, 1996
Karl and Janice Sentivany, May 25, 1996
Gregory and Carlean Wirt, October 19, 1996

Twenty-six Years

James and Karen MacLean, November 18, 1995
Patrick and Kelly Pothier, April 8, 1995

Thirty Years

John and Cynthia Ramatowski, July 20, 1991

Thirty-three Years

Dr. Hema and Dr. Paula DeSilva, June 25, 1988

Thirty-four Years

Phillip and Sandy Cote, May 15, 1987

Thirty-five Years

Stephen and Marianne Juber, April 5, 1986
James and Elaine Norowski, May 24, 1986

Thirty-six Years

Douglas and Jan Collard, November 2, 1985

Forty Years

Robert and Doreen Breault, September 19, 1981
John and Jackie Haywood, June 26, 1981
Joseph and Rowena Parzych, September 19, 1981

Forty-five Years

Joseph and Anne Causey, September 4, 1976

Forty-six Years

Gilles and Rosemary Beauregard, October 4, 1975

Golden Jubilarians

Louis and JoAnne Beauvais, August 7, 1971
Deacon Michael and Mary Frances Berstene, June 12, 1971
William R. and Camilla D. Bertsche, June 26, 1971
David and Kathleen Blaney, April 17, 1971
Christopher and MaryAnn Contos, January 9, 1971
Don and Ann Corcoran, August 28, 1971
Gerald and Judith Donat, October 2, 1971
William and Linda Farrell, September 25, 1971
Anthony M. and Arminda (Mindy) V. Fragoso, October 2, 1971
Wilfred and Nancy Gauthier, September 11, 1971
Edward and Dorothy Greenwold, October 2, 1971
William and Barbara Heine, August 19, 1971
Frank and Rose Herrick, August 28, 1971
Joel and Linda Jakiel, February 13, 1971
Ted and Jan Lambert, September 12, 1971
Daniel and Debra Leone, September 11, 1971
James and Lynda MacKenzie, June 5, 1971
Andre and Sheila Messier, July 31, 1971
Peter and Patricia Morrissey, February 18, 1971
Joseph and Elaine Pelliccio, October 9, 1971
Joseph and Marsha Peters, July 31, 1971
Fred and Judy Pettini, June 5, 1971
Ed and Nancy Pistel, February 19, 1971
Robert and Sally Rychlovsky, December 3, 1971
David and Joan Schmitt, November 6, 1971
Richard W. and Kathleen Lyons Schrum, October 23, 1971
James and Anna Marie Scott, September 25, 1971
Michael and Penela Turano, May 1, 1971
John and Sandra Zajac, September 24, 1971

Fifty-one Years

Thomas and Marilyn Butler, February 14, 1970
Charles and Donna Gagne, February 21, 1970

Fifty-two Years

Robert and Jeanne Gawlak, February 14, 1969

Fifty-three Years

Peter and Arlene Bergan, October 26, 1968
Ron and Pat Strom, October 26, 1968 

Fifty-five Years

Pasquale and Barbara Sicignano, October 23, 1966


F. Paul and Elaine Dugas Story, September 15, 1962

Sixty Years

Joseph and Elizabeth Ettl, August 26, 1961
Daniel and Norma Goslicki, August 26, 1961
Jim and Jan Ledwidge, June 24, 1961
Benjamin and Suzanne Podurgiel, July 1, 1961
Thomas and Carol Surprenant, April 7, 1961

Sixty-one Years

Ronald Bruce and Denise Eileen Beaudoin, August 6, 1960

Sixty-three Years

Raymond and Gloria Brosofske, September 13, 1958
Francis and Julia Duquette, October 4, 1958

Sixty-five Years

John and Phyllis Lester, August 11, 1956
William and MaryAnn Maruzo, February 11, 1956
Raymond and Marianne Pavlak, November 24, 1956
John and Jane Sterry, June 30, 1956

Sixty-eight Years

Luigi and Angelina Furno, September 16, 1953

Seventy-four Years

Walter and Anna Karrenberg, November 27, 1947

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“Nothing is more important than that you love one another. So valuable and so precious is your special love for one another, that Jesus has made you one of the Sacraments of His Church.  You, in your unique union with one another, are a sacred sign in your everyday life together of His caring, healing, and life-giving presence in the Church. Wherever you are, whatever you say in tenderness to one another, whatever you do in loving union with one another brings Jesus in His Body, the Church, alive in all whom you touch. He has called you to love one another in His name.” 

~  Fr. Chuck Gallagher, SJ,
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