Bishop George V. Murry will celebrate a special Mass at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Canton at 2 p.m. Sunday to mark the wedding anniversaries of 120 couples who are being honored for a total of 5,426 years of wedded life ranging from 25 to 71 years. A reception hosted by the St. John Guild will be in the School Hall for the honored couples and their families after the Mass. Stanley and Anna Mae Duff, parishioners of St. Anthony/All Saints Parish in Canton, are the longest-married couple, celebrating 71 years of marriage, and Chester and Sylvia Dimmerling, parishioners of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Canton, are the second-longest with 69 years of marriage. Other couples celebrating will be: 35 couples married 51-70 years; 30 couples married 50 years; 31 couples will observe 40 years; and 24 couples will mark 25 years. The celebration includes renewal of marriage vows at Mass, and a personalized certificate. For more information, contact the Diocese of Youngstown at 330-744-8451. Couples in The Vindicator’s circulation area being honored follow.
Patrick and Leigh Ann Hagerty, 25 years, Our Lady of Lourdes in East Palestine, and Joseph and Marsha Centofanti, 50 years, St. Paul in Salem.
Alan and Kathleen Beaudis, 40 years, Holy Family in Poland; Gregory and Mary Margaret Bayne, 25 years, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Austintown; Ron and Lillian Navarra, 25 years, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Youngstown; Douglas and Kathleen Lewis, 40 years, St. Edward in Youngstown; and James and Mary Marsh, 50 years, St. Joseph in Austintown.
Kenneth and Carol Flack, 50 years, Blessed Sacrament in Warren, and Larry and Eileen Dyett, 40 years, St. Robert in Cortland.