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Preparing to cut the cake at the 50th wedding anniversary celebration are (left to right) the youngest couple married at least 50 years, Max and Eileen Wakefield, of Cottage Grove, Bob Beard, Father Greg Esty and Rosemary Beard. The Beards were married at St. Thomas Aquinas Church 63 years ago. (Bulletin photo by Toni Lambert)

Couples celebrate 50-plus years of marriage

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Fifteen years ago Doris McShea invited 32 people -- all married at least 50 years -- to celebrate their marriage with a Mass and lunch at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, in St. Paul Park. This year, she had nearly 90 people celebrating on Wednesday, July 14.


Couples are invited to the event as well as widows and widowers who were married more than 50 years.

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