Brian and Sharon Smythe of Massena celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on March 23. The couple met in Massena in 1967. A small ceremony with family and close friends was performed by Rev. William Hart at Grace Methodist Church of Massena. The best man was Bruce Smythe and Karen (Ellis) Rhoades was the maid of honor.
Mr. Smythe served as a seargent in the U.S. Army in 1962-1965. When he returned, he began working at Ken’s Men’s & Boys Shop from 1966-1977. He then worked at General Motors as a machine operator general/dco from 1977-1987. When the plant closed in Massena, he started a new career as a Customs agent starting 1987 until his retirement in 2005. Mrs. Smythe worked at Massena Electric in 1981 and SeaComm Federal Credit Union from 1982 until her retirement in 2008.They have three children: Pam (Brian) LaDuke, Darcy Smythe and Nathaniel (Morgan) Smythe. They have five grandchildren: Alysha, Lauren and Justin LaDuke, and Stephen and Samuel Smythe.