MASSENA -- Fran and Ann LaDuke celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss on June 28 in Massena.
Fran and Ann were married on June 27, 1964 in Potsdam by Fr. Francis Ruddy, the groom's uncle.Ann ran a beauty salon out of the home and Fran worked as a linesman for Verizon. They each retired in 1999 and now spend summers on the St. Lawrence River and winters in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Ann enjoys working on flowers beds and reading. Fran is a hunting and fishing afficionado.
The couple has three children, Brian and wife Pam of Livonia, Heather and wife Sandy of Leicester, Vt. and Chad and wife Marlene of Walworth.
They have five grandchildren, Aylsha, Lauren, Justin, Josephine and Juliana.