Dupuis couple marks 50th anniversary
Friday, October 11, 2013
Euclid A. Dupuis, formerly of Gonic, and Arlene Nadeau (Dupuis), formerly of Somersworth and Rochester, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
The couple was married at St. Martin Church in Somersworth on Aug. 31, 1963.
A party given by their three children, Susan M. Bass, of Palm Harbor, Fla., James G. Dupuis, of Bedford, and Melanie L. Dupuis, of Ashalnd, Ore., was held at the Chateau Restaurant in Manchester. The couple’s three grandchildren, Laura Bass, Beverly Bass and Alexander Reynolds, were also present. Guests came from as far as Florida, Oklahoma and Oregon to celebrate with singing, dancing, dining and much laughter.
Officiant at the wedding ceremony, the Rev. Norman Meiklejohn, the bride’s cousin, presented a blessing at the dinner reception.
During the reception, the couple’s granddaughter, Beverly Bass, surprised the gathering with an award-winning ballet performance. Each child, Sue, Jim and Mel, then spoke of special growing-up memories. The Rev. Gerald Auger, who has known the couple for more than 50 years, reminisced and noted the couple’s accomplishments over the years.
In lieu of gifts, many brought or sent photos, genealogies, letters and mementos.
Following the party, the couple, along with the children and grandchildren, traveled to the Berkshires for a week. Then, the couple spent two weeks on a land-and-sea trip to Alaska. On the actual date of the anniversary, a priest aboard the ship pronounced an anniversary blessing.
Euclid, a certified public account, who operated his own firm for more than 30 years, is a full-time professor of accounting and taxation at Southern New Hampshire University. Arlene was a medical technologist and a lawyer, and is now retired.
They reside in Bedford.