Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Scanlon of Venice, Fla., recently celebrated their 65th anniversary.
Mr. Scanlon and the former Claire A. Richard were married on May 16, 1953, in Haverhill, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. Scanlon have five children: Dan Scanlon and his wife, Claire, live in Auburn, N.H.; Tom Scanlon and his wife, Karen, live in North Hampton, N.H.; Kathy Scanlon lives in Hampton, N.H.; Maureen van Gennep and her husband, Garet, live in East Kingston, N.H.; and Kate Moschetto and her husband, Mark, live in Holly Springs, N.C. The couple also have 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Scanlon were high school sweethearts while attending St. James High School in Haverhill and have lived in Venice since 1996.
Mr. Scanlon retired from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where he worked his entire career after serving in the U.S. Navy, occasionally also working in the Boston Navy Yard. In retirement, he operated a truck cap sales business in Kingston, N.H.
Mrs. Scanlon was primarily a homemaker and also worked briefly in the cafeteria at St. Joseph's Grammar School in Haverhill, which all five children attended.
Mr. and Mrs. Scanlon celebrated their anniversary by going out to dinner in style in Sarasota, Fla.
Their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are honored to be a part of their legacy and love.