70th anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Guimond

Francis and Doris Guimond

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Guimond of Manchester celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last week.

Mr. Guimond and the former Doris Faucher were married in Manchester on April 22, 1948.

The couple have four children: Richard Guimond and his wife, Diana, live in Georgia; Denise Plourde and her husband, Donald, live in Manchester; Susan Webber and her husband, John, live in Epping; and Donna Fitzpatrick and her husband, Brian, live in Hooksett. They also have nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In honor of their anniversary, an intimate celebration with immediate family was held at the couple's home, where Francis and Doris' decades of memories were shared with everyone.

Mr. Guimond, 93, was a 30-year employee of the city of Manchester, working as greenskeeper for the city-owned Derryfield Country Club, and during the winter, operating the Zamboni at JFK Ice Rink, the first person to do so in the state. He is a World War II veteran. At age 18, he joined the Red Arrow Division of the Army and served in the Pacific. Upon returning from the war, he was employed at the Verney Mills in Manchester, when an opportunity came knocking from Ignace Gill, superintendent of Parks and Recreation, to work for the city.

Mrs. Guimond, 90, spent her early career at the telephone company. While raising her family, she changed careers to work evenings at Modutec and other tech companies.

Their children and grandchildren are honored to be a part of their legacy and love.