50th anniversary: John and Rita Meehan

John and Rita Meehan pose for a photo during a trip to Italy in August.

The children of John and Rita (LaRoche) Meehan of Hooksett happily announce their parents' 50th wedding anniversary.

John and Rita were married on Aug. 17, 1968, at St. Thomas More Parish in Durham.

They have two children, Bill Meehan and Karen Meehan, along with four grandchildren, Megan, Walker, Finn and Justin.

Fresh off a trip to Italy, these world travelers continue to enjoy their retirement together as young lovebirds.

Their special day was celebrated with a blessing by their local pastor and then a not-so-quiet dinner out.