Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

Larry and Marilyn Poitras of Johnstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 1 with a surprise party held at Lanzi’s on the Lake, hosted by their children and their families.

Their sons are Larry (Monica) Poitras Jr. of Johnstown; Don (Margaret) Poitras of Spotsylvania, Va.; Steve Poitras of New Castle, Del.; and John (Jennifer) Poitras of Sparks Glencoe, Md.; and grandchildren, Tanner, Ben, Juliana, Elijah, Lily, Thatcher, Mac and Preston. Also in attendance was Margaret McGrady, the mother of Marilyn Poitras.

Their anniversary was also celebrated with a cruise to Canada and Northeast ports aboard the Queen Mary 2.

The couple married Aug. 1, 1964, at St. Peter’s Church, Stillwater, Saratoga County. The Rev. Charles Gaffigan and the Rev. John Keefe officiated.