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The McCaffertys celebrate 50 years

March 04, 2011
  • Francis and Marie McCafferty of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 24, 2011. They were honored at an anniversary party in Newark, Del., on Feb. 26.
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Francis and Marie McCafferty of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 24, 2011. They were honored at an anniversary party in Newark, Del., on Feb. 26.

The high school sweethearts were married Feb. 24, 1961, in Wilmington, Del. They have two children: Christine Mondock of New Castle, Del., and Theresa Choy of Apison, Tenn. They have six grandchildren: Alanna Peterson, Dustin Coburn, Franklin Parks, Brianna Choy, Andrew Choy and Jessica Choy; and four great-grand children: Gabriel Coburn-Brown, Yazmin Peterson-Nystedt, Lilly Coburn and Ryan Coburn Jr.

Mr. McCafferty retired from Perkin-Elmer in 1996 and serves as the Faithful Navigator for the Pangborn council of the Knights of Columbus.  

Mrs. McCafferty is an artist and teaches art classes at the Mansion House Art Center in Hagerstown.

They are planning a trip to the Mediterranean later this year.

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