Norman and Marianne Youdell Duffy of Wheeling will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 13.
They were united in marriage Oct. 13, 1962 at St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church, Va., by Msgr. James Heller.
Marianne Duffy is the daughter of Joseph Youdell and the late Mary Waldecker Youdell. She is a retired registered nurse at VNA of Medical Park.
Duffy is the son of the late Norman and Glenn Drury Duffy. He is a retired chemistry professor at Kent State University and Wheeling Jesuit University.
They are the parents of five children. The family includes Vince and his wife, Amie, of Brighton, Mich.; Mary Bulgrin and her husband, Matt, of Monroe Falls, Ohio; Joseph and his wife, Cara, of Cranford, N.J.; Anne-Marie Miller and her husband, Bob, of Beltsville, Md., and Maureen Eve and her husband, Dave, of Corydon, Ind. They have 20 grandchildren.
They celebrated their anniversary with a vow renewal Mass organized by our children in July at Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.