LEWISTON – A party was held recently for Robert and Sylvia Pacios of Lewiston, to celebrate the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.

The party was hosted by their children and grandchildren and was held at their daughter and son-in-law’s home in Lewiston. The home was decorated with lilacs in keeping with the color scheme.

Rosemarie Butler, a long-time friend of the couple, gave a toast and the guest book was also used on the occasion of Mrs. Pacios’ grandparents’, Elias and Sarah Lothrop, golden anniversary on Sept. 4, 1914. Attending were many members of their families, including the original matron of honor, her sister, June Hunnefeld of Arlington, Mass., as well as numerous friends.

Mr. Pacios and the former Sylvia Lothrop were married on April 13, 1944, in Roxbury, Mass., while Mr. Pacios was on leave from the Army, before heading off to Europe to fight in World War II.

Their children are Robert Pacios Jr. and his wife, Sue, of Lisbon and Joanne Blais and husband, Michael, of Lewiston. Their grandchildren are Melissa Pacios and companion, Tony Barton, Jennifer Martin and husband, Christopher, Jessica Hanscombe and husband, Kevin, and Patrick Blais and fiancee, Kimberly Matthews. In addition, they have three stepgrandchildren, Lisa Cloutier, Rich Rogers and Scott Pacios. Great-grandchildren are Charlie Barton and Justin and Camden Hanscombe, and stepgreat-grandchildren, Jared and Crystle Cloutier.

Mr. Pacios is retired from the CPA firm of Pacios, Rausch and Company. He is a retired chairman of the Maine Turnpike Authority and is active with the Auburn-Lewiston Sports Hall of Fame, as well as SCORE.

Mrs. Pacios is a member of the Women’s Literary Union, the Woman’s Auxiliary at St. Mary’s Hospital and the Woman’s Hospital Association at CMMC.

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