LEWISTON – Lionel and Flo Robitaille of Lewiston celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a surprise family dinner party held New Year’s Eve at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn. The couple was married Jan. 5, 1946, at Holy Cross Church in Lewiston. Monsignor Felix Martin officiated the ceremony.

Acting as hosts were the couple’s children and their spouses, Ron and Monique Robitaille of Norton, Mass., Rachel Provencher of Dunedin, Fla., Monique and Jeff Meau of Taunton, Mass., and Sue Fleming of Taunton, Mass.

A highlight of the party was a 15-minute movie capturing their 60 years of marriage made by their grandson, Jim Artz.

The couple still enjoys bowling, periodic trips to Foxwoods Casino with long-time friends, Wilfred and Lucienne Cloutier, and spending time with their family. They have five children, (daughter Helen is deceased), seven grandchildren (granddaughter Melissa is deceased) and five great-grandchildren.

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