Sandra and Wayne (Alan)


NORWAY — A 50th anniversary party in honor of Wayne (Alan) and Sandra Alberi of Norway was held on Oct. 19 at Tuscany Hall in South Paris. The party was hosted by their children and families.

Mr. Alberi and the former Sandra (Sandy) Stevens were married on Oct. 18, 1963, at the Second Congregational Church in Norway by the Rev. Jay N. Lello. Shortly after they were married, they moved to New Jersey. In 1975, they decided to move back to their roots in Maine.

The couple has three children, daughters and sons-in-law, Michele and Mark Lewis, Stephanie and Bill Gates and son, Marc. They also have four very special grandchildren, Wyatt and William Eshleman and Riley and Jordyn Gates.

Mr. Alberi worked in printing as a general manager and pressman at Western Maine Graphics and later as a pressman at Penmor Lithography until his retirement in 2011.

Mrs. Alberi worked in food service and then she worked as an ed-tech in special education for SAD 17 for 31 years, where she was very proud and humbled to receive Staff Member of the Month of May, before she retired from her position this past June.

A very touching tribute by their daughter, Michele, was a powerpoint presentation comprised of many photos of their past 50 years together.

They were very grateful to the approximately 100 family and friends who attended their party, especially the maid of honor, Licia Raban Cushman, friend, Roberta Bessey who came from New York, friends, Charlene and John Parsons who postponed leaving for Florida, cousins, Lee, who’s 90 years young and Maddie Cummings from Massachusetts, a dear friend, Kay Saunders, cousin, Pamela Morrison, who took some exceptional photos and along with her parents, a beloved former student, Kailen Olmstead and so many others too numerous to mention.

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