Donald, originally from Shiloh married the former Marie Bernard, originally from Greenwich, Oct. 12, 1968. The couple had two children, David Plank and Kathleen Stout. Stout said her parents have made the last 50 years successful by “constantly working at their marriage.”
“Commitment was the biggest thing for them,” Stout said. “They are just committed to each other and their marriage and stayed committed through the hard times, the great times and the boring times.”
The couple will celebrate their milestone with an open house at the Adario Town Hall on Sunday, an event hosted by their children, along with their families, including eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.