2009-12-23 / Community & Local News

Boyces surprised at 50th gala

By Laura Dunham Special to the Irregular

Harold and Judy Boyce celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 5. (Laura Dunham photo) Harold and Judy Boyce celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 5. (Laura Dunham photo) KINGFIELD — About 60 friends and relatives gathered at the Herbert Grand Hotel Saturday night, Dec. 5 for a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party for Harold and Judy Boyce.

The couple was married on Nov. 28, 1959 in Strong at the United Methodist Church. After their marriage, the couple, lived in Kingfield for two years and then moved to Mastic, N.Y. where they lived and raised their children.

Seven years ago Harold retired after working for the Queens Screen Company for 40 years and Judy, a registered nurse semi-retired after working in several New York hospitals.

Now Judy works part time at Edgewood Manor nursing home in Farmington.

One of the best surprises, said Judy, was seeing her maid of honor, Joan Tufts, at the party.

Everyone enjoyed a buffet dinner and a beautiful anniversary cake. Hosting the party were the couple’s three sons, Jim and Angela Boyce of New York, Mike and Donna Boyce of Kingfield and Steve and Laura Boyce of Massachusetts.

It was the first time in about seven years that all of Harold and Judy’s immediate family were able to be together (some 20) which included numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

One of the best surprises, said Judy, was seeing her maid of honor, Joan Tufts, at the party.

The couple received many gifts, cards and telephone calls on their special day.

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