Wilber anniv old

WOONSOCKET – Milton and Anita Wilbur celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 12.

The couple were married on Oct. 12, 1960, at Precious Blood Church in Woonsocket. The Monsignor Joseph Corbeil officiated the ceremony. Mrs. Wilbur is the former Anita Jolicoeur.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur are the parents of Sharon and her husband, John O’Hearne, of North Smithfield; Kimberly and her husband, Jude Blais, of North Smithfield; John and his wife, Diane, of North Smithfield; Stephanie Wilbur; and Joshua and his wife, Melissa, of Smithfield.

They are the grandparents of Lauren and her husband, Michael Thibeault; Andrea O’Hearne; Jennifer and her husband, Tom Gorman-Smith; Michael O’Hearne; Amanda Blais; Kayla and her husband, Tim Palardy; Alexander Blais; Jon Forcier; Sheridan Wilbur; Jack Wilbur; Jordan Lopes; Ryan Lopes; Leah Wilbur; Ian Wilbur; and Fallon Wilbur.

The couple have four great-grandchildren: Benjamin Thibeault, Ryker Palardy, Wyatt Palardy, and baby girl Gorman-Smith due in February.

Mr. Wilbur was a steeplejack for 40 years. He and his father owned their own steeplejack business, Wilbur Lightning Protection. Milton currently works for Bay Crane in Smithfield.

Mrs. Wilbur was a hairstylist and enjoyed being a homemaker. She was part of the first graduating class of the Arthur Angelo School of Cosmetology in Woonsocket.

The couple have traveled to many locations within the United States and abroad to several places including Europe, Yugoslavia, South Africa, and China.

Over their 60 years of marriage, they have participated in all kinds of outdoor activities, been active in several church ministries, love playing cards with family and friends, and most of all enjoy gatherings with their family.

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