Louis V. and Lois Forlenza, West Pittston, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22. They were married on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 1962, by the late Rev. Thomas Hannigan in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
Mrs. Forlenza is the former Lois Oliver, daughter of the late Arthur and Lenore Oliver, West Pittston. She was employed as a licensed cosmetologist and later became a certified nurse aide. She works private duty for Erwine's Home Health and Hospice, Kingston.
Mr. Forlenza is the son of the late Louis J. and Sophie Forlenza, West Pittston. He was employed by the federal government for over 30 years, initially by the Federal Aviation Administration and retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center as chief contract specialist.
They are the parents of three children: Louis A. and his companion, Laura Hall, West Pittston; Lee J. and his wife, Lisa, Exeter; and Lynn M., West Pittston. They have two grandchildren, Dominick and Kayla.
The couple renewed their vows in June at a special wedding anniversary Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Joseph Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, at St. Peter's Cathedral, Scranton. They will also attend a special monthly anniversary Mass at St. Barbara's, Exeter, where Louis serves as a Eucharistic minister. This Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Philip Massetti, O.S.J., the parish pastor.
The family will honor the couple on Thanksgiving Day at The Radisson in Scranton.