Edward and Shirley (Bouchard) Dabkowski, of Southington, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at an outdoor picnic in Mystic.
The couple was married on July 2, 1955 at St. Andrew’s Church in New Britain. After the ceremony, the newlyweds drove to Niagara Falls, N.Y., and St. Petersburg, Fla. for their honeymoon.
The anniversary picnic was organized by their children and their spouses. The celebration took place with many family members and friends, including their children and spouses, as well as their 11 grandchildren and spouses and two great grandchildren. Two other great grandchildren were unable to attend due to their father being stationed in Germany.