60th anniversary: Richard and Carol Smith of Milford

October 6, 2017
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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Charles Smith Sr. are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary at the Milford Yacht Club this weekend.

They have lived in their hometown of Milford for 50 years. The bride, Carol Eileen Murray, grew up on Howard Avenue in New Haven. Richard grew up on Washington Avenue in West Haven.

They were married on Sept. 7, 1957 at Saint Peter’s Church in New Haven. A reception followed at the Stanford Barn.

Richard retired as a vice president at Southern Connecticut Gas Company and Carol worked for the New Haven Register and the New Haven Railroad. They both worked at New Haven Hospital where Carol and Richard first met.

They have five wonderful children — Richard Smith Jr. of Milford, Susan Smith (Meade) of Orange, Stephen Smith of Monroe, David Smith of Mathews, North Carolina, and Scott Smith of Orange — and 11 beautiful grandchildren.