Vincent and Barbara Aleo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 26 with a Mass of thanksgiving offered by their family. They were married at St. Mary’s of the Maternity (Our Lady of Hope) Parish on Aug. 26, 1967 by the Rev. John Manikowski.
Barbara is the daughter of Anna and the late Stanley Bohinski, of Wilkes-Barre, and Vincent is the son of the late Nunzia and Giacomo Aleo, also of Wilkes-Barre.
The couple has been blessed with four children: Ginamarie and fiance John Gordon, of Wilkes-Barre and Shickshinny Lake; Cherylann Custard, of Stroudsburg; Vincent and fiancee Renee Schnaidt, of Ossining, N.Y.; and Diana and husband Robert Campbell, of Tappahannock, Va.
They are also blessed with four wonderful grandchildren: Josh Custard, 13; Ethan Custard, 11; and Elizabeth Custard, 6; and Mary Josephine Campbell, 16 months.
Vincent and Barbara renewed their marriage vows on June 17 at the wedding celebration celebrated by Bishop Bambera at St. Peters Cathedral.
Barbara is retired from the VA medical center, where she worked as an OR nurse, and Vincent is retired from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, where he worked as an architectural draftsman.
A family dinner honored the occasion.