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Mr. and Mrs. James M. Romano of White Plains celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 7.

The couple were married in Hammonton, N.J., at St. Joseph’s Church in 1962 and honeymooned in Quebec.

They renewed their vows in St. Joseph’s Church in Pomfret on July 8, 2002, with the Rev. Mark Smith officiating.

To celebrate their golden anniversary, the couple celebrated with a party July 28 hosted by their children, Joe and Tonia Romano and Lisa and David Arnold, at Annata’s Wine Bar in Hammonton.

Several family members and friends attended the celebration.

Flower arrangements in Lenox vases previously owned by Theresa Garofolo, Rosalie’s mother who died on March 17 at the age of 98, adorned the tables.

The original cake topper used on the wedding cake in 1962 graced a cake made by Sassy Sweets.

All but two members of the bridal party were able to attend.

They were Madalyn Romano Brogan, maid of honor, and bridesmaids Eileen Macrie Reed and Cookie DiMeglio Maccarella, and flower girl Carol Comunale Harvey, best man Anthony Errichetto, and groomsmen Al Garofolo and Robert Lane.

The couple also hosted a party on Oct. 6 at Martini’s Lounge for their Maryland friends. Again, Garofolo’s vases were used as centerpieces.

The couple have lived in Maryland, Rhode Island, England and Guam when he served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years.

Mr. Romano then went into the retail business and owned Somethin’ Special for 20 years.

He now works for Maredith Management.

Mrs. Romano taught elementary school for 34 years in all the places they have lived and retired from the Prince George’s County school system.

She now substitutes in the Charles County schools.

In 1982, their middle child, Jimmy, died in a car accident.

They plan to observe the 50-year milestone of their marriage by going on a Mediterranean cruise in the future.