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60th anniversary: Smania

Published: Monday, June 17, 2013 4:32 p.m. CDT
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Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smania (Patricia) Smania will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2013.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smania (Patricia) Smania will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2013.

Albert Smania and the former Patricia Martin were married June 20, 1953 by Father R.E. Gates at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Spring Valley, Ill.

Albert is retired from Caterpillar. The couple has resided happily for 55 years of their marriage in Minooka. Together, they raised four children, Cheryl (Larry) Nelson, Sandra Severson, Michael (Peggy), and Jodi (Mike) O’Connell.

They are loving grandparents of 11, Nicole (Jeff) Harrington, Nathan (Evie) Nelson, Matthew Nelson (fiancee Aleksandra), Deanna Severson, Dawn (Josh) Bristle, Megan Severson, Michael Smania, and the O’Connell boys, Michael, Ryan, Jack, and Joseph.

They are also blessed by four great-grandchildren, Kylie, Colin, Padraig and Karli. Albert and Patricia will celebrate this occasion with a special blessing at mass at St. Mary’s Church followed by a family luncheon at Cookies in Minooka.

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