Lee and Barbara Cousineau of 9561 W. Long Lake Rd., Alpena, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception held June 6 at the VFW Hall. The celebration was hosted by their children, Larry and Cheryl Cousineau, Debbie and Mike Wigle, Randy and Mary Cousineau, and Mark Cousineau.
Mr. Cousineau and the former Barbara Diemond were married June 6, 1959, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, where they renewed their wedding vows June 7, 2009. Members of the original wedding party in attendance were Arlen Wallace and Karen Miller of Alpena, Lucille Benac of Durand, and Daryl Cousineau of Lincoln Park.
The couple has eight grandchildren: Janell (Jason) Neumann of Phoenix, Ariz.; Erin (Matt) Stahlbuck of Albuquerque, N.M.; Clay Cousineau of Houston, Texas; Joshua Frantz, Tiffany Frantz and fiance Joshua Yuchasz, Kent Frantz, Kevin Cousineau and Jeremy Cousineau all of Alpena; and two step-grandchildren, Tiffany Stypick of Alaska and Eric Lozen of Algonac. They also have three great-grandchildren: Judah Neumann, MacKenzie Cousineau and Beau Yuchasz.