Tom and Joan Lavoie recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with family dinners in Bloomington, Ind., and Alpena.
Tom and the former Joan Shenk were united in marriage April 7, 1956, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena, by the Rev. William B. Belk.
Their children are Tom W. of Mt. Pleasant, Jeri Lynn (Alan) Andon of Rockville, Md., and Beth (John) DesOrmeau of Novi. They also enjoy six grandchildren: Jacqueline Lavoie of Galloway, Ohio, Danielle Lavoie of Mt. Pleasant, Natalie Andon of Austin, Texas, Robert Andon of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., Taylor John DesOrmeau and Alicia DesOrmeau, both of Novi.
Tom and Joan both retired from the Alpena Public Schools. The couple plans a fall trip to Washington, D.C.