Richard and Toni Gillette, of St. John, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 6, with dinner at the Lighthouse restaurant in Cedar Lake with their children and grandchildren.
The couple was married on Oct. 7, 1967, at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Chicago. Maid of honor was Delfine Stamborski, and best man was Don Gillette. Attendants were Sandi Szymborski, Tina Zambon, Joann Bailey, Sandy Yates, Tony Dyrkas, Sonny Gillette, Damian Kraska and Bill Sitkowski.
Rich and Toni are blessed with three children, Laura Welsh (Matthew), Lisa Wills (Rob), and Michael Gillette (Heather). They are also dedicated grandparents to their four grandchildren, Liam Welsh, John Wills, Evan Gillette and Corinne Gillette.
Rich and Toni are active members of St. John the Evangelist parish in St. John.