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Avenel couple celebrate 60 years

Avenel couple Aide (Furletti) and John (Jack) Symons had their 60th wedding anniversary late last month.

January 9, 2013 3:50am

Aide (Furletti) and John (Jack) Symons celebrated 60 years of marriage surrounded by friends and family at the Avenel Memorial Hall on December 20.


Aide originally arrived in Australia from Italy in 1938 as a four-year-old with her parents and two older brothers and lived in Seymour, Nagambie and Avenel where she met husband Jack in 1950.

Jack played football for Seymour and Avenel and was living in Seymour at the time.

They married two years later at Avenel Catholic Church on December 20, 1952.

Aide ard Jack lived in Seymour and retired to Avenel about 11 years ago.

A celebration was held at the Avenel Memorial Hall on December 22 to celebrate the impressive milestone.

Jack’s cousin Frank, who was best man at their wedding also attended.

Among family and friends were son John, grand-daughter Skye, Aide’s younger brothers Jim and Mario, and Jack’s sister Jan, who was bridesmaid and travelled from Western Australia to be there for the special occasion.

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