FLAT ROCK - Joseph and Elaine Gareau of Flat Rock celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 7. Joseph Gareau married the former Mary Elaine Terrien May 7, 1960, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wells.
Joseph worked for Michigan Bell and AT&T, retiring from AT&T in 1990, after 38 years. Elaine was a domestic homemaker raising their 6 children.
Joseph is a member of the Escanaba Township Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoys hunting, playing cards and spending time at his hunting camp.
Mary and Joseph Gareau
Elaine volunteers at St. Vincent De Paul, Gladstone. She enjoys quilting, knitting and reading.
The Gareau's have resided in Flat Rock for 50 years and are members of Holy Family Parish in Flat Rock.
Joseph and Elaine are the parents of six children - Carol (K. David, Jr.) Hirn, David (Cheryl) Gareau, Mary Lynn (Mike) Larson, Janice (Scott) Adams, Diane (Chuck) Helman and Patrick (Kelly) Gareau. They also have 12 grandchildren.