EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

August 7, 2011

Ellen and John Gallant

John and Ellen (Murphy) Gallant celebrate 70 years of marriage on Aug. 2, 2011.

They were married on Aug. 2, 1941 at St. James Catholic Church in Haverhill, beginning a long, happy life, full of love and family. They are blessed with eight children, 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, to whom they have given a constant example of loving perseverance and zest for life.

A cookout to honor the day is planned at the home of Julie Gallant Veilleux and her husband, James, in Peachtree City, Ga. Also attending will be the other children, John David and his wife Brenda, of Ormond Beach, Fla., Sheila Gallant Aitken of Peachtree City, Nancy Gallant and her husband George Gardner, of Crofton, Md., Mary Ellen Gallant Obreiter and her husband, William, of Orr's Island, Maine, Kathleen Gallant Baril of Exeter, N.H., and Virginia Gallant Toland and her husband, Daniel of Hooksett, N.H.