Theodore and Joan (Stackelin) Rademacher celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family members at the Tryst Restaurant in Arlington. They were married at St. Francis Church in Lawrence on Feb. 11, 1961 and set off on a life of love, fun, happiness and family. The couple met while Ted, who is from Chicago was stationed at Fort Devens.
They have resided in Methuen for most of their married life. Ted was employed at Holy Family Hospital for over 35 years as the Director of Engineering. Joan is a watercolor artist and a workshop instructor.
Ted and Joan have always been devoted to their three sons, Karl and his wife Michelle, Douglas and his wife Cindy and Michael and his wife Annie. They are also blessed with eight grandchildren, Aja, Lea, Max, Emma, Jake, Sally, Otto, and Elsa. They all love their "Grammy and Opa."
They look forward to many more years sharing their love and devotion to each other. Their love is just as strong as it was 50 years ago when they said " I do."