James and Joey Heroux, of Strodes Mills, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on April 14, 2013.
The observance started with an anniversary blessing during Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Lewistown. Gathering with the couple at the altar for blessings by The Rev. Fidelus Umukoro were their two daughters and families: Nicole and her husband, David Gregory, and their children, Payton, Brendan and Dylan; and Renee and her husband, U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Dan Eicher, and their children, Olivia and Hayden.
The family then hosted the couple at a surprise dinner at J.P. Edwards.
Mr. and Mrs. James Heroux ... now
Mr. and Mrs. James Heroux ... then
The Herouxs were married in 1973 at the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel in Loretto, Cambria County, and have resided in Mifflin County since 1975.
They attribute the success of their marriage to friendship, love and adherence to their wedding vows.