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St. Cloud Residents Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary

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Laurette and Ed Kelly walking down the aisle in 1949.

Long time St. Cloud residents, Laurette and Ed Kelly, will celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary on May 14, 2019.

Their friendship began in their High School years when Laurette was at Siena and Ed was at St. Philips.

In 1949, Laurette K. Howe, granddaughter of Mrs. Elizabeth O’Connell of 5137 West End, and Edward Joseph Kelly, son of the J. Frank Kelly’s of Oak Park, celebrated their wedding vows at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Chicago, Illinois. The couple honeymooned in Colorado before settling at the West End address.

The couple raised eight children in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, have nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The couple bought property in St. Cloud over 40 years ago and have been active members of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.

The couple will be joined with family at St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Cloud for a celebratory mass beginning at 9:00am on May 14, 2019. The couple will receive a special blessing from Father Fidel of St. Thomas immediately following the mass.