Alex and Joan Musser of New Lisbon celebrated their 50th golden wedding anniversary with their seven children, family, friends and neighbors at the Garrattsville Community Center on Aug. 10. The couple were married Aug. 10, 1963, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morris.
Their children are Anne Marie Ellingham of Rochester, Margaret Musser Bunnell of Purcellville, Va., Kevin Musser of Burlington Flats, Alex Musser Jr. of West Oneonta, Meredith Malone of Pottstown, Pa., Alison Horstman of Keswick, Va., and Nicole McLean of Port Republic, Md. They have five grandchildren: Kevin Musser Jr., Coral and Kayla McLean, and Brady and Cole Plows.
All family members were present to celebrate the occasion, marking the first time in almost 10 years that the whole family has been together in one place. Guests included the couple’s sister-in-law, Cecelia Tatara of Oakdale on Long Island, and their niece, Vicki Goldstein of Flushing.
Alex and Joan were dairy farmers, living just outside of Garrattsville for many years, where they raised not only their children, but opened their home to almost 50 foster children ranging from newborns to senior teens.