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65th year for East Palestine couple

September 15, 2011
Morning Journal News

EAST PALESTINE - Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ross, East Palestine, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24 with a family dinner, hosted by their children.

The former Irene Rafferty, daughter of James and Cecilia Rafferty, became the bride of Francis Ross, son of Dominic and Theresa Ross on Aug. 24, 1946 at Out Lady of Lourdes Church in East Palestine. Monsignor Heid officiated the ceremony.

Mr. Ross served in Europe during World War II with the U.S. Army-Air Force. The couple both retired from Ethan Allen Furniture.

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Irene and Francis Ross

They have three children, Bonnie (Ron) Novak, East Palestine; Fran (Cathy) Ross, Negley; and Chris (George) Sultan, Youngstown. They also have five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.



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