The Martins celebrate 60 years of marriage!
Ralph and Sally (Vinyard) Martin of Quaker Hill will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 4, 2014. Friends since age four, and then high school sweethearts, they were married in 1954 at the Methodist Church of New London.
Ralph worked as a rigger at Electric Boat for 35 years and retired in 1996. Sally is a devoted member of the Quaker Hill Baptist church and the longest serving volunteer at Greentree Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waterford. They are long-time supporters of the Animal Welfare League and are ardent cat lovers.
Ralph and Sally have three children; son, Charles P. Martin, son, Ralph E. Martin Jr., and daughter-in-law, Linda Martin, of Quaker Hill, and their daughter, Wendy Mahon and son-in-law, Scott Mahon, reside in Lyme. They have two granddaughters, Haley Mahon of Lyme, and Andrea Ryder of Pennsylvania.
Ralph and Sally enjoy reading, gardening, birding, dining out, music and cinema. A family gathering is planned for family and friends to celebrate this momentous occasion.