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Tatro 70th

Reginald and Lucille Tatro will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on April 17. The couple, who are formerly of Greenfield, now reside in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Miss Adele Lucille Darling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M. Darling of Greenfield became the bride of Reginald E. Tatro of the Army Air Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Tatro of Enosburg Falls, Vt., on April 17, 1944. Mr. Tatro had returned in January after serving 22 months as a B17 radio operator in the South Pacific.

The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Thomas Lynes, followed by a wedding breakfast at the Weldon Hotel and an afternoon garden reception at the home of the bride’s parents.

Herbert E. Darling, brother of the bride, was the best man and Barbara Mason of Portland, Maine, the maid of honor.

After a brief wedding trip, the couple made their home in Holyoke, where Mr. Tatro was a radio instructor at Westover Field. The couple continued their life in the Air Force and retired in 1967, at which time they returned to Greenfield.

Over the years they were blessed with seeing many parts of the world, meeting lifelong friends and raising three wonderful children: Gina Hegg of Idaho, Dean Tatro of New Zealand and Philip Tatro of Indiana. They have also added to their family with five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The couple met in 1941 and managed to “keep the love alive” via cards and letters during wartime.

We, their children, and family honor their commitment and love and celebrate this milestone anniversary with a party on Saturday, April 19.

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