Upton 65th Anniversary

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Published: 6/17/2019 8:30:52 AM

Kathleen and Donald Tyler Upton of 11 Masonic Avenue, Shelburne Falls, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary June 20, 2019.

The former Kathleen Patch and Donald Tyler Upton were married June 20, 1954 in Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church (now known as Trinity Church in Shelburne Falls).

Kathleen studied French at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she received her B.A. in 1954. She received her M.A. in Education from te American International College (AIC) while she continue to teach.

Donald graduated with a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1952 from the Western Massachusetts School of Pharmacy in Willamansett, MA (now associated with Boston College of Pharmacy). He took the state board and obtained his pharmacist license and registration in 1952.

Kathleen taught languages (French, Spanish and Latin) at Mohawk Trail Regional High School from 1967-1996 when she retired. Donald worked as a registered pharmacist at The Baker Pharmacy in Shelburne Falls from 1952-1992 when he retired.

Don and Kath bought the Sawyer News Company together in 1988. It had been previously owned from 1941-1960 by Viola and William H. Patch, Kathleen’s mother and father. After Don and Kath enjoyed operating it for 18 years, they sold it in 2006 when they both finally truly retired.

Children: Julie Ann Upton-Wang, daughter commutes between Shanghai, China and Westborough, MA. Mark Patch Upton, son, lives in Buckland. They have 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

There will be a small family celebration the weekend of June 22/23 at the restaurant of Donald and Kathleen’s choice hosted by Julie Upton-Wang, Mark and Joanne Upton.


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