Mike and Karen Lavery of 2021 Maine are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Mr. Lavery and the former Karen Schlipman were married Aug. 3, 1968, at St. Peter Catholic Church.
Mrs. Lavery is a daughter of the late Kenneth and Dorothy Schlipman. Mr. Lavery is a son of the late Joe and Anita Lavery.
They are the parents of Michelle Lavery, John and Carrie Lavery, and Kristin and Matt George, all of Quincy, Dr. Matthew Lavery and Dr. Jessica (Gillespie) of Indianapolis, and Mark and Laura Lavery of Chesterfield, Mo. They have 12 grandchildren.
Mr. Lavery retired from Investment Planners of Quincy. He is a member of the Exchange Club of Quincy, is on the board of the Roman Catholic Cemetery Association and is on the board of Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools. He enjoys playing golf.
Mrs. Lavery enjoys baking for family and friends.
They are members of St. Peter Catholic Church and Spring Lake Country Club and enjoy following the activities of their grandchildren.
The couple met in kindergarten at St. Peter School.