On October 1st, 2016, Ronald and Diana (Carpenter) Nadeau, of Oakland, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their only child, Mark, also of Oakland.
The picture was taken on the day of their anniversary in front of the former Hanford Hotel on Main St., Waterville, where their eyes first met 53 years ago. It was love at first sight for Ronald, 19 years old, and Diana, 16 years old, at the time. Through those 53 years, their love has remained strong and unbending.

Over the years, Ronald was employed as a truck driver and a butcher, even owning his own custom meat cutting shop called The Butcher Block in Oakland. For a time, he also owned rental property in Waterville. Diana worked as a Medical Unit Secretary at a local hospital for 19 years, but her favorite job came in semi-retirement as a receptionist for the Alfond Youth Center, where she came to greatly admire all that the club did for, and had to offer, the youth of the Waterville area.

Ronald and Diana’s passions include traveling, camping, and, most importantly, the plight of abused and sheltered animals. They have given various forms of support to animal rescue programs, including the adoption of numerous animals through the years.

To celebrate their anniversary, they will be attending a production of the “The Lion King” in Providence, Rhode Island – a gift from their son, Mark.