John Paul and Elizabeth Cassidy (Kaup) Morrell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 28, 2009. A blessing of the marriage was held at 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Cecilia’s Church then a celebration at Coleman’s Irish Pub, with family from Chicago, California, Cape Cod, Boston and others all attending.
John and Betty were married at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt.
The family includes children Mary Kay and Peter Smith, of Chicago, Debbie Morrell, of Westvale, John and Joyce Morrell, of Half Moon Bay, Calif., and Paul and Margaret Morrell, of Camillus; and grandchildren Emily, Erin and Sarah of Camillus, A.J., of Half Moon Bay, and Ben and Audrey, of Chicago.
John worked as an engineer for General Electric and retired after 35 years.
Betty was a teacher for 35 years at St. Cecilia’s and St. Charles’ schools. She is still employed at St. Charles School in the afterschool progam.
Betty and John enjoy going on family vacations to the Outer Banks and Cape Cod. John, a member of the Tom Dooley Choraliers, is an AARP Tax volunteer and enjoys taking care of the granddog, Dooley. Betty does volunteer work for St. Cecilia’s Church.
“Mom and Dad, we love you very much! Thank you for all you have done for us and all your love!”