Carl and Joanne Smith celebrated 50 years of marriage Dec. 31, 2010. They exchanged their wedding vows at Sacred Heart Church in Auburn with Father Raymond J. Wahl as celebrant on Dec. 31, 1960.
Joanne is the daughter of Ernest and Alexandrina (Hodorowski) Smeaton and Carl is the son of Carl and Ethel (Ridley) Smith, Sr.
They have two sons, C. Stanley Smith III (Kelly) and Douglas J. Smith (Kimberly), three grandchildren: Carl S. Smith IV, Heather Bryant (Stephen) and Valery Smith. They have one great granddaughter, Madison Grace Bryant.
Carl was employed by the NYS Department of Corrections for 37 years, holding several positions including Superintendent of Marcy Correctional Facility and Assistant Commissioner for Facility Operations in Albany, N.Y., retiring in 1997.
Joanne is a skilled homemaker as they moved seven times. They made many friends and enjoyed traveling. Upon retirement, they moved to Skaneateles to be near their family and spend the winter months in Englewood, Fla. They are communicants of St. Mary of the Lake in Skaneateles and St. Raphael’s in Englewood, Fla.