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Sandy residents Gene and Dolores (Dolowitch) Boitano, joined by some of their eight children, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan. 12, at a riverside restaurant.

The Boitanos, who have five sons and three daughters, were married Jan. 14, 1948, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sandy.

Gene, who will be 90 years old this summer, was born in the home on Boitano Road where he has lived his entire life. After the wedding, Dolores, 83, moved into Gene’s home, and it became their home.

Gene worked in farming as well as with the Forest Service and in construction. Dolores had her hands full at home taking the lead to raise eight children.