Ernie and Carol Tripodi of Niles celebrated their 50th anniversary with a dinner party on Sept. 8, 2012, at Enzo's Restaurant in Warren, followed by a celebration at the Warren home of their daughter, Pattie Nypaver. The dinner and party were hosted by Carol's sisters, Charlotte Cancelli, Patricia Hray and Jennifer LaBenne, and the couple's two daughters, Nypaver and Nancee Tripodi-Smith, also of Warren.
The couple also renewed their marriage vows, officiated by Ken Strader.
Mr. Tripodi and the former Carol Ruddy were married Sept. 8, 1962, at St. James Church, Warren.
Ernie and Carol Tripodi
Ernie retired as a meat cutter after 30 years and also is a Delphi retiree. Carol retired as office clerk for Hill's Department Store.
The couple enjoys spending time with family and friends and going to sports activities with their two grandchildren.