The Rev. Thomas and Sandra Caton

The Rev. Thomas L. and Sandra M. (Nammarah) Caton of Phillips celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise celebration with family and friends, hosted by their daughter Christine and her husband, Iain, Feb. 7 at the Comfort Inn & Suites, Wilton.

The couple were married Feb. 14, 1959, at the East Congregational Church, Milton, Mass., by the Rev. Clarence L. Schroeder. Best man was Stephan Brayton, and maid of honor was Audrey Campbell, friends of the groom. The couple are graduates of Quincy High School, Quincy, Mass. Tom went on to graduate from Eastern Nazarene College, Wollaston, Mass., and Bangor Theological Seminary. He served parishes in Ellsworth Falls, Lincoln, Bethel, Ashland and Pocatello, Idaho. He is now retired after 40 years in the ministry. Sandra is an artisan and owner of Native Maine Driftwood. She is a member of United Maine Craftsmen and is on their board of directors. They are members of St. Joseph’s Parish, Farmington. Their marriage was blessed February 2004 by Father Roger Chabot.

The couple have four daughters, Christine Caton-McGill and her husband, Iain McGill of Whitman, Mass.; Eva K. Caton and her partner, Michael Turino of Hancock, N.H.; Mojdeh McPhillips and her husband, Lawrence McPhillips of Hanover Park, Ill., and Virginia L. Dill of Dayton; six grandchildren, Eva’s daughters, Elise Caton Williams and Maggie Caton Williams of Hancock, N.H.; Mojdeh’s daughter, Yasaman and son, Sean of Hanover Park, Ill.; Virginia’s daughters, Hannah and Sarah Dill of Dayton.

Nicole Ouellette

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