A sweet start to couple’s life together

Diamond wedding couple Maureen and Dominick Colleran with their children, from the left, Rosie Colleran, Lynn McCracken, Pat Colleran, Kathryn Wise, Sean Colleran, Chris Colleran, Dan Colleran and Anne-Marie Shannon.
Diamond wedding couple Maureen and Dominick Colleran with their children, from the left, Rosie Colleran, Lynn McCracken, Pat Colleran, Kathryn Wise, Sean Colleran, Chris Colleran, Dan Colleran and Anne-Marie Shannon.
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A couple marked 60 diamond years of marriage with a special party of 100 family and friends.

Dominick Colleran and Maureen Colleran met when they both worked at Mackintosh’s and were separately invited to be godparents to Dominick’s niece and nephew.

The pair were married on February 12, 1955, at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Gibbet Street and have lived in Halifax all their married life.

Dominick, 86, was a bus driver for Halifax Passenger Transport, an engineer at local firms including Crosrol and Boxfords and finished his working life as a porter at Halifax General Hospital.

Maureen, 79, worked at United Biscuits as a supervisor for many years and the couple are now life members of the Halifax Catholic Club.

Dominick and Maureen have eight children - Anne-Marie, Lynn, Sean, Chris, Danny, Patrick, Rosie and Kathryn, 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren with another great grandchild due at the beginning of March.

The couple’s daughter, Rosie Colleran, said: “They’re a wonderful couple who have always put family above all else.

“We are all so proud and blessed to have them in our lives. 60 years of marriage is such a fabulous achievement and we are pleased that so many of their family and friends could come together to celebrate such a special event.”

The couple celebrated their milestone anniversary with a party at the Halifax Catholic Memorial Club last Sunday.

There were some special surprises including a card from the Queen, a video with congratulatory messages and Maureen’s wedding dress was also on display.

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