Jim Branca and Sharon Bostrom were united in marriage on April 19, 1969, at St. Maurice Church in New Britain, Conn.
Mr. Branca worked as a mechanical engineer, while Mrs. Branca was dental hygienist. They are both retired.
The couple has three children, Kimberly Wise of Atlanta, Kelley Jimison of Marietta and Dorry Smith of Vancouver, Canada. They have 11 grandchildren.
A celebration, planned by their children, is slated for April 20 in Atlanta. The couple resides on St. Simons Island.