Mr. and Mrs. Piper
Melvin and Mildred (Flanders) Piper of Franklin recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 13, 1949, at Bristol Federated Church.
The couple has three children, Carol Walters of El Paso, Texas, Barbara Richards of Claremont and Michael Piper of Montclair, Va. The couple has five grandchildren, Carrie Flynn, Jessica Roberts, Lindsay Nicholson, Bradley Piper and Bryan Piper. The couple has five great-grandchildren, Brady, Casey and Murphy Flynn and Conley and Piper Nicholson.
The couple celebrated with a week-long stay with family at the Ocean Blue Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in April.
Mr. Piper was a hosiery machine operator at Scott & Williams in Laconia and an auto parts tester for IPC/Freudenberg in Bristol before retirement.
Mrs. Piper was a Franklin tax collector and special education records monitor for the state Department of Education in Concord before retirement.