Dracut Couple, Honored by Family and Friends
Surrounded by their family and intimate friends, Mr and Mrs. J. Adam Maille, of Arlington Street, Dracut, celebrated the golden anniversary of their marriage yesterday rather than on the usual date, Jan 30. The party in their honor was a great success and had many attractive features. The Maille home had been attractively decorated, illumination of the Christmas colors lighting the exterior while Yuletide novelties were artistically arranged inside. Dinner was served at 2 o'clock by the grandaughters of the celebrants, Mrs Alfred Dufour, Miss Juliette Maille, Miss Claire Daigle, Miss Rachel Maille, Miss Rita Daigle, Mr and Mrs Moise Daigle were in general charge.
Among those at the dinner were Rev. J. J. Tremblay of St. Louis parish, Rev. Leo Savignac of Mainville, R. I., Rev. Sister St. Jean d'Avila, a daughter; Rev. Sister St. Pierre Celestin of St. Joseph's convent; Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Maille, Mr and Mrs. Fabien Maille of Lowell, Osias Jasmin of Dracut, Mr and Mrs. Henri Cayer of Woonsocket, R. I., Mr and Mrs. Pierre Jutras of Providence, R. I., Azarie Z. Coutu of Nashua, N.H., all relatives of the celebrants, as well as all the sons and daugther and the latter's children.
J. Adam Maille and Maria Prud'homme were married in Lowell by Rev. Andre Garin, OMI, the ceremony being performed at the Immaculate Conception rectory as St. Jean Baptiste parish had not established a rectory at that time. Mr. Maille was a well known builder of Lowell and about 23 years ago they purchased their first home in Arlington street, where Mr. Maille carries on his farming business, but he specializes in Milk. Their place known as "Elm Farm." They have 6 children, Adam Jr., and Ernest both of Dracut; Rev. Sister St. Jean d'Avila of St. Joseph's convent of Lowell, Mrs Moise Daigle of Dracut, Cuthbert of Nashua, N.H., and Ludger Maille, who resides with his parents. They also have 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Following dinner there was an address by Adam Maille Jr., and Priscilla Maille presented Mr and Mrs. Maille a purse of gold and a huge bouquet. Little Rita Daigle presented the bouquet while Elmer Maille presented the couple a five dollar gold piece in his own name. The superior of St. Joseph's convent presented a basket of flowers to the couple with the best wishes of her community.
An enjoyable feature of the celebration was the singing by the Sisters of the Grey Nuns of St. Joseph of the cross, who sang "Le Carillon des Noce Il'Or, " Contique de Nouvel An" and several Christmas carols. Other entertainment numbers included violin selections by Alfred Dafour; piano solos, Juliette Maille, Rachel Maille, Mrs Alfred Dufour, Mrs. Ernest Maille, Mr Moise Daigle, and songs by Mrs. Edmond Maille and other of the company. Adam Maille Jr., acted as a master of ceremonies for the day.
Published in The Lowell Sun 2 Jan 1931, pg. 24