Joe and Josie Palermo of Jamestown, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 25, 2015, with renewal of vows at St. James Roman Catholic Church, followed by a reception at Moonbrook Country Club, and a family trip to Naples Tiberon Golf and Sarasota Ritz Carlton, Fla. The reception was hosted by their children: Chuck and Dempress Palermo of High/Point, N.C., Dennis and Marcy Palermo of Jamestown, N.Y., Louise and Rick Bakewell of Jamestown, and grandchildren: Isabella and Joey Palermo of Jamestown N.Y. Out of town guests attended from Italy, Arizona, California, Kentucky and North Carolina.

Palermo and the former Josephine Conti were married on April 24, 1965, at St. James Church in Jamestown, N.Y. Palermo is retired from Marlin Rockwell/ MRC Bearings in Falconer N.Y. Mrs. Palermo is a retired beautician from The Beauty Bar in Jamestown N.Y. They are members of Cable Hollow Golf Course and Lakewood Rod and Gun.