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Domenic and Anita Vennari celebrated their golden anniversary recently at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa.

Each week during September they celebrated at various locations. One weekend they rode the “Murder Mystery Dinner Train” from Fillmore to Santa Paula.

The couple were married on Sept. 11, 1960, at Pasadena’s Chapel of Roses.

Domenic relocated to California in May 1960, from Westerly, R.I. He retired from Librascope in Glendale after 33 years as an electronic engineer. He is spending his retirement by making fine furniture, learning to master the computer and continuing his hobby of photography while traveling.


Anita, a California native, worked as a secretary/auditor for the Federal Reserve Bank in Los Angeles, before raising their three children, Victor, Tina and Eva.

Living in Burbank for 47 years, Anita was a community volunteer for more than 28 years. She has devoted her time throughout the years serving at all PTA levels at their children’s schools, also at the First District PTA and California State PTA. In addition, she has give volunteer service to Burbank Temporary Aid Center, Burbank Educational Foundation, Burbank Drug-Alcohol Resistance Team, Family Service Agency of Burbank’s Auxiliary Board and Board of Directors, Burbank Symphony Assn. board of directors and the La Providencia Guild. Anita takes a weekly line dancing class.

The couple have two granddaughters, Courtney and Morgan.

They attend St. Finbar Church.