To the editor: Help Albert & Karnie DeCell celebrate milestones with a card shower

Albert and Karnie DeCell of Weston are celebrating three significant milestones this year!

Albert and Karnie DeCell

Karnie turns 85 on Saturday, April 25, their 65th wedding anniversary is on Friday, July 24, and Albert will turn 90 on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Their children — Greg, Judy and Verlene — invite all extended family members, friends and neighbors to honor the couple by contributing to a card shower.

True Vermonters, Albert and Karnie were born at home in the towns of Weston and Londonderry, where they attended one room and village schools.

They both graduated from Chester High School. Albert attended Vermont Technical College in Randolph and served his country in the Korean War.

When the couple married in 1955, they settled into their home on Lawrence Hill Road and began to raise their three children. They established the businesses of DeCell Painting and DeCell’s Christmas Trees.

Over the years, Albert and Karnie served their church and community in numerous capacities, and they are especially proud of the many longstanding friendships that have developed as a result of their community involvement.

These days, Albert and Karnie are staying close to home and doing a good job looking after each other. Never afraid to try a new recipe, Karnie continues to prepare and put delicious meals on the table every day. She has had plenty of time lately to hone her iPad skills while Albert keeps up with his exercises and the news of the day. They especially enjoy hearing from and about their grand- and great-grandchildren.

If you know Albert and Karnie DeCell, you can be sure that they would be excited to hear from you! Please consider sending them a card or a note to 81 Lawrence Hill Road, Weston, VT 05161.

We hope you will help us make this special year an especially memorable one for Albert and Karnie!

With thanks,

Verlene DeCell
Judy (DeCell) Stevens and
Greg DeCell

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  1. David Howald says:

    Hi to you both.
    I enjoyed working with the crew of decell painting very much.
    Sending you both happy birthday wishes, happy anniversary wishes, with more to come.
    As always, best wishes my friends.

  2. Judy Austin says:

    Albert & Karnie – tho I haven’t lived in Londonderry for quite a few years, I remember you both so well. I am Bill Austin’s widow, & moved to Burlington after he died. Last time l saw you two was in Costco here, you were shopping with your grandson… Anyway, congrats on both your birthdays & anniversary! I have many fond memories of your Christmas decorations, and the two summers when son Bob worked on your tree farm for Greg… much fondness to you both ❤️😁

  3. Pat & Jean Williams says:

    Happy Birthdays and your anniversary. We sure remember the good times we have had with you!!

  4. Jack Carroll says:

    Congrats to two very special people. We go back to the summer of 1969 when I was part of the Chester boys who worked for Albert. Most recently Albert and Karnie would come to Green Mountain High each month for our luncheon. It was always a pleasure to see them.
    All the best,
    Jack and Linda Carroll

  5. Brenda Mathews says:

    Congratulations Al & Karnie!! I remember making wreaths for you in 1958. Those were the good days Happy Anniversary & Birthdays
    Brenda Mathews

  6. Tony Hart says:

    Congratulations you two. 65 years is a long time. I enjoyed working for you guys all those years ago. I still remember going into the cellar and having a beer after work. Those were the good old days.