BRUNSWICK — John and Claire Roby Quinlan, of Mast Lane in Brunswick, recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Claire, housewife/grandmother/greatgrandmother, and John, house husband, are both retired.

An anniversary celebration took place on Oct. 6, 2013, at a dinner party at the Brunswick Inn on Park Row.

The couple, high school sweethearts, were married in 1943 during the Second World War in Goldsboro, N.C. They lived in Fort Myers, Fla., until the war ended in 1945.

After the war they moved to Hartford, Conn., and then eventually moved to Bloomfield, Conn. They lived there for 37 years, summering in Old Lyme, Conn., before moving to Maine to be closer to their daughters.

They are the parents of Deborah Quinlan of Orr’s Island and Sandra Potholm of Harpswell. They have two grandchildren, Erik Potholm of Alexandria, Va., and Heather Davis of Harpswell. John and Claire are also the great-grandparents of Noah and Aiden Potholm and William Davis.


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