Peter and Paulette Bienko

Peter and Paulette Bienko of Dunkirk recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married May 18, 1963 at St. Hyacinth’s Church in Dunkirk.

Paulette is the daughter of the late Ralph and Jean Gregoreski. Peter is the son of the late John and Martha Bienko.

The Bienkos have four children, Cathy (Howard) Harrison, Peter (Tiffany) Bienko, Mary (Jim) Fortman and Susan (Scott) Ramsay. They have 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The couple celebrated their anniversary by attending a special blessing at the 4 p.m. Mass at St. Hyacinth’s Church, where they were married. Father Matt performed the blessing. This was followed by a dinner and dance at the Kosciuszko Club, hosted by their four children and families. Guests attended from Virginia, Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Michigan, Buffalo, and the Dunkirk-Fredonia area.