Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. William H. McGarry, III, upon the occasion of celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. William H. McGarry,
III, upon the occasion of celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, William McGarry and Margaret Kirkland were united in marriage
on March 18, 1943, at St. Patrick's Church in Watertown, New York, with
the Reverend Eugene A. Kelly officiating; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. McGarry celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniver-
sary with a dinner held in their honor with family and friends at the
Olive Garden in Watertown, on March 18, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. McGarry are the proud parents of one son, the
late James McGarry, and the loving grandparents of one grandson, the
late James "Jamie" McGarry; and
WHEREAS, William H. McGarry, III is the son of the late William II and
Geraldine McGarry, and Margaret Kirkland is the daughter of the late
Everett and Sarah Kelly Kirkland; and
WHEREAS, In 1942, William McGarry graduated from Watertown High
School, and then served his country as a member of the United States
Army from 1943 to 1946; and
WHEREAS, During World War II, William McGarry served with the 299th
Combat Engineers, and was awarded a Bronze Star; and
WHEREAS, William McGarry worked in numerous jobs throughout his life,
including employment with the railroad, the post office, and in the
broadcasting business, as well as with Bradley Hardware in the sporting
goods department, from which he retired in 1984 after 33 years of
distinguished service; and
WHEREAS, William McGarry is a member of Palisades Hunting Club and the
Sacket's Harbor Sportsmen's Club who enjoys trapshooting and photogra-
phy; and
WHEREAS, Margaret McGarry graduated from Watertown High School in
1943, and retired from the New York Telephone Company in 1987; and
WHEREAS, Margaret McGarry enjoys needlework, knitting and reading; and
WHEREAS, Together, Mr. and Mrs. McGarry enjoy hunting and fishing; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. McGarry are and always have been a tower of
strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family and
friends; and
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. McGarry have lived and continue to live their
lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a deep
and continuing concern for human values and ideals, and in so doing,
they have inspired others to do the same; and
WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit that this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, These same values they have passed to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. William H. McGarry, III have touched the lives
of their family and many friends through the shining example of their
marriage, which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they
possess for one another; and
WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be

memorialized by us for the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. William H. McGarry, III upon the occasion of
celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. William H. McGarry, III.


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