Gerald and Marjory Miller celebrate their golden anniversary


Marjory and Gerald Miller in 1963 on their wedding day   Gerald and Marjory Miller in 2013 on their 50th wedding anniversary

WOONSOCKET – On the evening of June 23, 2013, the Brenner family and their friends turned back the clock to 1963. Fifty years have elapsed since their wedding day, but the bride and groom are as in love as ever. Gerald and Marjory Brenner stood under the huppa and renewed their vows at Congregation B’nai Israel in Woonsocket. Officiated by Rabbi William Kaufman and Cantor Jodi Stern Blackstein, the beautiful ceremony included the couple’s grandchildren, who said the Seven Blessings.

Afterward, the Brenners’ four sons, along with their families, hosted a celebratory luncheon. Jeffrey and Elizabeth, Richard and Andrea, Todd and Lauren, and Jay and Larissa also prepared a nostalgic slide show to honor the loving marriage of their parents. Some of the guests, such as Henry Z. Brenner, the best man, Sharon Kaplan Strongin, a bridesmaid, and Zita Brenner Kaplan, Gerald’s sister, were witness to the couple’s testimony of love for the second time. The newlyweds’ eight grandchildren: Rebecca, Talia, Caleb, Matthew, Alexis, Jared, Hudson and Skylar, will always have the memory of their grandparents’ lasting union, proof of love’s power.

Marjory Ann Miller, the daughter of the late Dr. Julius and Lillian Miller of New York City and Gerald Brenner, the son of the late Morris and Sylvia Brenner of Woonsocket, met in high school and attended URI together. Marjorie also has a Master of Arts in teaching from Brown University. In 2012, Marjorie retired from the Halliwell School in North Smithfield and has been substitute teaching. Gerald has L.L.B. and J.D. degrees from Suffolk University Law School; he’s a practicing attorney in Woonsocket.