Westview Health Care Center resident Mary Chmura and her husband Arthur recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The celebration was held in the facility’s Formal Dining Room where several family members and close friends visited to wish them congratulations on their achievement.
As members of the United States Navy, Art and Mary were both stationed in Jacksonville, Florida during WWII where they worked as airplane mechanics. It was during this time that the couple met, fell in love and became engaged. In 1946 they were married at All Hallows Catholic Church in Moosup, Connecticut, the place where Arthur would later build their house and they would raise their three children: Sandy Wood, Stanley “Jack” Chmura and Steven Chmura. For 30 years Arthur worked at General Dynamics and retired as a Senior Designer. While their three children were in school, Mary worked at the local Moosup pharmacy. As a hobby, Mary made dolls and Arthur reassembled and restored antique cars.
“It’s a wonderful honor to be able to share in this day with the Chmuras,” stated David T. Panteleakos, Administrator. “71 years of marriage speaks volumes about Art and Mary’s enduring bond to one another. Their spirit of commitment and love is a shining example to us all.”
“The two of us had a very good life together,” remarked Mr. Chmura. “We were very close together. Never without each other.”
Art and Mary Chmura have six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed skilled nursing inpatient facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed subacute short-term rehabilitation unit and an Outpatient Rehabilitation and Aquatic Center, both dedicated to providing quality health care services. Along with garnering a perfect five star overall rating found on Medicare.gov Westview is proud to have received such accolades as US News and World Report America’s Best, Consumer Reports Top 10 Connecticut Nursing Facility rating and Health Grades 5-Star Top Ranking.
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