“Still the One”
submitted by Marie Barnes, Corporate Marketing & Public Relations Director at Regency Nursing Centers
After all these years, 68 to be exact, nearly a lifetime for some, Doris and Bill can earnestly state, “Still the One” about one another.
Doris and Bill Trudeau were married on September 6, 1944 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Doris and Bill both loved to dance and met at a dance at Lincoln Park, and began dancing together so many years ago when they began dating. They loved to be close for that first dance, and still hold trues to this very day.
Bill went overseas in the Army after meeting Doris, and when he returned home on furlough they got married. He went back overseas and upon his return they moved to Staten Island, NY. They had four lovely daughters, Darleen, Joan, Patricia and Janet.
Bill was employed as a salesman in the building trades and his territory was in New Jersey. They eventually moved from Staten Island and bought a home in Garwood, New Jersey where they lived and raised their family for over 60 years. Shortly after moving to New Jersey, Bill became a successful sales representative for MetLife. Doris was a homemaker raising their four daughters.
Doris always said, “Bill was a good man and took such good care of his family.” They always did everything together. You never see one without the other and they are often seen holding hands. They both were very involved in their daughters’ activities at school and were always there when they needed them.
Their family has expanded, and they now have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The loving couple currently resides at Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hazlet. They are always seen attending functions together, or just relaxing in their room side by side, holding hands. On September 6, 2012 they will be married 68 years and the family is planning to get together to celebrate this wonderful milestone.
Pictured are Doris and Bill on their wedding day, and a current photo at a celebration. For further information about Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, contact 732-264-5800, or visit http://www.regencynursing.com/.