Dick Buxton


DICK AND THELMA Buxton will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on July 20. Husband and wife, both 93, ran Buxton’s Store for four decades. Their grandson Andy and his wife Mary now run it. Independent photo/John Flowers
ORWELL — It all began with a casual wave shared by two teenagers on a sunny day back in 1944 in picturesque Shoreham. A moment of tenderness and innocence that was permitted to blossom far away from the din and carnage of the World War II battlefields in Europe and Asia. Dick Buxton and Thelma Brisson never thought back then their chance encounter would lead to a rock-solid marriage that’s lasted 75 years — and counting. It’s been such a fun ride that the Buxtons, now both 93, will return to the altar at St. Paul’s Church in Orwell later this month to have their marriage blessed. And they can...

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