Happy Minto couple celebrate 65 years of wedded bliss

Maureen and David Harty first spotted each other through a window - and they haven't stopped admiring each other ever since.

They met while working at a paint research and technology station in Teddington, Middlesex UK.

Their work areas were separated by large glass windows.

Mr Harty said he would blow kisses through the window to get Maureen's attention.

He said was mesmerized by the delicate and attractive blonde with the lovely smile.

While Mrs Harty said she was quite taken with the tall, handsome man with a dashing mustache.

The two were soon inseparable.

Until Mr Harty went into the army and was deployed for two years in Egypt.

Upon his return to England the couple decided they didn't want to be apart anymore and they married in St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Malden England on September 18, 1954.

They enjoyed an active social life and were involved in dramatic acting, ballroom dancing and attended Catholic services together.

In 1968 David and Maureen immigrated to Australia and settled in Cronulla.

Mrs Harty said one of their favourite past times was to attend concert symphonies at the Sydney Opera House every month.

They enjoyed work and entertaining guests.

Both said they consider themselves to be very fortunate to have found each other and share their adventures together.

The Hartys said they were blessed with two sons, Stephen and Joseph and are the proud grandparents of three grandsons.

The couple moved to Macarthur later in life and continued to enjoy the community and make great friendships.

In late 2018 Maureen came to reside at Pembroke Lodge in Minto and early in 2019 David joined her.

They now share an active lifestyle in the Pembroke Facility and receive lots of visits from friends.

Pembroke Lodge threw the couple a high tea afternoon and concert to celebrate their special milestone.