Mayor Christenson congratulated Midge and Arnie Hammersley on their 60 years of marriage and presented them with a citation on behalf of the City in recognition of their milestone. Malden residents for more than 60 years, the Hammersleys were married in 1957 and paid $50 a month in rent for their first apartment! Arnie, a Korean War and U.S. Air Force Veteran worked for 32 years on the Malden Fire Department, retiring as a Captain in 1996. Midge worked in the Malden City Clerk’s office for many years and then at the IRS in Boston. Midge and Arnie are extremely proud of their three children David, Donna and Paul as well as their six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
When Mayor Christenson asked them their secret to such a long and happy marriage, they replied that commitment to each other and their family has been the key to their enduring success!
Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson
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