The 11 children of Carl and Mable McBreairty and their extended family recently treated the New Milford couple to a 67th anniversary celebration in Ridgefield.

Carl McBreairty was born May 6, 1926 in Alagash, Maine and his future bride was born Sept. 14, 1929 in New Brunswick, Canada.

After Carl had served in the U.S. Navy, they met at an ice hockey game and were soon married Feb. 18, 1948 in New Brunswick. He later served 1951 to 1955 during the Korean War and its aftermath.

The McBreairtys moved from Canada to New Milford in 1963. All the while, Mable was a very busy, stay at home mother.

After 67 years of marriage, the McBreairtys have 11 children, eight in-laws, 40 grandchildren and 37-great-grandchildren.