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NPR couple celebrates 65th wedding anniversary at hospice

Suncoast News staff report

Eunice and Art Hoffman tied the knot in 1949 and were still holding hands at their 65th wedding anniversary party.

The Hoffmans are HPH Hospice patients who reside at Madison Pointe Nursing Home in New Port Richey, according to Jane Freeman, HPH communications manager.

On Wednesday, May 28, the couple celebrated their milestone anniversary. In honor of the occasion, their daughter, Nancy Ellis of New Port Richey, gathered family members and friends for an intimate party, complete with cake.

Members of the hospice team who have been providing care, comfort and support also took part in the festivities. They included Kara Thomas, registered nurse; Glendale Muzzuco, hospice aide; Adrienne Herrera, volunteer; Nancy Buckheister, social worker; and Jim Gerhart, chaplain.

HPH volunteer Jim Henderson of Hudson was on hand to record a legacy videoof the event. A family friend asked the Hoffmans questions about their life together, such as how they met at the Aragon ballroom in Chicago.

HPH’s legacy program provides unedited video conversations with hospice patients that are then given to families at no charge so that memories can be kept alive for current and future generations.