NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 23, 2011 —
Tony and Millie Frates recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Tony is a lifelong resident of West Sacramento and attended Woodland High School. Millie went to school in Sacramento and they had their first date in 1941 at the Tower Theater. They were married the same year, just two weeks before Pearl Harbor, at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno, Nevada.
After the war, where Tony served in Europe as a staff sergeant, he returned to West Sacramento and he and Millie moved into their longtime home on Maryland Avenue to raise their family. Tony resumed his work at the Californian State Printing Office, from where he eventually retired after 42 years of service.
Tony and Millie have two children, Bob Frates, an attorney in the Bay Area who has been married to his wife, Leslie, for 30 years, and Susan Boucher, who works for the State Department of Social Services and has been married to her husband, Jeff, for 34 years. An older daughter, Jane, died at the age of five in a meningitis epidemic. Tony and Millie also have three grandchildren, Leland Frates, Bridget Boucher, and Courtney Hoggle.
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