Local jeweler offers to replace missing wedding ring

May 29, 2019 07:18 PM

WATERFORD -- World War II veteran George and Joan Fontaine of Waterford just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. 

When asked about the secret to a long marriage, George said with a laugh that it's, "Yes, my dear!"


Last Friday, Joan was at the Price Chopper in North Troy, when she noticed that her wedding ring had slipped off. 

"I broke out in tears in the middle of Price Chopper.  Everybody couldn't imagine what was the matter with me," she said. 

People at Glennpeter Jewelers saw our story on the missing ring, and took action.

"It's what we do here at Glennpeter," said Tracy Lewis of Glennpeter Jewelers.  "We give back to the community - and what a wonderful story! Seventy years of marriage. That was incredible."

NewsChannel 13 was there as they first offered to replace the ring, complete with inscription. 

"Oh, God bless you, thank you!" said an emotional Joan Fontaine. "That's wonderful. My husband feels the same way, too. There should be more people like you in the world."

Joan Fontaine says the new one "will remind me of how good people are, really, really are in this world. You, the other members of Channel 13, the rescue squad, police, neighbors. They just came out of the woodwork for us. That's a part to remember, too."


Kumi Tucker

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