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Ragnettis to celebrate 75 years

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webmaster | 06/28/13

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ragnetti will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Madera Golf Course on Sunday.

The former Irene Banks is a native of Cullman, Ala. She met her future husband, a Madera native, because her friend was married to Bob’s brother. On the couple’s first date they took a drive to look at Christmas lights on December 14, 1937.

According to Irene they courted for six months and were wed in the judges’ chambers at the Madera Courthouse on July 2, 1938.

They raised two sons, Wayne and Gary Ragnetti. They have seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren...


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