Charlie and Irene Amaral of Fremont, California, formerly of New Bedford, recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 2, 2018.

The couple were married Oct. 2, 1948 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in New Bedford.

Mr. Amaral is retired after a career as a firefighter for the New Bedford Fire Dept.

Mrs. Amaral is retired from Shawmut Bank.

They are the parents of Michael Amaral of Newark, California and Stephen Amaral of Honolulu, Hawaii.