The ideal wedding isn’t about dresses and cakes. It’s about love shared between two people. With First Selectman Jeff Manville officiating and their families in witness, Thomas Ryzak, 75, a retired Yellow Freight Truck driver, and Beverly Blake, 68, a caregiver for many Southbury residents, were married on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at River Glen Rehabilitation facility. Thomas and Beverly have dated for 35 years, but it wasn’t until Thomas recently finished cancer treatment that they felt there was no better time than the present to express their devotion to each other.
“The beauty of marriage is not always seen from the beginning,” one witness said, “but rather as love grows and develops over time. We hope their marriage is blessed with many years of happiness, kind words and love.”