Couple’s 60th and an 89th

Drs. Robert J. Marshall and Simone Verniere Marshall

    Drs. Robert J. Marshall and Simone Verniere Marshall of East Hampton and New York City celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and her 89th birthday at a lunch on Saturday at the Amagansett house of their daughter and son-in-law Annette and Jacques Franey. Their other daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Gabrielle Salomon and Amir Salomon of Summit, N.J., co-hosted the celebration.

    The Marshalls were married on Sept. 13, 1953. The two have dedicated their professional lives to the practice of psychology and psychoanalysis and co-wrote the book “The Transference-Countertransference Matrix,” published by Columbia University Press. Simone Marshall, born in Paris, graduated from the Sorbonne in 1949, entered Columbia University on a Fulbright scholarship in 1951, and earned her Ph.D. in 1959. She trained at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology, graduating in 1970, and had a career as a psychologist and psychoanalyst.

    Her husband, an educator and lecturer, has served on the faculty of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies for over 30 years and written more than 35 articles and chapters on such subjects as milieu therapy, juvenile delinquency, psychoanalytic theory and technique, and supervision. According to his family, he “is known for his use of humor and creativity in psychotherapy.”

    At the party on Saturday, he entertained guests with a skit he called “Surviving 60 Years of Marital Bliss,” which included sentimental and humorous songs. The Marshalls’ three grandchildren then surprised them with “their own original musical caricature of their grandparents.”