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Weddings, engagements and anniversaries

Posted January 19, 2008
Engagement: Marchesani and Mazzone

Michael and Karen Marchesani of Schenectady announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly L. Marchesani, to Anthony J. Mazzone, son of Frank and Deborah Finn of Ballston Spa.
The future bride is a graduate of Mohonasen High School and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in travel and tourism management at SUNY Delhi. She is employed by The Golub Corp, Schenectady.
Her fiance is a graduate of Guilderland High School. He is a United States Marine Corp. Gulf War veteran. He is also employed by The Golub Corp., Schenectady.
An October 2009 wedding is planned.

Engagement: Obercon and lafountain

Cristina Obercon and Karl lafountain have announced their engagement. Cristina is the daughter of Denise Obercon of Schenectady and John Obercon of Ballston Spa. Karl is the son of Tracey and Diane lafountain of Schenectady.
The future bride is a graduate of Colonie High School and attends Schenectady County Community College. She is employed by The Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
Her fiance is a graduate of Schenectady High School and Schenectady County Community College with A.A.S. degrees in fire protection teaching, fire science and criminal justice. He is a firefighter and paramedic for the City of Schenectady.
An April 2008 wedding is planned.

Engagement: Shaw and Angeles

Carrie Shaw and Ray Angeles of Everett, WA., are happy to announce their engagement. Carrie is the daughter of Doug and Linda Shaw of Scotia. Ray is the son of Gerry and Norma Angeles of Olympia, WA.
The future bride is a graduate of Scotia-Glenville High School and SUNY Geneseo. She is employed by AMGEN, Seattle, as a research supervisor.
Her fiance is a graduate of Central Washington University. He is employed at the University of Washington in research.
A November 2008 wedding is planned.

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Wedding: Pietrowicz and Grassia

Vincent M. Grassia and Carissa S. Pietrowicz were joined in marriage on August 11, 2007, at Union College Memorial Chapel by Deacon Richard Erickson and Father Marshall Vang.
The bride is the daughter of Christos and Sherry Christodoulou of Schenectady. The groom is the son of Vincent Grassia and the late Joyce M. Grassia of Rotterdam.
The bride was escorted half way down the aisle by her brothers George Christodoulou and Nicolas Christodoulou and then passed to her father, Christos Christodoulou, who continued the walk down the aisle, to present her hand in marriage to Vincent M. Grassia.
Krista Grassia, cousin of the groom was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Gina Grassia, Maria Grassia, Catherine Robichaud and Gabrielle Messmore.
Steve Grassia, brother of the groom was best man. The groomsmen were Joseph Seminary, Michael Furnari, Kevin McLean and Chris Sorell. Elijah Halsey was the ring bearer and Sabrina Grassia was flower girl.
The reception was held at Glen Sanders Mansion.
The bride is a graduate of Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons High School. The groom is a graduate of Schalmont High School. Both the bride and groom are graduates of The American Gem Society and The Gemological Institute of America, with degrees in gemology.
After a honeymoon trip in Hawaii, the couple are residing in Manchester, VT., where they manage Northeastern Fine Jewelry.

No photo provided.
Anniversary: LaMarca

Nick and Joan LaMarca of Rotterdam, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party, given by their children, for 70 family and friends.
The couple were married April 27, 1957 at Second Presbyterian Church, Amsterdam.
The former Joan Crawford graduated from Wilbur H. Lynch High School. She is a homemaker. She enjoys travel, golf and is a member of the Ladies of the Rotterdam Elks and the Red Hat Society.
Nick graduated from Draper High School. He attended Seton Hall and graduated from Albany Business College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. He has been employed with the Schenectady Insuring Agency for 51 years. He enjoys golf, gardening and is a member of the Rotterdam Elks and YMCA.
Their children are Nancy LaMarca-Stevens of Rotterdam., Nicole LaMarca of Key West, FL., William LaMarca of Maui, HI, and Tracy LaMarca of Fountain Inn, SC. They also have five grandchildren, Meghan, Nicolas, Olivia, Cameron and Jake.


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