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Weddings, engagements and anniversaries

Posted September 27, 2008
Engagement: Edwards and Myers

Lamont and Jill Edwards of Rock Hill, NY announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Edwards, to Jeremy Myers, son of Jeff and Diane Myers of Duanesburg.
The future bride is a second-grade teacher in Colonie, NY. Her fiance is a marketing coordinator for a credit union in Albany.
An October 2009 wedding is planned.

Wedding: O'Connell and Marrese

Kathryn Margaret O’Connell and James Graf Marrese were married September 29, 2007 at Notre Dame de Chicago, IL. A reception followed at the Metropolitan Club at the Sears Tower, Chicago.
The bride is the daughter of James and Kathleen O’Connell of Niskayuna. The groom is the son of Frank and Donna Marrese of Glenview, IL.
Maid of honor was Maureen O’Connell, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Lisa Luvera, Kathleen Swider, Michele Bernier, Ashley Reda and Meaghan Marrese. Junior bridesmaid was Sinead DiStasio, god-daughter of the groom.
Best men were John and Brendan Marrese, brothers of the groom. Ushers were David Moorhead, Daniel Roth, Mark Postillion, Daniel DiStasio, Mark Larkin and Seth Kleiman.
Kathryn is a graduate of Notre Dame Bishop-Gibbons High School and Fairfield University, with a bachelor’s degree in political science and Loyola University Chicago, with a master’s degree in political science/public policy. She is an aide to Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago, IL.
James is a graduate of Loyola Academy High School and Loyola University, with a bachelor’s degree in social work. He is currently the director of corporate sponsorship at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, a home for abused and neglected teens in Chicago.
The couple took a honeymoon trip to Esperanza Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They reside on the North Side of Chicago with their dog Riley.

Carl and Treva Miller
Anniversary: Miller

Carl and Treva Miller recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married in Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, Saranac Lake, NY, June 25, 1948.
They lived in Schenectady, NY over 30 years before moving to Palm Harbor, FL, where they reside at Highland Lakes. While in Schenectady, Carl was a sergeant on the Schenectady Police Department, then he was manager of Burns Detective Agency, before going into the restaurant business as co-owner of the Towne Tavern. Treva retired from Nynex after 40 years of service.
Prior to their anniversary, they celebrated with their children, Bruce and JoAnn, on a trip to Paris.

Mr. and Mrs. John Black
Anniversary: Black

Mr. and Mrs. John Black of Niskayuna celebrated their 50th anniversary recently at a cocktail and dinner party at the Desmond. The party was given by their five sons and their spouses and attended by 70 people, including grandchildren, family members and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Black were married in 1958 at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Albany.
Fr. Kenneth Doyle, who attended the reception gave a special blessing to the couple. Mr. and Mrs. Black took a trip back to Bermuda, where they spent their honeymoon 50 years ago.

James and Joan O'Connor
Anniversary: O'Connor

James and Joan O’Connor of Rotterdam recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Ninety Nine Restaurant, given by their son, daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.
The couple were married August 30, 1958 at St. Luke’s Church by Father Starks.
The former Joan Farry is an alumni of Mont Pleasant High School’s class of 1957.
James O’Connor graduated in 1955 from St. Joseph’s Academy and later graduated from Siena College in 1967. James worked in several positions for New York State and in the personnel office at Our Lady of Hope residence in Latham.

Nicholas and Ellen Desimone
Anniversary: Desimone

Nicholas and Ellen DeSimone of Rotterdam recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and garden party. They were married August 2, 1958 in St. Luke’s Church.
The former Ellen Adamec is a graduate of Draper High School and State University Teachers College at Oneonta. She retired from the Mohonasen Central School District.
Nicholas graduated from Draper High School, served four years in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from Siena College. He retired from the U.S. Treasury Dept. where he was employed as an Internal Revenue agent.
They are the parents of Michael (Donna) DeSimone of Clifton Park, Mark of Queensbury, and Michele (Paul) Marinaro of Binghamton.
They have seven grandchildren, Michael, Dana and Karly DeSimone of Clifton Park, Kristen and Brian DeSimone of Queensbury, and Nicholas and Sara Marinaro of Binghamton.
Father Robert Hohenstein, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, presided at a special blessing at 10 o’clock Mass on August 3.


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