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Posted November 15, 2009
Engagement: Marks and Grygiel

David and Doreen Marks of Rotterdam announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren A. Marks to John F. Grygiel.
The future bride is a graduate of Schalmont High School and Utica College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in English; and the College of Saint Rose, where she received her master’s degree in education. She is a middle school English teacher for the Guilderland Central School District.
Her fiance is a graduate of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School and the University at Albany, where he received his bachelor’s degree in English. He is a clerk for the Rexford Post Office.
A July 2010 wedding is planned at The Altamont Manor.

Thomas Leonard Kristin Perras
Wedding: Perras and Leonard

Kristin Leigh Perras and Thomas Matthew Leonard were married October 3, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of The Assumption Church, Rotterdam. Rev. Joseph Cebula officiated. A reception followed at the Appel Inn in Altamont, NY, a warm, rustic venue with a wraparound deck decorated in fall flowers and colors.
Kristin is the daughter of Donald and Paula Perras of Latham. Thomas is the son of Gary Leonard and Sharon Leonard, both of Schenectady.
The bride, escorted by her father, wore a custom designed Isabella Chessari gown featuring an A-line silhouette with 3/4 sleeves with beaded lace overlay detail. The gown had three tiers of beaded embroidered lace throughout with corset bodice and chapel length train.
The bride carried a hand-tied round bouquet with calla lilies, ivory roses and spray roses, local creamy blush hydrangea, ivory kale and burgundy astilbe.
Matron of honor was Heather Spadafora, best friend of the bride. Bridesmaid was Mary Jo Bidinost, the groom’s sister. Best man was Edward Van Wormer III, best friend of the groom and groomsman was Gary Leonard, the groom’s father. Ushers were Rob Beedleson, friend, Jordan Deitz, the groom’s nephew and Matt Stuart, cousin of the groom.
Mrs. Leonard is a graduate of Herkimer County Community College. She is a graphic artist at the Gazette Newspaper. Her husband is a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. He is a pressman at the Gazette.
The couple took a wedding trip to Lake Placid.

Steven Fusco Celena Boddison
Wedding: Boddison and Fusco

Celena Elaine Boddison and Steven Mark Fusco were married August 14, 2009 at the Central Park Rose Garden, Schenectady, NY. The groom’s sister, Hon. Michelle A. Van Woeart officiated. A reception followed at the Stockade Inn.
The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Carmelaine Boddison of Fort Myers, FL. The groom is the son of Concetta M. Fusco and the late Pasquale D. Fusco, Sr. of Schenectady.
Maid of honor was Carmelaine Boddison. Best man was Pasquale D. Fusco, Jr.
The bride is a graduate of the University of South Florida, Tampa. She is a human resources analyst for Yoh Consulting, Schenectady.
Her husband is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL. He is a payroll manager at General Electric.
The couple took a wedding trip to Italy and Greece.


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