Desirae Clark and Brendon Palmer have
announced their engagement. Desirae is the
daughter of Elsa Lehman of Scotia and Kenneth
Clark Jr. of Schenectady. She is the granddaughter
of Rita and Kenneth Clark Sr. of Waterford.
Brendon is the son of Johna and Fred Palmer of
Ravena. He is the grandson of Rose and Guytano
Anatriello of Ravena.
Desirae graduated in May 2011 from Simmons
College in Boston, MA with a bachelor of
science in nursing. She is currently an RN intern
at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara,
CA. Brendon graduated from Boston University
in December 2010 with a bachelor of science
in fi lm. He is currently working on the NBC
show “Whitney” in Los Angeles, CA.
The wedding is planned for October 7, 2012
at Mallozzi’s in Schenectady, NY.
Gordon M. and Barbara (Robinson) Ellis of
Rotterdam, recently celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary with a family dinner at the Barnsider
Restaurant, Colonie. The party was hosted
by their children, Jeffrey and Lisa Ellis of Glenmont,
NY and Gordon G. Ellis of Ossining, NY.
The couple were married August 20,1961 at
St. Columba’s Church, Schenectady.
Mrs. Ellis is a graduate of Mohonasen High
School. She was a dental assitant. Her husband
is a graduate of Nott Terrace High School and
SUNY Albany, where he earned his BA and MS
degrees. He was a high school guidance counselor
in the So. Colonie School District.