Wendy Smith of Ballston Spa and Bruce Premo
of Ballston Lake, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Julie Michelle Premo to James
McCarthy, son of Anne and James McCarthy of
The future bride is a graduate of Burnt Hills–
Ballston Lake High School and Florida State College.
She is a nanny.
Her fi ance is a graduate of Gonzaga High
School and Xavier University. He is president of
Tennant & Russell, LLC.
An April 2012 wedding is planned.
Ashley Lyn Bissonette and Aaron Dean Girard
were married July 9, 2011 at Hubbard Interfaith
Sanctuary at the College of Saint Rose. Rev.
Christopher DeGiovine offi ciated. A reception followed
at 11 North Pearl Event Center, Albany,
NY. The bride is the daughter of Michael and
Michelle Bissonette of Clifton Park. The groom is
the son of Stephen and Melinda Girard of Mayfi
Maids of honor were Caroline Boyajian and
Lynn Carrier. Bridesmaids were Ashley M. Girard,
Kyleen Davis, Katie Sears and Autumn
Best men were Omar Lopez and Matthew
Scheer. Ushers were Matthew Shanahan, Jason
Tourge and Matthew Suits. Ringbearer was Michael
Ashley and Aaron both earned their master’s
degrees from the College of Saint Rose. The
bride is a teacher at KIPP: Tech Valley Charter
School, Albany. Her husband is a teacher at Blue
Creek Elementary School, Latham.
The couple took a honeymoon trip to the
Riveria Maya, Mexico. They reside in Albany.
Joyce Sack Dannibale and John Dannibale of
Wellington Avenue, Rotterdam, New York, celebrated
their sixtieth wedding anniversary with
a luncheon reception at the Turf Tavern, Scotia,
New York, on August 21, 2011. Joyce and John
were married in Rotterdam, New York, on August
23, 1951. Over sixty relatives and friends were in
attendance, including Marilyn Bechman, Joyce’s
sister, who was the maid of honor at their wedding,
Marilyn traveled with her husband, Harold
Bechman, from Arizona for the event.
John is a retired welding inspector at General
Electric, and Joyce is a well known local artist.
They are the parents of fi ve children, John, Michael,
Peter, Cara, and David; and grandchildren,
Paul, Amber, John Christopher, Kaitlyn,
David James, Lisa, James, Christian, Tessa,
Sean and David Tyler. Great - grandchildren are
Alexander, Zack, Addilyn, Petra, Astrid Rose and