William and Nancy Finelli of Schenectady, NY are proud to announce the engagement of their son James J. Finelli to Emily L. Czirr, daughter of Eric and Theresa Czirr of Fulton, NY.
The future groom is a graduate of the University at Albany, where he earned a BA in American
History and an MA in Public History. He is currently employed as a museum teacher at
Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA.
His fiancée is a graduate of William Smith College, where she earned her BA in History. She received her MA in Public History from the
University at Albany.
She is currently employed at the Plymouth Hall Museum in Plymouth, MA.
A September 2012 wedding is planned in
The marriage of Samantha Emily Aveyard, daughter of Michael and Karen Aveyard of Knox, to Raymond Christopher Gilman, son of Raymond and Deborah Gilman of Colonie, took place July 30, 2011 at Our Lady of Fatima in Delanson. The Rev. Paul Engel performed the ceremony. Whitney Aveyard was maid of honor for her sister. Christopher Finch served as best man to his high school friend. Ringbearers were Seth Walker and Nathan Towle.
The bride’s attendees included Kimberly Udell, Lisa Towle, Alicia Murray-Craig, Melissa Lounsbury, Elizabeth Leonard, Kendall Bunzey, Kelly Creed and Marissa Tanner.
Groomsmen were Brandon Aveyard, Joshua Udell, Bradley Towle, Adam Frantzen, Heath Boomhower, Adam Adler, Anthony Basile and Michael Walker.
The bride and groom graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School. The groom graduated from the University at Albany with a degree in psychology. The bride is employed by NYS Division of Criminal Justice. The groom is employed by Best Fire.
The couple enjoyed their honeymoon in Rome, Italy and have a home in Scotia.
Joseph and Jennie Ross of Schenectady, recently observed their 65th wedding anniversary at a gathering given by their children at the home of their daughter.
The couple were married Jan. 19, 1947 in St. Joseph’s Church, Scotia. The Rosses are the parents of Linda and Robert Rice of Clifton Park, and Joseph and Donna Ross of Latham. They are the grandparents of Trevor and Daniele Rueckert of Guilderland and Nicole Ross of Latham. Grandchildren include Leigh and Jack Rueckert of Guilderland.
The couple worked for the state until their retirement in 1987. Jennie was with the Department of Audit and Control. Joseph worked for the Department of Tax and Finance.