Katie Elizabeth Welter and Michael Joseph
Goot were married on Aug. 4, 2012 at Prince
of Peace Lutheran Church in Clifton Park. A reception
followed at the Hilton Garden Inn. The bride is the daughter of John and Gail Welter of
Clifton Park. The groom is the son of Donald and
Janet Goot of Niskayuna.
The matron of honor was Laura Greenaway
of Latham and maid of honor was Stephanie
Behrens of Ballston Lake. Best man was Christopher
Thorne of Voorheesville and groomsman
Jude Hazard of Clifton Park.
Katie is a nurse for the School at Northeast.
Michael is a reporter for The Daily Gazette.
Michael and Donna Priess of Guilderland announce
the engagement of their daughter, Michele
Josephine Priess to Paul Leonard Reale,
son of John Sr. and Theresa Reale of New Hartford,
The future bride is a graduate of Guilderland
High School, Schenectady County Community
College, and SUNY Potsdam. She is an administrative
assistant at CHA in Colonie, NY and a
sales associate at Hallmark in Rotterdam.
Her fiance is a graduate of New Hartford High
School and SUNY Delhi. He is owner operator of
Reale Perfect Remodeling & Reale Woodworking
and Design of Albany and Utica.
Paul spelled out his proposal in hundreds of
tealights on Michele’s driveway on August 18,
2011. An August 3, 2013 wedding is planned
Bernard and Ann (Swanteck) Casey of Guilderland,
NY and Bradenton, FL., recently celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary with a Caribbean
cruise, a gift from their children for a family anniversary
The couple met while working at Grand Union
Empire on Central Ave., Albany. They were married
August 25, 1962 at St. John’s Church, Rensselaer,
Ann is a graduate of Mercy High School. She
retired 8 years ago as a territory assistant for Hallmark
Cards. She enjoys spending time with her
family and friends, gardening, and spending time
at the beach in Florida.
Bernard is a graduate of Albany High School
and Albany Business College. He served in the
Army National Guard for six years. He enjoys
spending time with family and friends.
Their children are Bernard (Prem) Casey of
Liberty Township, OH, Christopher (Lynn) Casey
of Scotia, NY and David Casey of St. Petersburg,
FL. Their grandchildren are B.J., Devin, Raika,
Megan, Connor and Tyler.
Gregory and Debra Aydinian of Rotterdam
announce the engagement of their daughter Michelle
Aydinian to Patrick Ragucci, son of Nicholas
and Patricia Ragucci of Rotterdam. Michelle
is the granddaughter of Stephan Schreck and
Marian Strandberg. Patrick is the grandson of
The future bride is a graduate of SUNY
Oneonta, where she received her bachelor’s degree
and The University at Albany, where she
earned her master’s degree. She is Testing Center
Coordinator at Schenetady County Community
Her fiance is a graduate of the University at
Albany, where he earned his bachelor’s degree.
He is a branch manager for Key Bank.The couple
are 1999 and 2001 graduates of Mohonasen
High School, but did not meet until 2007.
Maid of honor will be Rachael Ward, esq.
Best man will be Philip Aydinian.
An October 2012 wedding is planned.
Lynette and Patrick Griesemer of Rotterdam
announce the engagement of their daughter,
Patrice Lynn Griesemer to Richard E. Mainville
Jr., son of Robin and Thomas McGrath, Jr. of
Wynantskill and Richard E. Mainville, Sr., of Cohoes.
Grandparents are Diana LaRose and Loretta
Griesemer and Sandra Milligan and Dorothy
The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Mohonasen
High School and a 2009 graduate of
Siena College, with a B.S. in mathematics. She
is employed by NYS Dept. of Tax and Finance
as a tax representative.
Her fiance is a 2005 graduate of Troy High
School and a 2009 graduate of Siena College
with a B.S. in marketing and management. He is
employed at MAXIMUS as a quality assurance
A December 2012 wedding is planned at Mallozzi’s