Richard and Margaret Ann Paczkowski of
Guilderland, announce the engagement of their
daughter Karen Paczkowski to Christopher Thissen,
son of Steve and Debbie Thissen of Glencoe,
The future bride received her Ph.D from Yale
University in 2012, M.S from Yale University in
2007 and her B.S. from Boston University in
2006. She is employed as a staff engineer at
United Technologies Aerospace Systems.
Her fiance earned his B.S. at the University
of Notre Dame in 2008 and is a Ph.D candidate
at Yale University. The future groom proposed
to his future bride after a private dinner on the
beach in the Dominican Republic.
A June 2013 wedding is planned in New
Peter and Carol Baldwin of Schenectady
announce the engagement of their daughter
Traci Baldwin to John Mahoney III, son of Janet
and John Mahoney Jr. of Glen Cove, NY.
Traci graduated from Siena College in 2008
with a bachelor’s degree in biology and received
her master’s degree in physician assistant studies
from Le Moyne College. She is employed at
Schenectady Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates
as a physician assistant.
John graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006
with his bachelor’s degree in history. He is employed
at The National Park Service as a contract
An August 2013 wedding is planned in Sea
Michael and Joanna Nicastro of Colonie
are pleased to announce the engagement of
their daughter, Deanna Marie Nicastro to Justin
Joseph Witte, son of Joseph and Karin Witte of
The future bride is a graduate of Colonie High
School and Siena College, where she earned
her bachelor’s degree in marketing and management.
Deanna is employed by Autotask Corporation
in East Greenbush as a business development
Her fiance Justin is also a graduate of Colonie
High School and Siena College, where he earned
his bachelor’s degree in sociology. He is employed
at DePuy Synthes: Mitek Sports Medicine in
Albany as a territory account representative.
An October 2013 wedding is planned.