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Dorothy and Michael Melnik of Hatfield celebrate 25th

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dorothy Desmond and Michael Melnik, Jr. were married Dec. 17, 1989 in Hatfield Congregational Church, North Hatfield. Michael works for the Department of Education at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in Leeds. Their children are Jim and Amanda Griffin, with grandsons Liam and Brendan of Concord, New Hampshire; Maureen and Alan Sucharski, with granddaughter, …

Ruby and Gaylon Donovan of West Chesterfield celebrate

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ruby and Gaylon Donovan of West Chesterfield celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 27, 2014 with their family. Married in Westfield on Nov. 29, 1944, they have resided on Ireland Street all of their married life, and raised their five children: Michael, Pamela, Mary, Mark and Matthew there. They have 12 grandchildren …

Naming the baby

Friday, December 19, 2014

LOVEN – Abigail Ann, daughter of Mark and Kelly Loven of Goshen, was born Nov. 30 2014 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Robert and Pearl Burrington of Charlemont. The paternal grandparents are Ronald and Joan Loven of Goshen. The maternal great-grandmother is Constance Burrington of Charlemont. The paternal great-grandparents are Elizabeth Loven and Norman Arnold of Goshen and …

Didiers of Easthampton celebrate 50th

Friday, November 7, 2014

Jacqueline A. “Jackie” Thompson of Northampton and Lawrence J. “Larry” Didier of Port Washington, Wisconsin were married Oct. 24, 1964, in Blessed Sacrament Church, Northampton. The couple lived most of their married life in Middletown, Connecticut, and moved …

Gino Sorcinelli & Jennifer Anderson

Friday, November 7, 2014

Gino Sorcinelli and Jennifer Anderson, both of Florence, were married July 19 in Edwards Church of Northampton by Deb Moore, director of Christian education, and Jim Christensen, United Church of Christ minister. The maid of honor was Camille …

Naming the baby

Friday, November 7, 2014

THORESEN — Mackenzie Mary, daughter of Maggie Maginnis Thoresen and Scott Thoresen, of Framingham, was born Sept. 24 in Emerson Hospital, Concord. Maternal grandparents are William and Teresa Maginnis of Northampton. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Ruth Thoresen of The Villages, Florida. Maternal great-grandfather is Michael Crawley of …

Lisa Berg & Dakota West

Friday, October 24, 2014

Lisa Lauder Berg and Dakota Ty West, both of Hadley, were married Aug. 15 at The Log Cabin in Holyoke. Judge Mary-Lou Rup officiated at the ceremony. The bride, 22, is the daughter of Gary and Jean Berg …

Sherilyn Gaudet & Matthew Palmer

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sherilyn Gaudet and Matthew Palmer, both of South Boston, were married June 14 at Venezia in Boston. The officiant was David Gaudet. The bride, 30, is the daughter of Deborah and Michael Shakarian of Fitchburg. The groom, 30, …

Sharing your special news

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Daily Hampshire Gazette publishes news about weddings, engagements, anniversaries, new babies and adoptions with local connections. There is a small charge for wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements. Forms and information about submitting announcements can be found at GazetteNET.com. Look for Reader Service at the top right on …

Naming the Baby

Friday, October 17, 2014

BARRY — Maeve Naughton, daughter of Garrett J. Barry and Shannon Naughton Barry of Whately, was born Sept. 30 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Sandra Shields of Westfield and David Horan of Westfield. The paternal grandmother is Bonnie Barry of West Hatfield. The maternal …

Fosters celebrate 60th

Friday, October 10, 2014

John and Georgana Foster, of Northampton, recently observed their 60th wedding anniversary at the Mount Toby Friends Meeting in Leverett. Georgana Falb and John Foster married each other, in the custom of Quakers, at the Providence, R. I. …

Naming the Baby

Friday, October 10, 2014

BOND — Emma Ann, daughter of Elissa A. and Jesse F. Bond of Easthampton, was born Oct. 2 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Donna and John Storozuk of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Deborah and Stephen Bond of Northampton. The maternal great-grandmother is Jane …

Merry Hodgkins & Clinton Birch III

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pamela Tosi Hodgkins, of Deerfield, proudly announces the marriage of her daughter, Merry Elizabeth Hodgkins, to Clinton Edward Birch III. The couple live in Whitingham, Vermont. Merry is also the daughter of the late Robert C. Hodgkins Jr. …