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Celebrations / Announcements

Engagement: William Musante & Emily Klassen

Friday, June 26, 2015

William J. and Maureen (Nolan) Musante, of Florence, announce the engagement of their son, William “Bill” Musante, to Emily Klassen, both of Alexandria, Virginia. Emily is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Klassen of St. Louis, Missouri. The bride is an events manager at Virtue Feed and Grain in Alexandria. She earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies from the …

Naming the baby

Friday, June 26, 2015

GRUSZKOWSKI — Zakary John, son of Michael and Mary Gruszkowski of Southampton, was born April 26, 2015 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. The maternal grandparents are Charles and Caroline Growhoski of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Walter Gruszkowski of Chesterville, Maine and Valeda Andrew of Greenfield. Zakary has two brothers, Jacob and Nathan. …

Northampton fundraiser to celebrate 100th birthday of activist Rose ‘Arky’ Markham

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A fundraiser Sunday at Smith College for the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice will celebrate a major birthday milestone for one of its founders. Social justice activist Rose “Arky” Markham turns 100 years old June 21, and an event celebrating her birthday is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. at the Smith College Conference Center, 49 College Lane. Donations will be …

Samantha Walas & Ben Stafford

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mary and Jeff Walas of Sunderland announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Walas, to Ben Stafford, both of West Roxbury. Ben is the son of Michelle Hamilton and George Stafford of Turners Falls. Samantha is employed at …

Naming the baby

Friday, March 20, 2015

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 …

Elizabeth Seaberg & Peter Kuusisto

Friday, March 20, 2015

John and Cynthia Kuusisto of Amherst announce the engagement of their son, Peter Kuusisto, to Elizabeth Seaberg, both of Pelham. Elizabeth is the daughter of Robert and Janet Seaberg of Abington. Elizabeth is a speech-language pathologist at the …

Lindsay Smith & Patrick DiSalvo

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lawrence and Debra Smith of Belchertown announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Alaina Smith, to Patrick Joseph DiSalvo, both of Washington, D.C. The future bridegroom is the son of Joseph DiSalvo and Joanne Baecher-DiSalvo of Hastings-on-Hudson, New …

Naming the baby

Friday, March 13, 2015

HEBERT — Colson Reid, son of Tracey Jones and Nicholas Hebert of Easthampton, was born Feb. 28 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Reid and Deborah Jones of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Michael and Joyce Hebert of Saco, Maine and Cathy Hebert of Leeds. …

Jennifer Truhart & Brian Ford

Friday, March 6, 2015

Jennifer Truehart and Brian Ford, both of Southampton, were married July 19, 2014 in the backyard of the bride’s parents’ home in Southampton by Justice of the Peace Mike Busiere, the groom’s uncle. The maid of honor was …

Kimberly Truehart & Steve Hodges

Friday, March 6, 2015

Kimberly J. Truehart and Steve Hodges, both of Hyde Park, were married Oct. 22, 2014, at Brook Meadow Country Club, Canton, by the bride’s aunt, Justice of the Peace Cathy Truehart. The maid of honor was Rachel Truehart, …

Naming the baby

Friday, March 6, 2015

GONET – Evelyn Claire and Madalyn June, twin daughters of Aubrey (Chabot) and Michael Gonet of Charleston, New Hampshire, were born Jan. 25, 2015 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The maternal grandparents are Mary and Wayne Chabot of Whately. The paternal grandparents are Shirley …

Gabrielle Nagy & Daniel Miller

Friday, March 6, 2015

Stephen and Susan Nagy of Leverett announce the engagement of their daughter, Gabrielle Nagy of Leverett, to Daniel Miller of Belchertown. Daniel is the son of Douglas and Sue Miller of Belchertown. Gabrielle works for the Greenfield Public …

Contoises celebrate 60th

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ronald Contois and Beverly Boulanger of Westfield, formerly of Easthampton, are celebrating their 60th anniversary. They were married Feb. 19, 1955 at Sacred Heart Church in Easthampton. Beverly was a secretary at Glendale Manufacturing Company of Easthampton before her retirement. She is a graduate of Easthampton High School …