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Celebrations / Announcements

Naming the baby

Friday, February 12, 2016

DUARTE SMITH — Isabella Ann, daughter of Liset Duarte de Smith and Gabriel Starbuck Smith of South Deerfield, was born Feb. 7 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Elida Lopez Mejia of Bronx, New York and Josue Israel Duarte Acevado of Cabanas, Guatemala. The paternal grandparents are Kathleen and Edmund Smith of Montague. The paternal great-grandmother is Elizabeth Long of Lisbon, Connecticut. O’NEILL — Madison …

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Friday, January 22, 2016

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 the page. Or type in www.gazettenet.com/reader-services. All forms for submitting information to the Gazette can …

Wedding: Geneva Della Bitta-Nickerson & Timothy Schmitt Jr.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Geneva Rose Della Bitta-Nickerson and Timothy Paul Schmitt Jr., both of Somerville, were married Aug. 22, 2015 at Quonquont Orchard in Whately by John Devany, a friend of the bride and groom. The bride is the daughter of Ann Della Bitta and Mark Ivan Nickerson of Amherst. The groom is the son of …

Naming the baby

Friday, December 11, 2015

CAESAR — Mary Margaret, daughter of Leslie Bak and Arthur Caesar Jr. of New Bedford, was born Nov. 18 at Toby Hospital in Wareham. The maternal grandparents are Robin and Barbara Bak of Chesterfield. The paternal grandparents are Arthur and Sarah Caesar of Westport and the late Mary …

Wedding: Emily Baecher & Miles Montgomery-Butler

Friday, December 11, 2015

Emily Baecher and Miles Montgomery-Butler, both of Boston, were married Oct. 10 at the home of the bride’s parents in Amherst, by David Baecher, brother of the bride. Emily is the daughter of Paul and Cindy Baecher of …

Indian trader hosts wedding for 151 couples

Sunday, December 6, 2015

SURAT, India — With the brides dressed in traditional red and gold embroidered saris and the grooms wearing long tunics and turbans, 151 young couples tied the knot at a mass wedding in the western Indian state of …

Engagement: Madeline Robert & Daniel Farias

Friday, December 4, 2015

John and Theresa Robert of Granby announce the engagement of their daughter, Madeline Robert of Granby, to Daniel Farias of Chicopee. Madeline is a student at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Daniel is the son of Lynn …

Naming the baby

Friday, December 4, 2015

DIEHL — Savannah Marie, daughter of Devin Diehl and Amber Banter of Upland, Indiana, was born Nov. 28 in Indiana. The maternal grandparents are Mark and Julie Banter of Indiana. The paternal grandparents are Andrew Diehl of Northampton and Jaca Story of Indiana. The maternal great-grandparents are Harry …

Wedding: Jessica Wasserman & Joshua Drumm

Friday, November 20, 2015

Jessica Beth Wasserman and Joshua Drumm, both of Bethel, Connecticut, announce their engagement. Jessica is the daughter of Nancy Farber of Amherst and Scott Wasserman of Brookline. She is a French teacher for both middle and high school …

Wedding: Kara Merz & Joseph Szawlowski

Friday, November 20, 2015

Kara Merz and Joseph Szawlowski, both of Hatfield, were married June 13, 2015 at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Hatfield by Rev. Robert Coonan. The bride, 33, is the daughter of John and Irene Merz of Hatfield. …

Anniversary: Alice Marie and Phillip Kelley of Florence celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Friday, November 20, 2015

Alice Marie (Latham) Kelley and Phillip R. Kelley, of Florence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family. The Kelley’s were married Nov. 11, 1955. Alice is a Northampton High School graduate, a devoted wife and mother who for …

Wedding: Dan Murphy & Meagan Sanderson

Friday, November 13, 2015

Dan Murphy and Meagan Sanderson, both of Whately, were married June 20 at Our Lady of the Cross Church in Holyoke by Father Daniel G. O’Hare. The groom, 27, is the son of Tim and Eileen Murphy of …