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Celebrations / Announcements

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 …

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 15, 2014

KIRIAKOPOULOS — Nora Cecelia and Elizabeth Rita, twin daughters of Annie Scagel and Alex Kiriakopoulos of Northampton, were born June 24 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. The maternal grandparents are Ann B. Scagel of Northampton and the late Edwin Scagel. The paternal grandmother is Elizabeth A. Curtin of …

Heather Labrecque & Timothy Hodnicki

Friday, August 15, 2014

Heather Labrecque, of South Hadley, is announcing her engagement to Timothy Hodnicki, also of South Hadley. Heather is the daughter of Nancy and Allen Bisbee of Easthampton. She works for the United States Postal Service and is a …

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 8, 2014

BATTEY — Bowen Daniel, son of Jason and Courtney Battey, of Worthington, was born July 28, 2014 in the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Paul and Shelley Cronin of Williamsburg. The paternal grandparents are Mark and Joy Battey of Florence. The maternal great- grandparents are …

Margaret Shepard & Stephen Orszulak

Friday, August 1, 2014

Kevin and Donna Shepard, of Easthampton, and Paul and Colleen Orszulak, of Ware, announce the engagement of their children, Margaret Shepard and Stephen Orszulak, both of South Hadley. Margaret is a teacher in the Ware public school system. …

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 1, 2014

MEADE — Grace Palmer, daughter of Thomas Francis Meade IV and Alison Palmer (Branch) Meade, of Quincy, was born May 10 at Tufts Medical Center, Boston. The maternal grandparents are Dr. Alan Palmer Branch and Lynell McQuillan Branch of Leeds. The paternal grandparents are Thomas Francis Meade III …

Barcombs celebrate 50th

Friday, July 25, 2014

William and Evelyn Barcomb recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, joined by family and friends at the Florence Elks Lodge. The couple were married on June 20, 1964. Bill and Evie built their life together in Southampton. They …

Elizabeth Latten & Benjamin Zucker

Friday, July 25, 2014

Elizabeth Noel Latten and Benjamin Louis Zucker, both of Brooklyn, New York, were married May 10, 2014 at Danfords Hotel & Marina in Port Jefferson., N.Y., by the Rev. Alison Caoila. The bride, 26, is the daughter of …

Naming the Baby

Friday, July 18, 2014

BAUMER — Alice Mescon Baumer, daughter of Ben Baumer and Cory Mescon, of Florence, was born April 8 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Jeanne Borfitz of Northampton and Gary Mescon of Amherst. The paternal grandparents are Don Baumer and Polly Baumer of …

Tara Kuchyt & Joshua Wise

Friday, July 11, 2014

Family and friends are announcing the engagement of Tara Kuchyt and Joshua Wise, both of Easthampton. Tara is the daughter of Tammy and Stan Kuchyt of Easthampton, and Joshua is the son of Laurie and Ray Gougeon of …

Kendra Bishop & Ryan O’Neill

Friday, July 11, 2014

Michael and Lori Lannon of Westhampton announce the engagement of Lori’s daughter, Kendra Bishop, to Ryan O’Neill. Ryan is the son of Francis O’Neill of Holyoke and Michelle Powers of Lantana, Florida. Kendra is a branch supervisor at …