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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 …

Lisa Blanchette & & Timothy Besier

Friday, July 4, 2014

Liz Robbins and John Blanchette, of Southampton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Blanchette of Charlotte, North Carolina, to Timothy Besier, also of Charlotte. Lisa, a 2005 graduate of Northampton High School, received her doctor of pharmacy …

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 …

Bells celebrate 50th anniversary

Friday, July 4, 2014

Ronald and Elizabeth Bell of Amherst are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Elizabeth Anne Beckman and Ronald Eugene Bell were married July 5, 1964 in Dessie, Ethiopia, where they were serving as Peace Corps volunteers. The Bells have two …

Lococos celebrating 70th

Friday, June 27, 2014

Marion “Mae” McCarthy, of 35 Market St., Northampton, and Sgt. August “Gus” Lococo, of 84 Market St., were married at St. Mary’s Church in Northampton on July 1, 1944, while Gus was on a one-week leave from active …

Kimberly Ellen Rosenthal & Michael Thorne Roberts

Friday, June 27, 2014

Kimberly Ellen Rosenthal, of Russell Springs, Kentucky, and Michael Thorne Roberts, of Monticello, Kentucky, were married May 17 at Monticello United Methodist Church by Rev. Seth Denney. The bride, 23, formerly of South Deerfield, is the daughter of …

Hanna Oldenburg & Joseph Dokken

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bob and Lee Oldenburg, of Greenfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Rose Oldenburg, of Northampton, to Joseph Steve Dokken of Manhattan, Kansas. He is the son of Mark and Betty Dokken of Spring Grove, Minn. Hannah …

Naming the Baby

Friday, June 20, 2014

FELDMAN — Zoey Elizabeth, daughter of Rachael Elizabeth (Lessard) Feldman and Daniel Feldman of Mountain View, Calif., was born June 7 at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Palo Alto, Calif. The maternal grandparents are Richard and Brenda Lessard of Williamsburg. The paternal grandparents are Jerry Feldman and …

Robertsons celebrate 60th

Friday, June 13, 2014

Janice and Robert Robertson of South Hadley recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Janice Marie Huey and Robert Laird Robertson were married June 19, 1954 at Colonial Oaks — the Huey farmhouse, in Aurora, N.Y. Janice earned her …

Bergerons celebrate 50th

Friday, June 13, 2014

Betty and Paul Bergeron of Southampton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Betty Fisher and Paul Bergeron were married June 13, 1964 in Easthampton. Betty is a graduate of Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton. Her …

At 103, Amherst resident gets the gold

Friday, June 13, 2014

AMHERST — When she turned 100 she was feted by her family and church. Upon her 101st birthday, she got written congratulations from longtime NBC weatherman personality Willard Scott. Now, after passing her 103rd birthday, Marietta Iantosca is …