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Wedding

Harmon and Aleksic

Allyson Barrett Harmon and Ilija Aleksic were married on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Saint George Macedonian Church, in a ceremony officiated by Father Branko Postolovski. The bride is the daughter of John and Sandy Harmon of Cicero, and the groom is the son of Suzana Gracievski of North Syracuse. Following the ceremony, family and friends celebrated at a reception at The Lodge at Welch-Allyn in Skaneateles. Accompanying the bride were eight bridesmaids: Amanda Geary (maid of honor), Josiane Abou Jaoude, Abigail Barrett, Genevieve Barrett, Katherine Bichler, Samantha Janik, Morgan Jastremski and Heather Reid. The groom was accompanied by eight groomsmen: Jose Varona (best man), Max Bichler, Fareed Haddad, Brian Hanrahan, Sean Lee, Sanel Sadibasic, Jake Schoeneck and Matt Wasser. Flower girls were Marija Girazov, Morgan Linnen and Tatum Linnen. The coupled traveled to Aruba for their honeymoon. Allyson graduated from the University at Buffalo with a doctorate in pharmacy. She currently works as a pharmacist in Central New York. Ilija, also a graduate of UB, is currently in his final year of an MD program at Upstate Medical University College of Medicine.

Engagement

Lewis and McLauchlan

Robert and Anne Lewis of Liverpool, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Maureen, to Thomas James McLauchlan. Tom is the son of James and Kathy McLauchlan, also of Liverpool. Kelly and Tom are both graduates of Liverpool High School. Kelly is a registered nurse at Upstate University Hospital. Tom is a merchandiser for T.J. Sheehan Distributing. A June 21, 2014 wedding is planned.

Engagement

Lewis and McLauchlan

Robert and Anne Lewis of Liverpool, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Maureen, to Thomas James McLauchlan. Tom is the son of James and Kathy McLauchlan, also of Liverpool. Kelly and Tom are both graduates of Liverpool High School. Kelly is a registered nurse at Upstate University Hospital. Tom is a merchandiser for T.J. Sheehan Distributing. A June 21, 2014 wedding is planned.

Engagement

Viviano and Levulis

Joseph and Diane Viviano, of North Syracuse, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julianne N. Viviano, to Lt. John J. Levulis, son of Gary and Barbara Levulis of Eden, NY. Julianne is a 2009 graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High School and graduated summa cum laude from Niagara University in 2013, earning a bachelor’s degree with university honors in adolescent and special education. She is currently pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in nursing through Utica College’s accelerated second degree nursing program. Lt. Levulis is a 2008 graduate of Eden Junior-Senior High School and graduated summa cum laude from Niagara University with a bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice. He was commissioned as an officer in 2012, after graduating from Niagara’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. He is currently serving as an active duty infantry platoon leader with the 10th Mountain Infantry Division, stationed out of Fort Drum. A July 2015 wedding is being planned.

Anniversary

MacLaughlin

Patricia and Donald MacLaughlin of Liverpool were married on June 29, 1963 at St. Patrick's Church, Miami Beach. Don and Pat celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in New York City. To mark the occasion with their family, they renewed their wedding vows at Pope John XXIII Church and enjoyed a lovely family dinner on July 19 followed by a week-long family reunion at a lodge in the Adirondacks. Don is retired from Lockheed Martin where he last served as the director of corporate financial services. Pat is retired from the Liverpool Central School District where she served as a teaching assistant. Don and Pat enjoy traveling and are both active in the community. They are the parents of four cherished children and their spouses: Brian (Elaine) of Austin, TX, Barry (Kacey) of Evergreen, CO, Laura (Drew) of Liverpool, and Donna (fiancé Mark DeRycke) of Rochester. They treasure their nine grandchildren and love the time spent with each of them. They are blessed by these 50 years and by the family that shares in their joy.

Anniversary

MacLaughlin

Patricia and Donald MacLaughlin of Liverpool were married on June 29, 1963 at St. Patrick's Church, Miami Beach. Don and Pat celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in New York City. To mark the occasion with their family, they renewed their wedding vows at Pope John XXIII Church and enjoyed a lovely family dinner on July 19 followed by a week-long family reunion at a lodge in the Adirondacks. Don is retired from Lockheed Martin where he last served as the director of corporate financial services. Pat is retired from the Liverpool Central School District where she served as a teaching assistant. Don and Pat enjoy traveling and are both active in the community. They are the parents of four cherished children and their spouses: Brian (Elaine) of Austin, TX, Barry (Kacey) of Evergreen, CO, Laura (Drew) of Liverpool, and Donna (fiancé Mark DeRycke) of Rochester. They treasure their nine grandchildren and love the time spent with each of them. They are blessed by these 50 years and by the family that shares in their joy.

Wedding

Shults

Ashley Marie Anderson and Keith Edward Shults were married on Sept. 1 at the Assumption Catholic Church. Officiating the ceremony was Father Thomas Marciniak S.J. The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Donna Anderson of Liverpool. She is the granddaughter of the late Joseph and Rosemary DiMartino, formerly of Syracuse, and the late Hilding and Esther Anderson, formerly of Jamestown. The groom is the son of Edgar and Patricia Shults of LaFayette. He is the grandson of the late Ernest and Berta Shults, formerly of Syracuse, and the late Francis and Lois Duto, formerly of Schenectady. Matron of honor was Kelli Proulx, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Brianna Schafer and Jenna Schafer, cousins of the bride. Best man was Kevin Shults, brother of the groom. Ushers were Drew Anderson, brother of the bride, and Michael Kavulic, Jean-Yves LaFond and Steve Stockin, friends of the groom. Readings were done by Ryan Schafer, cousin of the bride, and Patrick and Michelle Shea, friends of the bride and groom. Soloist was Elizabeth Fallon, friend of the bride and groom. Their reception was held at the Craftsman Inn in Fayetteville. The couple honeymooned in Aruba. Ashley is a graduate of Liverpool High School. She received her bachelor of arts in communications from LeMoyne College. She is district manager at Frito-Lay. Keith is a graduate of LaFayette High School. He received his bachelor of science in psychology from LeMoyne College and his master of science in higher education from Syracuse University. He is a graduate of the physican assistant program at LeMoyne College. He is a physician assistant at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The couple resides in Brewerton.

Wedding

Shults

Ashley Marie Anderson and Keith Edward Shults were married on Sept. 1 at the Assumption Catholic Church. Officiating the ceremony was Father Thomas Marciniak S.J. The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Donna Anderson of Liverpool. She is the granddaughter of the late Joseph and Rosemary DiMartino, formerly of Syracuse, and the late Hilding and Esther Anderson, formerly of Jamestown. The groom is the son of Edgar and Patricia Shults of LaFayette. He is the grandson of the late Ernest and Berta Shults, formerly of Syracuse, and the late Francis and Lois Duto, formerly of Schenectady. Matron of honor was Kelli Proulx, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Brianna Schafer and Jenna Schafer, cousins of the bride. Best man was Kevin Shults, brother of the groom. Ushers were Drew Anderson, brother of the bride, and Michael Kavulic, Jean-Yves LaFond and Steve Stockin, friends of the groom. Readings were done by Ryan Schafer, cousin of the bride, and Patrick and Michelle Shea, friends of the bride and groom. Soloist was Elizabeth Fallon, friend of the bride and groom. Their reception was held at the Craftsman Inn in Fayetteville. The couple honeymooned in Aruba. Ashley is a graduate of Liverpool High School. She received her bachelor of arts in communications from LeMoyne College. She is district manager at Frito-Lay. Keith is a graduate of LaFayette High School. He received his bachelor of science in psychology from LeMoyne College and his master of science in higher education from Syracuse University. He is a graduate of the physican assistant program at LeMoyne College. He is a physician assistant at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The couple resides in Brewerton.

Engagement

Harmon and Aleksic

Mr. and Mrs. John Harmon of Cicero are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allyson Barrett Harmon, to Ilija Aleksic, son of Suzana Gracievski, of North Syracuse. Allyson is a 2012 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, where she earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Allyson is currently employed as a pharmacist in Central New York. Ilija is a 2010 graduate of the University at Buffalo with a bachelor of science degree. He is currently a student at Upstate Medical University College of Medicine. Allyson is the maternal granddaughter of Joseph and Jean Barrett of Foxfire, N.C., and the paternal granddaughter of Jack and Joan Harmon of Phoenix, Ariz. Ilija is the grandson of Vera Stefanovska of Bitola, Macedonia. A summer 2013 wedding is being planned.

Engagement

Harmon and Aleksic

Mr. and Mrs. John Harmon of Cicero are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allyson Barrett Harmon, to Ilija Aleksic, son of Suzana Gracievski, of North Syracuse. Allyson is a 2012 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, where she earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Allyson is currently employed as a pharmacist in Central New York. Ilija is a 2010 graduate of the University at Buffalo with a bachelor of science degree. He is currently a student at Upstate Medical University College of Medicine. Allyson is the maternal granddaughter of Joseph and Jean Barrett of Foxfire, N.C., and the paternal granddaughter of Jack and Joan Harmon of Phoenix, Ariz. Ilija is the grandson of Vera Stefanovska of Bitola, Macedonia. A summer 2013 wedding is being planned.

Engagement

Dorosz and McGovern

The engagement of Jacqueline Suzanne Dorosz, daughter of Mrs. Peggy Connor Dorosz of Liverpool, NY and the late Mr. Jack Dorosz to Michael Hugh McGovern, son of Mrs. Marie McGovern and Mr. Michael McGovern of Blauvelt, NY, is announced by the bride’s mother. The couple met at their alma mater, Siena College in Loudonville, NY, where Ms. Dorosz received a B.S. in accounting and Mr. McGovern a B.A. in history. The future bride is an accountant with New York State Department of Health. The future groom is employed at Forno Bistro with DZ Restaurants in Saratoga Springs, NY. Ms. Dorosz is a 2004 graduate of Liverpool High School. Mr. McGovern is a 2004 graduate of Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, NJ. A November 2013 wedding is planned in Saratoga Springs.

Wedding

Chirello and Besio

Caitlin A. Chirello and Jeffrey C. Besio exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 4, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Baldwinsville. Rev. John Finnegan and Rev. Robert Stevenson celebrated the nuptial mass. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Cathy Chirello, of Fulton. The groom is the son of Mr. Stephen Besio, of Liverpool, and Ms. Cynthia Besio, of Liverpool. Maid of honor was Mary Chirello, sister of the bride and best man was Eric Price. Bridesmaids included Chelsea Foley, sister of the groom, Laura Finocchiaro, Dr. Sarah Finocchiaro and Michaelina Carrese. Groomsmen included Mike Foley, brother-in-law of the groom, Jason Disco, Ashtion Holmes and Chris Berry. A reception was held at Bellevue Country Club, Syracuse. The bride is a graduate of LeMoyne College and earned a master’s degree in literacy from Nazareth College. She teaches special education in the Fulton School District. The groom is a graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High School and he attended St. John Fisher College. He is in sales at Shapiro Motors, Oswego. The couple resides in Radisson.

Engagement

Brown and Hobart

Paul and Kathleen Brown, of Fayetteville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurie Nanette Brown, to Travis Roswell Hobart, son of David and Susan Hobart of Denville, New Jersey. A Fayetteville-Manlius High School alumna, Laurie graduated as a college scholar from the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University summa cum laude, and Harvard Law School. She served as a judicial clerk for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and is currently a Harvard Heyman Fellow working as an attorney for the U. S. Government in Washington, DC. Travis is an alumnus of Mountain Lakes High School and graduated from Williams College and Tufts Medical School. He completed a pediatric residency at Georgetown University, where he was chief resident. Travis earned a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, where he is currently a preventive medicine resident. He also works as a pediatrician at Civista Medical Center in Maryland. A wedding is planned for June 2, 2012.

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