Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements.



Velte and Purcell

Marcy Lynn Velte and John Christopher Purcell were married on Aug. 31, 2014, at the Lakefront Ramada in Geneva, NY. Marcy is the daughter of James and Sharon Velte of Waterloo, NY. John is the son of Christopher and Lynn Purcell of Scotia, NY. The maid of honor was Nicole Thayer, with bridesmaids Jacqueline Jones, Ashley Harris, Siara Harris, Cat Tosiello and Sarah Worob. The best man was Thomas Alfree, with groomsman Robert “Spike” Paull, Dylan Hayden and Charlie Woznack. The usher was Shane Harris and the ceremony reader was Danielle Smith. The ceremony was officiated by Bruce Chambers. Marcy and John met while attending SUNY New Paltz, where they majored in journalism. Both are now reporters for Spotlight News in Albany County. Marcy is a 2006 graduate of Waterloo Senior High School, and John is a 2004 graduate of Scotia-Glenville Senior High School. The couple honeymooned in Washington, D.C., and live in Schenectady County.


Arico and Shultz

Theresa and Patrick A. Arico Jr. of Slingerlands announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Margaret Arico, to Geoffery Daniel Shultz of North East, Md. The future bride is a graduate of Clayton A. Bouton Jr./Sr. High School in Voorheesville and also Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, Boston Mass., with a doctorate in pharmacy. She is a pharmacist at Rite Aid in Baltimore, Md. The future bridegroom is the son of Rhonda and Brian Shultz of North East, Md. He is a graduate of Towson University, Towson, Md., and also the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Md. He is a dentist in Elkton, Md. A January 2015 wedding is planned.



Courtney Genovese, daughter of Maureen Flynn, of Loudonville was married April 6, 2013, to Commander William L. Hendrickson, son of Sidney Hendrickson of Springfield ,Va., and Daniel Hendrickson of Coronado, Calif. The ceremony was performed at Kay Chapel in Newport, R.I. with the Rev. Michael Egan officiating. Katherine Genovese of Albany, N.Y. ,was maid of honor for her sister. Brian Hendrickson of Coronado, Calif., and Andrew Hendrickson of New York City were best men for their brother. The reception was held at the Viking Hotel in Newport, R.I. The bride received her bachelor’s degree from Colby College and her MBA from Northeastern University. She is a business development manager at Ocean Spray. The groom earned his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and his MBA from the University of San Diego. He is a Commander in the US. Navy. The couple reside in Washington, D.C.


Mason and Perry

Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Mason of Loudonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Caitlin Mary Angela Genevieve Mason, to Mr. Nicholas Mark Perry, son of Pamela Perry of Menands. Miss Mason is the granddaughter of the late Peter and Angela Mason and Genevieve Streath. The bride to be is a graduate of the College of St. Rose and works in the Communications field. Mr. Perry is the grandson of the late Frank and Beverly Perry. The groom to be is a graduate of the University at Albany and works in the office of the New York State Comptroller. A Fall 2014 wedding is planned.



Shaker Junior High School hired Jill Macdonald in 1982 to teach charming kids about sewing, cooking and career choice, which means that by 2012 she had waved goodbye as summer break began, thirty times. Hey, let’s retire!! She moved to Cape Cod, fixed her leaning chimney, took in a Great Pyrenees – Australian Shepherd, and started learning about shore birds. Eric Allen grew up in a college town (think Amherst College) and perversely became an artisan. He builds custom libraries and the like. They met in Maine some years ago, she attending a summer running camp, he working. It had been a last-minute decision for her: annoying repairs at home, nothing going right, a quick search for camps then a check sent by mail. He was fixing a door when they met. If a thousand things had not happened just so, it wouldn’t have been. Last Columbus Day they married, in a tiny chapel on a wind-beaten stretch of Maine coast. A storm somewhere pushed breakers onto the granite beachfront. The sun was out. Sarah McLachlan’s “Ordinary Miracle” wafted about. In the middle of the ceremony they looked down the aisle, out the open doors and watched all of this. Now they, and the dog, live on the Cape. And Jill sleeps in. (And kayaks.)


Harris and Mahoney

David and Kathy Harris recently celebrated the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Rose Harris, to Patrick Joseph Mahoney, Jr., son of Patrick and Denise Mahoney of Schaghticoke at their home in Latham. The bride is a graduate of Shaker High School and Russell Sage College. She works with at-risk youth. Her fiancé is a graduate of Hoosic Valley High School and works in the mortgage and finance industry. A September 13, 2014 wedding is planned.


Brown and Hovish

Taylor Brown and Michael Hovish surprised and delighted their family and friends at their college graduation party when they presented a cake to the guest that read “She said yes!” to announce their engagement. Taylor is the daughter of Patricia Brown of Latham and Michael is the son of Leon and Peg Hovish of Loudonville. The future bride is a graduate of the Doane Stuart School and the College of St. Rose. She will graduate in May 2013 with her masters degree in education from Harvard University. The future groom is a graduate of North Colonie High School and The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. He is currently working toward his doctorate degree at Stanford University. The couple has planned a wedding for July 19, 2014 at the Blessed Sacrament Church followed by a reception at the Desmond Hotel. After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple will reside in Palo Alto, California.


Ringer and Bushey

Fred and Denise Ringer of Latham, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Samara Ashley Ringer, to Ryan Conlon Bushey, the son of Steven and Cheryl Bushey of Essex Junction, Vermont. The future bride is a graduate of Shaker High School and graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University. Currently, she is serving as a Director of Operations for Hannaford Bros. as part of the Western Division in New York. The future groom is a graduate of Essex High School and Albany College of Pharmacy. He is Pharmacy Manager for CVS in Mechanicville. A wedding is planned for September 13th, 2014 at the State Room in Albany, NY. The couple will be moving into their new home in Halfmoon with their cat, Zion. The horses, Chance and Oakley, will continue to be boarded in Ballston Spa.


Mayo-Pike and Hulihan

Jessica Mayo-Pike of Delmar NY and Tim Hulihan of Guilderland NY, together with their families, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The future bride is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose and is a Business Development Manager for  IP Logic, Inc.     The groom is a graduate of Union College and is employed as an Assistant Principal with the Mohonasen school district.  The happy couple is planning an August  2013 wedding.   


Primomo and Millwood

Gene and Carroll Primomo are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Primomo, to Jared Millwood, son of Ellen Neilly. Katelyn is a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School and earned her bachelor's degree in biology and sociology from SUNY Albany and her juris doctorate from Albany Law School. She is employed as an attorney with The Legal Project. Jared is a graduate of Rondout Valley High School and earned his culinary arts degree from Johnson and Wales and is a Chef at the Fort Orange Club. A January 2013 wedding is planned.


McCarthy and Hovish

Ms. Joan McLaughlin and Mr. Alfred Bugenhagen of Loudonville, NY., and Mr. William McCarthy of Springfield, NY., would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin McCarthy, to Lawrence Hovish, son of Leon and Peggy Hovish of Loudonville. Erin, a graduate of South Colonie High School and SUNY Oneonta, is currently a budget analyst for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany, NY. Larry, a graduate of Shaker High School and SUNY Oswego, is a communications manager at Angio Dynamics in Latham, NY. A wedding is planned for December 14th, 2013, at Christ Our Light Catholic Church in Loudonville, followed by a reception at the State Room in Albany, NY.


O'Donnell and Kochersberger

Amy Elizabeth O’Donnell, daughter of Patrick M. and Jean O’Donnell of Delmar, New York exchanged wedding vows in a September 30, 2011 ceremony at Colgate Divinity School of Rochester, New York with Gregory George Kochersberger, son of David and Patricia Kochersberger of Rochester, New York. Deacon Thomas Driscoll performed the ceremony. The bride graduated from Bethlehem Central High School, Nazareth College, and New York Chiropractic College and is a Chiropractor practicing in Webster, New York. The groom graduated from Brighton High School and SUNY Cortland, and is owner of Twelve Corners Landscaping in Rochester, New York. The couple resides in Rochester, New York.


Atwell and Richburg

ATWELL, RICHBURG TO EXCHANGE VOWS Jerrold and Margaret Atwell of Wyomissing, PA (with honorary mention of Linda (Snare) Atwell, deceased mother of the future bride) proudly announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Atwell to John Richburg, the son of John and Wendy Richburg of Colonie, NY. The future bride is a graduate of Wilson High School and is currently employed by the United States Navy. The groom to be is a graduate of South Colonie High School and is employed by the United Parcel Service. The happy couple is planning a winter 2012 wedding.


Youngs and Neviackas

Mr. and Mrs. William Youngs of Delmar proudly announce the engagement of their daughter Andrea Christine to Andrew William Neviackas, son of Mr.and Mrs. William Neviackas of Wrentham, MA. The future bride is a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Vermont and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University. Andrea currently teaches first grade in the Cambridge, MA school district. The future groom holds both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is currently employed as an engineer with Arup in Boston. The couple plans a July, 2013 wedding in Albany.


Brozzetti and Morrill

Valerie Rose Brozzetti, daughter of Constance Nahumyk of Cohoes, married Christopher John Morrill, son of James and Mary Morrill of Glenmont, on October 19, 2012 at St. Thomas The Apostle Church in Delmar. Deacon Alfred Manzella officiated. A beautiful reception at Franklin Plaza followed. Valerie is a graduate of Cohoes High School and SUNY Albany and works as a litigation paralegal supervisor in Albany. Christopher is a graduate of Bethlehem High School and The College of St. Rose and works for the New York State Attorney General’s Office in its Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The couple will honeymoon in Mexico and return to their home in Albany.

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