Dignon and Goyer
Frederick and Nancy Dignon of Niskayuna, NY, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Virginia Dignon, to Zachary Allan Goyer, son of Bruce and Delinda Goyer of Grafton, NY. The future bride graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree, and the State University at Albany, SUNY with a Master of Science degree in education. The future groom received a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College in finance. He is currently employed by AOW and Associates, located in Albany, NY. An August wedding is planned.
Blumkin and Cameron
David and Julie Blumkin of Delmar are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Jordyn to Greg Cameron, son of Hope Cameron also of Delmar, NY and the late John Cameron. The future bride and groom were both 2005 graduates of Bethlehem Central High School. Greg has an IT degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and works as a Partner Setup Specialist at CommerceHub. Jordyn has a degree in Mathematics from the University at Albany where she works as a Budget Analyst and is pursuing a Master of Science in Accounting. The happy couple lives in Albany with their dog Toby. A June 2016 wedding is planned.
Ringer and Bushey
Samara Ashley Ringer and Ryan Conlon Bushey were united in marriage on Sept. 13, 2014 at The State Room in Albany by the Rev. Dennis Tamburello. Samara is the daughter of Fred and Denise Ringer of Latham. Ryan is the son of Steven and Cheryl Bushey of Essex Junction, Vermont. Shannon Van Hall was the matron of honor with her children, Braden Allan as ring bearer and Chloe Van Hall as flower girl. Bridesmaids were Abigail Steele, Meghan Dolan and Anxhela Ringer, sister-n-law of the bride. The best man was Jason Steele. The groomsmen were Michael Caleo, Matthew Pellela and Jordan Ringer, brother of the bride. Samara is a graduate of Shaker High School and graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University. She is the Manager of Retail Support Specialists for the Western Division of Hannaford Bros. Ryan is a graduate of Essex High School and Albany College of Pharmacy. He is the Pharmacy Manager for CVS in Mechanicville. The couple honeymooned in Aruba. The newlyweds live in their new home in Halfmoon with their cats, Zion and Bombay.
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.
Davies and Friedberg
Donald and Jo Ann Davies of Feura Bush, New York are happy to announce the engagement of their son Brian Richard, to Amber C. Friedberg, daughter of Peter Friedberg of Stockton, California and Debbie Friedberg of Modesto, California. The future groom graduated from Rider University of Trenton, New Jersey in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Public Relations. He is employed as an Interior Specialist for the #88 NASCAR Sprint Cup race team of Hendrick Motorsports of Concord, North Carolina. The future bride is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and is currently employed by Lake Norman Infiniti of Cornelius, North Carolina. A June 2015 wedding is planned and the couple will reside in Concord, North Carolina.
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.