Couples announcements June 15, 2012




Virginia and Robert Guyette of Rotterdam celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on May 12 with family, friends and neighbors at a party at Mallozzi’s. Mr. and Mrs. Guyette were married on April 19, 1942 at St. John the Evangelist church in Schenectady. The party and the weekend gathering were attended by guests from the area as well as from Maine to Ohio and from Ontario to Maryland. Among the party guests were the bridesmaids from the wedding: Evelyn Hesler of Rotterdam, Eleanor Monroe of Brant Lake, NY, and junior bridesmaid, Jean McNeil also of Rotterdam. For the Guyettes, one of the biggest highlights of the weekend was seeing their great-grandchildren: Brogan, 7 months, of Durham ME; and 3- year- old Anna and her almost 2 year –old sister, Nora, of Pickerington, OH. Mr. & Mrs. Guyette also have 3 children and 7 grandchildren who attended with their families. Mr. Guyette is a 1984 retiree of the General Electric Power Tube Department, and a former Fire Commissioner for the Shonowe Volunteer Fire Department. He served in the Pacific during World War II on a submarine tender, the USS Orion. He can fix almost anything that predates computers, and often does so for neighbors and relatives. Mrs. Guyette has been a teacher, choreographer and performer of international and Polish folk dances. She has done many lovely oil paintings including portraits, landscapes and scenes depicting Poland, its people and customs. Her portrait of Pope John Paul II is on display at the shrine in Auriesville. They have resided in their home since 1949 having done nearly all of the planning, construction and finishing work themselves. Both Mr. and Mrs. Guyette enjoy ballroom dancing in the Schenectady area and in Florida.