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  Jemema Caratao - Michael Mannozzi  
Miss Jemema Caratao of Toronto, Canada and Mr. Michael Mannozzi of Boardman were united in marriage Fri., Oct. 10 during a 1:00 p.m. Ceremony held in Olde St. James Meeting House in Boardman Township Park.
Jordan R. Shaver officiated the double ring ceremony. A reception was held at the Pioneer Pavilion in Mill Creek Park.
The bride is the daughter of Jessie Leduna Caratao and the late Mercario Caratao.
The groom is the son of Marilyn and Brian McGowan of Boardman and the late James Mannozzi.
Matron of honor was Carol Silverstien.
Serving as bridesmaids were Adina Librach, Losie Bahian, Mariel Cubarrubia and Carlos Phillipines.
Performing duties of best men were Paris Chrisopoulos and Zachary Fenell.
The groomsmen were Ado Sarrouh, Janathan Hallman, Keith Pryor and Thomas Key.
Ringbearer was Noah Fantone.
Readings were given by Zachary Fenell and Tom Hallman.
  Renee Ware - Anthony Hodos  
Miss Renee Kristine Ware, daughter of Matthew and Cheryl Ware of Centerville and Mr. Anthony Joseph Hodos, son of Leonard Jr. and Lynn Hodos of Boardman, exchanged wedding vows April 25, 2015 during a 3:30 p.m. ceremony at Broadstreet Presbyterian Church in Columbus, OH. Pastor Dave Gross and Pastor Joan Bellinger officiated over the nuptial. A reception was held at The Ivory Room in Columbus.
The bride wore a Vera Wang, strapless ivory mermaid gown with silk organza and tulle.
Maids of Honor were Lauren Fout and Lauren Sirak, friends of the bride.
Bridesmaids, wearing Firecracker coral dresses, were: Trusha Agashi, friend of the bride; Tarah Clark, friend of the bride; Jaclyn Hodos, sister of the groom; Caitlin Marinucci, friend of the bride; and Cara Ware, sister-in-law of the bride.
Flower girl was Kelly Kaiser, cousin of the bride.
Performing the duties of best man was Bryan Hodos, brother of the groom.
Groomsmen were: Justin Lemmo, Brian McGovern, Anthony Catullo, Miley Woodard, Nick Marinucci, Don Smith, Ryan Parillo, Nick Ress, and Kevin Sikora, friends of the groom; and Ryan Ware, brother of the bride.
Ring bearers were Jacob and Lucas Kaiser, cousins of the bride.
The bride graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Early Childhood Care and Education and went on to earn a baccalaureate degree and graduate from the Mount Carmel College of Nursing. She is employed as a Travel Nursing Assignments Position Critical Care Nurse in San Diego.
The groom is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing. He is employed by Becton Dickinson Carefusion Medical Device Company as a Lead Clinical Consultant in San Diego.
After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mex., the couple will make their home in San Diego, CA.
  Nora Ackermann - Dr. John Yosay  
The wedding of Nora Katherine Ackermann and Dr. John Martin Yosay, both of Virginia Beach, VA, took place on May 16, 2015 at Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Virginia Beach. The 2:00 p.m. ceremony united the daughter of Glen and Lydia Ackermann of Stafford, VA, and the son of John and Linda Yosay of Boardman. A formal reception was held at the Westin Town Center in Virginia Beach.
The bride wore a strapless a-line lace gown enhanced with a sweetheart neckline. Wearing royal purple dresses, the bridesmaids carried bouquets in shades of pink and purple.
Serving as maid of honor for her sister was Kathleen Ackermann of Stafford, VA. The bridesmaids included: sister of the groom, Erin Yosay of Pittsburgh, PA; friends of the bride, Marci Rodriguez of San Diego, CA; Alainia Moomau of Quantico, VA; Jami Pruschki of Sneads Ferry, NC; and Kelsey Bergh of Virginia Beach, VA. Reagan Steininger, niece of the bride, served as flower girl.
Serving as best man for his brother was Ryan K. Yosay of Chicago, IL. Groomsmen included: fraternity brothers of the groom; Pete Safran of New Orleans, LA; and Chris Manley of Charlotte, NC; Tom Puskar of Vero Beach, FL; and Jason LaRiccia of Lakewood, OH, friends of the groom.
The bride earned her bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. She is a Lieutenant in the Navy serving as a training and operations specialist at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, VA.
The groom graduated from Miami University with a bachelor of science degree in zoology and received his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is a lieutenant Commander and the senior medical officer at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, VA.
Following a two week honeymoon to Hawaii the couple now resides in Virginia Beach, VA.
  Emily Claire Plummer - Gino Romano Catena  
Gino Romano Catena and Emily Claire Plummer were married Sat., May 23, 2015 in Northfield, NJ. The groom’s uncle, the Reverend Paul Catena, officiated the Catholic ceremony at the St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish.
The matron of honor was the bride’s mother, Suzanne Plummer. Bridesmaids included Laura Libby, sister-in-law to the bride; Casey Engelhardt, cousin to the bride; and Gabriella Catena and CeCelia Catena, sisters of the groom. Mary Claire O’Connor, cousin of the groom, served as the flower girl.
The best man was Eric Au, former Villanova University roommate of the groom. Groomsmen included Brian Plummer, brother of the bride; Gene Catena, cousin of the groom; and Zachary DeMaria and Preston Kornegay. Kevin O’Connor, cousin to the groom, served as the ring bearer.
Scripture readers at the wedding ceremony included Ryan O’Connor, cousin of the groom, and the Honorable and Mrs. Gene L. Catena, grandparents of the groom.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents, Cornelio and Lauri Catena, at the Smithville Inn in Absecon, NJ, where 70 well-wishers attended the event. The bride wore her mother’s original cream-colored wedding dress worn over 38 years ago. Gino, a loyal Denver Bronco’s football fan, happily distributed Broncos logo cookies to his cousins, who are avid Patriots and Raven fans.
The bride wore on original ivory-colored Sottero and Midgley gown of embroidered lace over satin featuring Swarovski crystals on both the neckline and the cap sleeves. Her “something old” was a piece of her mother’s wedding dress that was wrapped around the bride’s bouquet; her “something new” was a David Yurman bracelet given to her on her wedding day by her father. Her “something borrowed” was a pair of her mother’s gold hoop, diamond-encrusted earrings. Her “something blue” was a hand-made garter by her grandmother, Claire Engelhardt.
The reception, which was hosted by the bride’s parents, Steven and Suzanne Plummer, was held at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway, NJ, where 200 family members and friends celebrated the nuptials and danced to a ten piece band, created their own ice cream sundaes, and posed for pictures in a photo booth.
Current and former Boardman-Youngstown resident wedding guests in attendance included Lauri Doyle Catena; mother of the groom, Mrs. Jean Doyle; grandmother of the groom, Dan, Carolyn(Doyle) and Mickey Marshall; uncle,aunt and cousin to the groom, Andrea (Doyle) and Erica Shirilla; aunt and cousin to the groom, Rick and Josh Barron and Dr. Helen (Lamb) Lafferty.
Special out-of-town guests included cousins to the groom, Dr. and Mrs. Gene Catena, and their sons, Gino and Giordano, from Rome, Italy, who presented the nuptials with a Papal Marriage Proclamation. This held special significance for the groom, who was born in Rome and baptized at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy.
The couple honeymooned in Jamaica and are residing in Lansdowne, PA. The bride is currently a doctoral student in Reading, Writing, and Literacy at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The bride graduated from Villanova University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, with minors in English and Spanish and a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric, and Masters degrees in communication and education.
The groom is a ticket sales associate for the Philadelphia Flyers and graduated from Amsterdam Memorial High School in 2008. The groom graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in political science and a minor in Arabic. The couple met at Villanova University.
  Renee Lyn Merlo - Nicholas Patrick Cerimele  
Miss Renee Lyn Merlo and Mr. Nicholas Patrick Cerimele, both of Strongsville, OH exchanged wedding vows on Sat., May 30, 2015 during a 2:00 ceremony at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Bascilica in Youngstown. Monsignor Michael Cariglio officiated. A reception was held at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.
The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Virginia Merlo of Niles.
The groom is the son of Nicholas and Cindy Cerimele of Boardman.
The bride, carrying a bouquet of gardenias and white and coral roses, wore an ivory white chiffon gown enhanced with a sweetheart neckline and chapel train. A fingertip veil attached to a crystal hair comb completed the ensemble.
Maid of honor was Gina Merlo, sister of the bride, of Chicago, IL. The bridal party wore floor length coral gowns and carried bouquets of white and coral roses.
The bridesmaids were: Christina Hughes, Gina Bilyk, Heather Ireland, Sarah Graham, Megan High and Jennifer D’Allessandro.
Flower girl was cousin of the bride, Francesca Vandy and great niece of the bride, Miley Mastell.
Performing the duties of best man was Dr. Joseph Cerimele, brother of the groom, of Seattle, WA.
Ushers were Peri Eglo, Dan Spirko, Jeff Soccorsi, Vangxay Ratsaphangthong, Nnabike Okaro and Jared Ingram.
Ring bearer was nephew of the groom, Dominic Cerimele.
The bride graduated from Youngstown State University with a BS in Education and Cleveland State University with a BS in Nursing. She is a registered nurse in the surgical department at Cleveland Clinic.
The groom graduated from Ohio State University with a BS in Psychology, Youngstown State University with BA in Early Childhood Education, and Baldwin Wallace College with a Masters degree in Literacy. He is a reading intervention specialist with the Medina City Schools in Medina, OH.
Mr. and Mrs. Cerimele returned from a wedding trip to Antigua, to make their home in Strongsville.
  Daisy Ocasio - Hank Franceschelli  
Monsignor Peter M. Polando officiated the 2:00 p.m. Oct. 10 wedding of Daisy Lynn Ocasio of New Middletown and Hank Franceschelli Jr. of New Middletown at Saint Columba Cathedral in Youngstown.
A reception followed at Saint Mary’s Assumption Social Center. The newlyweds took a wedding trip to Puerto Rico.
The bride is the daughter of Frank and Miladys Ocasio of Boardman.
The groom is the son of Henry and Kathy Franceschelli of Struthers.
The bride wore Savannah Marie by Maggie Sottero. The gown was sequined embellished lace over a separate slip dress. Cap-sleeves accented a low, illusion back and it was finished with crystal buttons. The brides’ veil was angel cut and single tiered outlined with Swarovski crystals.
Amy Hazimihalis was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were: Malinda Ferko, Katie Ocasio, Emily Groubert, Holly Gozur, Mariah Chirchiglia, Felicia Phillips, Jennifer Raymond, Kimberly Stachowicz, Nicole Fiddler, Christen Kladitis and Amanda Hildebrand.
The brides’ daughter Mariana Tuscano was the flower girl.
Sam Muto performed the duties of best man.
Groomsmen were: Rick Gozur, Frank Ocasio, Nelson Ocasio, James Hazimihalis, Donald Ferko, Cory Groner, Gary Baker, Tommy Cole, Ed Thurik, Mike Flaherty and Shawn Russell. The brides’ son’s Marshall Yelkin and Michael Tuscano Jr. served as mini groomsmen. Yianni Hazimihalis, Mihali Hazimihalis, Donny Ferko, Dominic Ferko, Ricky Gozur and Grady Gozur served as ring bearers.
Mrs. Franceschelli graduated cum laude from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is employed as a business banking specialist at Citizens Bank in Salem.
Mr. Franceschelli graduated from Thiel College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is employed at Marucci and Gaffney Excavating Co. as a union laborer in Youngstown.
  Katie Benish - John Phillips  
Katie Benish and John Phillips, both of Boardman, exchanged wedding vows on June 15 during a 3:00 p.m. ceremony on Warwick Long Bay Beach in Warwick, Bermuda. The Rev. Leon Jennings officaited.
A reception was held at Beau Rivage in Hamilton, Bermuda.
The bride is the daughter of Richard Benish and Mary Hardin of Austintown.
The groom is the son of John and Marilyn Phillips of Boardman.
The bride graduated from the University of Akron with a MA in Geography/Urban Planning and from Bowling Green State University with a BA in Environmental Policy.
Mrs. Phillips is employed by the Stark County Regional Planning Commission in Canton, OH.
The groom graduated from Walsh University with a MA in Education and from Youngstown State University with a BS in Secondary Education.
Mr. Phillips is a high school English teacher with the Boardman Local Schools and is head boys track and cross country coach.
After returning from a wedding trip in Bermuda, the couple arrived to make their home in Boardman.
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