Bishop George Murry will celebrate a special Mass at 2 p.m. today, June 27, at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown to mark the wedding anniversaries of 166 couples who are being honored for a total 7,965 years of wedded life ranging from 25 to 71 years.
Anthony and Mary Centofanti, parishioners of St. Paul Parish in Salem, are the longest-married couple, celebrating 71 years of marriage.
Other couples celebrating will be 61 couples married 51 to 66 years; 47 couples married 50 years; 36 couples will observe 40 years; and 21 couples will mark 25 years.
Nancy L. Yuhasz, chancellor, said the wedding anniversary celebration includes renewal of marriage vows at Mass, and a personalized certificate. A reception will be held for the honored couples and their families following the Mass in the Cathedral Hall.
Wedding anniversary couples include 90 couples from Mahoning County and 49 from Trumbull County.
l Blessed Sacrament Parish, Warren - William and Kathleen O'Leary, 63 years; Paul and Rosemary Blicher, 60 years; Robert and Janet Barnovsky, 50 years; Harry and Joyce Hamilton, 50 years; Richard and Judith Waid, 50 years; Paul and Karen Racz, 40 years;
l Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Niles - Albert and Ruth Clemente, 50 years;
l Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, McDonald - James and Elizabeth Jane Jones, 50 years; Anton and Mary Kos, 50 years; William and Shirley Varner, 40 years; Jeffry and Brenda Gustovich, 25 years;
l SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish, Warren - Daniel and Bernadette Machuzak, 56 years; Daniel and Jane Chelstowski, 40 years;
l St. James Parish, Warren - Carl and Martha Delahunty, 61 years; John and Celeste Caniglia, 60 years; Joseph and Beatrice Vincent, 50 years; James and Cecilia Zamarelli, 50 years; George and Nancy Mihalik, 40 years;
l St. Mary and St. Joseph Parish, Newton Falls - David and Frances Kimpton, 50 years; Walter and Ewa Piskor, 25 years;
l St. Mary Parish, Warren - Lamont and Mary Boyer, 62 years; Joseph and Frances Bergin, 60 years; Joseph and Leona Kapcsos, 50 years; Donald and Sharon Novorsky, 40 years; Robert and Carol Smith,40 years; Blaine and Susan Tibbs, 40 years;
l St. Patrick Parish, Hubbard - Chester and Anne DeSantis, 65 years; Eugene and Mary Camuso, 64 years; Daniel and Ann Williams, 59 years, C. Edward and Evelyn Rhodes, 57 years; Robert and Janice Burrows, 55 years; Ralph and Annette Weidner, 51 years; James and Judith Barita, 50 years; Charles and Donna Gleydura, 50 years; Leslie and Geraldine O'Hara, 50 years; William and Barbara Weimer, 50 years; Jeff and Diane Manion, 25 years;
l St. Pius X Parish, Warren - Paul and Patricia Brown, 50 years, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Cortland, Richard and Sally Mazer, 50 years;
l St. Rose Parish, Girard - Paul and Arlene Avdey, 50 years; Stephen and Sylvia Fabian, 50 years; Rocco and Rosemarie Parillo, 50 years; Lio and Bice Comichista, 25 years;
l St. Stephen Parish, Niles - John and Patricia O'Malia, 40 years;
l St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Vienna - Rudolf and Mary Jane Finamore, 55 years; Ronald and Roseann Everett, 40 years; Joseph and Bonnie Reedy, 40 years;
l St. William Parish, Champion - Vincent and Rita DeSalvo, 50 years.
l Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Youngstown - Joseph and Adeline Suhovecky, 50 years; Ivan and Pamela Croell, 40 years, Keith and Pamela Marstellar, 25 years, Patrick and Cynthia Reedy, 25 years;
l Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Youngstown - Louis and Dorothy Pizzuto, 65 years; Anthony and Beverly Pondillo, 25 years; Ralph and Marlene Storti, 25 years; Richard and Rose Weese, 25 years;
l St. Christine Parish, Youngstown - Carl and Madelyn Pedaline, 66 years; Merle and Genevieve Jason, 60 years; Joseph and Marie Arvay, 50 years; Vincent and Julaine Gilmartin, 50 years; Donald and Janice Smaltz, 50 years; Gregory and Barbara Roussel, 40 years; Kevin and Dolly Emborsky,25 years;
l St. Joseph Parish, Austintown - John and Rosaria DeFelice, 54 years; Fred and Mary Ciarniello, 53 years; Anthony and Evelyn Ortenzio, 53 years; Joseph and Gina Dravecky, 25 years; H. Martin and JoAnn Greggo, 25 years.