BioM: Gunia, Jean (1947)
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Surnames: Gunia, McNamara, O’Leary, Pate

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/11/1947

Gunia, Jean (30 AUG 1947)

On Saturday morning, Aug. 30, 1947, at 9:00 o’clock at a Nuptial Mass, Miss Jean Gunia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gunia, became the bride of James L. McNamara, son of Mr. and Mrs. James McNamara in a double ring ceremony at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Chicago. The bride was attired in a gown of white brocaded satin. Her fingertip veil fell gracefully from a tiara dotted with tiny seed pearls. She carried a white orchid corsage with white streamers fastened to her prayer book. The bride was escorted down the white carpeted aisle by her father. During the solemn part of the ceremony she carried a bouquet of white talisman roses to the altar of the Blessed Virgin.

As her bridesmaids, the bride chose her sister Vicki, who acted as first bridesmaid and maid of honor, and Mrs. Jack O’Leary, a friend of the bride. Both wore light blue crepe gowns fashioned with lace caplet sleeves, arm length gloves and Dutch bonnet hats to match. The carried American Beauty roses fastened to light blue prayer books with American Beauty streamers.

The groom chose as his attendants, his brother Joe McNamara and Geo. Pate. They all wore dark suits with white carnation boutonnieres.

Both the bride’s and groom’s mothers wore light blue crepe dresses. They wore corsages of pink camellias.

A wedding breakfast was held at the Sheridan Plaza Hotel for immediate relatives and friends.

The happy couple left the same afternoon for a two week honeymoon.



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