BioM: Gonnering, Marlene Ann (1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Gonnering, Gaffney, Fischer, Hendricks, Allen

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/11/1968

Gonnering, Marlene Ann (Marriage - 30 December 1967)

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby was the scene Saturday of the wedding of Miss Marlene Ann Gonnering of Rt. 2 Colby, and Sgt. Richard J. Gaffney of Neillsville. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gonnering of Rt. 2 Colby, and Judge and Mrs. Richard F. Gaffney of Neillsville.

The bride selected an A-line gown of bonded silk, the bodice of which featured an Empire waistline and long, fitted sleeves. The focal point of the gown was a mink collar. The chapel-length train was caught up by fabric roses. Matching rosettes adorned the squared-off train. A three-tiered veil of tulle was attached to a mink circlet with a bow back. The bridal bouquet was made up of red roses and stephanotis.

Her aides were Mrs. Gerald Gonnering, as matron-of-honor; Miss Marjean Fischer of Milwaukee and Miss Nancy Hendricks of Withee, as bridesmaids. They were seen in rouge velvet gowns in A-line design, styled with Empire bodices. The three-quarter-length sleeves had cuffs of white fur. Their headpieces of fur circlets, touched with seed pearls, held circular veils. Each carried a white muff, topped with a long-stemmed red rose with greens. Patrick Gaffney was best man. Groomsmen were Leon Gonnering of Coby and Bill Allen of Milwaukee. Ushers were Dennis Gonnering and Tim Gaffney.

Music for the nuptial high mass at 1 p.m. was sung by the church choir. Wedding day events included a reception and supper in the church hall, and a reception at the home of the bride’s parents in the evening.

The bride has been employed in Wisconsin Rapids. Sgt. Gaffney is in the air force, stationed in Florida.

The new Mr. and Mrs. Gaffney have left on a wedding trip through the southern states enroute to their new home in Ft. Waldon Beach, Fla.





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