D’Amato, Furner vows exchanged

September 10th, 2015 3:55 pm

Megan Elizabeth Furner, daughter of Dr. Carl and Catherine Furner, Sugarloaf, and Anthony John D’Amato, Pittston Township, son of Henry and the late Mary Ann D’Amato, Pittston Township, were married on Oct. 4, 2014. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Joseph Verespy in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Dupont.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her childhood friend, Marcella Rita Matteo, Middleton, Delaware, as maid of honor. Mrs. Joseph (Christine) McGuire III, Pittston Township, sister of the groom, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ashley Balogach, Philadelphia; Stephanie Kuharchik, West Wyoming; Patricia Gilley, West Pittston; and Roni Gallo, Robbinsville, New Jersey. Junior bridesmaid was Nekeya De’Angelo, Conyngham, cousin of the bride.

Matthew Vitale, West Pittston, performed the duties of best man. Groomsmen were John Paul D’Amato, Pittston Township, brother of the groom; Thomas Kobeski, Pittston; William Lesho, Exeter; Kenneth Gilley, West Pittston; and Joseph McGuire III, Pittston Township, brother-in-law of the groom. Matthew and Christian DeAngelo, Conyngham, cousins of the bride, were ushers.

Scripture readings were done by Irene DeAngelo, godmother of the bride; Carol Daddezio, aunt of the groom; and Alison Conlin, friend of the bride. Musical selections were performed by Megan Davis, harpist; and Christopher Mendecino, organist. Vocal selections were sung by Meghan Davis, Christopher Mendecino and Christina McGuire, who sang a personal selection of “Ave Maria.”

The bride is the granddaughter of the late Stephen “Sheriff” Kuzma and Anna “Bunny” Kuzma, Coxeville, Beaver Meadows. She is the granddaugher of Dorothy Furner Costill, Cape Coral, Florida; and the late Carl L. Furner, Jr.

The groom is the grandson of Theodore and Ann Marie Casey, Pittston Township, and Henry and Delores D’Amato, Bear Creek.

Megan is a 2007 graduate of Bishop Hafey Jr./Sr. High School and a 2010 graduate of King’s College with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She graduated in May 2015 from Temple University School of Pharmacy with a doctorate degree in pharmacy. She is employed by K-Mart as a pharmacist.

Anthony graduated in 2006 from Seton Catholic High School and in 2010 from Wilkes University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and a minor in marketing. He is employed by Vintage Tub and Bath in Crestwood.

The bride was honored at a bridal shower given by the bridegroom’s family at Sand Springs Country Club, Drums. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s father at the Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.

Following the ceremony, an evening reception was held at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre. The couple honeymooned at Moorea and Bora-Bora. They reside in the Wyoming Valley area.

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