Joseph A. and Arlene M. (DeBonis) Motter

Joseph and Arlene (DeBonis) Motter after their wedding ceremony on August 22, 1953.

Joseph and Arlene (DeBonis) Motter after their wedding ceremony on August 22, 1953.

Wedding announcement from the local paper, probably the Winthrop, MA paper, reads:

Arlene DeBonis Weds Ohio Man at St. John’s

Currently making their new home in Fostoria, Ohio, after a honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls and Canada are the new Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Motter who were recently united in marriage at St. John the Evangelist Church.

The bride is the former Arlene M. DeBonis, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. DeBonis, 125 River Rd. Her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Errett R. Motter, Ada, Ohio.

Rev. John T. Sullivan officiated at the double-ring nuptial service and the bride was given in marriage by her father.

A gown of chantilly lace and nylon tulle with illusion neckline and highlighted with seeded pearls was chose by the bride.  Her fingertip veil was caught by a band of orange blossoms and pearls and she carried a prayer book adorned with an orchid.

Miss Patricia King of Lynn, the maid of honor, wore a light blue cocktail-length gown and carried an old fashioned bouquet of red roses and stephanotis.

Chosen to serve as bridesmaids were Jean DeBonis, sister of the bride, and Harriet Cole.  They were gowned in cocktail-length dresses of pink and carried pink roses and stephanotis. Kathy DeBonis, another sister of the bride, served as flower girl. Her gown was similar to those of the bridesmaids.

The brother of the bride, Robert DeBonis, was best man and ushering was performed by Ambrose Ferrari of Revere and John King of Lynn.

For the occasion the bride’s mother wore a medium blue street length gown.

The newlyweds received the congratulations of their guests at the reception which followed at the Hotel Edison, Lynn. Guest book attendant was Miss Lucy Arnesani.

Leaving on the wedding trip, the bride wore a grey suit with red accessories.

The former Miss DeBonis was graduated from Winthrop High School in 1952 and, until recently was employed in the local telephone exchange office.

Her husband was graduated from Ada High School, Ohio, in 1944, and served two years’ duty in the army.  He is employed at traffic manager by Swift and Co. in….[the rest of the article is missing].

 

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