William and Mary DeAngelo Sr., of Wilkes-Barre, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 27.
The couple was united in marriage Dec. 27, 1952, at Holy Rosary Church, Park Ave, Wilkes-Barre, by the late Reverend Myron Florey.
The late Jennie Rodano, cousin of the bride was maid of honor, Margaret (Gavin) Mersola was a bridesmaid, and niece of the bride Ann Ciavarella was flower girl.
The late Paul Ciavarella, brother of the bride, was best man. The late Carl Mersola, brother of the groom, was usher and Ben Ciavarella, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.
Mrs. Deangelo is the daughter of the late Peter and Jeanette Ciavarella, of Wilkes-Barre. Mr. DeAngelo is the son of the late Anthony and Rosaria DeAngelo, of Centermoreland.
The couple has two children, daughter Rosaria and her husband Paul B. Shaver III, of Shavertown, and son William J. DeAngelo Jr. and his and wife BethAnne, of Dallas. They have six grandchildren Paul IV, Rosemary and Peter Shaver and William III, Domnique and Dante DeAngelo.
Bill was a boxer and, while he was training he met Mary, he gave up professional boxing and went into construction, building residential homes and then later into commercial. Bill and Mary, along with their son Bill are the owners of DeAngelo Construction of Wilkes-Barre.
The couple was honored at a 65th anniversary celebration with family and friends at Haystacks Restaurant, Wilkes-Barre..