Xandra Ess, daughter of Robert and Joan Ess of Williamsville, and Thomas LeCarner of Los Angeles, Calif., were married July 2 in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican in Rome, Italy. A reception was given in Cassina DiMacchia Madama. The Rev. Charles R. Amico of Christ the King Seminary and Monsignor Richard S. Amico of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Niagara Falls, uncles of the bride, performed the ceremony. After a trip to Capri and Paris, France, the couple returned to Rome for an audience with Pope John Paul II, who blessed their marriage. They are at home in Los Angeles where the bride is director of new technology and business development for Sony Music Entertainment and the bridegroom is an attorney with Robinson, Diamant & Brill. They are graduates of Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Wash. She is a graduate of Williamsville South High School and University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.
Catherine Diane Kurke, daughter of Sylvester and Carolyn Kurke of Surprise, Ariz., formerly of Cowlesville, and Christopher John Yee, son of John Yee of Nanuet and the late Gabriela Ruggiero-Yee, were married June 19 in St. Aedan Catholic Church, Pearl River. They are at home in Nanuet after a trip to Scottsdale, Ariz. A graduate of Attica Central High School and Empire State College, Binghamton, the bride has a master of business administration degree from Iona College and is a financial analyst for Lockheed Martin Fairchild Systems, Yonkers. The bridegroom, a graduate of Nanuet High School and State University at Binghamton, is assistant controller of Sarfity Corp., Nanuet.
At home in Mount Pleasant, S.C., are Frank Anthony Chiasera and his bride, Dawn Nita Farabee, who were married June 26 at Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston, S.C., where a reception was given. Mr. and Mrs. P. Dwayne Farabee of Asheboro, N.C., are the bride's parents and Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Chiasera of Niagara Falls are parents of the bridegroom. The couple traveled to Jamaica. The bride is a graduate of College of Charleston. The bridegroom is a graduate of Culinary Institute of America and is executive chef at the Harbour Club, Charleston.
The Rev. Richard W. Blazejewski performed the marriage ceremony for MariLynn Renee Evans, daughter of Gil and Marilynn Evans of Silver Lake, and David Matthew Hioki, son of Stanley and Virginia Hioki of Honolulu, Hawaii, at 2 p.m. June 26 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Perry. A reception was given in Salvatore's Italian Gardens before the couple traveled to the Pocono Mountains. They are at home in Beverly Hills, Calif. A graduate of University at Buffalo, the bride is a fashion designer with KMLA, Los Angeles, Calif. The bridegroom was graduated from California State University at Northridge and is vice president for information systems at City National Bank, Beverly Hills.
Charles Booker and his bride, Jennifer Vitello, are at home in West Amherst after their wedding June 12 at 4 p.m. in the home of the bride's mother, Lucy Vitello, in Niagara Falls, where a reception was given. Retired Niagara County Judge Aldo L. DiFlorio performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Frank A. Vitello and the bridegroom is the son of Robert Booker of Fort Myers, Fla., and the late Charlotte Booker. A graduate of Niagara Falls High School, the bride is executive assistant to the president at Hunt Real Estate Corp. The bridegroom, a graduate of Seneca Vocational High School and San Bernadino (Calif.) Valley College, is employed in the maintenance department of Daemen College.
At home in Atlanta, Ga., are Dr. John Francis Beltrami and his bride, Dr. Elise Marie Jochimsen, whose wedding took place Aug. 14 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Eau Claire, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jochimsen of Eau Claire are parents of the bride and Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Beltrami of Williamsville are the bridegroom's parents. A reception was given in Hillcrest Golf & Country Club before the newly married couple left to travel in Door County, Wis. The bride was graduated from University of Wisconsin and its Medical School. She is a medical epidemiologist in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta. The bridegroom is a graduate of University of Scranton and University at Buffalo School of Medicine and has a master's degree in public health and tropical medicine from Tulane University. He is a medical epidemiologist with Georgia Department of Human Resources, Atlanta.