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Bridget Marie McGuinness of Buffalo became the bride of Dennis Kieren Schaeffer, son of George W. and Kathleen B. Schaeffer of Buffalo, at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Andrew Catholic Church, Erie, Pa. Monsignor Robert Smith heard their vows.

The bride is the daughter of James B. and Patricia H. McGuinness of Erie. A reception was given in Villa Maria Academy Center, Erie. An alumna of the academy, the bride is a graduate of John Carroll University and is completing a master's degree in epidemiology in University at Buffalo. She is a teaching assistant in UB's department of social and preventive medicine.

The bridegroom was graduated from Canisius High School and from Boston College summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He is a third year student in UB Law School and is a law clerk with Napier, Fitzgerald and Kirby. They will be at home in Buffalo after a trip to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.