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Karen Anne Whissel and Patrick Michael Reilly were united in marriage Friday at 4:30 p.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Williamsville. Monsignor Gerard L. Green of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Hamburg, heard the vows of the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Whissel of Williamsville and the son and stepson of Faith and Adolph Bassanello of Akron and son of the late James B. Reilly. A reception was given in the Statler Golden Ballroom.

The bride, an alumna of Williamsville South High School, was graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Allegheny College and has a master's degree in English from University at Buffalo. She attended Canisius College. The bridegroom is a graduate of St. John Neumann High School and Erie Community College. He is a Town of Amherst recreation supervisor. They will be at home in Eggertsville after a trip to Lake Tahoe.

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