Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alessi of Buffalo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of marriage vows at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Buffalo, followed by a gathering at Milos Restaurant in Williamsville. Mr. Alessi and the former Mary Santoro were married Oct. 17, 1964, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Buffalo. He is retired owner of Double A Foods, Buffalo. She worked with her husband at Double A Foods. They have two children and four grandchildren.