A surprise engagement party was held
Saturday for 40 guests at the Whirlaway
Inn on Bay Avenue for Miss Cheryl
Cessman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Everett Cessman of Bridge Street, and
Peter Boysen, son of Mrs. F. Boysen
of Northridge Street. A buffet supper
was served and dancing was enjoyed
to music provided by the Milsney Boys
Band. The party was given by Mr. and
Mrs. David Cozine, brother-in-law and
sister of Miss Cessman, and many lovely
gifts were presented to the engaged
couple. No date has been set for the
Harvey Gehrig of South Summit Avenue
returned Saturday from a hunting
trip spent at the Gehrig cabin in the
Catskills. His guests, 20 in number,
included locally, Fred Graves, John Skidmore
and Everett Wright and son, Thomas.
cache was four deer and they report the
hunting was especially difficult because
of the heavy snow.
The South Country African Violet
Society will hold their next meeting
Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Hilda
Edelstein of Maple Avenue. It will be a
The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr.
and Mrs. John H. Gerard of Taber Street
was celebrated recently at a party given
for them by their nine children at the
Knights of Columbus Hall, Patchogue.
The 150 guests attending included 28
of their 37 grandchildren. Mrs. Gerard
is the former Miss Jennie Stumme of
Police Lieutenant William (Jack)
Wiedmer retired Nov. 1 after almost
32 years with the Patchogue Village
and the Suffolk County police departments.
He started with the Village of
Patchogue Police Department on Feb. 1,
1936 as patrolman. He served in the U.S.
Army from 1942-45, then returned to the
Serenely happy after their nuptial
ceremony Sunday in Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel R.C. Church, Patchogue, are
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gattuso. The bride,
who is the former Miss Maria Filippone
of Patchogue, and her husband
entertained 100 guests at their wedding
reception. They will make their home in
A cousins party for Timothy Colichio
and Joseph Colichio, second-grade students
at St. Joseph the Worker School,
was celebrated at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Colichio of Scherger Avenue,
East Patchogue, on Saturday in honor of
the boys’ First Holy Communion. Coffee
and cake was served.
Travis Rauch Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Travis Rauch of South Howells Point
Road, Bellport, has moved to Sarasota,
Mr. and Mrs. R. Ronald Rau and
daughter, Littie, of South Howells Point
Road, spent the weekend skiing at Killington,
New residents of Circuit Road are Mr.
and Mrs. Edward
Gibbons and their children, Donald,
Laura, Randy and Edward.
Maryanne Reilly, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Reilly of Livingston Road,
belatedly celebrated her 8th birthday
Sunday with a Ladies’ Tea Party for a
group of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cummings
and Mr. and Mrs. Al Rand enjoyed
dinner and evening at the Bianchi and
Margherita in Greenwich Village with
a group of business associates Friday
Miss Laura Demarest and Miss Gay
Walton, both freshmen at Bucknell University,
were the guests of midshipmen
Tim Kana and Jim Kratohvil of the U.S.
Naval Academy at the Army-Navy game
in Philadelphia, Pa., on Saturday. Also
attending were Tim’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Milan Kana and sons, Todd and
Titus, of South Howells Point Road.
The young people attended the brigade
party following dinner at Bookbinder’s
with the Kanas.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lockwood of General
McLean Drive entertained at a family
party Monday night for their son,
Kenneth, who was celebrating his 7th
Miss Madeleine Piro, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Piro of Woodland Park
Road, is recovering from pneumonia at
Joan Huber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Huber of Park Avenue, Blue
Point, celebrated her 2nd birthday with
a party at her home last Sunday. Joan’s
guests, other than her family, were Lisa
and William Swezey, Jan Shields and
Playing this week at the Patchogue
Theatre: “Games,” starring Simone
Signoret, costarring James Caan and
Katharine Ross; at the Rialto Theatre:
“The Girl and the General,” with Rod
Steiger and Virna Lisi, and at the Patchogue
Sunrise All-Weather Drive-In:
Jack Palance and Fernando Lamas in
“Kill a Dragon.”
-Compiled by Debbie