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Posted February 22, 2009
Engagement: Fantauzzi and Preddice

Christopher Preddice and Leigh M. Fantauzzi have announced their upcoming marriage. Leigh is the daughter of James and Jennifer Fantauzzi of Burnt Hills. Chris is the son of Charles and Eileen Preddice of Scotia, and grandson of Mary Flynn and Donald and Lillian Preddice.
The future bride and groom are graduates of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School. Leigh is employed by North East Fire Protection Systems in Ballston Spa. Chris is employed by All Steel Structures in Middle Grove.
The couple were previously married and will be re-married in Lake Placid in October.

Engagement: LeTarte and Lamp

Kelly LeTarte and Travis J. Lamp have announced their engagement. Kelly is the daughter of Herb and Debbie LeTarte III of Rotterdam. Travis is the son of Kenneth T. Lamp Jr. and the late Donna Lamp.
The future bride is a graduate of SUNY Cortland, where she received her B.A. in psychology. She received her M.B.A. and certificate in HR Management from Union University. She is employed through Yoh HR Solutions as a HR specialist at GE Energy.
Her fiance is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose, where he received his B.S. in special/elementary education. He received his master’s of science in curriculum development and instructional technology from the University at Albany. He is an educator through Capital Region Boces and a member of various sports officiating organizations. He trains in mixed martial arts, outside of employment.
The couple are planning a June 26, 2010 wedding at Mallozzi’s in Rotterdam.

Engagement: Beers and Renzi

Steve and Leah Renzi of Burnt Hills announce the engagement of their son, Chris Renzi, to Jessica Beers, daughter of Ken and Pam Beers of Wilton, NY.
The future bride is a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School and SUNY Geneseo. She is owner of For Paws Pet Sitting Service.
Her fiance is a graduate of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School and received his bachelor and master degrees from the University at Buffalo. He is a research scientist at AMRI in Albany.
An April 2009 wedding is planned.

Geoffrey Whitehead Ingrid Werge
Wedding: Whitehead

Geoffrey Whitehead and Ingrid Werge were married September 6, 2008. The ceremony and reception were held at Whispering Pines Conference Center, West Greenwich, RI. Friend, Ngina Johnson officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Robert Werge and Charlotte Miller of Fort Collins, CO. The groom is the son of Jack and Deborah Whitehead of Glenville, NY.
Ingrid is a graduate of Simmons College. She is a clinical social worker at the VA Medical Center in Providence, RI. Geoff is a graduate of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He is a senior quality assurance associate at Amgen Pharmaceuticals in Warwick, RI.
The couple took a wedding trip to Banff, Alberta, Canada. They reside in Cranston, RI.

Michael W. Purcell Renee L. Minkler
Wedding: Purcell

Renee L. Minkler and Michael W. Purcell were united in marriage on June 28, 2008 at Union College Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Fred Shavor officiating.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Minkler III of Amsterdam and Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Purcell of Clifton Park.
Maid of honor was Loralynn Krobetsky and bridesmaids were Kristen Lemanski and Jennifer Randall. Flower girl was Maddalena Rose Minkler, niece of the bride. Best man was PJ Purcell and groomsmen were Jon Loveland, Christopher Purcell and Armin Sharifi.
Renee is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a BS degree in nursing. She is completing a master’s degree in nursing at Russell Sage College, in both nursing education and clinical nurse specialist in community health. She presently works in Jamestown Hospital in ICU.
Michael is a graduate of Union College, with a BS degree in biochemistry and a minor in psychology. He is currently attending medical school at LECOM, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA.
The couple honeymooned on a Caribbean cruise, and trips to Lake George and Cape Cod. They currently reside in Erie, PA.


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