Simpkins - Duffy marriage

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Simpkins - Duffy marriage
 - St. Roberts Church Is Scene Of Double Wedding...
St. Roberts Church Is Scene Of Double Wedding As Garden City Sisters Marry Brothers 2j 1 | i ', ; j j a a a The marriage of Miss Anne Eli'/-| abeth Simpkins. daughter of Mrs. Mary A. Simpkins, of 10 Now Jersey av., Garden City, and Thomas M. Duffy son of Mr. Mild Mrs. Thomas J. Duffy, of 6010 Chestnut' st.. Philadelphia, and her sister, Miss Jane Philomena Simpkins' and his brother, John Francis Duffy, was solemnized on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock in St. Rob-, ert's Roman Catholic Church, Chester. Rev. Edward Kelly officiated with Very Rev. Joseph M. Dougherty, OSA Provincial of the Order, of Saint Augustus of the United; States, Rev. James Martin, of St.' Carthage's Roman Catholic Church Philadelphia, and Rev. Edward: Rafferty of St. Robert's being present in the sanctuary. The brides, who were given in marriage by their uncles, James. E. Agnew and Anthony B. Agnew, | of Ardmore, wore gowns alike of! white Swiss imported organdy over' ice blue taffeta slips, fashioned 1 with fitted bodices and tiered! skirts. Juliet caps of seed pearls | held their waist length veils and I they carried white prayerbooks surrmounted with white orchids with showers of stephanotis and ribbons. Anne s maid of honor, Miss Mary Simpkins, a Wave, her sister, wore a strapless gown of white eyelet organdy over lime green taffeta with a matching cape and carried an old-fashioned bouquet of yellow roses tied with lime green ribbons. Jane's maid of honor another sister Miss Hope E. Simpkins was dressed exactly like her sister. The bridesmaids, Anne's, Mi-ss Patricia Treen, of Lansdowne; and Miss Shirley Busby, of Chester; and Jane's, Miss Anne M. Touey, of Lansdowne; and Miss Patricia Yeaman, of Upland, were dressed j in strapless gowns similar to the ones worn by the maids of honor of white eyelet embroidery over orchid and yellow slips. They carried bouquets of yellow roses tied with ribbons to match their slips. Robert LoFurno, of Havertown, was best man for Thomas M. Duffy and his ushers were Joseph H. Duffy, a brother, of Philadelphia and John Coyle, of Upper Darby. John's best man was Michael Caesar, of Philadelphia and his ushers included Jacob Raymond Hanling 3rd., of Havertown and Robert Corsini, of Darby. Mrs. Evelyn McCay presided at the organ console and accompanied the soloist Frank Reiter, of Springfield. Mrs. Simpkins, mother of the brides, wore a powderblue gown of lace and chiffon, white accessories, a natural lace straw hat and a corsage of orchids. Mrs. Duffy, mother of the bridegrooms wore an aqua lace gown with white accessories and a corsage of gardenias. A wedding breakfast at Media Inn, Media, for the bridal party and the' immediate families followed the ceremony and later in the day a reception was given atj the home of the brides' mother. Upon their return from a wedding trip to Bar Harbor, Maine, Mrs. Thomas J. Duffy will reside with her mother sind he will return to active duty with the US Marine Corps. Mrs. John Francis Duffy will,reside with-his parents at 6010 Chestnut st., Philadelphia, while! Mr. Duffy is on duty with the sea-1 bees. i Mrs. Thomas M. Duffy, a grad- J uate of Notre Dame High School,! is employed in the payroll depart- j ment at the Sun Shipbuilding and I Dry Dock Co. Her husband attend-' ed West Catholic High School and Drexel Institute of Technology. Mrs. John F. Duffy, a graduate of Notre Dame High School attended Temple University and is a member of Delta Sigma Epsilon sorority. Her husband attended West Catholic High School and Temple University. ~6— Rex-Stead The marriage of Miss Janet Evelyn Stead, daughter of Mrs. Evelyn Paxton Stead, of 105 St. Laurence road, Highland Park and Robert Victor Rex, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rob R. Rex, of 208 Cleveland av., Norwood, was solemnized on Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock in Calvary Presbyterian Church. Highland Park. Rev. H o w a r d Frame performed the double ring ceremony. The bride, who was given in marriage by her uncle. John R. Paxton Jr., of Collingdale, wore a ballerina length bridal gown of Swiss embroidered organdy, a shoulder length veil rnd carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley with a white orchid in the center. Miss Betty Murdoek, of Collingdale, the bride's only attendant, wore a powder blue shantung gown and carried a bouquet of yellow roses and baby's breath. Richard Rex, of Norwood, was best man for his brother and Raymond Brewley Jr., and Charles Moser acted as ushers. A reception at 401 Collingdale av., Collingdale, home of the bride's grandparents followed the ceremony after which Mr. and Mrs. Rex left for a wedding trip to Lake George, N. Y. They will reside at 611 Magnolia av., Glenolden. The bride was graduated from Collingdale High School in 1948. Mr. Rex, who is employed by the Bell Telephone Company, w a s graduated from Glen-Nor High School in 1945. —0— Melhuish-Porter Miss Betty Irene Porter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Porter, of 716 Poplar st.. Sharon Hill, and Edwin Harvey Melhuish, MRS. EDWIN H. MELHUISH Saturday Bride son of Mrs. Stella B. Mc.Clintock, of 733 W. College av., State College, were united in marriage on Saturday at 7 o'clock in the evening at Mount Zion Methodist Church, Darby. Dr. Alexander Mackie, former pastor of Tully Memorial Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Louis Learning performed the ceremony. The rbide, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of lace and marquisette with a fingertip veil of tulle, and a long train. She 4 7, 1111 LINCOLN AVE., PROSPECT PARK Phone WA. 8-09B8 507 EDGMONT AVE., CHESTER Phone CH. 2-9488

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 01 Jul 1952, Tue,
  3. Page 10

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