James Stafford Marries
Miss Armstrong in Morris
Miss Nelberta Ann Armstrong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Armstrong, New Lisbon, became the bride of James Perry Stafford, son of Mrs. Elsie Stafford and the late Frank Stafford, New Lisbon, on Saturday, October 17.
A double ring service was performed by the Rev. Joseph Quinn in Holy Cross Catholic Church here before an altar decorated with white cluster chrysanthemums.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a ballerina length gown of white nylon lace with pearl trim and lace mitts to match. A silk illusion long veil was fastened to a pearl trimmed tiara and she carried a pearl studded prayer book trimmed with white carnations.
The bride's only attendant was her sister, Mrs. Gloria Wessel, Binghamton, who wore a dress of pink satin in princess style and carried an old fashioned nosegay of white mums.
The best man was Donald Armstrong, New Lisbon, brother of the bride.
Mrs. M. Walkdin of Edmeston was organist.
Ushers were Lynn Hoyer of West Winfield and Lynn Harris, Morris.
A reception for 50 guests was held at the home of the bride's parents at New Lisbon.
The bride's table was decorated with silver candelabra, white mums and a three tiered wedding cake.
Afterwards the couple left for a wedding trip to Washington, D. C., Philadelphia, Pa., and Maryland. Upon their return they will reside in Norwich for a time until their new home at New Lisbon is completed.
The bride attended Liberty High School and for some time before her marriage was employed in Bresee's at Oneonta.
The bridegroom is a graduate of Morris Central School and a veteran of World War Two. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge, F &AM, in Morris, and is employed at General Laboratories in Norwich.