Sunday, May 9, 2010

Golden Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. Panfilo DeSantis

The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Panfilo DeSantis appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on May 18, 1970
FOLLANSBEE -- Mr. and Mrs. Panfilo DeSantis of Main Street will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, May 24 beginning with a noon Mass in St. Anthony's Church.  A reception from 1:30-5 p.m., at St. Francis Centre, Lee Road, will be hosted by their three children, Patsy DeSantis, Anthony DeSantis and Mrs. Victor (Margaret) Boni and families, all of Follansbee.  The couple also has 10 grandchildren.  Mr. and Mrs. DeSantis were married May 31, 1920 in Holy Mother Church, Pettorano sul Gizio, Province of Aquila, Italy, by the Rev. Fr. Luigi Voce.  Mr. DeSantis is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pasquale DeSantis and came to America in 1916.  He is a veteran of World War I and is a retired employee of Follansbee Steel Corp.  Mrs. DeSantis, the former Sebastiana Orsini, is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Orsini.  She came to the United States as a bride in 1920. 

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