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50th anniversary: Bianchetta

Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3:37 p.m. CST
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Mr. and Mrs. Don (Pat) Bianchetta will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 29, 2013.

Mr. and Mrs. Don (Pat) Bianchetta will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 29, 2013.

Don Bianchetta and the former Pat Ruffatti exchanged marriage vows in the Assumption Church on June 29, 1963 with Father Flynn and Father Lennon officiating the ceremony.

The couple are blessed with three children, Jim (the late Dalene) Bianchetta of Braidwood, Ill., Janet (Tim) Shannon of Normal, Ill., Joyce (Bob) Jones of Williamsville, Ill.; four grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

Also on their 50th anniversary, they will celebrate the wedding of their grandson, Ryan Shannon to Erika Shafer, in Bloomington, Ill. making June 29 an extra special day.

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