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Kelli Marie Malia and Stephen Joseph Volpe were united in marriage June 9, 2012, at St. Faustina Parish, Nanticoke. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. John Victoria.


The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Deborah Malia, Nanticoke. She is the granddaughter of the late Wanda and Henry Maximowicz, Nanticoke.


The groom is the son of Raymond Volpe, Hackensack, N.J., and Joanna Buccellato, Staten Island, N.Y. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Guiseppe Buccellato, Staten Island, N.Y.; Nancy Volpe, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and the late Stephen Volpe.


The bride was given in marriage by her father. She chose her close friend, Dr. Sophia Monsour, as maid of honor. Matron of honor was Vanessa Voorhies, sister of the groom. Bridesmaids were Heather Revello, Courtney Gambardella and Rachel Neeley, friends of the bride. The flower girl was Ava Voorhies, niece of the groom, and the ring bearer was James Voorhies, nephew of the groom.


The groom chose his best friend, Erik Grzan, as best man. Groomsmen were Justin Volpe, brother of the groom; Derek Malia, brother of the bride; and Andrew Smith, Garrett Marsden and Jorge Toledo, friends of the groom.


Scripture readings were given by Derek Malia. Offertory gifts were given by the fathers of the bride and groom. Music was by organist Robert Passetti and soloist James Botsko. Bagpiper was James Sweeney.


Following the ceremony, an evening cocktail hour and reception were held at the Irem Country Club, Dallas. The bride was honored with a bridal shower given by her mother at Bentley's Restaurant, Ashley. The rehearsal dinner was given by the father of the groom at Vanderlyn's Restaurant, Kingston.


The bride is a 1999 graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area High School and a 2003 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University. She earned a bachelor's degree in communications/public relations. She is employed by Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals as a specialty representative.


The groom is a 1997 graduate of Monsignor Farrell High School, Staten Island, N.Y., and a 2000 graduate of C.W. Post. He earned a bachelor's degree in computer science. He is employed by the New York City Police Department.


The couple honeymooned in Rome and on a Mediterranean cruise. They reside in Merrick, N.Y.


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