Kathleen Joan Drosey and Patrick Allen Keown were united in marriage on June 29, 2013, at St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. The ceremony was performed by Monsignor Joseph Rauscher.
The bride is the daughter of Attorney Victor and Kathleen Drosey, Hanover Township. She is the granddaughter of the late Carl and Mercedes Leighton, Wilkes-Barre, and Victor and Elizabeth Drosey, Mountain Top.
The groom is the son of Jeffrey and Cynthia Fulkerson, Owensboro, Ky., and Roger Keown, Hawesville, Ky. He is the grandson of Ervin LeDuff and the late Linda LeDuff, Owensboro, Ky., and the late Stanley and Shirley Allen, Falls of Rough, Ky.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her sister, Carolyn Drosey Richelmi, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Paula Vinsko and Heather Vinsko, both cousins of the bride, and Bridget Keating, friend of the bride. Mercedes and Margaret Marie Vinsko, cousins of the bride, and Mattalynn Bochner, niece of the groom, served as the junior bridesmaid and flower girls.
The groom chose his brother-in-law, Lieutenant Paul Richelmi, as best man. Groomsmen were Attorney William Vinsko, Jr. and Attorney Brian Vinsko, cousins of the bride, Colt Gill, friend of the groom, and Tyler Keown, nephew of the groom. Will Vinsko, cousin of the bride, and Christopher Roby, nephew of the groom, served as ring bearers.
Readings were given by Cal Leighton, Bill and Joan Vinsko, aunt and uncles of the bride, and Bruce Fulkerson, uncle of the groom. Offertory gifts were presented by Cynthia and Jeffrey Fulkerson and Tracy Keown, mother, stepfather and sister of the groom.
The bride and groom were honored at an engagement shower hosted by the bride’s aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Vinsko, at their home in Wilkes-Barre.
The bride was honored at a bridal shower hosted by the mother of the bride and her attendants at the home of Attorney and Mrs. William Vinsko Jr. The couple was also honored at a prenuptial gathering at the home of Attorney and Mrs. William Vinsko Jr., Wilkes-Barre.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at POSH at the Scranton Club. An evening cocktail hour and reception was held at The Colonnade hosted by the parents of the bride.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and a 2008 graduate of King’s College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is a former radio personality on Froggy 101 and is employed by Sunflower Systems working as a consultant in Washington, D.C.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of Apollo High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in geography. He is a physical scientist for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in Silver Spring, Md.
The couple honeymooned in Rivera Maya, Mexico. They reside in Silver Spring, Md.