Catherine Ellen O’Connor and Anthony Eugene Ardito were united in marriage on Sept. 22, 2012, at St. Ignatius Church, Kingston, by the Rev. Monsignor Neil Van Loon with con-celebrant the Rev. Joseph Adonizio and the bride’s uncle, Deacon John O’Connor. The bride and groom were surrounded by their family and friends from Pennsylvania Maine, and Massachusetts, including many of their good friends with whom they studied at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
The bride is the daughter of Attorney Thomas and Roseann O’Connor, Kingston. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Catherine Naples, West Pittston; the late Michael Naples; and the late Patrick and Helen O’Connor.
The groom is the son of Eugene and Barbara Ardito, Portland, Maine. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ardito and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Whitney, all of Augusta, Maine.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her sister, Mary O’Connor, as maid of honor. Her bridesmaids were Elena Ardito, sister of the groom; Lia Comerford, cousin of the bride; and Lauren Suda and Eileen Blaha, friends of the bride. Joanna Linscott, niece to the Ardito family, was the flower girl.
The groom chose his friend, Nick Cantrell, as best man. Groomsmen were Michael O’Connor, brother of the bride, and Joseph Sesto, Matthew Gibbons and Scott Eshbach, friends. Joseph Ardito, nephew to the Ardito family, was the ring bearer.
Scriptural readings were given by Maura McCormick, cousin of the bride, and Erin Monaghan, cousin of the groom. Offertory gifts were presented by James and Mary O’Connor, godparents of the bride. Amelia Ardito, cousin of the groom, served as cantor.
The bride and groom were honored at an engagement party at Huntsville Country Club, hosted by James and Mary O’Connor, godparents and aunt and uncle of the bride, and Joseph O’Connor, uncle of the bride, and Mary Agness Kratz, fiancée. Mrs. Catherine Naples, grandmother of the bride, and Mrs. Lydia Comerford, aunt of the bride, hosted a bridal shower at Fox Hill Country Club. The bride was also honored at a bridal shower given by the mother of the groom and Elena Ardito, sister of the groom, at DiMillo’s on the Water, Portland, Maine. The rehearsal dinner and party were given by the parents of the groom at Fox Hill Country Club. The wedding reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at the Westmoreland Club.
The bride is a graduate of Bishop O’Reilly High School and College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and creative writing and a minor in Italian. She is studying for her master’s degree in the arts of teaching at Simmons College in Boston, Mass.
The groom is a graduate of Cheverus High School, Portland, Maine. He also attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He earned his MBA and MSA at Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. He is working at Ernst & Young in the assurance practice covering financial service firms in Boston, Mass.
The couple honeymooned in the Maldives Islands and Bar Harbor and Camden, Maine. They reside in Brookline, Mass.