Joe and Dolly Di Rienzo Michalczyk, Dunmore, celebrated their 50th Anniversary on Oct. 2.
Joe is the son of the late John and Sophie Michalczyk, Dickson City, and Dolly is the daughter of the late Felix (Phil, The Bricklayer) and Dolores Petrini Di Rienzo, South Scranton.
The Rev. Ron Murphy, S.J., a family friend, was the officiant at their wedding mass at the former St Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, South Scranton.
The bride’s attendants were: Marita Nealon McGoff, matron of honor; Linda Diamanti Wills, maid of honor, and bridesmaids Selma Etter, and the late Cindy Caffrey. The groom’s attendants were Larry Michalczyk, brother of the groom, best man, and ushers Joe Obst, cousin of the groom; the late Michael Fuller, and the late Edward Ruddy.
The couple has been blessed with three sons: Joe Michalczyk and wife Anna Huzar Michalczyk, New York, NY; Mark Michalczyk and wife Diane Brown Michalczyk, Dunmore, and the late John Felix Michalczyk. They were further blessed with four grandchildren: Maura Susan, Joel Matthew, and Kara Grace Michalczyk, all of Dunmore, and the late Ryan Mason Michalczyk
Dolly is a graduate of the former Scranton Central High School and Marywood College. She is the former Director of S.H.I.N.E. -the Self-Help Information Network Exchange and the Prevention Director of the Lackawanna County Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Dolly is retired and is a community volunteer and an oil painter.
Joe is a graduate of Cathedral High School and the University of Scranton. He is a former English and Drama teacher at Abington Heights High School. and several local colleges. Joe is retired and is an active volunteer at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Dunmore. Joe and Dolly are group travel leaders, having led groups all over the world for 40 years.
The couple celebrated with a renewal of their wedding vows at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, celebrated by Father John Doris. Their children hosted a party at La Buona Vita, Dunmore, and the Michalczyks are planning future trips to Italy and Poland.