Betsey Bennett Kelley Wed to Francis John Casey
Class of 1954
Miss Kelley Wed to Francis Casey of Springfield
Miss Betsey Bennett Kelley, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Julias Goddard Kelley of Pocasset became the bride Saturday of Francis John Casey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Casey of Mlddlebury, VT.
The ceremony at the Bourne Methodist Church was performed by the Rev. S. S. Treadwell of the Cataumet Methodist Church and the Rev. Dr. Carl Fearing Schultz of the Federated Church in Hyannis.
White gladioli sprays and large colonial candles decorated the church.
James Atherton of Sagamore played wedding music and Miss Madeline Rugga sang "I Believe" and the "Lord's Prayer."
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of Dupioni silk with Alencon lace around the neck and on the points of the sleeves. It was full length with a chapel train. A wreath of orange blossoms held the fingertip veil of silk Illusion. She carried a lace covered Rainbow Bible adorned with a white orchid and a satin shower of ivy arid stephanotis.
Miss Sarah L. Kelley of Pocasset was maid of honor, attired ln a princess gown of Capuclne taffeta. Fashioned with three quarter sleeves, the close fitting bodice had a cuffed terminating Sabrina neckline in a full court panel and was caught in a harem pouf at the hemline. Her head piece was designed by Irene's. Her hand-styled bouquet was of citrus shade glamellias and Ivy.
Bridesmaids were Miss Jean Eaton and Mrs. Michael Achille of Springfield, Mrs. Richard Zelmba of Pocasset and Mrs. Milton Williamson of Boston. Their gowns were identical to that of the maid of honor. They carried similar bouquets and wore on their heads diagonal bands of nylon with fall leaves and matching flowers, Irene originals.
Best man was Craig Butterfield of Middlebury, VT and ushers were Michael Achille of Springfield, Milton Williamson of Boston, Vincent Trotta of Oneonta, N. Y., and Larry Collins of Pocasset.
The dining room at Barnstable County Hospital was decorated with sprays of white gladioli and large white colonial candles for the reception, attended by nearly 350 guests.
The bride was born in Providence, R. I., attended Bourne High School and Springfield College. She will begin teaching school in the fall.
Mr. Casey was born in Middlebury, attended Middlebury High School and Springfield College, served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954 and is a collection manager for General Electric Credit Corporation.
After a wedding trip to Martha's Vineyard and to western Massachusetts, the couple will live in Springfield. Leaving on the wedding trip, the bride wore a blue print dress with white accessories.
The bride's parents entertained at a rehearsal dinner Friday evening and a luncheon for the bride preceding the wedding.
Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
Have you lost your Bourne High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Canalmen lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.