LEANNE FRANCISCOTHOMAS GRONER
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Rev. Joseph Allen officiated at 1:30 p.m. May 5 at St. Dominic Church for the wedding of Leanne Marie Francisco and Thomas Walter Groner. Parents of the couple are Joseph and Marie Francisco of Boardman and Albert and Gloria Groner of Struthers.
A reception followed at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Hall, and the couple spent their honeymoon in Hawaii. They are living in Canfield.
Matron of honor was Amy Snyder, and bridesmaids were Sharon Francisco, the bride's sister-in-law; Leah Centofanti; Erin Groner, the groom's sister-in-law; Karen Mihalik, the groom's sister; Tracie Speziale; Lori McGlone; Amy Boyd; and Michelle Anania. Flower girls were Isabella Francisco, the bride's niece; and Madison, Mackenzie and Grace Groner, the groom's nieces.
James Groner performed the duties of best man for his brother, and groomsmen were the bride's brothers, Joseph Francisco Jr. and Jeff Francisco, and Scott Nemergut, J.P. Walker, Dan Roncone, Sean Naughton, John Campolito and Troy Bury. The bride's cousin, Dominic Colabella, was ring bearer.
Mrs. Groner holds a bachelor's degree in education from Ohio State University in Columbus and is a special-education teacher with Hubbard Local Schools.
Her husband graduated from Youngstown State University and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He is a surgical resident with Forum Health in Youngstown.