Liana DeFuria | David Merrick



Dr. Liana DeFuria and David Merrick, both of Cranberry Township, Pa., exchanged wedding vows May 27 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica in Youngstown.

She is the daughter of Lisa Pupino of Canfield and Dennis DeFuria of Austintown. The groom is the son of Dwayne and Vicki Merrick of Diamond.

The couple were joined in marriage by Monsignor Michael Cariglio. A reception followed at the Maronite Center.

The bride graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She then graduated from Duquesne University as a doctor of physical therapy. She is a physical therapist with the Centers for Rehab Services at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Mr. Merrick also graduated from Westminster College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and earned a master’s degree in clinical mental-health counseling from Youngstown State University. He is employed with Travco Behavioral Health.

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