Jeanne D. Seeley


Gender: Female


Spouse: Richard C. Bessett

Date of Marriage: April 8, 1950

Marriage Place: Keansburg, NJ

Bessett-Seeley Nuptials Held

KEANSBURG – Miss Jeanne D. Seeley, daughter of Mrs. James P. Gilmour, 33 Maple avenue, and Richard C. Bessett, son of Mrs. Marie Bessett, East Orange, were married Saturday afternoon at St. Ann’s Catholic church by the Rev. John L. Callahan.

Given in marriage by her grandfather, H.E. Crowley, the bride wore an ivory satin gown with sweetheart neckline surrounded by seed pearls.  It was fashioned with tight fitting bodice and long pointed sleeves.  The full skirt formed a train.  A fingertip veil fell from a small cap of seed pearls and she carried a colonial bouquet of gardenias from which fell a shower of white net scattered with gardenias.  Mrs. Jack Gilmour, Matawan, was matron of honor and wore a powder blue gown with small bustle, matching gauntlets and a crown of powder blue with orchid bows.  She carried an old-fashioned bouquet of flowers in pastel shades.

Henry Brezezinski, Newark, was best man.  Ushers were Thomas Banks and Millard Noltze, Nutley.  A reception followed at the Molly Pitcher hotel, Red Bank.

The bride was graduated from Middletown township high school and the Orange Memorial hospital school of nursing.  She is affiliated with Dr. Thomas J. Gilmour, Keansburg.

Mr. Bessett was graduated from East Orange high school and Newark State Teacher’s college.  He is affiliated with the engineering staff of combined Kitchen Equipment company, Newark.

Published in the Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, New Jersey) Friday April 14, 1950