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Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Violanti of Cheektowaga celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a dinner reception at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens Restaurant in Depew. Mr. Violanti and the former Mary Ann Krzyzykowski were married June 13, 1959, in St. John Gualbert Catholic Church in Cheektowaga. He is retired from Bethlehem Steel Plant in Lackawanna, where he worked for 42 years. He continues his passion for training race horses at both the Buffalo Raceway and Batavia Downs. They have six children, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.