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Mr. and Mrs. John M. Violanti of Depew celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with marital blessing at Assumption Catholic Church in Buffalo, followed by a dinner at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant in Blasdell. Mr. Violanti and Christine I. Peszko were married Dec. 28, 1963, in Assumption Catholic Church. He is a professor at SUNY at Buffalo, and is a retired New York State Police investigator for Troop T in Buffalo. She retired from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Buffalo. They have three children.