October 5, 2008

Denise L. Forrest Mario D. Prata Jr.

Denise Louise Forrest of Smithfield and Mario Donald Prata Jr. of Foster were married June 14 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Providence. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Brice Leavins and Rev. Alejandro Gaete. The bride is the daughter of Cecile A. Forrest of Smithfield and the late Ernest W. Forrest. The groom is the son of Mario D. Prata Sr. and Antoinette Prata of Foster.

Lynne A. Rhue was the matron of honor and Michelle A. Gaete, sister of the groom, and Melissa J. Aubin were bridesmaids. Brian DiNobile was the best man and Mark Simmons and Jason Andrade were ushers.

The bride is a graduate of Smithfield High School, the Community College of Rhode Island and Providence College and is employed as a registered respiratory therapist at Fatima Hospital in North Providence and Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. The groom is a graduate of Scituate Junior/Senior High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. He is employed as a certified respiratory therapist at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital, and by the Hope Jackson Fire Company as a firefighter and rescue captain.

The couple visited Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., on their honeymoon and make their home in Coventry.

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