MILLINOCKET – The families of Ashley Burleigh and Andy Shamos are pleased to announce their engagement. Ashley is the daughter of Cathy McNally of Millinocket and Dana Burleigh Jr. of Gorham. Andy is the son of Arleen Wescott of Standish and Michael Shamos of Portland. Ashley is a 2002 graduate of Stearns High School in Millinocket and a 2006 graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Standish with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She is pursuing a graduate degree as a nurse practitioner through Stony Brook University. Ashley is employed as a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Andy is a 2001 graduate of Gorham High School and a 2006 graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Standish with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management. He is employed in the Special Education Department at Longfellow Elementary School in Portland and is the owner operator of Shamos Seal Coating. The couple is planning an April 16, 2011, wedding at The Red Barn at Outlook Farms in South Berwick.
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