Congressman to wed partner Randy Florke
By Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong
The banns of marriage in a Sunday parish bulletin added official weight to final plans: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat who represents Philipstown in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, will wed his long-time partner, Randy Florke, on Saturday, June 21, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Cold Spring.
Father Shane Scott-Hamblen, the church’s rector — who himself got married at St. Mary’s last year — will preside at the 6 p.m. ceremony in the historic church, located in the heart of the village. The wedding party includes Maloney and Florke’s children — Reiniel and Daley Maloney Florke as honor attendants and Essie Maloney Florke as ring bearer.
After the wedding, Maloney and Florke and their guests will gather for a reception at the family home, Lower Windwolde, on Lane Gate Road, Cold Spring.
St. Mary’s bulletin of June 15 mentioned the wedding among its current “banns” — the official public announcement by an Episcopal church of a couple’s intent to get married in the immediate future.