Molly Gilligan and First Lieutenant Brian Haughwout, USAF, were united in marriage, May 28, 2016, at St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend James Paisley.
The bride is the daughter of Martin and Mary Barbara Gilligan, Dallas. She is the granddaughter of John and Dolores Wehrum, Dunmore, the late Attorney Harry P. and Marian O’Neill, and the late John Gilligan. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Congressman Harry P. O’Neill.
The groom is the son of Brian and Louise Haughwout, Trucksville. He is the grandson of Leon and Georgia Weiss, Dallas, and the late Richard and Harriet Haughwout.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She chose her sister, Kathryn M. Gilligan, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were her sister-in-law Sarah Gilligan, high school friends Megan Hine and Nicole Clemson, her cousin, Victoria O’Neill and graduate school friend, Jessica Shug.
The groom chose his brother Steven Haughwout as his best man. Groomsmen were the bride’s brother, Lieutenant Commander John Gilligan, USN; CJ Whispell, Brian’s cousin; Christos Iliadis, Captain Christopher Box, USAF, and 1st LT Robert Bergamasco, USAF.
Scriptural readings were given by John Gilligan and Mary Barbara Gilligan. Molly’s father, Martin Gilligan, performed ‘Forever Young’ at the wedding.
A cocktail hour and reception were held at the Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre. The parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Perugino’s Restaurant.
Molly is a 2009 graduate of Dallas High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental geology with a minor in educational studies from Colgate University, magna cum laude, in 2013. She received a Master of Science degree in environmental policy from the Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College in 2015. She is currently a fellow with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) working in the global gender office.
Brian is a 2009 graduate of Dallas High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh, magna cum laude in 2013, along with a commission in the U.S. Air Force. He is currently stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, as a missile combat crew commander. He is also pursuing a master’s degree in space studies from the University of North Dakota.
The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia. This May they will move to Florida where Brian will begin serving as an operations research analyst with the Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.