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John and Rosalyn Read of Rockport are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Joanna Read to Jonathan Cotter, son of Norman and Cynthia Cotter, of Rehoboth.

Joanna is a graduate of Hamilton Wenham Regional High School, in South Hamilton. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she received a degree in Studio Art and Art History, Cum Laude. She works as an Event Coordinator at the Rockport Art Association, in Rockport.

Jonathan is a graduate of Bishop Feehan High School, in Attleboro. He graduated from the University of Massaschusetts, Amherst where he received a degree in Turfgrass Management. He works at Pine Valley Country Club in Landscape Maintenance, in Rehoboth.

Joanna and Jon met their last semester of college in Medicinal Herbs class, and knew from that very first day that they wanted to be a part of each other's lives forever.

After nearly a year and a half of long drives down 128, they are happy that they will no longer have a 2-hour commute separating them.

Jon proposed to Joanna on a beautiful summer evening at Halibut Point State Park. After she said yes, he told her he had a second surprise for her. His two best friends were hiding in the bushes and had captured their precious moment on video tape.

A spring 2009 wedding is planned.

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