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MariLisa Billa - Matthew Dowling
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MariLisa Billa and Matthew Dowling, both of San Diego, were married Sept. 22 at Santa Francesca Romana Church in Rome, Italy.

The bride is the daughter of Connie and Alan Brown and Salvatore Billa, all of Rome. She is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.

The groom, a 1993 graduate of Nevada Union High School, is the son of Susan and Sean Dowling of Nevada City, and Merit Lisa Dowling of Venice, Calif. He is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and studies medicine at the University of California at San Diego.

The maid of honor was Meredith Moore of Cambridge, Mass. The bridesmaids were Dominique Billa and Allison Brown, sisters of the bride, both of Rome; Lisa Dowling, the groom’s sister, of San Francisco; Constance Spack of Peabody, Mass., and Eleni Bottos of Athol, Mass.

The best man was Matthew Kimmich, NUHS class of 1993, of Oakland. The groomsmen were Ryan Dowling, the groom’s brother, of Grass Valley; Chris Gottschalk of San Diego; Michael Billa, the bride’s brother, of Rome; and Joseph Hardman of San Diego.

The ring bearer was the bride’s nephew, Julian Billa, age 2, of Rome.

Seventy guests attended the ceremony in a small church opposite the Roman Colosseum, and reception at a nearby villa.

The couple honeymooned in Portugal.

They live in San Diego.

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