Long-time Mosquito proofreader
Beatrice Shneider, 94, died on Sunday, June 30, surrounded by loving family and friends at her home on Stearns Street. She was known as “Bea” to friends, “Mom” to her children and “Boby” to her grandchildren.
Her parents, Norma and Maurice Schaffer, were Jewish Eastern European immigrants who settled in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was born on November 8, 1924. She was the second of four children. She studied journalism at Ohio State University and lived briefly in San Diego, where she met and married her husband Harold (Hal) Shneider in 1946, after a whirlwind romance. He had just finished his tour of duty in the Navy in the South Pacific. The couple raised their children in Stamford, Connecticut, and Weston, Massachusetts, and later lived briefly in Oklahoma City, where she completed her college degree at Central State University. They moved to Bingham Road in Carlisle in 1975, becoming active and giving members of the community. She volunteered at the Carlisle Library and Schools.
Bea and Hal were long-time contributors to the Mosquito. Bea was an exceptional proofreader. The Mosquito staff remembers with gratitude the many hundreds of corrections she made to the newspaper through the years. Her indomitable spirit helped her continue to proofread and even when her eyesight began to fail the paper printed large print copy for her much-needed proofing skills. The Mosquito greatly appreciated her many years of dedication. Former editor of the Carlisle Gazette Sally Coulter remembers Bea for her wit and love of puns.
A renaissance woman known for her quick wit and intelligence, she loved cultivating friendships. Lifelong learning was her passion. Some of her activities included folk, line and belly dancing classes, martial arts, book groups and tutoring until her early 90s. An accomplished musician, she sang in the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, the Madrigals and the Carlisle Intergenerational Chorus, among others. She had an extensive knowledge of 20th century American as well as International music and was known to break into song mid-sentence. She gave generously of herself to her family and grandchildren.
Bea is survived by her brother Daniel Schaffer, children Claire Asarnow (Elliot Asarnow), Deborah Shneider Smith (Stephen Smith), Celia Shneider (Mark Fairweather) and Joshua Shneider (Rosemary Moore), and grandchildren Rachel, Zachary, Jenny, Jesse, Faye, Violet and Nicholas. She is preceded in death by her sister Chaya Goldie, brother Ezra and husband Harold. Her personable energetic presence will be missed by all who knew her.
Family and friends were invited to gather for her funeral service on July 3 at the Dee Funeral Home in Concord. Burial followed at Green Cemetery in Carlisle.
To share a remembrance or to send a condolence in Bea’s online guestbook, please visit www.DeeFuneralHome.com.
Suzanne Marie Antognoni
Descendant of Concord founder
Suzanne Marie (Servais) Antognoni, 93, was born in Concord, on October 9, 1925, and died at her home on Evergreen Lane on June 30, while surrounded by her loving children and family.
The daughter of Laura Patterson (Curley) Servais and Ivan D. Servais, she was a direct descendant of Reverend Peter Bulkeley, founder of the town of Concord.
Suzanne attended primary and secondary school in Concord. As a child, she was provided with private lessons to play violin with her sister Jane. Despite never learning to read music, she excelled as a violinist and became First String for the Concord Orchestra in her late teens and early twenties. She also performed recitals with her sister for Julian Decordova at his mansion in Lincoln. Her subsequent studies at Mount Ida Junior College in Newton provided her with a strong foundation in secretarial skills.
Suzanne’s husband, Joseph Severino Antognoni, met his future wife while making a house call to repair her father’s radio. Joe, who had an electronics store in Concord Center, was smitten at first sight. Being determined and persuasive, he didn’t leave until she consented to go out with him in the coming weeks. They married in 1950, settled into their first home on Sudbury Road in Concord, and raised their first two children, Susan and Peter, there. Later, moving to Farmington, Maine, Paul was born, and then on to Nashua, New Hampshire, where their fourth child, Joan, was born. Eventually settling in Carlisle in 1960, Suzanne would remark, “Practically every time we moved, I had a baby.”
An active civic member in both Carlisle and Concord, Suzanne was both a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader, a dedicated volunteer at Emerson Hospital, and a long-time member of the Carlisle Garden Club. She also devoted many years to the Carlisle School lunch program. Her true love was gardening in her glorious yard each day. In her final years, a golf cart made possible her travels around the large grounds filled with flowering annuals and perennials.
Of special note is her connection with the Case Collaborative, where she assisted children with special needs. Suzanne found this work especially rewarding, having been challenged herself with a severe hearing loss since childhood. Additionally, patients in the Alzheimer’s Unit at Robbin’s Brook in Acton enjoyed her weekly social visits filled with good cheer and friendship.
Suzanne was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, in 2016; her sister, Jane (Servais) Brown, in 2011; and her sister, Joan (Servais) Coleman, in 2007.
She leaves behind her daughter, Susan Hutchinson of Shirley, son Peter and daughter-in-law Babette Antognoni of Lowell, son Paul and daughter-in-law Cheryl Antognoni of Frederick, Maryland; and daughter Joan Antognoni of Maynard, along with six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Suzanne will ever be known for living life to its fullest and for her loving, genuine demeanor.
Family and friends may gather for visiting hours in the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center, on Friday, July 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. A private funeral will take place on Saturday, July 20, followed by burial at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name can be made to the Carlisle Council on Aging, c/o Angela Smith, 66 Westford St, Carlisle, MA 01741 or to the Concord Lions, P.O. Box 382, Concord, MA 01742 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
To share a remembrance or to send a condolence in Suzanne’s online guestbook, please visit www.DeeFuneralHome.com.
Director, Tufts Medical School
David Dolins, 79, of Rodgers Road, formerly of Weston, passed away from pancreatic cancer on June 29.
Born in New York City to the late Robert and Sylvie (Tanzmann) Dolins, David was raised in Rockville Center, New York, where he attended South Side High School. He received his BA degree in History from Syracuse University in 1961 and his Masters in Public Health from Yale University in 1963.
From 1963 to 1966, he served as Lieutenant in the US Air Force Medical Service stationed at the Strategic Air Command in Lincoln, Nebraska, and later as Captain in the Reserves at Westover Air Force Base.
In 1966 he commenced his career in hospital administration at Yale-New Haven Hospital culminating in his position as Associate Hospital Director. From 1973 to 2001 he continued his career as Chief Operating Officer and subsequently as Executive Vice President and Director of Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, and as President of the newly merged Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He retired in 2005 from his position as Executive Administrative Director at Tufts University School of Medicine.
He is survived by his wife Sandra L. (Van Hoek) Dolins of Carlisle; his son and wife Robert W. Dolins and Amanda (Cabot) Dolins and granddaughter, Mabel of Groton; his former spouse Shirley (Cizek) Dolins of Weston; his daughter Paige L. Dolins of Weston; his son and wife Mark R. Dolins and Jennifer (Godsil) Dolins and granddaughters, Avery and Grayson, of Chestnut Hill, his sister and husband Judith and Phil Spaid of Fallbrook, California; and his brother Richard Dolins of Schenectady, New York.
Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with David’s family at Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 21. Interment will be private at Green Cemetery in Carlisle.
Memorial donations may be made to BIDMC, Office of Development, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, directed to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.
To share a remembrance or to send a condolence in his online guestbook, please visit www.DeeFuneralHome.com.
Carlisle’s Finance Director
Bonnie-Mae (Wells) Fleck, 49, died July 3. She is survived by her husband John T. Fleck; parents Philip F. and Joyce L. (Wagner) Wells of Trenton, South Carolina; son William Holston of Lima, Ohio; daughter Zoe Holston of Leominster.
Bonnie-Mae was born in Woburn on July 13, 1969 and resided in Leominster. She spent her career in commercial and municipal finance. She enjoyed the outdoors, the ocean and she loved Cape Cod. Her family was her world and she enjoyed attending everything they were involved in. She took great pleasure in secretly performing random acts of kindness.
Calling hours were held on Wednesday, July 10. A private graveside service will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a local charity of the donor’s choice.
Scholar award named for Howard Knuttgen
Howard Knuttgen of Stearns Street was honored with a scholar award in his name. The Board of Trustees of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has approved the designation of the ACSM International Scholar Award for the next five years to be identified as the “Howard G. Knuttgen International Scholar Award.” This is in recognition of his service to the ACSM, a national organization of 25,000 sports medicine physicians and scientists, and to the international exercise science community.
Among his professional activities, he has served as President of the ACSM 1973-74 and chairman of the ACSM International Relations Committee 1978-84; Vice President (1983-87) of the Confederación PanAmericana de Medicina del Deporte (27 nations); and Member of the Executive Committee (1990-98) and Secretary General (1994-98) of the Fédération Internationale de Médicine du Sport (105 nations). During the past 60 years, his sports medicine activities took him to 63 nations.
In 1986, he was appointed as Coordinator of Scientific Publications for the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee. In this capacity, he directed the publication of 21 volumes of an IOC Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine, three manuals on special sport medicine topics and 21 Handbooks of Sports Medicine and Science for various of the sports of the Olympic Summer and Winter Games
He presently holds appointment on the faculty of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Harvard Medical School.
Newman promoted to Lieutenant
The Carlisle Fire Department has promoted David Newman of Rutland Street to the rank of Lieutenant. David was first licensed and worked as an EMT in New York in the 1980s, and joined the CFD just after he moved to Carlisle in 2001. He has degrees in public health and environmental management, and brings 25 years of career experience in occupational safety including risk management, sustainability, hazardous materials management and facilities management. He is a certified Firefighter, EMT and CPR Instructor, and has completed the Fire Officer 1 course at the Massachusetts Fire Academy. David will be a great asset to the department and the town in his new role.
Boston Globe spring sports awards
The Boston Globe has announced its spring sports award recipients.
Hailey Bever–All Star
Jill Chelton–All Star
Caitlyn Lewis–All Star
Josh Bohn–All Star
Roman Ercoli–All Star
Ryan Grace–All Star
Matt Travisano–All Star
Emily Harrington–All Star
Gabrielle Mirak–All Star
Sadie O’Neil–All Star
Courtney Sepucha–All Star
Natalie Slade–All Star
Fallon Vaughn–All Star
Ben Anastos–All Scholastic and All Star
Jack Bowen–All Star
Charlie Cook–All Star
Cole Pascucci–All Star
Derek Stout–All Star
Iris Bergman–All Star
Luisa D’Ambrosio–All Star
Nora Johnson–All Star
Emma Kerimo–All Star
Sarah Reichheld–All Star
Katherine Stevens–All Star
William Chaffin–All Star
Alex Ehrenthal–All Star
Matthew Kleiman–All Scholastic and All Star
Marko Kovacevic–All Star
Christopher Ratcliffe-All Star
Mehak Kang–All Star
Celine Machen–All Star
Nate Bartlet–All Star
Ben Grace–All Star
Alex Spence–Division 2 Coach of the Year
Gabrielle Shieh–Athlete of the Year
Carlisle students in bold.
Congratulations Bates College grads
Caleb Perlman, of Blaisdell Drive, graduated Magna Cum Laude after majoring in psychology and philosophy at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Perlman, the child of Lee D. Perlman and Deborah B. Abel, is a 2015 graduate of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School.
In his first year at Bates, Perlman received the Charles Dana Award, the highest honor Bates bestows on students in their freshman year. Perlman graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an organization recognized as conferring the highest undergraduate academic honors and as the oldest Greek letter society in the US.
Lindsay Ryder, of Lowell Street, graduated after majoring in classical and medieval studies and minoring in history. Ryder, the daughter of Don and Dale Ryder, is a 2015 graduate of St. Mark’s School.
Ryder graduated as a member of Eta Sigma Phi, an honor society for classics students.
Carlisle students on spring Dean’s Lists
• Meghan E. Parker of Bedford Road, a member of the Class of 2021, was named to the Dean’s List at Colby College.
• Edward L. Storrs III, of Brook Street, a member of the Class of 2022, was named to the Dean’s List at Colby College.
• Bradley Kimball of Munroe Hill Road received Dean’s List Honors at Fairfield University.
• Matthew Moreau of Stearns Street has been placed on the Deans’ Commendation List for outstanding academic achievement at Gettysburg College.
• Jacob Golson, formerly of Stearns Street, has been placed on the Honor Roll at Colorado School of Mines. He is a senior studying mechanical engineering.
• Madison Levine of Hanover Road was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Connecticut.
• Niha Ahmad of East Street was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
• Rachel Mairi Bratton of Berry Corner Road was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts.
• Colleen Megan Canavan of Pheasant Hill Lane was named to the Deans List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
• Jeremy Chiang of Pine Brook Road was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
• Jonathan Lawrence Eisenbies of Heald Road was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
• Raef Jackson Gormley of Bedford Road was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
• Ryan Macmullan of Hillside Drive was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
• Aidan B. Nuzum-Clark of Log Hill Road was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
• Emilie Odile Paterson of Carlisle was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
• Samuel David Rusling-Flynn of Woodbine Road was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
• Amanda Elizabeth Shorey of Tophet Road was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
• Ava Bond Smith of River Road was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
• Isabel B. Svrcek of Concord Street was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
• August Crawford Williams of Concord Street was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.