The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 30, 1999


Anisha Chopra

Sanjay and Vandana Chopra of Cross Street announce the birth of their daughter Anisha Chopra, born June 29 at Emerson Hospital. Proud grandparents are Prem and Kailash Chopra of New Delhi, India and Subash and Neelam Gandhi, also of New Delhi.


Peter Frailey weds Laurie Smith

Laurie Elizabeth Smith and Peter Frailey were married on Friday, May 28, at the First Religious Society in Carlisle with Rev. Dr. Eugene Widrick officiating.

Following the ceremony, the couple's families celebrated with dinner at the Westford Regency Inn, where Peter and Laurie were reunited exactly eighteen months beforeto the dayat their thirtieth high school reunion.

Laurie is the daughter of Lucile E. and Peter W. Smith of Concord; Peter is the son of Cynthia B. Frailey of Concord and Jack H. Frailey of Shrewsbury. The couple's childrenGuthrie Falzone of Cambridge, Caitlin and Sander Falzone of Burlington, Vermont, and Tyler, Jaimie and Reed Frailey of Tophet Roadwere all present to celebrate, too.

Peter and Laurie graduated together from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1967. A 1971 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Laurie works in marketing communications at The IDP Companies in Sudbury. Peter's undergraduate degree came from Bowdoin College in 1971 and was followed by an M.A.T. degree from Brown University, and later by an M.B.A. from Babson College. He is co-founder of, and financial consultant with, Wingate Financial Group, Inc. of Lexington.

Laurie Smith-Frailey and Peter Frailey reside on Tophet Road in Carlisle and plan to take a brief honeymoon in Maine in August.

ANNIVERSARY Carol and Walter Cleven celebrate golden wedding anniversary

Walter A. and Carol (Chapman) Cleven of Chelmsford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise dinner party given by their children and grandson at The International, a golf club in Bolton.

Mr. and Mrs. Cleven were married on June 5, 1949 in the chapel of the McKinley Presbyterian Student Center on the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana campus.

Walt, a psychologist, retired from the MITRE Corporation in Bedford in 1991. Carol is currently serving her seventh term as state representative, representing the towns of Carlisle and Chelmsford. Prior to her election as state representative, Carol served 18 years on the Chelmsford School Committee, and was executive director of the Crittenton Hastings House and Clinic in Brighton for more than 10 years. Both Carol and Walt have served in various community activities.

Carol and Walt's family includes son Kern, son Jeffrey and his wife Mary (Shih) Cleven, and their son Stone Travis Cleven, all residents of Chelmsford.

Edna S. Sleeper, 97, a former long-time resident of Carlisle and more recently of Concord, died at the Rivercrest Nursing Home on Monday, July 19, following a long illness. Born in Charlestown, June 17, 1902, she was the daughter of the late Carroll and Marie (Pfyffer) Schoolcraft. She was the wife of the late Olie Sleeper, who died in 1962.

Mrs. Sleeper attended Concord schools and was graduated from Lawrence High School. She was later graduated from Lawrence General Hospital School of Nursing. Active in the nursing profession for many years, she formerly owned and operated the Thoreau Nursing Home in Concord as well as Sunny Nook in Carlisle, both well-known for outstanding care to the residents and patients.

Mrs. Sleeper was Carlisle's Most Honored Citizen in 1982. The Sleeper Room at the Carlisle Village Court was named in her honor.

She was a former member of Willow Rebekah Lodge No. 109 of Concord and Winona Lodge No. 132 of Acton. She also enjoyed her association with the Carlisle Grange and was an active member of the Carlisle Congregational Church, serving on numerous boards and committees. In her leisure time, Mrs. Sleeper enjoyed gardening and summering at her cottage on Lake Waukewan in Meredith, New Hampshire.

She leaves her daughter Edna A. McGrath of Littleton; her son, Herbert F. Sleeper of Wichita Falls, Texas; 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her great-great-grandson and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Robert I. Sleeper, who died in 1978, and the late Carroll B. Sleeper, who died in 1992.

Services were held in the Carlisle Congregational Church on Saturday, July 24 at 11 a.m. Interment followed in the family lot in Green Cemetery, Carlisle. Gifts in her memory may be sent to the Carlisle Congregational Church, 147 School Street, Carlisle.

· Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation's Bay State Summer Games came to a close after 11 days. There were over 5000 athletes competing in 24 sports, at hundreds of venues, 10,000 volunteers and spectators, 5000 gallons of water, millions of whistles, thousands of medals and many proud faces. The following Carlisle athletes took part: Samantha O'Keefe, basketball; Todd Renneker, second in mens open volleyball; Larissa Winey, fencing, third in girls scholastic epée; Jesse Woods, track and field.

· Carlisle bikers who are participating in the 20th Pan-Massachusetts Challenge in August to raise money for the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute include Mark Cragen, Mark Robart and Todd Langton.

· Sydney Copp of Craigie Circle has been named a College Scholar for academic excellence during the spring term at Middlebury College. A College Scholar represents the highest level of academic achievement at this liberal arts institution in Vermont.

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito