The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 17, 1999


Cassandra Niki Maxim

Merritt and Lefki Maxim of Heald Road joyfully announce the birth of their second child, Cassandra Niki, born on September 15, at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Cassandra's maternal grandparents are Demetri and Niki Michael of Peabody, Massachusetts and her paternal grandparents are Hiram Maxim II of Lyme, Connecticut and Mimi Mead of Farmington, Connecticut.


Amy Greer to Wed Ryan Lehman

Rev. and Mrs. Keith Greer of River Road are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Greer, to Ryan Kent Lehman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lehman of Trappe, Pennsylvania. Amy, a Carlisle resident since her birth, is a graduate of Lexington Christian Academy and will graduate this spring from Messiah College with a Bachelor of Science and Nursing degree. Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Messiah College in 1995. He is a man of character and strength, has a great love for our daughter, and is presently farming in Pennsylvania. A September wedding is planned.


Barbara R. Baker A happy childhood spent in Carlisle

Barbara (Robbins) Baker, 88, of Hanson, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Monday in Kingston, Massachusetts.

Mrs. Baker cared for patients with tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases at the former Norfolk County Hospital in Braintree and Plymouth County Hospital in Hanson for approximately 25 years before retiring in 1972.

Born in the Faneuil section of Boston, she was daughter of the late William F. and Eva (Winch) Robbins. When she was eight years old, her family moved to Carlisle where they lived in the family home, known as the Fletcher-Robbins House, now the home of the Connors of 75 Westford Street. She had many happy memories of her childhood in Carlisle. She and her sister Audrey used to sing duets at the First Religious Society in Carlisle, where their uncle, Fred Robbins, was the organist.

A 1930 graduate of Concord High School, she studied piano and voice at the New England Conservatory of Music for a short time, and then trained for nursing at the former North Shore Baby Hospital.

Mrs. Baker went to Hanson in 1934. When her daughters were young, she worked as a cook at the former Washington Street School.

Mrs. Baker enjoyed reading, knitting, rug-hooking and braiding, and travel. She lived on the Cape and spent summers at her cottage in South Dennis since 1961.

She was the wife of the late Howard W. Baker who died in 1990. She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Galambos of Hanson, Deborah Lamach of Bradford, New Hampsire and Eva Avery of Vernon, Connecticut; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren

A memorial service was held Saturday, December 11 at the First Congregational Church in Hudson.

Arrangements were made by the Leighton Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the Shriners Burn Institute, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114.

Joan G. Goss Former bookkeeper for Blue Ribbon Dairy

Joan G. (Wannamaker) Goss of Westford Street died on December 13. She grew up in Bedford, graduated from the Bedford schools and became a longtime resident of Carlisle. Mrs. Goss worked for the Blue Ribbon Dairy in Bedford as a bookkeeper for many years.

She was the beloved wife of Charles V. Goss and loving mother of Brian Goss and his wife Susan of Shirley; Robert Goss and his wife Tina of Shirley; and Bruce Goss and his wife Linda of Mason, New Hampshire. She is also survived by three sisters, eight grandchildren, many aunts and uncles and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Friday, December 17, at 10 a.m. Reverend Dr. Frank Armstrong of the First Baptist Church of Bedford will officiate. Burial will be on Monday, December 20 at 1 p.m. in Green Cemetery, Carlisle.


In the article concerning the Berry Corner Lane dispute in the December 10 issue of the Mosquito, there were errors in the planning board terminology used to describe the issue. It should have been explained as follows:

"The lane was approved about 30 years ago as a 'small subdivision' of five lots accessed by a 'private way.' When the Valchuis brothers later asked the planning board to endorse an 'Approval Not Required (ANR) Plan' for a sixth lot, the board said they could agree only if the lane were brought up to the standard for a 'common drive.' Although also privately owned, such a drive allows for six lots."

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito