The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 4, 2000


John Daniel Mosca

John and Bethany Mosca of Lowell Street are pleased to announce the birth of their son John Daniel, born June 29 at Emerson Hospital. Grandparents are Ralph and Diane Moccia of Belmont and Evagrio and Ursula Mosca of Belmont.

Miles Stewart Kissinger

Miles Stewart, the son of Drew and Emily Kissinger of Lowell, was born July 16 at the Lowell General Hospital. Miles is the first grandchild of proud grandparents Janice and Kerry Kissinger of Elizabeth Ridge Road.


Kathleen Raftery weds Alan Erickson

Kathleen Bridget Raftery, daughter of Tom and Jan Raftery of Concord Street and Chatham, and Alan Martin Erickson, son of Warren Erickson and Karen Erickson, both of Minneapolis, Minnesota, were married on September 18, 1999 at the United Methodist Church in Chatham, Massachusetts.

A reception was held at the Chatham Bars Inn. Guests from Carlisle included Ed and Sue Heald, Mickey and Susan Sarcia, George and Lisa Foote, and Grant and Helene Wilson.

Kathleen, a graduate of the University of Vermont, is a Senior Account Manager at Forrester Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Alan, a graduate of Bates College, is a Portfolio Manager at Fleet Investment Advisors in Boston.

After honeymooning in Bali, the couple resides in Boston with their dog Luke.


Deborah Ann Mello Grew up in Carlisle

Deborah Ann (Dennison) Mello of Natick, 44, died of a brain tumor Friday, July 14, 2000, at Leonard Morse Hospital at Metro West Medical Center in Natick, following a long illness.

She was the wife of Robert A. Mello.

Born in Reading, Mrs. Mello was the daughter of Robert Dennison of Sterns Street and the late Nancy (Hatch) Dennison. A resident of Natick for 13 years, Mrs. Mello was raised in Carlisle and graduated from Concord Carlisle High School.

Prior to the birth of her daughter, Mrs. Mello was a computer typesetter for Digital Equipment Corporation at the Merrimack, New Hampshire office.

Until last November, Mrs. Mello had taught the arts and crafts program at the Johnson School in Natick for many years.

She was a member of the New England Sled Dog Association for many years, and was a champion sled dog driver in the 1980s.

Joyce P. Hatch Former Carlisle resident

Joyce P. Hatch of Yarmouth, Maine formerly of Carlisle died Wednesday at her daughter's home in Andover. She was 75 years old. Born in Northampton, Massachusetts, October 10, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Merwin and Florence (Allen) Pond.

Mrs. Hatch was a graduate of Milford Connecticut High School, and the University of Connecticut. Prior to her retirement in 1986, she had worked with the Concord Family Service as a supervisor of Home Health Aid, and as an office manager for Gordon Baird Financial Services of Concord.

Mrs. Hatch is survived by her husband Leonard M. Hatch of Yarmouth, Maine; four children, Margaret Newman M.D. of Andover, Leonard M. Jr. of South Lebanon, Maine, Welles Chamberlain of Cohasset, and Sarah Harmon of Chelmsford, two sisters; June McKiff of Milford, Connecticut, and Janet Goodman of Little Compton, Rhode Island. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren.

Funeral services were private. Arrangements were in the care of the Bedford Funeral Home, Bedford, MA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Center at Saint's Memorial Medical Center, Hospital Dr., Lowell, MA 01852.

Ethel A. Gillespie

Ethel A. Gillespie died on Tuesday, July 25 at the Partridge Lane home of her daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Ernie Huber. She was 93 and moved to Carlisle a year ago after the death of her husband of 66 years, Henderson C. Gillespie. For the first six months of her time here she enjoyed getting out to activities in town. She loved little kids and they responded well to her. At the Old Home Day ice cream social in 1999 one exuberant little girl came up and rubbed noses with her as she sat in her wheelchair. Even as she lost strength and became housebound, she very much appreciated visits from her two great- grandchildren, the Sorrows twins from Acton Street, three-month old Isabella McKinney from next door and other family children. She had been a kindergarten teacher and taught in Brooklyn and in South Jersey.

Mrs. Gillespie was born in Manhattan in 1907 and grew up there and in The Bronx. She was a 1927 graduate of Hunter College. For sixty years she and her husband lived in Moorestown and Mount Laurel in South Jersey. In addition to her daughter and son-in-law she is survived by her son John and his wife Maren of Old Lyme, Connecticut, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law. She was pre-deceased by her son David and his wife Judy.

The family will have a graveside service at West Nottingham Cemetery in Colora, Maryland at a later date.

The family extends its gratitude to Emerson Home Care and to Emerson Hospice for all their help.

More college graduates

· Christine Hofstetter, who grew up on Wolf Rock Road and attended the Carlisle schools and CCHS, has recently received her Ph.D. in chemistry from Brandeis University. She is leaving the area to work for Varian in Palo Alto, California.

· Danielle DeTora previously of Fiske Street, a graduate of CCHS, class of 1983, was awarded a Ph.D. in psychology June 11 from the Mass. School of Professional Psychology.

· Christopher Yoshida of River Road graduated magna cum laude from St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York on May 21. Chris was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Society; was president of the Student Government and student representative to the Board of Trustees. While at St. Lawrence, he was deemed a "St. Lawrence Scholar". A member of the ECAC Championship Division One ice hockey team, Chris was named to the 1999-2000 Scholastic All-American Team and listed in the 1999-2000 edition of Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. He was awarded "Most Outstanding Senior" during commencement activities. Chris began employment with Goldman Sachs, New York in July.

More college graduates will be listed in our August 18 issue.

· Terry and Eva Herndon of Hillside Drive were among several benefactors for a 10-week site-based teaching and learning project for 14 students in the seventh grade at a pilot school in Roxbury this summer. The program which put students to work in their community, was structured and supervised by adult mentors. The Herndons attended the ceremony marking the end of the 10-week session where students talked about what they had learned and agency coordinators gave praise to the seventh graders with whom they had worked. For a full account of this program and the Herndons' involvement see the July 31 Boston Sunday Globe Learning section.

· Jean Lorelle Paul, formerly of Carlisle, was married to Matthew Earl Wilson of Terre Haute, Indiana in Amherst, Massachusetts on July 22, 2000.

· Phyllis Zinicola, of Sunset Road and a member of the Mosquito staff, has joined the legal staff of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, located at One Beacon Street in Boston. The MHFA provides financing for affordable housing developments across the state and also provides incentives for home ownership to low and moderate income families. Phyllis will be working on both multi-family and single-family projects as well as providing input on policy matters.

· Look in the Boston Globe for "Get Fuzzy," a comic strip by Darby Conley of Cross Street.


In recognizing the Old Home Day chairmen in the July 14 issue of the Mosquito we failed to include Bob and Nancy Orlando, who were responsible for organizing the Old Home Day Country Fair.

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