The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 6, 2000


Guy William Clark of Concord Road died on October 1 at the Fairlawn Nursing Home in Lexington. He was 98 years old. Born in Carlisle on August 8, 1902, he was the son of the late William A. and Rena M. (Carr) Clark.

Mr. Clark, a lifelong Carlisle resident, was one of the last dairy farmers in Carlisle.

He was born and grew up in the restored 1742 farmhouse on Concord Street and went to the Carlisle School and Concord High School. While he farmed the 67 acres of land, he also participated in the life of his community.

Mr. Clark served his beloved community for many years. He was elected the Town Assessor for 39 years and Town Moderator for 16 years. He was also a member of the Carlisle Fire Department from 1936 to 1948. He served as a Trustee for the Middlesex Institution for Saving in Concord for several years.

He was active in many farm organizations and in 1964 was the recipient of the Production Award for superior achievement in the Eastern Herd Improvement. His 30 milking cows produced an average of 14.345 pounds of milk and 569 pounds of butter fat.

Mr. Clark was a member of the First Religious Society, the Thomas Talbot-Lodge AF & AM of Billerica. He was a member of many farm organizations including the Middlesex County Farm Bureau, the Middlesex Artificial Breeding Association and the Merrimack County Production Credit Association.

In 1964 Mr. Clark received the Oscar Pederson Outstanding Citizen Award at Old Home Day celebrations. In 1998 the meeting room in the new Carlisle Town Hall was named in honor of Mr. Clark.

He was the husband of Dorothy E. (Woods) Clark of Concord Street, father of Elizabeth Danosky of Middletown, Rhode Island, and the late G. William Clark, Jr. and his wife Ann Clark of Bedford Road. He was the grandfather of Deborah Hess and her husband William of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Cheryl Sanfillipo and her husband Joseph of Middletown, Rhode Island and John R. Danosky and his wife Elaine of North Attleboro, Massachusetts. He was the brother of the late Myrtle May Clark Puffer, Mariah Clark Bates and Edward Joseph Clark and the great grandfather of Matthew Danosky, Jennifer and William Hess and Jessica and Joseph Sanfillip, and uncle of Irvin Puffer and his wife June of Bellows Hill Road, Susan Putonen of Acton and Margaret Clark of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Edmund Bates of California. He is also survived by many grandnieces and nephews and his good friend Bobby Morrill of Concord Street.

A funeral service was held at the First Religious Society on Wednesday, October 4. Visiting hours for relatives and friends were held at the Bedford Funeral Home on Tuesday. Interment was in Green Cemetery, Carlisle.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carlisle Garden Club, 44 River Road, Carlisle or the Carlisle Historical Society, Box 703, Carlisle.

Ed. note: Guy Clark was interviewed for the Carlisle Oral History Project. The tapes of that interview are available at the Gleason Public Library.

· At the September 20 fire department training session Fire Chief Robert Koning awarded four longtime members of the Carlisle Fire Department the Massachusetts Firefighters Service Award. On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts the Fire Service Commission recognized Deputy Chief David Flannery for 25 years of service; Captain Jonathan White and Firefighter David Duren for 30 years; and Firefighter Robert Dennison for 20 years. Each received an award certificate.

· Eight CCHS seniors were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. They are Carlisle resident Carlyn Saylor and Concord residents Kathyrn Bates, Miles Colman, Kate Huyett, Jody Keman, Claire Reynolds, Rebecca Serr and Benjamin Syverson. They received high scores on the PSAT exam taken in the fall of their junior year. In the Merit Scholarship competitions, high scorers who qualify as semifinalists and then meet academic and other standards to advance to the finalist level are considered for college undergraduate scholarships.

· Susan Lehotsky of West Street has been named production manager for the Carlisle Mosquito. Lehotsky has been working for the Mosquito as a typesetter for almost two years. She has played a major role in developing a routine for scanning and processing digital images and has been instrumental in updating software and staff training. Her skills are being used in both the editorial and advertising departments.

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