The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 11, 2001


James G. Aldrich Biomedical engineer

James G. Aldrich of Skelton Road died on Friday, May 4. He was 64 years old. Born in Plattsburgh, New York on July 1, 1936, he was the son of the late James G. and Beatrice (Tapp) Aldrich. Mr. Aldrich had resided in Carlisle for the past 26 years and was a former resident of California.

He was the president and CEO of Marine Biotech in Beverly, a company he acquired in 1997. A biomedical engineer by trade, he also operated Exomed, a consulting firm he had established. While living in California, he had been employed as a securities analyst by Seidler Amdec Corporation of Los Angeles.

Mr. Aldrich served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was discharged from service in 1963. He was a member of the Beverly Chamber of Commerce and the New England Aquaculture Center. For the past five years he was a member of the Jaguar Association of New England.

He is survived by his wife Deborah E. (Smith) Aldrich, a daughter, Leigh A. Mezzetti and her husband John of Lunenberg, son, Stephen J. Aldrich and his wife Phyllis of Beverly, five grandchildren, Stacie, Nicholas, Alex, Samuel and Emily, and a great-grandson, Gavyn.

A memorial service was held at the First Church of Christ Congregational, 25 Great Road in Bedford on Tuesday, May 8. Memorial contributions may be made to Beverly Bootstraps, c/o First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915 or the Loaves & Fishes, c/o St. Andrews Church, 7 Faulkner St., Ayer, MA 01432. Arrangements are in the care of Bedford Funeral Home, Bedford.

William Francis Palmer

(Shown here as a schoolboy in Carlisle)

Spent childhood in Carlisle

William (Bill) Palmer Jr, 47, of Sebastian, Florida died April 29, 2001 at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, Florida after a prolonged illness. Bill was born January 20, 1954 in Lowell and grew up on Lowell Street in Carlisle. He was a 1971 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School.

Bill left Carlisle for Washington State, and later Alaska, where he was an air traffic controller and weather briefer for the FAA. He was a certified bush pilot for the Northern Territory and a certified airplane mechanic.

Surviving are his wife, Paulette Palmer, son William Palmer III, and daughter Sheyla Palmer of Sebastian and his sister Peg Opolski of Carlisle.

A funeral mass will be said Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. at St. Irene Church on East Street in Carlisle.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that friends make contributions to the Emerson Hospital Hospice Program. Checks can be made out to Hospice Program Emerson Hospital with “Bill Palmer” in the memo section, and mailed to: Emerson Hospital Hospice Program, 133 ORNAC, Concord, MA 01742.

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