Friday, June 8, 2001
Friends and Neighbors
Artist Maris Platais of Bedford Road is shown with his donation to the 36th Annual WGBH Auction. His works were included in the 'GBH Auction's juried Two Collection, featuring celebrated works of art, antiques and collectibles created and donated by local artists.
Pat Macqueene of Partridge Lane received a Community Leadership Award from Minuteman Senior Services for the volunteer work she has done on behalf of the Carlisle Council on Aging. She received her citation at a special volunteer recognition luncheon at Hanscom Air Force Base, which she attended with her husband Paul and COA staff Liz Jewell and Susan Evans. Pat, treasurer and member of the COA board for the past eight years, was cited for her "invaluable service, enhancing the lives of the elderly in her community."
Lauren Modeen of Berry Corner was named to the first dean's list at Boston College for the spring semester.
Drs. Eileen Deignan, Samuel Goos, Terry Hadley, Merrill Liteplo and Michael Pugliese volunteered their time at the skin cancer screening held during Emerson Hospital's seventh annual Cancer Awareness Day on May 12. A total of 180 people were screened for skin cancer, and of those, 32 patients were found with precancerous lesions, six with basal-cell carcinoma, one with squamous-cell carcinoma and nine with dysplastic nevi (moles), one suggestive of melanoma.
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. About one in four Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime.
Barry Libman of Nathan Lane was given the 2001 professional achievement award by the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association on May 11. The annual award is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the profession of Health Information Management.
Libman is president of Barry Libman, Inc. The company provides interim and contract medical record coding services to hospitals and medical practice groups throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic.
Otis True Milliken
Aldy Milliken and Gretchen Peterson are pleased to announce the birth on May 16 of their second child, Otis True Milliken in Stockholm, Sweden. Otis joins his two-year-old sister, Oona Wood Milliken. Proud grandparents are Art and Lee Milliken of Estabrook Road and Nils and Sue Peterson of Marblehead. Aldy grew up in Carlisle and now runs the Zinc Gallery in Stockholm where Gretchen is an architect.
Sophia Caroline Gilbert
Verna and Ira Gilbert of Pheasant Hill Lane are happy to announce the
birth of their first grandchild, Sophia Caroline Gilbert, on May 30.
Her parents are Len Gilbert and Tam Lang of Chatham, New Jersey. Len
grew up in Carlisle and is now Vice President, Distance Learning at
Barnes & Noble. com. Tam is Managing Director at Sierra Global Management.
Evelyn Allen Breitenbach
Evelyn A. Breitenbach, 81, of Bellows Hill Road, died May 28 at Suburban Manor Nursing Home in Acton after a long illness. She was born in Verona, Mississippi, widowed in 1956 and lived in Carlisle for the past 37 years.
She managed the General Textile fabric shop on Walden Street in Concord in the fifties and sixties and during the past 30 years worked out of her home, making alterations and sewing wedding and debutante dresses for young women in Concord and Carlisle. For many summers Mrs. Breitenbach worked at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine, where she was in charge of costume design and running other aspects of the summer theater.
Her friends will remember her for her great sense of humor and her ability to tell a wonderful story. One of her favorite haunts was the Swap Shed at the Carlisle Transfer Station, as her caretaker Enrique Arroyo is quick to recall.
A private funeral service will be held sometime in June, in her backyard.
Following her wishes, her ashes will be spread over the ground where
her pets are buried. Mrs. Breitenbach is survived by two nieces, Roma
Taylor, MD, of Orange Beach, Alabama and Carolyn Knutsen of Houston,
no announcements this week
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