The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 17, 2001

Friends and Neighbors


Elizabeth V. "Betty" Russell

Elizabeth V. "Betty" Russell, 81, a former long-time resident of Prospect Street, Carlisle, and more recently of Deaconess Road, Concord, died at the Rivercrest Nursing Home on Friday, August 10, following a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.

Mrs. Russell was born in Trenton, New Jersey on May 28, 1920 of immigrant Hungarian parents who migrated to this country early in the twentieth century. Her parents were Juliana and Louis Vigh. She was graduated from Trenton Central High School with high honors and a concentration in commercial studies. She was employed for several years by the Walter F. Smith Insurance Company of Trenton. After several years in the business community, she became a music student at the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where she met her future husband, the Rev. C. Allyn Russell. They were married June 9, 1947 in Trenton.

Together, they served American Baptist Churches in Northampton Mass., Fredonia N.Y. and Pawtucket R.I. When her husband studied for his doctorate at Boston University, Mrs. Russell served as an office manager and bookkeeper for a physician on Bay State Road. At the same time, she was active in supporting her husband's work when he became a professor in the Department of Religion at the College of Liberal Arts, Boston University. She opened their home in Carlisle to many students. Mrs. Russell served a term as president of the Faculty Women of the College of Liberal Arts, and at one time was a deacon at the First Baptist Church, Newton Centre.

Mrs. Russell was an accomplished seamstress and her husband delights in telling the story that the moderator of a church once said to him, "Russell, don't think that we come to church to hear your sermons. We come to see what fashionable outfit your wife has made now." Her other interests and hobbies included music and photography. She also greatly enjoyed deltiology, (the collecting of antique postcards) and attending Red Sox games with her husband.

Friends are invited to attend memorial services in the First Baptist Church, Beacon and Centre Streets, Newton Centre, Friday, August 24 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Thomas McKibbens will officiate and a reception will follow. Interment will be private. Friends will be received in the MacRae-Tunnicliffe Funeral Home, Thoreau and Belknap Streets, Concord, Thursday, August 23, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. For those who wish, gifts in Betty's memory may be sent to the First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon St., Newton, MA 02459 or the Alzheimer's Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.

Charles V. Goss

Charles V. Goss, 77, died August 2, 2001. He was the husband of the late Joan (Wanamaker) Goss. He was the beloved father of Brian and Susan Goss of Shirley, Robert and Tina Goss of Shirley, and Bruce and Linda Goss of Mason, N.H.

Mr. Goss is also survived by eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The funeral was held on Tuesday, August 7 at the Shawsheen Funeral Home in Bedford. Reverend Dr. Frank Armstrong officiated at the service and Pastor Steven J. Weibley conducted the committal at the family lot in Green Cemetery in Carlisle.

Mr. Goss was a member of the Quarter Century Club of Boston Gas Company. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII.


Sophie Rose Churchill Bodager

Karen Churchill Bodager and Stuart Bodager are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Sophie Rose Churchill Bodager on June 7. Sophie joins her two-year-old brother Benjamin Frederick Churchill Bodager. Proud grandparents are Fred and Mechthild Churchill of Acton Street and Lockie Bodager of Rittman, Ohio. Karen grew up on Acton Street and is vice president with Fleet Bank. Stuart is assistant vice president with Zurich Scudder Investments. The family, formerly of Beacon Hill, now resides in Acton.

Alexis Jaye Morey

Dr. and Mrs. Peter and Margit Morey of Bedford Road are pleased to announce the birth of their granddaughter Alexis Jaye Morey, born to Jason and Kellie (Ziolkowski) Morey of Trumbull, Connecticut. Alexis was born at the Stamford Hospital on July 15. She joins her two-year-old sister Rachel. Her maternal grandparents are Chet and Jodi Ziolkowski of Colebrook, Connecticut. She has three great- grandparents and one great-great- grandmother.

Rebecca Hope Butler

Dr. Susan Anderegg, formerly of Carlisle, and her husband William Michael Butler Jr., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Rebecca Hope, born on March 27 at Falmouth Hospital. Rebecca joins her parents at 74 Old Head of the Bay in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Grandfather John Anderegg lives in Carlisle.

Matthew Paul Battista

Christine and Paul Battista of North Road announce the birth of their son Matthew Paul, born July 31 at Emerson Hospital. Matthew joins his big sister Amy, three-and-a-half years-old, in the family circle. Grandparents include Anne Battista of Worcester and Judy and Charles Johnson of Carlisle.

Declan Kelly Smith

Casey and Kevin Smith of Lowell Street are pleased to announce the birth of their son Declan Kelly, born July 9 at Emerson Hospital. Declan joins his 21-month-old brother Liam at home.

Alexander Pavel Lewis

Lisa and Jim Lewis of Autumn Lane joyfully announce the adoption of their son Alexander Pavel Lewis. Alexander was born in Russia on November 16, 1999 and was adopted by Jim and Lisa on June 22, 2001.

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