The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 19, 2001

Friends and Neighbors


Alice M. Christensen Served as a WAVE in WWII

Alice M. Christensen, 79, of Stearns Street, died September 20 at the home of her daughter in Westford after a long illness. She was born in Englewood, New Jersey, on September 29, 1921, the daughter of the late Charles T. and Cora A. (Reed) Watson. Formerly a resident of Reading and Malden, she lived in Carlisle for 33 years. Mrs. Christensen graduated from Malden High School in 1939. She served in the Navy in WWII as a communications specialist and was a member of the Old Ironsides Unit #17 of the WAVES National.

Mrs. Christensen was employed as technical editor for many years and worked for companies such as GCA Corp., Raytheon and Honeywell-Bull. She retired and spent four years in Boynton Beach, Florida.

She was the wife of the late Walter Christensen and mother of Margaret Dinan of Westford, Janice Young of Carlisle, and the late Bruce L. Christensen. She was the grandmother of Katrina Lynn Christensen and Peter Christensen of California. She was the sister of Irene Winner of Malden and Richard Watson of California.

Cremation was held at Linwood Crematory on September 22. A celebration of Mrs. Christensen's life will be held at the home of her daughter Margaret Dinan following a graveside service at Green Cemetery in Carlisle on Saturday, October 20, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the American Red Cross or the American Cancer Society.


Christine Gaulden weds Matthew Kavalauskas

On September 1, Matthew Kavalauskas and Christine Gaulden of Timothy Lane were married at the Hilton City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The groom is the son of Steve and Diane Kavalauskas of Shorewood, Wisconsin. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Judy Gaulden of Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Both Matthew and Christine are graduates of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Matthew is employed as an engineer for Dimensional Photonics in Bedford. Christine works for Oxbow Associates, an environmental consulting firm in Acton, and also serves on the Carlisle Conservation Commission.


Mark Liteplo to wed Kristen Downing

Merrill and Maya Liteplo of Curve Street are happy to announce the engagement of their son Mark to Kristen Downing, daughter of Fred and Marilyn Downing, formerly of Melrose and now residing in Gloucester.

Mark is a graduate of Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire and is currently employed by Sun Life Financial. Kristen graduated from Seton Hall University and is currently an eastern Massachusetts community coordinator for the United States Tennis Association.

The wedding is planned for September 2002.


Heather Tesia Szczesniak

Nancy, Mark, Brian and Joshua Szczesniak of Aberdeen Drive announce that daughter (and sister), Heather Tesia Szczesniak, joined their family at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2001. She weighed seven pounds six ounces and measured 19 inches tall. They are all doing well and are all very happy!

· Half-marathon.The first Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) inaugurated by the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) and presented by the New England Baptist Hospital was held this past Sunday starting in the Fens and following the Emerald Necklace park system to Franklin Park and back again. Three Carlisle residents and one former resident participated. They were: Ron Kmiec of Bingham Road, age 59, who came in 344

· Local fencers take gold, silver and bronze in Salt Lake City, Utah. Women's sabre fencer, Eva Jellison of Judy Farm Road, took the gold medal in the first National Fencing Tournament of the season. Eva had to beat her mother, Robin Pernice of Judy Farm Road, in the semi-finals and then a fencer from Wellesley to win the gold. Robin finished third after losing to her daughter. Also from CCHS, Henry Kennard took the silver medal in the men's foil, winning his first national medal. Eva, Robin, and Henry fence for Prise de Fer Fencing Club and are coached by David Blake and Ariana Klinkov.

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito