Friday, November 30, 2001
100th birthday party for Irene Hally
Celebrating a month early, on Sunday November 11, 2001, family and friends gathered in the solarium of the New England Deaconess Home for the occasion of the 100th birthday of Mrs. Irene Wilson Miller Hally. A resident of Carlisle on Lowell Street for over forty years and of Concord Greene for ten years, Mrs. Hally has been a resident at Rivercrest/Deaconess for the past eight years. While living in Carlisle Mrs. Hally was an active member of the First Religious Society.
Joining in the afternoon tea party were members of Mrs. Hally's family, including her nieces, Susan Miller Layman of Providence, Barbara Marshall Broderick of Salem and Deb Williams of Littleton, and nephews Clint Layman and John Broderick. Niece Shirley Marshall of Wisconsin and nephew Greg Williams of Nevada were unable to attend.
Local friends included Ralph and Jane Anderson, Don and Susan Emmons, Sally Hayen, Gladys Pannell, Walter and Lois Bartkus, Bruce and Susan Barker, Nancy Toombs Beach, Gary and Judy Besso, Betty Robbin and Martha Underhill of Wellfleet and staff members of Deaconess.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Mrs. Hally is the oldest living graduate of Simmons College, Class of 1923. She is retired from 35 years as the dietitian at the Belmont Hill School She was married to the late Frank O. Miller until his death in 1980. She is also the widow of Michael Hally, who she married in 1983.
Mrs. Hally continues to enjoy varied activities including jigsaw puzzles, scrabble, reading, watching sports broadcasts and dining out.
Mrs. Hally's actual birthday is December 11th. President Bush has extended Presidential greetings, along with Governor Jane Swift and the Today Show's Willard Scott.
Two Carlisle-based musical groups will be showcased at the village Nursery School's Holiday House Tour and Craft Show in the town of Harvard on Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All of the homes featured in this year's event are on or near the Harvard Common, making it possible for visitors to walk to many of the houses without car trips in between. The schedule includes historic homes dating back to the early 1700s, a stunning restoration effort, warm and comfortable country homes and a spacious contemporary house nestled on a hill.
Visitors will find a spectrum of crafts just in time for the holiday season.
Two Carlisle-based musical groups who have volunteered their time and talent to the house tour are "Two Cat Folk," featuring singer/songwriters John Ferullo and Betsi Mandrioli, both of Carlisle. Ferullo and Mandrioli are extremely active in the folk scene, performing original songs as well as songs by other local songwriters.
Concord-Carlisle High School will be well-represented at the house tour. "Sudamer" is a chamber trio comprised of sophomores Susan Modeen (clarinet), Daniel Hanken (cello) and Meredith Eaton (flute). Modeen and Eaton are both from Carlisle.
For more information call The Village Nursery School at 1-978-456-3993.
Megan Roberts, a junior at CCHS and a member of the girls field hockey team, was not listed in last week's CCHS fall sports round-up.
Michael J. Daly Talented coach for his children and for the town
Michael J. Daly, 48, of School Street died unexpectedly Sunday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late William S. and Virginia L. (Savage) Daly. Mr. Daly was a graduate of the International School of Bangkok, Thailand and was an active member of the Alumni Association. He received an associate's degree from Curry College and a bachelor's degree from UMass Boston in Economics.
Mr. Daly worked at both GenRad Co. and Nixdorf Co. as an engineer and at Wang Labs until 1986. He had been the owner of Daly Properties until the time of his death. In 1988 Mr. Daly was named an Outstanding Young Man in America.
He volunteered for many years in fast-pitch softball and the Concord-Carlisle youth baseball and basketball. Mr. Daly was the proud father of Michael J. Daly, Michelle J. Daly and Erin M. Daly. He dedicated his life to the educational needs and athletic abilities of his children, which brought him great pride and joy over the years.
He also leaves his two brothers, William E. Daly of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and Dennis F. Daly of Lowell; three sisters, Katherine M. Folson of Worcester, Virginia L. Daly of Lowell and Denise Ferrari of Barre, Vermont. Also surviving are his fiancee, Kathleen M. Gagan of Lowell and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday in Lowell. Burial was in Old Calvary Cemetery in Boston. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Dracut Jaguars, c/o Arthur Notini, 1055 Mammouth Road, Dracut, MA 01826.
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