Friday, April 12, 2002
Join the Minutemen for Patriots Day doings
Participate in one of Carlisle's rites of spring by joining the Carlisle Minutemen as they recreate the events of April 19, 1775. This year the celebration takes place on Monday, April 15. The church bells will toll at 6:45 a.m. sounding the alarm of the British advancement. The Minutemen will gather on the Green, raise the flag, and conduct a short ceremony, before beginning the march to Concord. The 4.5-mile Estabrook Trail walk will be led by the Minutemen and typically includes over 150 citizens from Carlisle and surrounding communities. Trail Walk Medals will be handed out by the Minutemen at the Concord end of the Estabrook Trail. A donation of $2 per medal is requested. All those who complete the walk will have the opportunity to put their names into a tricorn hat, where a name will be drawn for framed pen and ink drawing of the Estabrook Trail walk, generously donated by the artist, Phyllis Hughes.
Don't miss this opportunity to recreate history and connect with our roots of independence and the liberties we enjoy today.
Irene Miller Hally Enjoyed life for 100 years
Mrs. Irene Isabelle (Wilson) Miller Hally died at the Rivercrest Longterm Care Facility on April 8. Born 100 years ago in Norwich, Connecticut, on December 11, 1901, she was the daughter of William Edward and Annie Lavinia Butler Wilson. Mrs. Hally was a graduate of Norwich Free Academy and of Simmons College, class of 1923. She was the college's oldest alumna.
Mrs. Hally began her working life in 1923 as a secretary to the headmaster of the Middlesex School in Concord, where she met Frank O. Miller. They were married in November 1926. From 1932 until 1975, Mr. and Mrs. Miller were employed by the Belmont Hill School in Belmont, where she was the school dietician. In 1951 the school yearbook was dedicated to the Millers. Other honors included a faculty resolution and a silver tray. They resided on the grounds of Belmont Hill School from 1932 to 1953, and retired in the 1960s.
In 1953 the Millers built a house on Lowell Street in Carlisle. They were active in the community and with the First Religious Society. For many years they made hand-crafted items for the fairs at the church. Mrs. Hally's interests included knitting, sewing, painting, embroidery and weaving. She was an accomplished pianist and organist, with a beautiful singing voice.
In 1976 the Millers celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. In 1979 they moved to Concord Greene. After a lengthy illness, Mr. Miller died in 1980 after 54 years of marriage.
On September 10, 1983, Irene Miller married Michael Hally of Carlisle. Shortly after their wedding, Mrs. Hally suffered a stroke. With Michael's loving care, she was able to recover and resume her independent life. Mr. Hally died in December 1986 after a brief illness. At the same time, Mrs. Hally suffered a serious fall and decided to reside at the Palm Manor Nursing Home in Chelmsford, where she maintained an active social life for eight years. In 1993 she moved to the Rivercrest Longterm Care facility in Concord where she resided until her death this week.
Mrs. Hally enjoyed Scrabble, Bingo, jigsaw puzzles, reading, old movies, baseball and football games and her plants. She was active at the Duvall Chapel at the Deaconess Association. Mrs. Hally was a regular at the Monday evening Armchair Travel slide presentations. Always meticulously attired, she remained a gracious lady throughout her life.
In November 2001, Mrs. Hally celebrated her 100th birthday with relatives and friends at an afternoon tea held in Concord.
Mrs. Hally is survived by Deborah Williams of Littleton, who cared for her "Aunt Irene;" Gregory M. Williams of Las Vegas, Nevada; Susan (Miller) Layman and her son Clint of East Providence; Barbara (Marshall) Broderick and her husband John of Salem; Shirley Marshall of Mosinee, Wisconsin; and her sister-in-law Catherine Hally Ohnmacht of Land-O-Lakes, Florida. She also leaves many dear friends, including the wonderful nurses, aides and other employees of Rivercrest, who lovingly cared for her over the past years.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Duvall Chapel in Concord on April 12. A private burial service will be held later in the spring at the family plot at Green Cemetery in Carlisle. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, State House, Boston, MA, the Judge David B. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o 7 Delaney Drive, Littleton, MA or the MSPCA.
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