Friday, June 21, 2002
William J. Riley, Jr. U. S. Navy Veteran WWII and retired New England Telephone employee
William J. Riley, Jr., 75, a resident of Falmouth, died Tuesday, June 11, at the Royal Megansett Nursing Home, North Falmouth, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Maryanne (Jebali) Riley, who died in 1992.
Mr. Riley was born in Arlington and raised in Cambridge. He lived most of his life in Carlisle until moving to Falmouth in 1992. During WWII, he served in the U. S. Navy from May 1944 until June 1946 with rank of Yeoman 3c. He had worked for the New England Telephone Co. for 41 years until retiring in 1998. Mr. Riley was a former parishioner of Saint Irene Church of Carlisle and a former member of the Carlisle VFW.
He is survived by a daughter, Chiprein "Heidi" Riley of Revere, a sister, Maida Kelly of Falmouth, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, in Saint Elizabeth Seton Church, Quaker Road, North Falmouth. Burial followed, with Military Honors, at the VA National Cemetery of Massachusetts, Bourne. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice & Palliate Care of Cape Cod, 270 Communication Way, Hyannis, MA or to the American Cancer Society, 1115 West Chestnut Street, Suite 301, Brockton, MA 02401.
Robert Siegel Instrumental in advances in computer technology
Mr. Siegel was graduated from Queens College, Flushing, New York, and later pursued his interest in electrical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. A former member of the I.E.E.E., he was the former vice president of Advanced Computer Consulting at Mercury Computer Corp. of Chelmsford. He was with the firm until 1994, when he joined Brigid O. Siegel Associates, LLC, of Carlisle. He had also been instrumental with advances in computer technology while associated with the Wang Company.
An avid climber, he also enjoyed cross-country skiing, long walks with his dog, and had a long interest in photography. Many will also remember him for his love of gourmet cooking for family and friends.
He leaves his wife, Brigid (Oliveri); twin daughters, Charlotte Marie and Jennie Ruth; and son, Vincent Charles Siegel, all of Carlisle. He was the brother of Susan Austin of Hartsburg, Missouri, and uncle of LeeAnn Vecchione, Lori Marie Oliveri and Abe Haim. He is also survived by his beloved dog "Preto."
Services were held in the MacRae-Tunnicliffe Funeral Home, Concord, on Monday, June 17, conducted by the Rev. Diane Miller, interim minister at First Religious Society in Carlisle. Private interment was in Green Cemetery. For those who wish, gifts in Bob's memory may be sent to The Animal Rescue League of Boston, P.O. Box 265, Boston, MA 02117.
•Grace Dutton, of South Street, a longtime resident of Carlisle,
is a poet and has written two volumes of poetry, Poetic Pleasures
and Reflections of Grace. The latest volume, Reflections
of Grace, was most recently featured at the council on aging's art
festival. This recently published collection of poems is $12.50 and
can be purchased at the COA booth during Old Home Day. Both of Dutton's
books can be borrowed from the Carlisle Library. Her first book sold
out and has been reprinted. Dutton is 84 and many of her poems reflect
what she has experienced during the many fruitful years that God has
given her. Because Dutton has spent much of her adult years right here
in Carlisle, many of her reflections are ones that she has had while
living in this area.
• Zane Schweer, of School Street, gives the council on aging
van a complete detailing inside and out! Zane, the son of Kathy and
Windler Schweer, has performed over 100 hours of community service work.
He has devoted many hours towards assisting seniors in town.
The Fenn School of Concord names Carlisle students to the third-term
CCHS National Merit commended students
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