The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 19, 2002


Raymond E. Borden Long-time resident served on town building committees

Raymond E. Borden, 92, of Wayland, formerly of Carlisle, died Friday, July 5, 2002, at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was the husband of the late Gertrude M. Borden. Mr. Borden was born in Tampa, Florida and was brought up in Fall River, Massachusetts. He graduated from Durfee High School and received degrees from Wentworth Institute, Northeastern, and an honorary degree from Wentworth Institute. He was a life member of American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineeers, past president of the Boston Chapter, and a Registered Professional Engineer and had several technical publications.

He was formerly an associate of Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. and a director at Leo J. Crowley Associates in Boston. His work included heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) for wastewater treatment plants, the Fish Hatchery in Quabbin, Massachusetts, and water filtration plants as well as HVAC systems for Harvard University (including the rare book collection), Dartmouth College, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Germ-Free Laboratory of Forsyth Dental College.

A resident of Carlisle for 23 years, he was involved with several town building committees. He also volunteered his expertise at the VA Hospital's physical plant in Bedford. He was past master of Simond W. Robinson Lodge in Lexington. Mr. Borden enjoyed sailing, traveling, golf, and photography. He and his late wife were avid square dancers for many years and also enjoyed wintering in Naples, Florida.

He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Humm of Carlisle and Gail Borden of Cambridge, and two granddaughters, Dr. Jennifer Humm Leasure of San Diego, California, and Natasha Johnson of Cambridge.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held Saturday, July 20 at 3 p.m. at the First Religious Society of Carlisle.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Emerson Hospital, c/o Development Office, ORNAC, Concord, MA 01742; First Religious Society of Carlisle, Raymond Borden Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 817, Carlisle, MA 01741, or Carlisle Council on Aging, c/o Liz Jewell, Director, P.O. Box 827, Carlisle, MA 01741.

Mary F. Fox Bookkeeper for her husband's surveying firm

Mary F. Fox of Concord, formerly of Sunset Road in Carlisle, died Friday, June 28 at the Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation For Concord. She was 76 years old. Born in Somerville, May 8, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Maurice H. and Grace I. (Dick) Colp.

Mrs. Fox was a retired partner and bookkeeper from the surveying firm Donald S. Fox Associates of Carlisle.

She was the wife of the late Donald S. Fox and is survived by her nephew, Peter Cox, Jr. of North Andover; three nieces, Patricia Paula of Townsend, Barbara Pasciucco of Summit, New Jersey, and Deborah Olson of Arlington. She was preceded in death by her son Bruce Fox.

A graveside service will be held in Green Cemetery in Carlisle at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of the Bedford Funeral Home.


Gabriella Anna Walsh

Alexandra and Jason Walsh of Robbins Drive announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Anna, on June 20 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Gabriella weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches in length.

Sharing in the joy of Gabriella's birth are her sister Victoria and her grandmothers Deanna Burke of Woburn, Massachusetts, and Judith Carpenter of Barton, Vermont. She is also welcomed by her great-grandparents, Camille and Louis Duca of Woburn, Massachusetts, and Florence Walsh of Barton, Vermont.


Kay Arnold to marry Stephen Gaffney

Mrs. Margot Arnold of East Riding Drive and Mr. Thomas Arnold of Sudbury announce with pleasure the engagement of their daughter, Kay Arnold, to Mr. Stephen B. Gaffney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Gaffney of Bronxville, New York.

Ms. Arnold graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon, Northfield, Massachusetts, and received a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the Colleges of Hobart and William Smith.

Her fiancé graduated from The Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut, and received a bachelor's degree in Sports Management from Springfield College.

Both work at Octagon, a sports and entertainment marketing company, in Stamford, Connecticut.

A November wedding is planned in Tarrytown, New York.

Local artists Philip and Marilyn Garnick helped kick-off WGBH's 37th annual auction. On May 10 and 11, the public was given the chance to preview the Auction's prestigious Two Collection, featuring celebrated works of art, antiques and collectibles created and donated by local area artists, galleries and private collectors.

Carlisle residents receive 100-hour service awards from Lowell Habitat

Two Carlisle residents, Ralph Anderson and Bob Engelhardt, both of Baldwin Road, were recently honored by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell for volunteering more than 100 hours on construction sites. Many of the recipients have contributed five to six times that amount.

Anderson and Engelhardt were among sixteen volunteers recognized with gold Habitat House pins. These volunteers, known as the Tuesday Crew, are on site every week year-round. They have worked on houses on Summer Street, Nichols Street, Charles Street, and Barrington Street in Lowell and currently, Austin Road in Billerica. Mostly retirees, they bring many years of experience to solve construction problems.

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and homelessness from the earth. Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat works with families in need ­ partner families ­ to build or renovate simple decent housing. The houses are sold to partner families at no profit and are financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages. Greater Lowell Habitat for Humanity is celebrating ten years of bringing affordable housing into that area. For more information, call 1-978-454-1046 or visit

· Kylah McNeill of Munroe Hill Road, a junior at Georgetown University, was awarded First Honors for the spring semester.

· Nathaniel C. Byer of South Street graduated with High Distinction honors from Noble and Greenough School on June 1. He will attend Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut in the fall.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito