The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 2, 2002


Heather Eliassen weds Wyatt Oswald
photo by Tim Morse

Heather Eliassen, the daughter of Midge and Tim Eliassen of Virginia Farme, was married July 20 to Wyatt Oswald, the son of Linda and Fred Oswald of Salt Lake City, Utah.

The wedding ceremony, written by the couple, took place on a hillside overlooking Lake Sunapee and Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire, summer home of the extended Eliassen families for four generations. The parents and sisters of the bride and groom all participated in the ceremony. The bride's uncle, Tony Grassi, and long time Oswald family friend, Rick Reese, gave the greeting and introduced the vows. The newlyweds were pronounced "married at last" by the bride's sister, Scottie, a newly appointed Justice of the Peace in New Hampshire.

The outdoor reception was held at The Fells, with a bluegrass band and dancing of the Dartmouth tradition "Salty Dog." The Fells, a national wildlife refuge and historic site on Lake Sunapee, was the home of John Hall, Abraham Lincoln's secretary and later Secretary of State. It is surrounded by historic formal gardens.

Heather and Wyatt will be living in Somerville, Massachusetts, where Heather is completing a doctorate in the epidemiology of breast cancer at the Harvard School of Public Health. Wyatt, a June recipient of a Ph.D. in forest ecology from the University of Washington, Seattle, is doing a post-doctoral research project relating to computer modeling of global climate change.

The couple will honeymoon in January in the Italian Alps.


Edna D. Jenney Caregiver extraordinaire

Edna Dyson Jenney, 90, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at the St. Francis Home in Laconia, New Hampshire. She was the wife of the late Richard W. Jenney.

Born in Shanock, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of Addie and Charles Dyson. She later moved to Providence, Rhode Island, where she spent most of her youth. After her marriage she moved to Concord, where she raised her family. She worked as a housemother for Lesley College in Boston and as an art/ceramic teacher for the Eagle Hill School in Deerfield. In recent years she had been a caregiver for the elderly.

Mrs. Jenney is survived by three children, Richard W. Jenney of Florida, Midge Jenney Burnham of Tilton, New Hampshire, and Edward Jenney of Carlisle; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles and Albert Dyson of Carolina, Rhode Island and a sister, Evelyn Charland of Wakefield, Rhode Island.

A private family service will be held in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, New Hampshire.


Sean David Keast

David and Estelle Keast joyfully announce the birth on June 5 of their thirteenth grandchild, Sean David, son of James and Suzanne Keast of Stevenson Ranch, California.

Sean is welcomed by his siblings Lauren, Allison and Justin, and by his maternal grandfather, Jack McMillen of Houston, Texas and his great-grandmother, Mary Karukas of Stamford, Connecticut.

· John Stone of Skelton Road was the only Concord-Carlisle lacrosse player to be selected to represent his school in the Baystate Lacrosse Games this summer. Stone was a member of the Northeast team which won the silver medal.

More college graduates

· Keith Baker of Curve Street received a bachelor of fine arts degree in theatrical production arts from the Ithaca College School Of Humanities and Sciences. He had a concentration in theater technology.

· Susan Fitzgerald of Autumn Lane received a certificate of advanced degree in education from Simmons College.

· Katherine Gines of Lowell Street received a master's in physical therapy from Simmons College school of health studies.

· Ryan McAndrew of Nickles Lane graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor of business administration degree in sports management.

· Ana Russ of Concord Street received a bachelor of arts degree in neuroscience and behavior from Wesleyan University.

· Grace Fitzpatrick of Bedford Road graduated from Wellesley College with a major in French.

· Abigail Ryhal Collins of East Riding Drive received her bachelor of arts degree from Mount Holyoke College. She majored in studio art with a focus on photography.

· Heather Greer graduated from Messiah College with a BA in Humanities with a History Concentration, Magna Cum Laude. She was selected as a Middle Atlantic Conference Lacrosse All Star and will be working at Feddes College, Edinburgh, Scotland, in the fall.

· Among those graduating from Nashoba Brooks School of Concord this June were Heather Gladstone, Meredith Davis and Margaret Hoffman.

· Sarah Spence of Carroll Drive graduated from Worcester Academy on June 8. She will attend Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, this fall.

The Richardson brothers left to right John, Davis, Joe and Fontaine
· Fontaine Richardson of Skelton Road and his three brothers were among seven graduates of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas who were recently selected as distinguished alumni. The seven returned to the university this spring to visit their departments, meet with students and faculty and attend a dinner in their honor. Dean Randall Woods said, "These alumni reflect the myriad contributions our graduates make to their communities through their research, leadership and service. Their accomplishments serve to inspire our current students, who look to such role models as they prepare to start their careers."

Fontaine received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from the university in 1963 and 1964 and in 1968 his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois (where he received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service in 1992). In 1969 Richardson co-founded Applicon Incorporated, an early provider of CAD/CAM hardware and software products. From 1983 to 2000 he was a general partner of Eastech Management Company, a manager of venture capital funds that invested in early stage New England-based technology companies. He is on the board of directors of Mentor Graphics Corporation in Oregon and ePresence Inc. in Massachusetts. He serves as a board member and treasurer of the Carlisle Conservation Foundation, as a trustee of the First Religious Society, and as a director of Emerson Hospital.

Richardson adds that his father, Davis P. Richardson, taught math at the University of Arkansas for 40 years and was department chair for 15 years. He says, "This honor is as much the recognition of our parents as it is of the four brothers."

Local students named to college Dean's Lists

Jennifer Patricia Connors of Ember Lane at Gettysburg College.

David Carter of Brook Street at Wheaton College.

Rachel Elizabeth Holt of School Street at Connecticut College.

Megan Walsh of South Street at Merrimack College.

Sean S. Coletta of River Road at Tufts University.

Caitlin Hoffman of Old Quarry Drive at Columbia College.

Sarah Siedlar of Lowell Street, a senior with a major in Information Design and corporate communications major at Bentley College.

Carlisle residents excel at private schools

· Laura Buzawa of Elizabeth Ridge Road, a junior at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, was named to the high honor roll for the third trimester and was inducted into the National Honor Society.

· David "Ty" Bitzer of Rutland Street, a sophomore at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, was named to the high honor roll for the third trimester.

· Philip Caruso of Robbins Drive, a junior at Phillips Academy, was named to the honor roll for the spring term.

· Meaghan Kilian of Westford Street, a junior at Philips Academy, was named to the honor roll for the spring term.

· Julius Johnson of Acton Street was named to the honor roll for the third term at the Fenn School in Concord.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito