The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 30, 2002


Esther E. Wilson Dispatcher for the fire
and police departments for many years

Esther E. Wilson of Carlisle died Monday, August 19, at her daughter's residence in Lexington. She was 98 years of age. Born in Pueblo, Colorado on September 30, 1903, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary B. (Wright) Kusmo.

Mrs. Wilson was a well-known member of the Carlisle community; in 1971, she was the first Carlisle resident to receive the Most Honored Citizen award at Old Home Day. She was educated in the Boston Public Schools and later graduated from Boston Normal School. She was a retired school teacher from the Town of Carlisle and, for many years, was a dispatcher for the Carlisle Police and Fire Department, which she did from her home on Concord Street.

Mrs. Wilson was the wife of the late Waldo D. Wilson, Carlisle Fire Chief. She is survived by her two daughters, Mary E. Gillespie and her husband Donald J. of Lexington, and Carlisle Town Clerk Sarah Andreassen and her husband Carl A. of Cross Street. Mrs. Wilson is also survived by her four grandchildren: Alice and Aaron Andreassen and Jayne and Richard Gillespie.

A funeral service was held Friday, August 23, at the Wilson Memorial Chapel at the Green Cemetery in Carlisle, which is named for her family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carlisle Fire Fighters Relief Association, P.O. Box 74, Carlisle, MA 01741, or to the Emerson Hospital Home Care, 747 Main Street, Concord, Mass. 01742.

Arrangements were in the care of the Bedford Funeral Home.

Barbara Moschini Former Carlisle activist during the early '90s

Former Carlisle resident Barbara J. Moschini, recently of Bedford, passed away in the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on August 23. She was 53 years of age.

Mrs. Moschini was raised in Bourne and was a graduate of Lowell Technological Institute in 1970 with a B.S. in chemical engineering. From 1972 to 1992 she was self-employed in employment recruiting for engineers. She had most recently worked with Northland Insurance Agency of Bedford. She was a creative seamstress and sports enthusiast, and followed the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. She had a great love of the outdoors and her children's activities.

She is survived by her three children, Christopher L. Moschini of Boston, Timothy J. Moschini of Carlisle and Becky Moschini of Bedford, as well as by her fiancé, Gary N. Widiger of Bedford. She was the daughter of Dorothy E. (Nash) McCann-Emmons of Bourne and the late Charles W. McCann, Jr. She was the sister of Charles A. McCann of Winslow, Maine; Eileen F. Dockendorf of Saco, Maine; Peggy L. Howarth of Shrewsbury and Phyllis A. McCann-Dyke of Bourne.

Her funeral was held from the Bedford Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 27, followed by a funeral mass in St. Irene Church in Carlisle. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 First Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA. 02154.

Jean I. F. King A physicist who was an
active member of the Mormon Church

Dr. Jean I. F. King. beloved husband and father, WWII veteran, renowned theoretical physicist and latter-day gentleman of art, science and spiritual devotion, died shortly after sunrise the morning of August 20, 2002, at his home in Princeton, Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife Valrea of Princeton; brother James Claude of Albuquerque, New Mexico; sons Kimmel of Princeton; Tancred of Lake Mary, Florida, Gabriel of Albuquerque; Kermit of Chicago, Illinois and eight grandchildren. Dr. King and his family were long time Carlisle residents who moved to Princeton in 1999.

Memorial services were held Saturday, August 24, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel in Billerica. Graveside services were held at Spilsbury Mortuary in the town of St. George, Utah.

Born July 17, 1922, to the late Mr. Oppie Irl and Mrs. Isla Dessie (Wertenberger) King, Jean enjoyed happy childhood years in St. Joseph, Missouri, where he attended Lafayette High before moving with his family to Chicago and graduating from Oak Park High School.

In 1942 Jean earned a B.S. in Meteorology and graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Chicago. He worked for a year at the university as a meteorology instructor before enlisting in the United States Naval Reserve at the onset of World War II. Mr. King served nearly four years as a Naval Aerological and Language Officer.

King earned his master's degree in Physics in 1950 from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Utah in 1952. There he met and married Valrea Althea Hafen, an accomplished modern dance (M.A.) major from St. George, Utah. Together they enjoyed forty-eight years of happy wedded partnership, and raised a family of four sons at their homes in Carlisle on Stearns Street and Princeton. Jean was devoted to his family and his religion and as a priesthood holder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he provided a lifetime of teaching and charitable service.


James Petersen Bartley Arnold

Rob and Deb Arnold of Apple Valley, Minnesota, are delighted to announce the birth of their son James Petersen Bartley Arnold, born July 30. Happy grandparents are Margot Arnold of East Riding Drive and Tom Arnold of Sudbury, and Sharon and Ron Langenfeld of Hastings, Minnesota. Also welcoming James home is his big sister, Grace, who is 2 1/2.


· Melanie McCandless of Hemlock Hill begins her undergraduate career at Tufts University this fall with a $30,000 four-year Henry David Thoreau Scholarship Grant. As one of 11 HDT Scholars named this year, she will pursue environmental studies, with her ultimate goal a career in environmental politics.

The daughter of William and Helen McCandless, Melanie graduated from Concord-Carlisle Regional High School in June with high honors. She has been deeply involved in issues relating to the environment throughout her high school years.

Shown above, Melanie (right) receives congratulations from Jennifer Galvin of the Thoreau Scholarship Foundation.



· Louise Charkoudian of Pheasant Hill Lane, a junior co-captain on the lacrosse team at Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for the 2002 season. Louise, a chemistry major, will return as a senior co-captain for the 2003 season.

· Volunteer chefs Edmund Lemire (left) and his nephew, Fred Lemire, cook up a feast at the Annual COA Town Employee Barbecue. The Council on Aging hosts the annual event to show appreciation to the many town employees who provide services to Carlisle's senior citizens. Over 60 people were in attendance, including firefighters, police officers, DPW workers and Town Hall employees.


2002 The Carlisle Mosquito