The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 23, 2003


Alyvia Mary Facey

Desa and Alan Facey of Concord Street are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Alyvia Mary on February 26, 2003. Alyvia was welcomed with many hugs and kisses from her big brother Charles, now 18 months old. Other proud relatives include grandparents Charles and Sandra Green from Cliff Island, Maine; David Facey from Belgium; Beverley Facey from the U.K.; and siblings Joanna and Michael, from Holland.


Rosalie (Fiske) Johnson

Active member of the community

Rosalie Johnson, a longtime active member of our community, died May 15 at her home on Acton Street at the age of 65 after coping with lung cancer for two and a half years. She was a two-term library trustee, her second stint ending close to the time of the dedication of the new library. She was a Girl Scout and Brownie leader and a Bloodmobile volunteer. She served on many committees at the First Religious Society where she had been a member for more than 20 years.

Rosalie was born in New York City, the daughter of the late John and Rosalie Fiske. She grew up in Manhattan and spent her summers at a family home in Petersham, Massachusetts. After graduating from Concord Academy, she attended Vassar. She came to Carlisle in 1967.

Her daughter Elizabeth Johnson of Arlington describes her mother as "very independent for someone of her era and social world." In her twenties she spent a year and a half working on a dude ranch and a year as an art student in Rome. There was never any beating around the bush with Rosalie. She was always honest and straightforward. At the church service this past Sunday one parishioner spoke of Rosalie's elegance and another told how the Johnsons raised goats in their garage, antithetical perhaps, but accurate. She enjoyed driving her bright red mini-SUV with flames on the side.

In 1994 Rosalie received her graduate certificate in landscape design from Radcliffe College. Her senior thesis project was a master landscape plan for the Coalition for a Better Acre in Lowell. After her graduation she and a fellow student founded the Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design, a nonprofit organization providing quality landscape design, free of charge, to schools, human service providers, shelters, churches and municipal projects.

In addition to Elizabeth, Rosalie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Hope and Jonathan Weinman of Marshfield, her brother John Fiske, Jr. of West Hartford, Connecticut, a niece and nephew and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7 at the First Religious Society. A light luncheon will follow. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design, c/o Lucia Droby, 14 Buxton Lane, Waltham, MA 02451 or to the Friends of Gleason Library, P.O. Box 813, Carlisle, MA 01741.


Inga Elizabeth Johnson Member of the Curve Street Ohs

Inga Elizabeth (Ohs) Johnson, 85, of Mashpee, Massachusetts, and recently, New Ipswich, New Hampshire, died Tuesday, May 13 at the Monadnock Hospital in Peterborough, after a short illness. Her husband of 61 years, Roy H. Johnson, predeceased her on November 9, 2002.

Born in Vesteros, Sweden, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Frida (Jakobsson) Ohs. Betty, as she became known in America, emigrated with her parents and sister to the United States when she was five.

The family settled in Boston, but moved to Arlington and Betty graduated from Arlington High School. Later the family moved to Westford where she married Roy Johnson of Brockton. In 1947 Betty and Roy moved to a house they had built on Curve Street in Carlisle. It was there they lived for 12 years, bringing up their family before moving to Cape Cod.Three siblings had preceded them here.

Mrs. Johnson was heavily involved in the restaurant business and owned and ran a very successful Swedish restaurant, called Nagog Manor, in Acton.

She is survived by four children, Priscilla J. Wheeler of Hollis, New Hampshire; Linda M. Berg of Ashby, Roy H. Johnson Jr. of New Ipswich, New Hampshire and Mark S. Johnson of Mashpee, Massachusetts; one sister, Nancy E. Lewis of Carlisle; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Sonja Josephson, Harry Ohs and Jenny Kirkland.

A memorial service was held on Friday, May 16 at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in old Wilton Center, New Hampshire.

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A VISIT FROM A SENATOR. Senator Susan Fargo (D) visited Biscom, Inc. in April in Chelmsford, with CEO Shu-Kuang Ho, of Nowell Farme Road. (Courtesy photo)

· Mary and Roy Green of Stearns Street finished first at an Eastern Mass. Bridge Association (EMBA) tournament. They won the Swiss Teams event at the sectional held in Topsfield.

· Brenden Hedblom of Maple Street was instrumental in bringing his team to victory over the past weekend. With his solid defense as catcher plus a single, a double, two sacrifice bunts and a suicide squeeze, the Lightning Baseball team was a winner.

Lightning Baseball of New England, 13U - AAU team, opened the first weekend of the AAU Massachusetts Pool Play Tournament in fine style with three wins in four games. After an opening game loss on Saturday to the South Shore Spartans, Lightning Baseball roared back in the nightcap to beat the Spartans 8-5. On Sunday, Lightning Baseball swept the Batter's Box Bulldogs 7-6 and 17-6.

· The Carlisle Middle School Chorus and Senior Band have been invited by State Senator Fargo and State Representative Howland to perform a 45-minute concert at the Massachusetts State House (Grand Staircase area) on Tuesday, May 27 beginning at 10 a.m. Parents are invited to the performance.
SUPPORT FOR EMERSON HOSPITAL. Some 150 guests gathered at the Noah Brooks Tavern in Lincoln on Monday, May 12 in support of Emerson Hospital. Guests enjoyed a private tour of the landmark Tavern (circa 1798), site of the Junior League of Boston's 2003 Decorators' Show House. From left are: David Murphree of River Road; president and CEO of Emerson Hospital Geoffrey Cole of Old Quarry Drive; Brooks Mostue of Lincoln; and Carol Murphree of River Road. (Courtesy photo)

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito