The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 18, 2003


Charles P. Brown
Long-time Carlisle resident and entrepreneur

Charles P. Brown, 83, of Chelmsford, formerly of Carlisle and Marblehead, died Friday, June 27, from cardiac arrest while swimming at his residence. He was the husband of Elizabeth "Diddy" (Godfrey) Brown.

Born in Cortland, New York, on October 24, 1919, he was the son of the late Samuel Keator Brown and Agnes (McGraw) Brown. He attended New York schools, graduated from Dean Academy in Franklin, Massachusetts, and received a B.S. degree from Dartmouth College in 1942. He later received a Master's degree in Engineering and Business from Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College and Thayer Engineering School, also at Dartmouth.

During World War II, Mr. Brown served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater of Operations. During his Navy service, he helped in the design of self-guiding torpedoes.

A long-time entrepreneur, Mr. Brown retired in 1985 after thirty years as a real estate developer for Panamora Properties in Carlisle, a company he owned and operated. Some of the communities he developed included White Shutter Lodge in Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, Hildreth Hills in Westford and Monroe Hill in Carlisle.

From 1945 until 1975 he also owned and operated Brownstar Industries in Carlisle, a company that designed wire and cable manufacturing machines.

A long-time Carlisle resident, he was a former member and chairman of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee. The Timothy Wilkins School in Carlisle was built in 1965 during his tenure on the School Committee.

He was a volunteer for the Carlisle Boy Scouts, Carlisle Little League, Carlisle Republican Town Committee, was active in Dartmouth College alumni affairs, and was an avid golfer, fisherman and sports enthusiast.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Leslie Ann Brown of Westford; a son Peter McGraw Brown of Carlisle; a brother Robert M. Brown of Vermilion, Ohio; two granddaughters, Amanda J. Turcotte of Penacook, New Hampshire and Sarah E. Forsyth of Belmont, New Hampshire; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Charles Perrin Brown, Jr. of Brooklyn, New York and the brother of the late Samuel Keator Brown Jr. of Arlington, Virginia.

The funeral was held July 2 from the Joseph Dee & Son Funeral Home, Concord, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Irene Church, Carlisle.

Interment with military honors followed in the family burial plot in Green Cemetery, Carlisle.

Contributions in Mr. Brown's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.

We invite you to send a condolence message in the family guestbook at

Veronica A. (Aslanian) Blacquier
Devoted wife, mother and teacher

Veronica A. (Aslanian) Blacquier, age 74, of Rutland Street, died on June 23 in Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Boston and grew up in Cambridge where she attended Cambridge schools. She graduated from Simmons College with a bachelor of science degree.

Veronica, Vi as she was known to family and friends, lived in Carlisle for the past 40 years. She was a teacher at the Little Folks Fellowship Nursery School in Inman Square, Cambridge for over 20 years and was the director of the school for the past five years. She was also the Editorial Assistant at Brandeis University.

She was the beloved wife of Fred Blacquier, the devoted mother of Alan Blacquier of Kingston, N.H., the cherished grandmother of Zoe Blacquier, the devoted sister of Kathrine Sivazlian and her husband Dikran of California, Charles Aslanian and his wife Sona of Belmont, Richard Aslanian and his partner Megan Christopher of Natick. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand-nephews.

A funeral service was held in the First United Presbyterian Church, Cambridge. She was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Harvard Square Churches Meal Program, Christ Church, Zero Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138.

Caryl (Markowicz) Dundorf
A caring person with a zest for life

Caryl Dundorf, age 62, of Tophet Road, died peacefully at home on June 27 after a ten-year battle with breast cancer. She had lived in Carlisle since September 1972.

Caryl grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Detroit and a master's degree in college administration from the University of Michigan.

During her early years in Carlisle, Caryl was involved in the establishment of the Red Balloon Nursery School and the Carlisle Food Coop. From 1974 until 1982 Caryl was a guidance counselor in the Carlisle Public Schools.

For the past 20 years, Caryl worked at Middlesex Community College. Since 1999 she had served as Dean of Professional and Instructional Development.

Caryl leaves her husband of 38 years, Michael; two children, Christyn Mathews of Portland Oregon, and Joel Dundorf of Worthington, Massachusetts and two granddaughters Zofia and Amalia Mathews of Portland, Oregon.

A memorial service was held at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Massachusetts on July 3 with Reverend Diane Miller of Carlisle's First Religious Society officiating.

As she wished, Caryl was buried in Green Cemetery in a simple wooden casket, constructed by her son Joel, inscribed with a quote by the poet Mary Oliver, "What do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

Donations are suggested to a scholarship fund to encourage young women to enter the fields of mathematics and science: Markowicz-Dundorf Scholarship, Middlesex Community College Foundation, P.O. Box 716, Bedford, MA 01730, or, to the charity of your choice which reflects the same spirit that inspired Caryl.

More college graduates

· Kate Evans Heiberg of Woodridge Road graduated in May from the George Washington University in Washington with a major in human services and a minor in African studies and sociology. While at George Washington, Kate was an intern at the Children's Defense Fund and in Senator John Kerry's office. Kate will be joining Therapeutic Resources in New York City as an assistant recruiter.

· Joanne Haynes of Acton Street received a master of science in nursing at Regis College commencement in May.

· Samuel F. Pietropaolo of Maple Street received a LL.M. degree in banking and financial law from Boston University in June.

· Ronald Christian Holsinger of Old East Street graduated cum laude from the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University on June 14. Holsinger is a part-time Carlisle police officer and an on-call fireman.

· Robyn Beavers, formerly of Woodbine Road, graduated June 15, from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, with a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering. As president of Stanford Chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers, Robyn created and produced the ASCE Stanford Chapter Professional Development Seminar series on Green Building Trends, personally persuading eight prominent figures from the green building industry (in California) to speak at Stanford. Robyn is currently residing in San Francisco.

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito