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Friday, August 29, 2003


Sarah W. Andreassen Carlisle Town Clerk

Sarah W. Andreassen, 63, a lifelong and well-known Carlisle resident, died Friday, August 15, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Concord on February 27, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Waldo D. and Esther E. (Kusmo) Wilson.

Mrs. Andreassen was a graduate of Concord High School and later attended Northeastern University in Boston. She was the Town Clerk of Carlisle since 1989, and had also been Town Accountant for Carlisle for 24 years. Mrs. Andreassen was a member of the Town Clerks Association and a member and past officer of the Carlisle Republican Town Committee. She was also a member of the Massachusetts Municipal Accountants Association and the Old Home Day Association.

Mrs. Andreassen was the wife of Carl A. Andreassen, the mother of Aaron C. Andreassen of Lexington, Kentucky and Alice M. Andreassen of Chelmsford, and the sister of Mary E. Gillespie of Lexington. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at the Wilson Memorial Chapel at the Green Cemetery in Carlisle on Tuesday, August 19 at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah W. Andreassen Memorial Fund (for cancer research) c/o Middlesex Savings Bank, 64 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742.

· All of Sarah's friends at the Carlisle Council on Aging wish to express their deepest sympathies to Carl, Alice and Aaron Andreassen.

Robert Lee Turley
One who had a deep love for his family

Robert Lee Turley, age 72, of Concord Street died Friday August 22, at Saint Mary's Hospital at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, following a short battle with lung cancer. He was the husband of the late Janet Flagg Turley.

Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on November 18, 1930, he was the son of Alice Haywood Turley of Palmer and the late Edward Lee Turley. Bob's early years were spent in Port Edwards, Wisconsin, until his family moved to western Massachusetts when he was a teenager. He attended Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire and was a member of the class of 1952 at Harvard, where he met his future wife, Janet, at Radcliffe. They married in Concord on September 11, 1954, in the middle of Hurricane Edna.

From 1952 to 1956, Bob served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict and resided in Alexandria, Virginia. Subsequently, he spent his life in the manufacturing and distribution end of the paper business in marketing and sales. Most recently, following his retirement, he worked for Turley Publications in Palmer, Massachusetts, and tirelessly and happily drove fourteen times in the past two years to Rochester, Minnesota to enjoy time with his daughter's family and his beloved grandchildren. Still, Bob continued to view Carlisle as his favorite place to come home to since his move here 45 years ago.

He leaves his daughter Lucinda T. Cutrer, her husband Dr. F. Michael Cutrer and his grandchildren Lucinda Mae and Caleb Micheal, all of Rochester, Minnesota. He also leaves his mother Alice Haywood Turley of Palmer; his brother Thomas Andrew Turley of Jamestown, Rhode Island; his brother Patrick Haywood Turley of Palmer, his sisters Jane Turley Reynard of Worcester, and Marcia Turley Degnan of Palmer Massachusetts; and many special nieces, nephews and friends. His sister Judith Turley and father Edward Lee Turley preceded him in death. He will be sorely missed for his zest for life, his humor, compassion, and deep love and great support for his family.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, August 27, in the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord with the Rev. Dr. John C. Lombard officiating. Interment with military honors followed in the family burial plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton.

Contributions in Bob's memory may be made to the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division for Lung Cancer Research, in care of the Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street, SW, Rochester, MN 55905. These gifts will further breakthroughs in chemotherapy treatment and promote quality of life, something that was so important to Bob.

Arrangements were under the direction of Joseph Dee & Son Funeral Service, Concord. To share a written remembrance in the family guestbook, please visit

The Summer Quilt

(Over the years, as a teacher of writing, I have discovered the power of being a writer alongside my students. This is a poem I wrote for my class, sharing each stage of the writing process from rehearsing my ideas to drafting, revising, editing, publishing, and celebrating!)

· Kate Erickson, age 14, of Lowell Street, a member of Old North Bridge Pony Club, was selected as a member of the Central New England Region's teams to compete in the national United States Pony Club (USPC) Championships in two different disciplines.

On July 10-13, Kate traveled to Sacramento, California, as a member of the region's four-person team competing in the national finals of the Senior C Quiz competition. Quiz is a form of competition designed to test the competitor's knowledge of equine physiology, anatomy and care. Kate's team finished second in the nation and Kate was ranked tenth in the nation on an individual basis. She has qualified for consideration for the US national team, which will compete in an international competion this fall.

On August 1-3, Kate and her horse Boris competed as a member of a five-person team in the dressage competition in Lexington, Virginia. Dressage involves performing a precise routine that demonstrates the horse's suppleness and responsiveness to the rider's directions. One of the routines that Kate performed was set to music. Kate's team finished seventh in the very competitive Training Level division.

All riders competing in the USPC Championships previously qualified by attaining top scores at their regional rallies throughout the country.

The USPC is a nonprofit national youth organization founded to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal education program.

Old North Bridge Pony Club has approximately 60 members, ranging in age from 8 to 21, from Carlisle, Concord, Chelmsford and surrounding towns.

Elizabeth Oberg
· Elizabeth Rose Oberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Oberg of Kimball Road, was crowned National American Miss Massachusetts in the preteen division at the state pageant held July 26, at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham. She was also chosen third runner-up in acting. She received an official state crown, banner and trophy, $1,000 cash award and will receive transportation costs to the National Pageant to be held in Anaheim, California, during Thanksgiving week.

Elizabeth is 13 years old, and will be entering eighth grade at the Carlisle School.

· Audrey Cooney, age 12, of Concord Street, competed this month in the United States Pony Club Championships in Lexington, Virginia. Last March, Audrey, a member of the Nashoba Valley Pony Club, qualified at a regional rally and was selected as a member of the Central New England Region's Junior D Quiz team. At the National Championships she and three other girls demonstrated their knowledge of horsemanship, horse care and management. Audrey's team placed seventh out of 23 teams.

Our sympathy to...Thomas and Gail Fitzpatrick of Bedford Road on the death of Tom's father, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, M.D. of Lexington, retired professor and chairman of the department of dermatology at Harvard Medical School.

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