The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 28, 2003


Emily Christine McCormack

Paul and Chrissy McCormack of School Street are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Emily Christine, born October 28, at Emerson Hospital.

Grandparents are Phil and Nancy Considine of Lenox, Massachusetts, and James and Mary McCormack of Dublin, Ireland.

Big brothers Mike and Timothy were pleased to welcome their new sister home from the hospital.


Kathryn James weds Jeffrey Lord

Ann and John James of Baldwin Road are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Kathryn to Jeffrey Lord, the son of Dorothy and Ray Lord of Lowell. The wedding was held at the Crane Estate in Ipswich on June 13, with the Rev. Eugene Widrick presiding.

Kathryn is a graduate of Concord- Carlisle High School and holds a bachelor's degree in zoology/biology from Hampshire College. She is currently enrolled in her second year of a Master's/Ph.D program in organismal and evolutionary biology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Kathryn also works as an adjunct professor at Hampshire College.

Jef holds a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in medieval European history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is currently working as a fencing coach at Hampshire College and the Pioneer Valley School for the Performing Arts. He is an historical combat instructor at the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, and a stage-combat consultant for a number of productions in Massachusetts.

They are currently living in Greenfield with their cat, Malory.

Kailah Rovin marries Marc Matyas

Kailah Rovin, daughter of Alyn and Nancy Rovin of Tophet Road, married Marc Matyas, of New York City, son of Rudolph Matyas and Jean Gantel, both of Cleveland, Ohio, on October 11. Rabbi Neil Kominsky and Margaret Frisch Klein, rabbinic student and Kailah's longtime mentor and friend, led the ceremony at Temple Emanuel of the Merrimac Valley in Lowell. A reception at the Concord Country Club followed.

Among the members of the wedding party were Kailah's brother Joshua, and sister-in-law Peggy. Their daughter, Olivia, was the flower girl. Katy Merrill Dunham, formerly of Carlisle, was one of the bridesmaids.

Kailah is a 1992 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and received her B.A. from The George Washington University. She is vice president at Redwood Partners, a senior management recruiting firm. Marc graduated from Columbia University. He is in the process of opening a restaurant in New York. The couple just returned from their honeymoon in Italy and are living in New York City.


Lillian Buerklin Scheffler

Lillian Scheffler of Orchard Acres died at home on November 2 at age 93. She lived for 87 years in the Philadelphia area and resided with her daughter, Lois Scheffler Adams, in Carlisle for the past six years. She worked into her eighties as a secretary for physicians and in hospitals before coming to Carlisle. In addition, during World War II, she was a cook/dietician in a daycare center for mothers employed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Lillian will always be remembered as an excellent cook and great storyteller. In her later years she took trips to Maine, Hawaii, Florida, the Grand Canyon and to the Oberammergau Festspiele in Germany, a lifelong dream of hers.

Lillian was married to Edward Scheffler for 55 years until his death. She will be greatly missed by her son Gerald and his wife Anne; her daughter Lois Adams and son-in-law Max; her grandchildren Bob Scheffler, Heidi Scheffler, Sara Adams Bardzick, Seth Adams; her sister Christine Buerklin Buhner; her sisters-in-law Alice Scheffler Duffy, Dorothy Scheffler Vogelman and three great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and scores of friends and neighbors.

A memorial service is planned in Philadelphia at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Hospice at Emerson Hospital, 133 ORNAC, Concord, MA 01742.

Ole Nelson

Ole Nelson, 79, of Russell Street, a long-time resident of Carlisle, died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 20, at Emerson Hospital after being stricken at home with an aneurysm. Born in Carlisle, May 22, 1924, he was the son of the late Casper and Lena (Christiansen) Nelson of Estabrook Road.

Educated in Carlisle schools, Mr. Nelson left Concord High School to enlist in the United States Navy, where he served in the Pacific theater during WWII. A skilled machinist working in sheet metal, he enjoyed a long association with the Honeywell Corporation in Brighton. He had also worked as night supervisor for the former Dovre Ski Binding Company in West Concord.

Formerly active with the Carlisle Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mr. Nelson enjoyed vegetable gardening in his leisure time. Many will remember he had built his family home, using stones from the property to construct its foundation, and harvesting trees for the flooring.

He was the husband of the late Raphaela "Ella" (Mazzeo), who died in 1998, and leaves his daughter, Barbara Ammendolia of Townsend; his son, Paul of Pepperell; four grandchildren, Brad and Stacey Nelson, Jennifer Cate and Anthony Ammendolia; and four great-grandchildren, Bryanna, Amanda and Maria Ammendolia and Abigail Cate. He was the brother of the late Helen Fulton, Martin, Christian and Nels Nelson and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services were held in the MacRae-Tunnicliffe Funeral Home on Monday, November 24, conducted by the Rev. Dr. John C. Lombard of Trinitarian Congregational Church. Interment followed in Green Cemetery, Carlisle. For those who wish, gifts in his memory may be sent to Emerson Hospital, Attn: Development Office, Concord, MA 01742.


Enole Nielsen (courtesy photo)


Enole Nielsen, formerly of Estabrook Road, now living in Italy, is shown modeling one of her own creations designed for a client in Boston. Nielsen has a studio in a small town south of Rome where she designs clothing under the label Enole. She also lives in the town with Daniele Palladini and their two-year-old daughter, Josephine. Nielsen, who attended the Carlisle schools, has lived in Italy for the past 10 years.

· Sandy Nash and family of Concord Street have volunteered to use their creative talents to decorate a tree during the Concord Museum's eighth annual benefit exhibition, "Family Trees: Generations of Storytelling." Their tree is inspired by the children's book, A Penny for Barnaby by Wendy Rouillard. The author will be visiting the musuem as part of the Authors and Illustrators Day on Sunday, December 7.

· Adam Fitzgerald of Autumn Lane, a graduate student at Connecticut College, finished 25th in the 8K race at the NCAA Division III National Championship Saturday afternoon, in Hanover, Indiana, earning him All-American Accolades. Fitzgerald, a 1999 CCHS graduate, completed the 8K course in time of 25:40.5, averaging 5:09 per mile.

Junior Black Belt graduates from Carlisle. Shown clockwise from center rear are: Adam Schad, Jared Aquaviva, Maxwell Droznin, Colin Piette and Robert Drinkwater. All have attended Callahans' Kenpo Karate school for four years of training. Belts were awarded in a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 21. (Courtesy photo)

A HOLIDAY FAVORITE. Carlisle students, Kyra Pratt, Marin Epstein and Lili Boxer will dance in the upcoming performance of the Commonwealth Ballet Company's The Nutcracker. Performances will be held on December 5 at 7 p.m., December 6 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and December 7 at 1 p.m. at the Westford Academy Performing Arts Center on Patten Road in Westford. The Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier will be danced by Anna Liceica and Gennadi Saveliev, stars of New York's American Ballet Theatre. Tickets are $28-15 and can be reserved by calling 1-978-263-6533. (Courtesy photo)

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito