The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 12, 2003


Douglas H. Grattan

Douglas H. Grattan, Sr., 59, of Patch Meadow Lane, died Saturday, December 6, 2003, at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was the beloved husband of Marcia L. (Taylor) Grattan to whom he had been married since 1965. Grattan was born in Lowell on December 23, 1943, the son of the late Norman E. and Gladys (Curran) Grattan, Sr. He graduated from Billerica Memorial High School (BMHS) in 1962. He was the owner of the Grattan Line Construction Corporation in Billerica for 19 years. An avid sportsman, Grattan enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout the U.S. and Canada and was a Maine Hunting Guide for several years. He also boxed in the Golden Gloves.

He was very active in Billerica Little League and was a past president. He was a member of the IBEW, Local 104, for 38 years, U.S. Bunting and Cricket Club, and BMHS Alumni Association. He was also a past member of the Spindle City Pigeon Club, New Hampshire Beagle Association, Maine Guide's Association and Safari Club Int'l. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Douglas Jr. and Tracy Grattan of Wellesley; his daughter and son-in-law, Gayle L. and Chuck Rubeski of Dunstable; his sister, Carol J. Gill of Billerica; his brother, Norman E. Grattan, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada, and his four grandchildren, Abigayle and Andrew Grattan and Olivia and Scott Rubeski.

Visiting hours were held in the Burns Funeral Home, 354 Boston Road (Rt. 3A), Billerica on December 9. Memorial contributions may be made in Douglas' name to the Gladys Grattan Scholarship Foundation, c/o Maureen Sullivan, BMHS, 365 Boston Road, Billerica MA 01821.
Our sympathy to...

Mary Bond Snell and her family of Munroe Hill Road on the death of her father, Edwin Maury Bond, Jr., of Nashville, Tennessee, on December 6.


Peter Fohl and Tenley Allensworth

Tenley Allensworth, daughter of Sarajane and David Allensworth, originally of Galesburgh, Illinois, now of Solvang, California, and Peter Fohl, son of Tim and Nancy Fohl of South Street, recently celebrated their marriage with family and friends at the Alisal Guest Ranch in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, California on October 26.

Maid of honor was Tenley's daughter, Margaret Fohl, now joyfully adopted by Pete. Bridesmaids were longtime friends, LuAnn Rickson of Smithfield, Utah, and Chelsea Allensworth Smith, sister of the bride of Bozeman, Montana.

Best man was lifelong friend, Chris Collins of New Market, Maryland, originally of South Street. Groomsmen were Nick and Jeff Fohl, brothers of the groom, both of San Francisco, California.

Tenley is employed with Softshare, Inc., Santa Barbara, California. Pete is employed with the ISERA Group, also of Santa Barbara.

Tenley, Pete and Margaret reside in Solvang, California.


Charles Peter Bernardin

John and Gail Bernardin of Bingham Road are pleased to announce the birth of their son Charles Peter Bernardin on November 25 at Emerson Hospital. Grandparents are Robert and Virginia Collins of Hampton, New Hampshire, and George and Barbara Bernardin of West Boylson, Mass. Charlie is welcomed home by his big brother Clark and sister Meaghan.

Christmas Past

We made chains
for the mantel
out of bands of colored
paper. The silver came
from the inside wrapping
of many cigarette packs.
Who would have guessed then
that the reason for living
was making
so much memory?
David A. Erickson of Lowell Street performed in the Bates College theater department's fall production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Erickson played Laertes in a cast of 18 students and faculty. Erickson, a 2003 graduate of Middlesex School, is the son of Thomas and Tamara Erickson.

Nancy Pierce of Westford Street called in to radio host Dick Gordon of WBUR's The Connection, on Tuesday morning. She voiced her concern that Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean would receive the same treatment as former Democratic candidate George McGovern received for his stand on the Vietnam War.

Kristen Kilfoyle of West Street, a young woman who grew up in Carlisle and attended the Carlisle Schools, has embarked on a new venture in Concord Center: a glamour shop called Hello Gorgeous!

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito