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Friday, April 30, 2004


Phyllis Ada (Wollenberg) Mirfield Former school nurse

Phyllis Ada (Wollenberg) Mirfield, 81, of Concord, formerly of Lowell Street, died April 21 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. Phyllis was born in Hartford, Connecticut, to Christopher H., Sr., and Ada Wollenberg on June 6, 1922. She grew up in Farmington, Connecticut, graduating from Farmington High School in 1940 and St. Francis School of Nursing in Hartford in 1944. She joined the U. S. Army in 1944 and served until 1946 as a combat nurse in the European Theater.

In 1946 she married Coburn (Pat) Mirfield who died in 1995. The couple lived in Carlisle where Phyllis pursued her nursing career, first in a nursing home, then as school nurse in the Carlisle Schools for over 20 years and later as a supervisor at Emerson Hospital in Concord.

She enjoyed knitting, sewing, bridge, golf and quilting. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Phyllis is survived by a brother, Col. William F. Wollenberg, US Army, Retired, of Ft. Collins, Colorado. She leaves two sons, Dale Mirfield of Bedford, Massachusetts, and Neal Mirfield and his wife Mary Rose of Maynard, Massachusetts, and their children, Rebecca, Jeremiah and Brendan. She also leaves three great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Patrick and Nicholas.

A funeral service was held at Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 26. Memorial contributions may be made to Daughters of the American Revolution, care of Ms. Judith Askey, 19 Cheverus Road, Dorchester, MA 12124-2401.


Seth Adams weds Jennifer Griffin

Seth Adams and Jennifer Griffin were married at Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, on January 31, 2004.

Seth is a graduate of CCHS '95 and UMass Lowell 2000. Jennifer is from Seattle and a graduate of Bastyr College, Kenmore, Washington. After a honeymoon in Mexico, the couple are living in Longmont, Colorado. Seth is employed by Safeway in Boulder and is in graduate school. Jennifer is employed by Pharmica, also in Boulder.

Seth's parents are Lois Adams of Orchard Acres and Max Adams of School Street.


Hannah May Corfield

Eric and Linda (Moseley) Corfield of Chelmsford are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter Hannah May, born March 7, 2004, at Emerson Hospital. Hannah joins her big sister Grace, at home.

Proud grandparents are Miles and Phyllis Goff of Bedford Road and David and Eleanor Corfield of Edgartown, Massachusetts.

One of our own in Iraq

Lt. Daniel L. Newman, son of Austin and Florence Newman of Autumn Lane, began a one-year assignment in Iraq on March 17. This is the second active-duty assignment with his unit since 9/11.

Lt. Newman attended Carlisle Schools as well as The American School of The Hague in the Netherlands. After returning to the United States, he graduated from Lexington Christian High School in 1989. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 135 and the Carlisle Congregational Church. Upon graduation from Messiah College, he served with the Regular Army as a UN Peacekeeper in Haiti and part of IFOR in Bosnia. He moved to New Hampshire and joined the NH National Guard just before 9/11. The following month his unit was activated and assigned to security duty at Manchester Airport.

His parents, his wife Heather and three young sons, Shane, Kyle and Jacob, together with his four sisters, await his safe return from duty.

• On April 15, the Wellesley Education Foundation held a reception to honor Matthew King, Wellesley's school superintendent, for 25 years of "dedicated service to public school education." Dr. King was superintendent and principal in Carlisle from 1979 to 1989, starting his work as superintendent here in Carlisle. Following his time in Carlisle, King was superintendent of the Lincoln-Sudbury schools before moving to Wellesley in 1996. King was honored at the reception with a resolution from the State General Court for his commitment and dedication to public education. Sharing reminiscences and accolades at the reception were representatives of the school committees of the three school systems King has served, and personal friends.

King commented, "The ten years I spent in Carlisle were my formative years. Whatever success I have experienced since leaving was in large measure due to what I learned in Carlisle." Still working with King in Wellesley, also having served in Carlisle, are John D'Auria and Richard Deppe.

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