The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 14, 2004

Engagement Allen Tyler Dewing to wed Pia Needham

Mr. John. T. Needham of Princeton, New Jersey and Mrs. Barbara P. Needham of Haddonfield, New Jersey announce the engagement of their daughter, Pia Pompizzi Needham to Allen Tyler Dewing, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Dewing, Jr. of South Street.

Pia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Suffolk University and is employed at BioVentures Investors in Cambridge. Tyler graduated from Middlesex School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Colby College. He is employed at Trenwith Securities in Boston and will attend the Amos Tuck School of Business in the fall. A June 2005 wedding is planned.


Dorris Wilson Mortensen
Member of the Carlisle community for 32 years
Dorris (Wilson) Mortensen, 79, of South Yarmouth, formerly of Carlisle and Harwichport, died Monday, April 5, from complications of a stroke. Born at home in Arlington, she graduated from Garland Junior College with a degree in culinary arts. In 1946, she married Richard Mortensen, who died in 1983. They lived on Partridge Lane for 32 years and raised four children.

Although Dorris was an accomplished cook and seamstress, she was happiest outdoors, especially in her gardens. Throughout her adult life, she made her own bread. For many years, she worked in the Carlisle School cafeteria. Dorris helped design and make the Carlisle Minuteman uniforms for the 1976 Bicentennial. She relished her active retirement years at Thirwood Place and enjoyed traveling with her dear companion Sven Siemen.

Dorris' children, Martha Asendorf of West Falmouth, Mark Mortensen of Summerfield, North Carolina, Dana Mortensen of Wakefield and Linda Mortensen of Seattle, Washington, survive her. She had four grandsons, five step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Her sister Marjorie Martin lives in Port Charlotte, Florida.

A burial service in Carlisle is planned for Saturday, May 29, at 11:30 a.m. at Green Cemetery. A reception with the family will follow at the Carlisle Congregational Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts Audubon Society, South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773, or to the charity of one's choice.

Christianna Marks
A WINNER. Carlisle sixth-grader Cristianna Marks is the winner in the fourth annual poetry writing contest sponsored by Willow Books & Cafe of Acton.

•Linda Yeaton, whose father, Ivan Yeaton, lived on Judy Farm Road for many years, read the following poem to the Council on Aging's poetry class. It was inspired by the lady's slippers that used to grow on her father's land in Carlisle.

A flower for Cinderella

wild white opening
pine trees fan moist sunlight
her lady slipper

-Linda Yeaton

Correction: The photo of the horseback rider on page 3 of last week's Mosquito was misidentified. It should have read Julia Brem of Chelmsford, instead of Kelsey Bradley.

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito