Friday, August 13, 2004
Frank E. Foss
Frank Elder Foss, 91, of Amherst, Massachusetts, died July 17. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, May 27, 1913, he was the son of the late William Foss Jr. and Jenny Mason Foss of the Foss Farm on Bedford Road in Carlisle.
He was a graduate of Concord High School and of Northeastern University in 1935, where he was first in his class.
Mr. Foss worked for the American Optical Company in Southbridge for over 30 years. He supervised the construction of factories in England and Wales. He later worked as an executive at the Univis Optical in Puerto Rico and finally as an assistant to the president of Webster Lens in Webster, Massachusetts, where he and his wife lived in retirement.
Mr. Foss is survived by his wife of 69 years, Louise Qua Foss; three daughters, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A memorial service was held July 24 in the Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst. Burial was in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.
Bowen Shaye Supple
Amy and J.J. Supple of Sunset Road are pleased to announce the birth of their son Bowen Shaye born July 16 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Grandparents are Patricia and Dave Hayes of Portsmouth, Rhode Island,Claire Henneberry of Acton, and Joseph Hayes of Centerville, Cape Cod. Great-grandmother is Gertrude Silva of East Providence, Rhode Island.
• The prestigious art competition, Arts for the Parks, recently announced that Maris Platais of Bedford Road was selected in the 2004 Top 100 for the artwork titled "Concord," featuring Minute Man National Historical Park.
The annual competition is designed to support and promote our National Parks through the work of artists who have captured on canvas and paper some of the most dramatic and enticing visions of the national parks. The top award winners for this year's competition will be announced on September 18.
• Shelley Reeves of Carleton Road has been named president of the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association.
• Lisa Lofdahl of Peter Hans Road, a soprano, will perform in the concert "Venetian Vespers" at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord on August 13 at 8:15 p.m.
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