The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 3, 2004


Charlotte Lillian Beakley

Charlotte Lillian Beakley was born on Tuesday, August 17, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, according to parents Jonathan and Allison Beakley of West Street. Little "Charley" joins brother William, three, and sister Hannah, one.

Grandparents are Judy and Chuck First of Wayland and Jan and Guy Beakley of Marshall, Virginia.

Andrew David Mikhail

Sarah Shohet and John Mikhail announce with joy the birth of Andrew David Mikhail on August 1. Welcoming Andrew home was his sister Hannah, 22 months. The delighted grandparents are Carolyn and Dick Shohet of Bedford Road and Ramzy Mikhail of Knoxville, Tennessee. Andrew timed his arrival perfectly to occur on the exact same day that the recently relocated family took ownership of their new home in Washington, D.C.

Stetson Eli Daisy

Lauri A. Feliciano-Daisy and Louis E. Daisy of Ayer are pleased to announce the birth of their son Stetson Eli, born on August 3 at Emerson Hospital.

Grandparents are Alice and Bob Daisy of Concord and Ray and Judy Feliciano of Orlando, Florida.


Mildred H. Davis Active in her church and community

Mildred H. (Stokes) Davis of Stearns Street passed away on Saturday, August 28, at Emerson Hospital in Concord. The beloved wife of the late Norman E. "Dixie" Davis, she was 90 years of age.

Born in Woburn, Mildred was the daughter of the late Earl E. and Catherine M. (Power) Stokes. Raised and educated in Woburn, she was a graduate of Woburn High School in 1931. During her high school years, she worked at Gorins Department Store and the White Spot Restaurant in Woburn. After marrying her husband, she made her home in Carlisle where they raised their four children. Mildred worked for approximately 13 years at the former Valleyhead Hospital in Carlisle, and at Raytheon in Bedford in food services. Active in the Carlisle community, she was a member of the Senior Group, the Congregational Church and a member of the Ever Ready Class, a women's church group. She loved to knit and crochet and was a talented baker. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mildred is survived by her children Norman E. "Bud" Davis Jr. of Carlisle; Joan Pierce (for many years a Carlisle mail carrier) of Woburn; David A. Davis and his wife Nancy of Concord; and Marsha M. Daniels and her husband William of Tyngsboro, as well as by 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at the Carlisle Congregational Church on September 1. Donations may be made in Mildred's memory to the Carlisle Congregational Church, 147 School Street, Carlisle, MA 01741. Arrangements were made by Lynch-Cantillion Funeral Home in Woburn.

Katherine Jean Sullivan Jung
An artist and lover of music and children

Katherine Jung, 92, died Saturday, August 28, in Orlando, Florida. She was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Mrs. Jung attended schools in Somerville, Massachusetts, and went on to Hyannis State Teachers College. She taught elementary school in Somerville and retired from teaching in 1977.

In 1942, she married Ensign E. Kenneth Jung. They first made their home in Medford and then for many years lived on Stearns Street in Carlisle before moving to Naples, Florida, three years ago.

Katherine will be remembered as an accomplished artist and lover of music and children. One of her students was still in contact with her.

She was predeceased by her son, James Melville Jung, in 1975. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Kenneth Jung; one niece, Gail Keinz, of East Orleans; a grand niece, Catherine Brown of Chelmsford; nephew Lawrence Sullivan of Houston, Texas; nephew David Owens of Gulfport, Mississippi; sister-in-law, Lucile Jung, of Orlando; and brother-in-law Donald Jung and his wife Gay of Winter Park, Florida.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Irene Church, on Friday, September 3, at 11:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at the Bedford Funeral home, 167 Great Road, Bedford, prior to the Mass on Friday morning from 9 to 11 a.m.

Interment will be at Green Cemetery in Carlisle. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the charity of your choice in memory of Katherine Sullivan Jung.

Walter R. Woodward
A man who contributed to his community, family and friends

Walter R. Woodward, 86, of South Street, passed away peacefully on August 16 at his home after a courageous battle with stomach cancer. He was the husband of Catherine Cooley Woodward, his faithful companion for 61 years.

Walter was born in Decatur, Illinois, on February 26, 1918, son of the late Arthur and Ida May (Warburton) and was raised in Detroit. In 1926, he studied trumpet under Harry Herrick and during his teenage years played solo trumpet in the Young Heidelberg Band, which toured Germany in 1936. Upon graduating from Detroit High School, he was awarded a music scholarship to the Oberlin Conservatory in 1937. He later soloed with the Niagara Falls Symphony from 1944 through 1953. Walter subsequently studied Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and completed a master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1942. His master's thesis under Professor K. D. Wood dealt with propeller design and performance at high altitude. Working his way through the university, he built a motorized propeller-driven bike to commute to jobs as a dance-band musician and waiter. He started his career working on a propeller flight test project for NACA (now the National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

Walter was constantly innovating and held numerous patents. He worked for Bell Aircraft until 1953, the Wind Tunnel Instrument Company, Dynametrics, United Shoe Machinery (USM) Corporation, and finally Digital Equipment Corporation until 1988. Several times during his career he left his job at a large corporation to be lead engineer in startup companies producing center of gravity locators for spacecraft, hydrofoils for waterskis, and later stepper motors for precision positioning. His homemade hummingbird feeder and squirrel-proof bird tray reflected his fascination with the mechanics of nature.

A Carlisle resident since 1959, Walt ("Woody") played solo trumpet in local music groups and at the Carlisle Congregational Church, as well as for weddings, special events, and for musical productions at the Concord Episcopal Church under Connie Andrews. He was a founding member of the "Carlisle Cats" which has played for Old Home Day festivities since the early 1960s, convening and leading the group each year including this past July 4. Each year, he also convened and directed the instrumental accompaniment for Christmas carols on the Carlisle Green. He summered on and off at Lake Winnisquam in Meredith, N.H., often inviting family and friends to stay and use the rope swing and work on the latest creative project. He was generous in contributing his time to community, family, and friends, all of whom knew of his ability to conceive elegant technical solutions to practical problems.

Besides his wife Catherine, he is survived by three children, William R. Woodward of Durham, N.H., professor at the University of New Hampshire, David R.Woodward of Carlisle, economist at the Mitre Corporation; and Carol W. Doutriaux of Ottawa, Ontario, psychological associate with the Canadian government. His ten grandchildren are Shirley, Pierce, and Luke Woodward; Asena Jennie, Walter Sekope, and Ema Diane Woodward; and Miriam, Stéphane, Sylvie, and Timothée Doutriaux. He was a devoted parent and grandparent, participating in science fair mentoring, music, Boy Scouts and myriad creative projects, and later traveling to visit family members in the Fiji Islands, Vanuatu, Germany, France, and Great Britain. He also initiated collaborative genealogies of the Woodward, Warburton, Koehler, and Cooley families, tracking them to Germany, Canada, Ireland, and England. Nephews, nieces, and grandchildren knew him as a playful and witty correspondent.

A memorial service was held at the Carlisle Congregational Church, in Carlisle at 3 p.m.. on August 28, with a reception immediately following.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Carlisle Historical Society, P.O. Box 703, Carlisle, Massachusetts 01741 Arrangements were under the direction of MacRae-Tunnicliffe, Concord, Massachusetts.

Jill McElligott of Tophet Road, a junior at Concord-Carlisle High School, was named the winner of the Concerto Competition at the New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine. Jill was selected by the New England Music Camp music faculty through competitive auditions.

Jill was the evening's soloist at the faculty recital on August 4. She played Poem for Flute and Orchestra and was accompanied by the faculty chamber orchestra. After the recital, a reception was held in her honor, and her name was inscribed on the Concerto Competition plaque at the camp lodge. She also was awarded the N.E.M.C. Porter-Eidan Scholarship for flute excellence and designated a senior honor musician.

Samuel J. Rolly of Litchfield Drive was a member of the graduating Class of 2004 at Brooks School in Andover. A magna cum laude graduate, Rolly was awarded High Distinction in computer science, mathematics and science. He will attend Tufts University this fall.

Charlie Cornish of Russell Street earned Highest Honors at Brooks School in Andover by maintaining a grade average above 92 points. He will enter his sophomore year this fall.
Elizabeth Orlando of Autumn Lane was named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Amanda Pease, 11, of Evergreen Lane set two meet records at the Needham All-Star Junior Track & Field Invitational this summer. Amanda is ranked among the top 100 pentathletes in the country within the Midget (11-12- year-old girls) category and placed 3rd in pentathlon at the 2004 Northeast Regional Championships. Both her long jump of 13'2" and high jump of 4'3" established new records for Midget Girls at the Needham All-Star, one of the area's most popular meets. In addition, Amanda won the standing broad jump event with a leap of 6'8". Amanda trains with the Nitehawks Track & Field Club coached by Alex Ivanov of Blaisdell Drive.


In the last paragraph of the article "When John Kerry came to Carlisle," in the August 3 issue of the Mosquito, Nancy Penhune was misidentified. She was Carlisle's first woman selectman.

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