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Friday, January 27, 2006



Walter Henry Flannery A familiar face at the transfer station

Walter H. Flannery, 84, who lived in a cabin in the woods off Baldwin Road, died Thursday, January 19, at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. Cause of death was cancer.

Mr. Flannery was born in Concord in 1921 and raised on Lexington Road, the son of the late Stephen J. and Mary M. (Busteed) Flannery. He was the brother of Robert Flannery of Brookline, New Hampshire; Ralph Flannery of Lincoln; Mary Bufton of Concord; and the late Richard, Lawrence, Donald, William and Leonard Flannery and Margaret Britt.

He was the father of Walter Flannery Jr. of Hudson, Lorraine Cormier of Watertown, Wanda-May Woznek of Vergennes, Vermont and the late Judy-Ann Flannery. He leaves five grandsons, Daniel, Michael, Beau, Tyler and Jean Claude; four granddaughters, Tina, Donna, Tatanya, and Jessica; two great grandsons, Nicholas and Daniel Jr., and a great grand-daughter Olivia.

"Jake," as he was known, was a retired self-employed mason. He was outgoing and a friend to all. A carefree and quixotic man, he truly lived day to day and enjoyed betting against the odds. He could charm with a mischievous look and a wonderful smile.

A disabled veteran, Mr. Flannery was drafted in February 1942, and served with the 398th Infantry 100th Division. Six of his brothers also served in WWII.

A funeral was held on Tuesday, January 24, from the Joseph Dee & Sons Funeral Home in Concord, followed by a Funeral Mass in Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord. Interment with military honors followed in the family burial plot on Author's Ridge, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord.

In honor of Mr. Flannery's service to his country in the US Army, Concord and Carlisle town flags were flown at half-staff.

To leave a message in the family guestbook, please see


Nicholas Woodland to wed Wendy Yetterberg

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Yetterberg of Rockford, Illinois, announce the engagement of their daughter Wendy Rey Yetterberg to Nicholas Chandler Woodland, son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Woodland, Jr., of Concord Street, Carlisle.

Wendy is a 1993 graduate of Harlem High School in Rockford and received a bachelor's degree in education from University of Texas—San Antonio in 1999. Presently, she teaches fifth-grade math at the Maria Hernandez Intermediate School in San Marcos, Texas, while pursuing her master's degree in school administration.

Nick is a 1994 graduate of CCHS and received his bachelor of science degree in geology from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, in 1998. He is currently employed by NAVTEQ, a company specializing in GPS software, on the Asia/Pacific Team, and works from his home in New Braunfels, Texas.

The couple is planning a June wedding in Rockford.

Carlisle School and CCHS musicians chosen for Massachusetts Northeast Junior District

The Carlisle School's music department is pleased to announce that 15 instrumentalists and a vocalist were accepted into this year's Massachusetts Northeast Junior District Music Festival. In addition, five Carlisle ninth graders from CCHS were accepted. These orchestra, chorus and band honors ensembles are comprised of selected students in grades 6 through 9 from over ninety middle schools (and high school freshmen) throughout northeastern Massachusetts. Carlisle students performed a rigorous audition at North Reading High School on January 21, and those accepted will rehearse during the week of April 3 and perform a concert in Lowell on Saturday, April 8.

Participating in the orchestra will be violinist Sonia Boor (grade 7); percussionist Cristianna Marks (grade 8, highest score of all auditioning percussionists); and French hornists Tommy Veitch (grade 7) and Nathan Hsieh (grade 9, first chair).

Band members will include ninth graders Amanda Caddell (bass clarinet, first chair), Raphael Hsieh (clarinet) and Ema Woodward (alto saxophone); eighth graders Sydney Cusack (flute), Evan Scarlett and Victoria Abel (clarinet), Caroline Howe (alto saxophone), Charlie Fitzpatrick (trumpet) and Katie Hendrickson (trombone, first chair). Seventh graders Kelly Xing (clarinet), Margaret Hoffman (French horn, first chair), Timothy Lamere (trumpet), Madeline Monroe (trombone) and Stephanie Mundel (tuba, first chair) round out the band participants.

Ninth grader Amanda Peterson will be singing alto in the girls chorus and eighth-grade soprano Caroline Materne will be participating in the girls chorus for the second year in a row.

Congratulations to all auditioning students.

Cars R Us

• "You are what you drive," wrote the Sunday Boston Globe in its January 22 article, "The cars we drive..." "The Prius, an icon of the eco-conscious driver — which runs on either electricity or gasoline — is most prevalent in affluent communities with lots of space: Harvard, Lincoln, Carlisle and Chilmark," reported the Globe.

"The Saab was the car of choice in certain affluent-yet-understated communities," continued the Globe. Carlisle is one of those suburbs with the highest concentrations of Saabs, along with Manchester-by-the-Sea, Concord, Waban and West Newton.

Hannah J. Roberts of Nickles Lane, a twelfth grader at Phillips Exeter Academy, earned High Honors for fall term. Roberts is in her fourth year at the independent secondary school in Exeter, New Hampshire.

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