The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 30, 2006


Robert W. Martens Longtime Carlisle resident

Robert Warren Martens, 89, of Estabrook Road, died Tuesday, June 20, at his Carlisle home. Martens participated in many COA activities in Carlisle. "He specially enjoyed singalongs and knew all the words," said COA Director Jane Williams.

Born in South Boston on August 17, 1916, he was the son of the late Charles H. Martens and Clara (Whitehead) Martens. He was a 1933 graduate of South Boston High School and later studied Chemistry and Psychology at American International College in Springfield.

He built his own home in Carlisle in 1962, where he has resided since.

From the mid 1950s until the mid 1970s he was employed as a carpenter for Shoemaker Inc. in Lexington. He was also employed at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Co. in East Hartford, Connecticut, and as an executive for Nelco Tool Co. in Manchester, Connecticut. He retired in 1993 after 12 years of employment at the Internal Revenue Service in Cambridge.

Prior to becoming a resident of Carlisle in 1962, he had resided in South Boston for twelve years and in Andover Lake, Connecticut, for eight years.

Survivors include a brother Charles H. Martens of New Jersey; two nephews, Eric John Martens of California and Charles Andreas Martens of New Zealand; another brother-in-law, Allan Carlson and his wife Ann of Sanford, Maine; and a niece, Janice Cole, and two more nephews Stuart and Carlson.

A funeral service was held at the Joseph Dee and Son Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord on Saturday. An interment was in the family burial plot in Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell.

Kathryn Wight to wed Chad Compton

Mrs. Jane Redfern and Mr. Harry Wight of Carlisle are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kathryn Wight to Chad Compton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Compton of South Boston, Virginia.

Kathryn is a Concord-Carlisle High School graduate with the class of 2002. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Elon University in 2006. She is currently working at Coldwell Banker in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Chad graduated from Halifax County High School in 2000. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2004. He is currently employed as an assistant superintendent of Devil's Ridge Golf Club in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The couple plan to wed in October 2006.


Theodore Jensen Fellows

Lisa and Simon Jensen Fellows are delighted to announce the birth of Theodore Jensen Fellows. Theo, a brother of Myfy and Alec, arrived on June 7 in Oxford, England. Proud grandparents are Linda McGrenra of Acton Street in Carlisle and Marie and Brian Fellows of Lichfield, England. The Jensen Fellowses, formerly of Judy Farm Road, Carlisle, look forward to returning to live in Massachusetts next year.

College graduates

Robert Balazy of Prospect Street received a bachelor of science degree in Management Studies from Boston University.

Andrew Boardman of Russell Street graduated cum laude from University of Rochester with a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science.

Jeremy Boardman of Russell Street graduated from University of Rochester with a bachelor of arts degree in Economics.

Brian Walsh of South Street graduated with honors from Colgate University with a bachelor of science degree in Astronomy and Physics.

Sean Walsh of South Street received a master's degree in Water Resource Engineering from Tufts University Department of Civil Engineering. He earned his bachelor of science degree in 2004 from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Kathryn Wight of Aldershot Lane graduated from Elon University with a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. She is currently working at Coldwell Banker in Raleigh, North Carolina


Christine Lyons of Baldwin Road was named to the Dean's List for the fall and spring semesters at Northeastern University, where she is a freshman in the College of Business Administration.

Rachel Grean of Tophet Road, a freshman at the University of Richmond, was named to the Honor Roll for the spring semester.

Private school graduates and those receiving honors

Lindsay Ventura of Concord Street graduated from Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. She graduated with Honor and received one of the school's highest awards, the St. Philippine Duchesne Prize. She will attend Northeastern University in the fall.

Laura Ferraro of Spencer Brook Lane graduated from Phillips Academy Andover and was elected into the Cum Laude Society. She will attend Duke University in the fall.

Sarah Guo of Laurelwood Drive, a junior at Phillips Academy Andover, was named to the Honor Roll.

Kyra Prats of River Road, a freshman at Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, received academic honors.

Honor Roll recipients for the fourth quarter at St. Sebastian's School in Needham include:

Tyler Smith — High Honors

Connor Smith — Honors with Distinction

Patrick Brennan — Honors

Thomas Brennan — Honors

Michael Burke — Honors

Knight Colman of Audubon Lane was honored with the Citizenship Award for his fifth grade class at Fenn School.

Fenn School Honor Roll for the third term:

Academic High Honors and Sua Sponte High Honors — Stephen Lerner

Academic High Honors and Sua Sponte Honors — Oliver Stephenson, Christian Wesselhoeft

Academic High Honors — Edward Cao, Michael Hernandez, Samuel Petrie

Academic Honors and Sua Sponte High Honors — Alexander Moskowitz

Academic Honors — Jack Donovan, Jake Oh

Sua Sponte High Honors — Miles Petrie

Sua Sponte Honors — Hunter Moskowitz, William Golonka, Joseph Colman, Matthew Boudreau

Note: Fenn's School motto, Sua Sponte means "on one's own responsibility."

Citizen Action Team recognized

Citizen Action Team, a national disaster relief group which Christy Barbee of Cranberry Hill Lane helped start locally, was honored by the Organizer's Collaborative with its first-ever award for innovative use of technology. The award recognized CAT's development of a publicly accessible, web-based database it used to match donations to needs in the Gulf region after hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

CAT founders Terra Friedrichs of Acton, Christy Barbee of Carlisle, and software developer Chris Williams of Somerville gave the keynote address at the Organizer's Collaborative conference, Grassroots Use of Technology, June 17 at UMass-Boston.

Organizer's Collaborative is a national nonprofit dedicated to making technology easier for users engaged in social change and community organizations. The all-volunteer CAT formed last September after Hurricane Katrina left Mississippi and Louisiana public safety and social service agencies scrambling to help displaced people. CAT has collected and continues to collect many goods in Carlisle and around the country.The database and web site ( provide a resource for people who want to help after disasters.

Francis Finizio of Autumn Lane received the Colby Brick Award for distinguished service to the college at the Colby College Reunion Weekend, June 9 to 11. Finizio,

a member of the class of 1966, has served Colby in many capacities over the years, including many Alumni Council committees, as president, vice president and class representative, reunion planner, and as an alumni admissions interviewer.


The Board of Health (BOH) supports well testing for all eight abutters to the proposed Coventry Woods development off Concord Street. Last week's Mosquito said the BOH originally supported testing three wells. The Mosquito regrets the error.

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