Friday, July 21, 2006
Local musician and physical therapist
Pamela Mary Wade Lugg, a resident of Carlisle from 1967 to 1982, passed away on July 3 at home in Cumberland Foreside, Maine, after a brave two-year fight against cancer.
She was born in 1925 in Yorkshire, England, and she remained a British citizen. She and her husband, Harry Lugg, came to Carlisle, living first in a home on Autumn Lane. Then they renovated the farmhouse at 88 Concord Street. Residents who were here in the 1970s and early 1980s may remember a sign on the barn: "low flying aircraft." They left Carlisle in 1982 when Mr. Lugg's work took them to Huntsville, Alabama.
Mrs. Lugg was a very accomplished woman, having studied drafting and architecture. Her knowledge of 17th- and 18th-century house architecture was very helpful in renovating the mid-19th century farmhouse. Its barn dates from 1760 and was moved from the center of town in near-original condition.
While in England, she trained professionally as a physical therapist. She was on the staff at Emerson Hospital in Concord as a respiratory chest physical therapist for a number of years.
She used her knowledge of art and the decorative arts as an appraiser and salesperson for Clara "Pete" Morse, who ran Antiques at the Wheelwright, located first in Carlisle Center and then in Westford.
Mrs. Lugg always loved music. She started studying voice at age 16 and performed in school as a lyric soprano. She continued her vocal study while she was working for her paramedical professional degree. When she was working in London, she attended the Royal Academy of Music and performed as a soloist. When she went to work as a physical therapist in New Zealand, she continued her vocal studies and performances.
While in Carlisle, she studied voice with Marc Pearson, head of the New England Conservatory of Music's Voice Department. She performed often as a member of the Concord Music Club, in productions such as Noye's Fludde and Amahl and the Night Visitors at Trinity Church in Concord; in Gilbert and Sullivan productions; and gave concerts for the Concord Area Music School Association, the Massachusetts General Hospital Wednesday afternoon concerts and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. She was one of the leading soloists in two of the Carlisle Town Plays in 1978 and 1982, and many other performances.
Mrs. Lugg is survived by her children: Stephanie Lugg Evanick, Richard Lugg, Henry Lugg and two grandchildren, Grace and Larson Lugg.
A memorial service was held July 15 at the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Falmouth, Maine. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or Macmillan Cancer Relief (www.macmillan.or.uk) in memory of Pamela M. Lugg.
Active in Boy Scouts and town committees
George Edward Kelly, Jr., 79, of Lake Monticello, died Tuesday, July 4, in a hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Born May 3, 1927, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he was the son of the late George E. and Norma Sapelli Kelly.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Katherine "Kitty" Kelly; two daughters, Kathleen Silveira of Virginia and Jean White of Browns Bay, New Zealand and their spouses; two sons, George Kelly, III, Esq. of North Carolina and Frederick "Rick" Kelly, Esq. of Virginia; two sisters, Norma Koch of Brookline, Massachusetts and Joan Jarosik of Florida; one brother, Kenneth Kelly, Esq. of Simsbury, Connecticut; and six grandchildren who will miss him every day.
He graduated from Fairfield Prep School, received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut.
A long-time resident of Carlisle, Mr. Kelly took an active part in the community. He was involved with the local Boy Scouts as well as the town's Recreation and Conservation Committees. He was a Sunday School teacher for St. Irene Catholic Church.
He moved to Lake Monticello, Virginia after retiring from RCA in Burlington and was an active member in the Elfuns, volunteer lab instructor at the Fluvanna County Middle School, and a judge at the annual Regional Scholastic Science Fair.
He was a World War II Navy veteran, having served in the Pacific aboard a destroyer-mine sweeper. An avid traveler, Mr. Kelly fulfilled his dream to visit every continent in the world with his wife.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the PKD Foundation (for kidney disease), 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64114.
Peters is honored as Volunteer of the Year
Carol Peters of Carleton Road was honored by the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) as the Volunteer of the Year at MCI-Concord during the Department's third annual Volunteer Appreciation Day. Peters has been a volunteer at the DOC since 2000 and has been involved with Concord Prison Outreach for many years. She currently serves as the Alternatives to Violence Program coordinator, facilitating the Emotional Awareness Program at MCI-Concord.
• Rebecca Jean Moschini of Judy Farm Road, a freshman marketing major in the Lerner College of Business and Economics, was named to the University of Delaware spring semester Dean's List.
• Fairfield University has named two Carlisle students to the Dean's List for the spring 2006 semester: Bobby Hailer of Fifty Acre Way and Michael Mancini of East Street.
•John W. Kilfoyle of West Street, who has just completed his freshman year, was named to the Dean'sList at Northeastern University for the spring semester.
• Alexis Webster of Stearns Street and Wilder Jacobellis of Fiske Street were named to the Dean's List at UMass Lowell.
On page 24 of last week's Mosquito, incorrect information for the adult pick-up softball games at Banta-Davis Field was given. The games are held Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Kids have have summer fun in Carlisle Recreation program
Carlisle kids swim, play tennis and lacrosse, enjoy arts and crafts, make jewelry — and a lot more in the Carlisle Recreation Summer Fun Program. The next session begins on July 17 and ends July 28. The final session is from July 31-August 11. For more information, call 1-978-369-9815 or visit www.carlisle.org/reccom.
Carlisle Recreation wears many faces this summer
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