The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 25, 2006


Theresa Faucher
A friendly smile at Village Court

Theresa Alma Faucher, 80, of Church Street, Carlisle, formerly of Worcester, Massachusetts, died suddenly of an illness on Tuesday, August 8. Born on April 16, 1926 to Bertha and Peter Perron, she was one of 16 children, and lived a full and rewarding life. She is survived by her two sons Joseph Faucher and his wife Judy, Raymond Faucher and his wife Joanne, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. There was a memorial service Saturday, August 12 at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Congregational Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carlisle Congregational Church Missions Committee, 147 School Street, Carlisle, MA 01741.


Anna Faith Amidon

Micheala (Daly) Amidon and Peter Amidon of Greensboro, North Carolina, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Faith, born on July 22. Proud grandparents are Jon and Dee Daly, formerly of Carroll Drive, now living in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.


Amanda Beavers to wed Brian Gerby

Alex and Linda Beavers, of Menlo Park, California, formerly of Woodbine Road, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Cornelia, to Brian Joseph Gerby, son of Roger and Marilyn Gerby of Latham, New York.

Amanda, a graduate of the Carlisle Public Schools and Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, graduated from Simmons College, Boston, with a BA in Management in 2000. She received her Master's in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College in Waltham in 2001. She is currently employed by in San Francisco.

Brian, a graduate of Shaker High School in Latham, New York, graduated with a B.S. in Marketing in 1999 and a Master's in Computer Information Systems in 2001 from Bentley College. He is an independent software consultant.

Ms. Beavers and Mr. Gerby currently reside in San Francisco. An October 2006 wedding in Sarasota, Florida, is planned.

Our sympathy to. . .

Margaret "Peg" Rollins and her children, Jessica and Alexander, of Partridge Lane on the death of Peg's father, William J. "Bill" Vanderwal, 96, of Naples, Florida. Vanderwal and his wife spent 22 summers in Carlisle with the Rollins family.

Champion puzzle maker "Pagey" Elliott (front row, right), is shown with her Golden Retriever, Tammy, and Director of the Golden Retriever Foundation Joy Viola, who presents Elliott with the Guinness World Record certificate. Joining Elliott in the back row, (left to right), are her granddaughter, Rachel Medrek, companion Alberta White and son-in-law Marais Platais. (Courtesy photo)

Carlisle boasts a Guinness World Record Holder

A hand-crafted wooden jigsaw puzzle, custom-made by 93-year-old Rachel "Pagey" Elliott of River Road, has established a new Guinness World Record for the world's most expensive jigsaw puzzle. The puzzle, sold at a charitable art auction to benefit a non-profit organization, The Golden Retriever Foundation, went for a bid of $27,000. The charity event was held at the Eisenhower Conference Center, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on September 28, 2005. Elliott received a certificate to commemorate this achievement on July 24, 2006.

Winning gold at the Bay State Games

Aaron Abend of Rodgers Road, a 2006 graduate of CCHS, won a gold medal in fencing during the Bay State Games competition in July. He was the winner in the Masters Mixed Saber competition that was held at the Prise de Fer Fencing Club in North Billerica. Abend will continue in his sport as a freshman at Princeton University in the fall.

Sloane Brazina of Rutland Street, a 13-year-old Carlisle eighth-grader, won gold in the 14-to-16-year-old Girls 1-meter diving competition at the Bay State Games.

Alex Ivanov of Blaisdell Drive, a 2006 CCHS graduate, finished sixth in the men's open javelin at 155 feet and four inches and placed eighth in the open discus at 106 feet and six inches in the Bay State Games.

John Kilfoyle of West Street, a student at Northeastern University, has been recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization at the school.

More college graduates win bachelor's degrees

From University of Massachusetts Amherst:

Marc Daniel Epstein of Spencer Brook Lane

Sherman Pei of Stoney Gate Way

From University of Massachusetts Lowell

Philip Manning Webster of Stearns Street

Students on the Dean's List for the spring semester

At University of Massachusetts Amherst:

Jacob Boxer of Stearns Street

Andreas Brueing of Spencer Brook Lane

Dante Falcone of North Road

Robert Morgan of Ember Lane

Chung Wong of Lowell Street

At University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

Candice Oyer of Stoney Gate Way

Joan Rolfe of Nowell Farme Road will be one of the featured photographers and artists at the Burlington Art Show, on the Common, Saturday from 10 to 4 p.m. on August 26. There will be more than 30 artisans on the Green at the junction of Routes 62 and 3A with a selection of oils, watercolors and other media, most of which will be for sale.

Joan has been an accomplished photographer for more than 40 years and has a very selected number of prints, both film and digital, from the past 30 years.

• CCHS junior Stella Chen, of Forest Park Drive, recently competed in the state finals for Miss Junior Teen Massachusetts. She won the title of Massachusetts Junior Teen Talent. Elizabeth Oberg of Kimball Road, also a CCHS junior, was first runner-up in the competition. Both girls have the opportunity to go to Nationals to compete in the optional contests as well as the national All-American Miss title.

• Author Nancy Garden of Ember Lane has written another novel, Endgame, for young adults ages 14 and up. The book is a hard-hitting look at the impact of bullying at the high school level. It tells the story of 15-year-old Gray Wilton, who is waiting in juvenile detention for his murder trial, after bullying drove him to bring a gun to school and start shooting. The book will be available at Gleason Public Library.

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito