The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 1, 2006



Scott C. Munroe
An engineer who built his own home in Carlisle

Scott C. Munroe, 58, a resident of Acton Street for 24 years, passed away Thursday, August 24, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, in Worcester. He was the husband for 32 years of Judy (Mael) Munroe.

Born in Stoneham on June 17, 1948, he was the son of George A. Munroe and the late June (Blasi) Munroe. The second of five children, he attended Boston Latin School before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 1966. Scott rose to the rank of sergeant and served his country around the world from America to Germany and Vietnam.

He left the Marine Corps in 1970 to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Scott went on to earn degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics, as well as numerous honors, and later a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. He maintained his affiliation with MIT at Lincoln Laboratory, where, in his role as Project Leader, he continued serving his country in developing technologies used by numerous government agencies and NASA. After 13 years, Scott moved on to the private sector, where he worked as a Research and Design Group Leader for many years.

He spent much of his time doing the things he loved with his family: traveling, hiking, camping, skiing, water sports, and volunteering. Scott was also active in construction, including building his own home in Carlisle, assisting his daughter and son-in-law with various home renovations, and in community service projects ranging from Habitat for Humanity to the Carlisle Trails Committee. In all his endeavors, Scott will be remembered for his aptitude, kind manner, generosity and helpfulness.

In addition to his wife Judy, he is survived by his daughter Heather Soler and her husband, Jesus, and his son Erik. Scott will also be remembered and honored by his father, George; sister, Cass Ladd; brothers, Robert, Paul and John Munroe and a loving extended family.

A memorial service will be held in Scott's honor at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, at the First Religious Society in Carlisle, 27 School Street, Carlisle Center. Charitable donations can be made in his memory to the Sierra Club, 85 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Arrangements are under the care of the Dee Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Concord. For online guest book, visit

Marcia Ann Ziehler
A devoted kindergarten teacher

Marcia A. (Sullivan) Ziehler of Acton Street, a former kindergarten teacher in Acton, died August 22 at Emerson Hospital after a brief illness. She was 74.

Marcia was born in Belmont and educated in Belmont schools, graduating from Belmont High School in 1950. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College in 1954. She pursued graduate studies at Tufts University and the University of Hartford.

She married Joseph A. Ziehler, Sr. in 1958 in Hartford, Connecticut. The couple settled in Carlisle in 1966, where they raised two boys, David and Joseph, Jr. Marcia taught in Acton for 30 years. Former students and their parents frequently stopped her as she ran errands at the grocery store, or went to Mass at church, to remember her fondly as "Mrs. Ziehler."

A resident of Carlisle for over 40 years, Marcia enjoyed gardening, reading, watching PBS, swimming, horses, and spending time with her family.

Marcia belonged to the Women's Club at St. Irene Catholic Church in Carlisle.

She leaves behind her husband, Joseph Sr., two sons, David and Joseph Jr., both of Carlisle, her daughters-in-law, Pam and Frida, two very special granddaughters, Valerie and Eleonora, and her dog Mitsy.

Funeral was held on Friday, August 25, from the Dee Funeral Home, Concord followed by a funeral Mass in St. Irene Catholic Church, Carlisle. Celebrant of the Mass was the Rev. Thomas Donohoe, pastor.

Burial was in Green Cemetery, Carlisle.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Commonwealth Oncology & Hematology, 131 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, Massachusetts.

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Sarah Rolph of North Road has published her first book. A1 Diner: Real Food, Recipes, and Recollections. Part history, part cookbook, it chronicles the
diner's 60 years of continuous operation in the small town of Gardiner, Maine. It's a story of how much things have changed and how much they have stayed the same. At its heart, A1 Diner is a story about love.

SHOOTING BASKETS OUT OF TOWN. Matthew Cheever of Carroll Drive, a CCHS junior, was a member of the first American team ever to play in the Flanders Basketball Tournament in Ghent, Belgium.This tournament, played August 19 and 20, hosted 94 teams from 24 countries. The USA team went on to play at several venues in the Netherlands.Their overall record was 9-2.Matthew was playing in Europe with his AAU team, Middlesex Magic. He is also the starting center for the varsity CCHS basketball team.


• Mei Mei Siu of High Woods Lane, a Carlisle School seventh-grader, will play the role of Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for The Lexington Players on September 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and September 2, 9 and 10 at 2 p.m. at Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Mass. Avenue, Lexington Center. For tickets or more information, call 1-781-862-2866.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Hal and Bea Shneider, new residents of Malcolm Meadows, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They have been residents of Carlisle for the past 31 years. (Photo by Ellen Huber)


Yes, Aaron Abend of Rodgers Road did win a gold medal in fencing in the Masters Mixed Saber competition at the Bay State Games in July. However, he is not a 2006 CCHS graduate. He is the father of Thomas Abend, also an outstanding fencer, who is going off to college at Princeton University.

Sloane Brazina of Rutland Street, a 13-year-old Carlisle eighth-grader, won a gold medal in the 16—18-year-old one-meter diving competition at the Bay State Games.

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