The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 13, 2006


Xavier David Reddin Mollet

Gleason Library Director Angela Reddin Mollet and her husband Cedric Mollet are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Xavier David Reddin Mollet, on September 29 at Emerson Hospital. Proud grandparents are Danielle Mollet of Brookline, Francis Mollet of Paris, France, Terry Reddin of Redding, California and Roy and Karen Reddin of Redding, California.

Xavier David is named for his great-great-grandfather on his father's side and his grandfather on his mother's side.

Ada Pratt Sprong

Emily and Dana Sprong of Lynn, Massachusetts, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Ada Pratt Sprong on September 25 at Salem Hospital.

Proud grandparents are Ned and Nancy Herter of Lowell Street in Carlisle and Neal Sprong of Fayetteville, New York. Great-grandparents are Miles and Lee Herter of Manchester, Massachusetts, and Louise Clark of Bradford, New Hampshire.


Gilbert L. Foss, Sr. Raised on Foss Farm

Gilbert L. Foss, Sr., formerly of Carlisle, died Thursday, September 14, at Grandview Manor Care Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He leaves the loving care of Mary Rae Foss who supported his cause for many years.

Mr. Foss, the son of William David Foss and Dorothy A. Sird, was born in 1937 in Carlisle and was raised on the Foss Farm. He enjoyed life on the farm where, in addition to farming, he made homemade wines and candies.

He attended Concord High School prior to entering the Navy in November of 1955, where he served aboard the USS Lake Champlain. He was married in 1959 and was the father of three children and three step-children.

Mr. Foss was a proud supporter of the Mental Patients Liberation Front (MPLF) which was founded in 1971. It is a non-profit organization designed to recognize the rights of people whose illnesses are misunderstood and often misdiagnosed. People who were thereby incarcerated lost all human rights. He continued this fight and in October of 2000, MPLF Missouri was recognized and he served as president.

He was an intelligent and caring man who will be remembered through his poems and writings. It is said that you could hear the kindness in his voice and see the love that he had for every man.

Mr. Foss is survived by three brothers, William R. Foss of Littleton, James E. Foss of Bradford, New Hampshire, and Donald A. Foss of Maynard; three children, William E. Foss of Fitchburg, Gilbert L. Foss, Jr., of Maynard and Dorothy A. Doucette of Wetumpka, Alabama; five grandchildren, William Foss, Autumn Foss, Alexis Foss, Nicole Doucette and Russell Doucette; three step-children, Stephen Britt, Audrey Britt and Dana Britt and five step-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 14, at 1 p.m. at the Green Cemetery on Bedford Road with a memorial service immediately following at Saint Irene Church.

Memorial donations may be made to Emerson Hospital, 133 ORNAC in Concord in memory of Gilbert L. Foss, Sr.

Regina Clark Clarke Artist adept in many fields

Regina Clark Clarke, 69, of Port Clyde, Maine, formerly of Baldwin Road, died peacefully in her home on October 1, 2006, comforted by her family and dog. Regina was born October 27, 1936 to Charles John Jr. and Regina F. Thaete Clark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the beloved wife of William L. Clarke (Len), dear mother to George Aponte Clarke of Portland, Maine, and Andréa Heffner of Woodridge, Illinois, and loving grandmother to Morgan Ilana Aponte Clarke and Sierra Luna Aponte Clarke. She is also survived by daughter-in-law, Gloria Aponte Clarke and son-in-law, Raoul Heffner, and four-legged companion Delilah.

Regina was a versatile mixed-media artist, avid gardener, and gifted landscape designer. As a featured artist at Art Space gallery in Rockland, she specialized in acrylic, print-making, bronze sculpture, book-making, fiber arts, and collage. She attended Moore College of Art and received a B.A. in studio art from Wellesley College and a graduate certificate in landscape design from Radcliffe College. Regina was recognized for her strong vision, multi-dimensional art, definitive style, and winning smile. A childhood equestrian champion, she had a lifelong love, connection, and deep respect for animals and the natural world. She is remembered for her strength and grace, as exhibited in her love for skiing, skating, and dance. Her community involvement included Maine Center for Contemporary Art, Oceanview Grange, Jackson Memorial Library, Marshall Point Lighthouse, George's River Land Trust, and she was a mid-coast steward. She will be remembered for her artistic creations, care of animals and stewardship of nature.

Gifts in her memory may be made to George's River Land Trust, 328 Main Street, Studio 305, Rockland, ME 04841-3354.

A JOB WELL DONE. Trails Committee members and other volunteers stand on the new boardwalk they just completed on the River Trail on September 23. Pictured (left to right) are Bert Willard; Tim Lamere; Kevin Smith; Dana Smith; Brandon Smith; George Fardy; Brendan, Kieran, Katie and Alex Nunan; Henry Cox; Bob Eaton; Louise Hara; Steve Tobin and Marc Lamere. (Photo by Sylvia Willard)

Knight Colman of Audubon Lane, a middle school student at the Fenn School in Concord, has landed the leading role of Jim Hawkins, the honest, courageous orphan who sails in search of pirate treasure in Fenn's upcoming production of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, Treasure Island. There will be two performances, November 3 and 4, at Robb Hall on the Fenn campus.

Andrew Brown of Cutter's Ridge Road and Andres O'Laughlin of Maple Street, both seniors at Concord-Carlisle High School, have been recognized by the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program. This year, more than 175,000 PSAT/NMSQT-takers nationwide identified themselves as Hispanic, and 4,700 of those students earned National Hispanic Scholar or Honorable Mention Finalist recognition based upon their PSAT/NMSQT scores and academic achievement. Brown has earned Honorable Mention Finalist, and O'Laughlin has earned National Hispanic Scholar status.

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito