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Friday, March 16, 2007


Elizabeth Ann Benedict Scientist who raised four children

Elizabeth Ann Benedict of Chelmsford, formerly of Carlisle, 69, died on March 13, 2007 surrounded by her children. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Maria Elizabeth (Pope) and Henry John Bray.

Elizabeth was the loving and devoted mother of her children, Sharon Brown of Acton, Laura Anderson and her husband Timothy of Leominster, Kristin Benedict of Stow and Peter Benedict and his wife Gina of Natick. She was the beloved sister to David Bray and his wife Jill of Connecticut, Patricia Peterson and her husband Jon of Ohio and Henry Bray and his wife Cheryl of New York. Elizabeth was the loving "Grandma" to Jeffrey, Michael and Kathryn Brown, Jeffrey and Alaina Anderson, and Luke and Owen Benedict as well as a cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews.

After receiving her Bachelor's of Science degrees in both Physics and Mathematics from Tufts University, a Master's of Science in Applied Physics from Harvard University and raising her four children, Elizabeth worked at Raytheon for 23 years before retiring in 2000.

A patron of the arts, Elizabeth rarely missed an opera season. She was a regular at Symphony Hall and a member of several literary clubs. She was a long-time member of the Carlisle Garden Club and generously gave her time to many causes, including serving as a trustee of the Lowell YMCA and in recent years, tutoring students in mathematics at The Fenn School in Concord. Elizabeth particularly enjoyed her annual summer trips to Greenville, Maine, to take in the beauty and peacefulness of Moosehead Lake.

Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial service celebrating Elizabeth's life on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the First Religious Society in Carlisle, 27 School Street, Carlisle, Massachusetts.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elizabeth's memory to the Lowell YMCA or Wayside Hospice of Wayland, Massachusetts.


Cyrus Church Engle

Emma Ansara and her husband, Steve Engle, are the proud parents of Cyrus Engle, born Wednesday, February 28, in Lewiston, Maine. The first-time, happy grandparents are Michael Ansara and Barney Arnold of Lowell Street and Tom and Cindy Engle of Virginia and Maine.


Destination Imagination team, (left to right) are Jamie Moore, John Noble, Tristan Wilmot, Anya Kaufman, Justin Delgado, Satchi Davis and Connor Wilmot. (Courtesy photo)

• On Saturday, March 3, the CCHS Academic Bowl team competed in the annual MIT Academic Bowl tournament against 23 East Coast teams from as far away as Georgia and placed 5th. Congratulations to Eric Johnson, Rachel Pauplis, Al Staples-Moore, David Tobin and team captain Fiona Masland of Concord, who scored 12th in a field of over 90 individual contestants.

Tracey Ford of Maple Street, a fifth grader, is a member of the Colonial Synchronized Skating Juvenile Team that finished third at this year's U.S. Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

• On Sunday, March 11, the Carlisle sixth-grade, Destination Imagination team competed against seven other middle school teams in the "Round About Courage" challenge at the regional tournament at the Andover High School. The team finished in fourth place.

The Carlisle team wrote and presented a Theatre-in-the-Round-style play in which a hero overcomes a personal challenge. They designed and built their own six-foot-square raised stage and props and wrote their own script. The play centered around a xenophobic prince who leaves his kingdom of "Rolling Stonia" in search of a means to raise money to buy better music for his subjects to listen to. The team was managed by John and Diane Delgado.

• On April 16, runners John Bernardin of Bingham Road and Victoria Richards of East Street will be running in the 111th Boston Marathon to save lives through the 18th annual Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC).

These Carlisle residents, along with DFMC teammates from across the United States as well as other countries, will run Massachusetts' historic marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston, to raise $4 million for cancer research. By raising a minimum of $3,000 each to receive an invitational entry to this prestigious race, DFMC runners are funding the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Since the DFMC's inception in 1989, the runners have raised more than $30 million for the Barr Program.

Michael Meldonian of Virginia Farme Lane, a senior political science major at Denison University, was named to the fall Honor Roll.

Olivia Rose Vienneau of Acton Street, a first-year student at Franklin & Marshall College, was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester.

Sanne N. Wortel of Munroe Hill Road, a freshman majoring in language and linguistics at the University of Rochester, has been named to the Dean's List for academic achievement for the fall 2006 semester.

Heather Risso of Wolf Rock Road, a freshman at Babson College, was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester and invited to the Honors Program.

Emily Goldberg of Indian Hill Road, a freshman at the University of Rochester, has been named to the Dean's List for academic achievement for the fall 2006 semester.

CARLISLE'S FIRE ENGINE 1 PLAYES A ROLE IN THE FUNERAL OF IRVIN PUFFER. Fuffer's father, Irvin M. Puffer, built the fire engine in 1931. In recent years. Engin 1 has been used to take the caskets of prominent Carlisleans to their "resting places" in Green Cemetery.

Five generations of the Puffer family, including the fire engine, stand outside Union Hall where a luncheon was held after the funeral. Left to right are Ed Harley, Fred Casselman, Megan Casselman, Owen Casselman, Aaron Casselman, Carol Casselman (seated), June Puffer and Amy Harley (seated.) (courtesy photo)


The income lost due to completion of payments to Carlisle from the Massachusetts School Building Authority totaled approximately $563,000, not the $320,000 originally reported.

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito