The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 18, 2007


Marjorie Virginia Sorli Resident of Sorli Farm for 64 years

Marjorie Virginia Sorli, a long-time resident of Carlisle, died at her home on May 7, 2007, after a courageous struggle with leukemia. She was 83. Her loving husband of 64 years, Lawrence O. Sorli, tended her during her illness. Also caring for her were her four children, Cheryl S. Fouche of Lexington, Lawrence A. of Carlisle, Steven W. of Shutesbury, and Karen E. Alexander of Carlisle. Her first child, Marjorie Ann, died in 1948.

Marjorie Virginia was the eighth and last child of the late Nils and Kristine Enger. She grew up and attended school in Lowell. After marrying Lawrence at age 19, she lived at Sorli Farm on Westford Street for the rest of her life. Besides raising her children and helping out on the farm, she managed the Carlisle School cafeteria for 21 years. She also found time for her hobbies: gardening, sewing, reading, and particularly oil painting. A long-time member of the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, she exhibited and sold her paintings there as well as in many other venues in the local area.

In addition to her husband and four children, survivors include grandsons David Fouche, Andrew Alexander and Chase Alexander; sister Margaret Harvey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private burial was held in Green Cemetery.

For those who wish, contributions in Marjorie Sorli's name may be made to Gleason Public Library, Carlisle.

Our sympathy to ...

The Hendrickson family of Russell Street on the death of Helen (Mianowski) Hendrickson, 89, formerly of Concord Greene. She is survived by her son Bruce Hendrickson, his wife Stephanie Smith and her grandchildren Justin and Katie Hendrickson.

· Gail Fitzpatrick of Bedford Road will have her latest mixed-media paintings on exhibit
"Red Frog," acrylic and pastel on fabric ©2007 by Gail Fitzpatrick.
during May in the Gallery at the Lincoln Public Library in Lincoln. Fitzpatrick's work shows her continuing interest in local wetlands — the dynamic colors and shapes of water plants, grasses, and light and shadow on still water. Her energetic imagery is painted and drawn on fabric panels that hang on rods, reminiscent of Chinese paintings on silk. The vertical panels hang singly and in groups of three, emphasizing strong symmetry of the rectangular gallery space.

Fitzpatrick studied at the Cornell University School of Fine Arts, DeCordova Museum School, and the Radcliffe Institute. She practices graphic design and illustration, paints portraits, and teaches sketchbook drawing in her studio.



Lila Kate Glazier

Alexandra (Klickstein) and Michael Glazier of Concord joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Lila Kate, on April 24. Lila joins older sisters Ava and Morgan, and her cousins Lindsay and Ethan Klickstein of West Street.

The delighted grandparents are Joan and Reuben Klickstein of Indian Hill and Jane and John Glazier of Westford.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE SCHOLASTIC ARTS AND WRITING AWARD. Shown (left to right) are Carlisle School students Jesse Zwerling (art), Lauren Pauplis (writing), Alex Kinmonth (writing), Julia Makivic (art) and Steven Saul (art) Not shown is Hanna Parra (writing). (Photo by Cynthia Sorn)


Margaret O'Brien (center) of Lowell Street was recently honored at Emerson Hospital's volunteers appreciation luncheon. O'Brien is one of the hospital's 525 adult volunteers. She has given 2,000 hours. (Courtesy photo)


· Carlisle's Cook family of Cross Street is riding in the Ride for Research sponsored by The Brain Tumor Society on Sunday, May 20. The bike ride starts in Waltham and makes its way out to Carlisle. Join the Cruising Cooks team as a rider, a sponsor or a volunteer. For more information, visit

· Van Smick, of Heald Road, was interviewed on the Chet Curtis Report on New England Cable News on Wednesday, May 9. The topic was the value of business coaching. Curtis opened the interview by pointing out that "Sports teams have coaches and now businesses are hiring them as well. Their purposes are the same — to help an organization improve, grow and have the support it needs along the way." Smick was joined by one of his clients, Robert Plotkin, who discussed the positive impact Smick has had on his legal firm.


This cat has been hanging around the Supniks' yard off Heald Road for several weeks and has established a friendship with their 18-year-old cat, who normally is quite territorial. If you recognize him or her, please give the Supniks a call. (Photo by Martha Supnik)

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito