The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 25, 2007


Paul Blanco A passionate outdoorsman

Paul Blanco, 45, of East Street, formerly of Arlington, died by accident on February 24, 2007. He was the husband of Janet R. (Servant) Blanco.

Born in Arlington on January 30, 1962, he was the son of Edna M. (Sferrazza) Blanco of Punta Gorda, Florida, and the late Salvatore J. Blanco. He attended Arlington public schools and graduated from Arlington High School in 1980. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Northeastern University in 1991.

Since 2001, Mr. Blanco had been the owner and operator of Integrated Systems, a home automation service in Carlisle. Previously, for many years, he had worked as a salesperson in the trucking industry and was also employed by Mitre Corporation in Bedford.

A Carlisle resident since 1991, he served on the Board of Health from 1995 until 1996. He was a caddy at Belmont Country Club during his high school years and was awarded the Francis Ouimet College Scholarship. He was an avid skier, golfer and a passionate sailor on Cape Cod.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter Julia Claire Blanco of Carlisle; two stepchildren, Bethany Lee and Timothy Lee, both of Maynard; mother-in-law Claire Servant of Sturbridge; two brothers, William Blanco of Woburn and David Blanco of Wilmington; three sisters, Carol Kearney of Arlington, Rosemarie Moda of West Boxford and Suzanne Blanco of San Diego, California, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, May 25 at 10 a.m. in St. Irene Church, 181 East Street, Carlisle. Celebrant of the Mass will be the Rev. Thomas Donohoe, pastor.

Contributions in his memory may be made to a college fund which has been established for Julia C. Blanco, College America, c/o Rosemarie Connolly, CPA, CFP, 210 Bear Hill Road, North Andover, MA 01845.

Arrangements are under the care of the Dee Funeral Home, Concord Center. For online guest book, please visit


Marjorie Golding Burton 4-H chairman for 16 years

Marjorie (Golding) Burton, 85, of Ayer, formerly of Carlisle, died Friday, May 18. She was the wife of the late Howard Burton who died in 2003 and the former wife of the late Francis J. Roderick.

She was born in Quincy on December 27, 1921. She was a 30- year resident of Carlisle before moving to Ayer during the late 1960s.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Burton worked at Fison Pharmaceutical Company in Bedford.

A wildlife expert and avid outdoors person, she was active in the 4-H Club in Carlisle and volunteered at the Massachusetts Audubon Society in Lincoln. She was also a member of the Carlisle Garden Club.

Survivors include two sons, Stephen A. Roderick of Hyannis, and Mark Roderick of West Concord, and four grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Michael Roderick of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Massachusetts Audubon Society, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.

Arrangements are under the care of the Dee Funeral Home of Concord.


Vincent Jules Gilbert

Verna and Ira Gilbert of Pheasant Hill Lane are happy to announce the birth of their third grandchild, Vincent Jules Gilbert, on May 17. His parents are Jeff and Isabel Gilbert of Palo Alto, California. Jeff grew up in Carlisle and is now Chief Technical Officer at SiBeam in Sunnyvale, California.


Olivier Bojarski weds Leigh-Anne Lavoie

Leigh-Anne Lavoie and Olivier Bojarski were married Saturday, October 7, 2006 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, Georgia.

The bride is the daughter of Deborah and Richard Lavoie of Calhoun, Georgia. She is a 1999 graduate of Calhoun High School and received a bachelor's degree in business information systems from DeVry University in 2003.

The groom is the son of Elisabeth and Alain Bojarski of Acton Street. He attended Concord-Carlisle Regional High School for two years, then graduated from Lycée Rochambeau in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1995 and received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech in 2000.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Carlyle House in Norcross, Georgia.

Several local friends of the groom — Erin McCormick, Dean Hantzis and Serena Beaudoin — attended the wedding.

For their honeymoon, the couple traveled to Greece and Crete. They are now living in Buford, Georgia.

· U.S. Fund for UNICEF New England board member Annie Halvorsen of Pine Brook Road administers a critical dose of vitamin A to a young child at the launch of Mother-Child Health Week in Sambava, Madagascar. Hundreds of members of this small coastal community in northern Madagascar came to the event to receive free vitamin A doses, de-worming medication and vaccinations. The outreach efforts during Mother-Child Health Week, planned by UNICEF and Madagascar's Ministry of Health, reached 95% of mothers and children under five years old in the country with basic health services. During her seven-day UNICEF field visit, Halvorsen and her colleagues visited multiple UNICEF-sponsored community health centers, some of which had been damaged by the recent cyclones, to see work being done.

· (left) Zane Schweer of School Street, a Wake Forest University senior, takes first place overall in the ACC men's cycling B division. To win the title, Schweer competed in over 23 races held up and down the East Coast. A member of the CCHS class of 2003, he is the founder and president of the Wake Forest cycling team.

· Carlisle resident and CCHS graduate John Lakness will appear on the CBS survivor-type series called Pirate Master. The program will air on Thursday, May 31.

· Casey Eliza Freedman of Hutchins Road was the recipient of the Sophomore Prize in Spanish at Bowdoin College's annual Honors Day ceremony held May 9.

This prize is awarded each year to the most promising sophomore who has declared a major in Spanish. Freedman is majoring in Spanish with a minor in psychology. She is a graduate of Concord Academy.

Please send us information on your private school and college graduates. The Mosquito will feature graduates in late June issues.

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito