The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 24, 2007


Susan W. Smith Former owner of Great Brook Farm

Susan Ware (Locke) Smith, 95, of Curve Street, died peacefully at her home on August 19, after a short illness. A resident of Carlisle for more than 50 years, she is survived by her children, George Senkler, Abigail Kazanowski, Susan McMullan and Lydia Nader, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Albert Easton Senkler, husband Farnham Wheeler Smith, and stepdaughter, Susan Farnham Huebsch. A memorial service was held in the chapel at Middlesex School on August 21.

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on January 9, 1912, Sukey was delivered by Dr. George Senkler, who later became her father-in-law. She grew up at Middlesex School in Concord where her father, Charles W. Locke, was the Latin teacher and crew coach. Her parents were housemasters of one of the residential dormitories there, where Sukey, her two sisters and three brothers enjoyed a rich childhood. As a young girl, she watched the school chapel being built and, unbeknownst to her parents, would regularly climb to the top of the steeple scaffolding for a bird's eye view. At an early age, Sukey developed a love of horses that continued through her life and was passed on to her daughters and granddaughters.

She graduated from Concord Academy in 1930 and at the time of her death was its second oldest living graduate. In 1931 Sukey was maid-of-honor for her older sister's wedding, where she met her future husband, "Easie" Senkler, who was best man. They were married in 1932 in the Middlesex School chapel and lived in South Bend, Indiana, where they raised their three children until Easie's death in 1947. After returning to Concord with her children, she met Farnham Smith, a recent widower with two daughters. They were married in 1948 and lived many happy years in Carlisle as owners of Great Brook Farm, where they bred Holstein-Friesian dairy cattle and produced milk for the Concord Dairy. During this period, Sukey was also active in community affairs that included being a trustee of the Middlesex County Extension Service, 4-H club work and a term as president of the Concord Family Service Society.

In 1964, Sukey and Farnham purchased their vacation home on B Pond in northern Maine, where they spent every summer together until his death in 1989. She continued to enjoy fly fishing, reading and welcoming family visitors there each succeeding year, including 2007.

Throughout her life she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her loving family, setting an example of class and character for all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Middlesex School, Charles Locke Chair, 1400 Lowell Road, Concord, MA 01742 or to Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund, Farnham Smith Memorial Fund, P O Box 217, Concord, MA 01742.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Dee Funeral Home of Concord.

Ivan A. Yeaton Jr. A lifelong contributor to his community

Ivan A. Yeaton Jr., 86, formerly of Judy Farm Road, died July 31 at Rivercrest Nursing Home in Concord after a long illness. He was the husband of Marjorie (Hawkins) Yeaton, who died in 1993.

Born in Framingham, Yeaton was the son of Ivan A. Yeaton and Jessie (Bessett) Yeaton and was a graduate of Framingham High School, Class of 1938. He graduated from Colby College in 1949, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and awarded the Ernest Parsons Prize in Business Administration. He received an MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1950.

His first jobs were for Bay State Abrasive Products Company and Dennis Manufacturing Company. From 1960 until retirement, he was employed by Raytheon Company in various financial roles. In addition, he was a lecturer at University College, Northeastern University, 1965-1972.

Yeaton was a veteran of World War II (1941 -1946), serving as a major in the Quartermaster Corps in the Philippines. He was responsible for the distribution of rations for approximately 250,000 troops and also supervised daily allocation of relief supplies to approximately 450,000 civilians.

While living in Framingham, Mr. Yeaton was a Town Meeting Representative (1955-1958) and held various positions at the Grace Congregational Church. He was a member of the District Board of Review, Boy Scouts of America and also served as National Director and Chapter President of the National Association of Accountants.

In 1967, Mr. Yeaton and his family moved to Carlisle where he was a resident until he moved to Rivercrest in 2002. After retirement, he enjoyed being a substitute teacher in the Carlisle Public School.

Mr. Yeaton leaves his son, Dr. Richard I. Yeaton of San Luis Potosi, Mexico; his daughter, Linda S. Yeaton of London, England; his granddaughter, Lisa Aloui of Alexandria, Virginia; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gerald S. Yeaton of Hudson, Robert A. Yeaton of Mattapoisett and Bradford Yeaton of California. He is also survived by two sisters, Valerie R. Kazmer of South Dakota and Dorothy Westbrook of Vancouver, Washington.

A funeral was held at the Bedford Funeral Home on August 8. Burial was in Green Cemetery in Carlisle.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kenneth Yeaton Scholarship Fund, c/o Assabet Valley High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough, MA 01752.

Our sympathy to . . .

Jane, Albert and Katie Innamorati of East Riding Drive on the recent death of Jane's mother, Mary Anne Kennevick, in Boise, Idaho, on June 29.

New Interim Minister at the FRS

The First Religious Society has announced that Rev. Dr. Victor Carpenter will serve as Interim Minister at The First Religious Society here in Carlisle.Carpenter is the minister emeritus ofThe First Church in Belmontand is a graduate of Harvard University Divinity School class of 1958.He has served parishioners in First Parish Norwell, Massachusetts;The Free Protestant Church of Cape Town, South Africa;The First Church of Philadelphia; Arlington Street Church in Boston and The First Church of San Francisco.He has authored several books and served on numerous organizational boards.

• Several Carlisle residents again participated in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge bike-a-thon in early August to raise money for cancer research for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. Tom Lockwood of Lowell Street participated for the first time and completed the 47-mile Wellesley loop. Mark Robart of Wolf Rock Road and Mark Cragan of Rutland Street completed the entire course. It was Robart's 12th year participating and Cragan's 19th year. Kathleen and Steve Hauser of Daniels Lane rode the course on their tandem. It was Steve's 15th year. Heidi and Vaughn Harring of West Street also participated. Additional participants were listed in the July 20 Mosquito.

Healy softball and baseball scholarships awarded

CCHS Varsity Softball and Baseball graduates Kim Miner of Concord and Robert Dolins of Carlisle have each been awarded the 2007 Kathleen C. Healy Scholarship.

The award was established by the Concord Carlisle Youth Baseball and Softball organization to honor Kathleen C. Healy, who died in 1992, at a young age, from a brain tumor. She had spent a good deal of time enjoying her brothers' youth baseball games in Concord.

The award is given annually to one young woman and one young man in the CCHS senior class who participate in the softball and baseball programs. Scholarship recipients must be of good character, participate in community service and possess a good overall high school record.

Kim worked hard over her four-year career to be one of the most successful pitchers in CCHS history. She participated in the CC Youth Softball program, has done community service including helping young CC Youth Softball players at annual clinics, has an excellent academic standing and is a kind and thoughtful person and teammate.

Robert made the varsity team as a sophomore but did not get much playing time until this year. His great attitude and hard work eventually won him a starting outfield position. Robert loves baseball. He played in the CC youth baseball program, and during high school he spent a couple of years umpiring within the program.

Kaitlin Elizabeth Mattison of Curve Street was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in English from Wheaton College in Norton, Masschusetts. Kaitlin minored in Education and African Studies. A 2003 graduate of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, Kaitlin will be furthering her education at Lesley University in the fall, where she will be pursuing a masters degree in Elementary Education.

Andreas Breuing of Spencer Brook Lane graduated from UMass Amherst in May.

Jennifer Fantasia of Cross Street was named to the spring 2007 Dean's List at American University in Washington, D.C.

Will Lamb of Indian Hill Road was named to the spring quarter Dean's List at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Christina F. Cornish of Russell Street has earned high honors at the Brooks School, North Andover, for the spring semester.


The article "Carlisle School hires elementary teachers" in the August 3 issue should have said that Principal Patrice Hurley has "filled the first-grade position from an internal hire" — not the second grade as written. The Mosquito regrets the error.

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