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Friday, January 11, 2008


Charles Adair Mastromarino

Peter and Catherine Mastromarino of East Riding Drive are happy to announce the birth of their son, Charles Adair, on November 20 at Emerson Hospital. Charlie was welcomed home with a Thanksgiving Day feast by his grandparents Tony and Nancy Mastromarino of Belgrade Lakes, Maine, and Andrew and Nancy Wong of Waterloo, Ontario.


Nason Lee Wilkins

Nason Lee Wilkins, Jr. died December 29 of massive cardiac arrest at age 65 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Nason was born in Concord, Massachusetts, to Nason Lee Wilkins, Sr. and Ruth (Baker) Wilkins on September 30, 1942. Raised in Carlisle on Concord Street, he graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1960 where he excelled in athletics. He studied mechanical engineering at Wentworth Technical Institute in Boston.

Nason worked for Digital Equipment Corporation for over 25 years as a facilities manager, overseeing the construction and management of new plants around the country and in Puerto Rico. As a newlywed, he and his family lived on Lowell Street.

Services were private. In lieu of flowers, please set up a will for yourselves. Brewitt Funeral Home, Raymond, New Hampshire is handling arrangements. To sign an on-line guest book, visit


William Joseph DeFlorio Scientific and artistic glassblower

William DeFlorio, 83, of Robbins Drive, a longtime Carlisle resident, died on January 1, after
William Joseph DeFlorio
a brief illness, with his family at his side. He was the husband of the late Anne DeFlorio, to whom he had been married for 45 years before her death in 1993.

Mr. DeFlorio was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on September 7, 1924, to Joseph and Elizabeth DeFlorio. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked for Sylvania, Sperry Rand, Schlumberger and General Radio.

In 1968, he started Yankee Glassblower where he worked with his son until just days before his passing. He was a member of American Glassblowers Society and a communicant of St. Irene Catholic Church. He was an avid gardener and traveler, and was especially fond of spending time with his family.

Mr. DeFlorio was a loving father to Patrick DeFlorio and his wife Lorraine of Arlington, and Katherine DeFlorio of Carlisle. He was the devoted grandfather of Barbara DeFlorio, Emily Kenfield, and William DeFlorio, all of Arlington. He was the loving brother of Bernadine Sellers of Watertown, Elizabeth Wilder and her husband Frank of Winchester, Ollie Miles and her husband David of Aztec, New Mexico and George DeFlorio and his wife Carola of Woodland Hills, California. He was the longtime friend of Maryann Richards of Auburndale and the proud owner of Duke, his beloved black Labrador retriever.

He was also the brother of the late Robert, Ralph and John DeFlorio.

A funeral service was held at St. Irene Church on Saturday, January 5. Burial took place privately. Memorials in his name may be sent to the Salvation Army, 150 Appleton Street, Lowell MA 01852. An E-Condolence site is found at

· Mary Daigle of Westford Street, a clerk in the Tax Collector's Office for 20 years, was honored at Town Hall on December 22 with a retirement luncheon reception given by her

A retirement party for clerk Mary Daigle is enjoyed by (left to right) Irene Blake, Anush Coates, Daigle and Larry Barton. (Courtesy photo)

many friends and co-workers. Daigle was praised by her colleagues for her many pleasant traits — her infectious laugh, warm smile and patience when she greets customers at the counter. She was known for saying, "Hey, they pay your salary; you have to be nice to them." Mary's parting words to her boss, Town Treasurer Larry Barton, were, "If you get into a jam and need me, I'm just as close as a phone call."

CCHS scores at auditions for Massachusetts Eastern Senior District Music Festival

CCHS band, orchestra and chorus students gave stellar performances at the auditions for the Massachusetts Eastern Senior District Music Festival, which were held on November 17 at Lincoln-Sudbury High School. CCHS was well-represented by 17 singers and many instrumentalists, who spent weeks preparing for the rigorous and highly-competitive auditions. Their diligent work paid off: ten singers, 18 band/jazz band members and three orchestra members were chosen to perform at the festival, taking place at Boston University on January 4 and 5. CCHS's Kailey Prior was chosen to perform as a soloist in one of the pieces at festival. In addition, eight singers, 11 band/jazz band members, and four orchestra members from CCHS were picked to audition for the All-State Chorus, Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra in January, which culminates in a performance at Symphony Hall in Boston.

Carlisle students accepted into the 2008 Eastern Senior District Chorus:

Emma Materne (alto)*

Lisa Yanofsky (soprano)*

Carlisle students accepted into the 2008 Eastern Senior District Orchestra:

Sonia Boor (violin)

Katie Hendrickson (trombone)*

Hannah Parra (French horn)

Thomas Veitch (French horn)*

Carlisle students accepted into the 2008 Eastern Senior District Band:

Amanda Caddell (bass clarinet)

Owen Callahan (alto saxophone)

Margaret Hoffman (French horn)*

Nathan Hsieh (French horn)*

Raphael Hsieh (clarinet)

Lucy King (trombone)*

Alex Kinmonth (oboe)*

Stephanie Mundel (tuba)*

Ema Woodward (alto saxophone)

Stephan Wu (alto saxophone)*

Carlisle students accepted into the

Eastern Senior District Jazz Band:

Gregory Blair (baritone saxophone)*

*Students recommended to audition for 2008 All-State ensembles.

· Concord Academy musicians Aaron Freedman of Hutchins Road and Jake Dockterman of Russell Street have been selected to play in the Massachusetts Eastern Senior District Festival. A senior, Freedman plays the clarinet; Dockterman, a junior, plays alto saxophone.

· Cellist Alex Moskowitz of East Street, a ninth-grader at the Fenn School in Concord, was selected to participate in the Massachusetts Eastern Senior District Music Festival.

· Eleven Emerson Hospital physicians were named top doctors in November's issue of Boston Magazine. Physicians who appear on the list are nominated by their peers. Boston Magazine compiles the list through a survey conducted by Best Doctors, Inc., a Boston-based company founded by two Harvard Medical School-affiliated physicians.

Two physicians from Carlisle were on the list — dermatologist Merrill Liteplo of Curve Street and spinal surgeon Bernard Pfeifer of Page Brook Road.

CELEBRATING RUTH WAYWELL'S 100TH BIRTHDAY. On December 24, friends gathered in the Sleeper Room to celebrate Waywell's special birthday. Shown seated (left to right) are Gloria Bondi, Marian MacPherson, Norm Davis, Ruth Waywell and Joe Barger. Standing (left to right) are Barbara Culkins, Jack Griffin, Laura Brissey, Nicole Hebert, Susan Evans and Phyllis Hughes. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

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