The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 8, 2008

Fourth graders assemble outside a trailer loaded with 200 bags of clothing which they collected to be taken to victims of a fire in Lawrence. (Courtesy photo)
· Last week the Carlisle Public School fourth grade, along with the school's diversity committee, organized a clothing drive for the victims of the recent fire in Lawrence. Parents dropped off clothes at school, and the fourth graders loaded over 200 bags of clothing into a trailer on Thursday for delivery to Lawrence. Fourth grade teacher Ken Ashe and Superintendent Marie Doyle, who chairs the diversity committee, organized the relief effort. Parents Kevin Brown and Bryan Sorrows helped with transportation. Thanks to all members of the school community, and especially to the hard workers in the fourth grade.

· William Johannes Wesselhoeft of South Street, a junior at Northfield Mount Hermon School, will be one of five students to travel to Genoa, Italy, for a Model United Nations session in February.

Students at the Genoa conference will tackle a range of issues including bioethics, AIDS, disarmament, global warming, and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

During this trip, students will be able to discuss foreign affairs with teens from Austria, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Germany, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

· Tyler W. Smith of Hartwell Road, a junior at St. Sebastian's School in Needham, received High Honors for the second quarter.

· Jim Miller of Sunset Road and Susan Schmidt of Rutland Street are involved in the Sudbury Savoyards' production of The Yeomen of the Guard. Miller is a member of the chorus and Schmidt is working on costumes. See press release on page 19 for time and place of performances.


William Charles Tatham

Margo Parent and Joe Tatham of Baldwin Road are happy to announce the birth of their second son, William Charles Tatham, born January 15 at Emerson Hospital. Will joins big brother Ben. Proud grandparents include Martha Tatham of Royal Oak, Michigan, Joe and Marge Tatham of Sterling Heights, Michigan, and Nicole and Ron Parent of Charleston, Maine.


Patricia M. Bilodeau

A teacher and avid traveler

Patricia (Maguire) Bilodeau, 81, of Rutland Street, a Carlisle resident since 1968, died Monday, February 4. She was the beloved wife of 57 years of Kenneth L. Bilodeau.

Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on January 15, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John Joseph Maguire and Esther (Moore) Maguire. She was a graduate of Methuen High School. She later received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Mary Washington College in Fredricksburg, Virginia; a master's in psychology from Boston University and a master's in education from Lesley College in Cambridge.

In 1989 she retired after 25 years of teaching first grade at the Hanscom Primary School of the Lincoln Public Schools.

Mrs. Bilodeau was an avid traveler and, along with her husband Kenneth, journeyed extensively throughout the seven continents.

In addition to her husband Kenneth, survivors include two sons, John J. Bilodeau of Amesbury and Peter W. Bilodeau of Troy, New Hampshire; four grandchildren, Seth and Sarah Bilodeau, Hana Stickles and Laura Villa; and her sister Joyce Demers of Methuen. She was also the mother of the late Kenneth L. Bilodeau, Jr.

The funeral will be held Friday, February 8,

Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. For online guest book visit

Jacqueline M. Miller

A devoted member of the Carlisle Congregational Church

Jacqueline M. Miller, 75, of Red Pine Drive, died on February 1 at the Emerson Hospital in Concord following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Miller was born in Toledo, Ohio, on November 5, 1932, and was the daughter of the late Augustus W. and Edna (Watson) Sawyer. She was raised in Bangor, Maine, and was a graduate of Bangor High School. She attended business college and the Salvation Army Training School in Manhattan. In 1971 she married Dr. Edgar S. Miller and the family moved to Carlisle where Mrs. Miller formed many friendships. For over 25 years she worked alongside her husband daily as the office manager for his busy medical practice.

She was known to many in the community as a devoted member of the Carlisle Congregational Church, where she ran the nursery for many years. She loved being with children and also enjoyed cooking and entertaining friends, especially during the Christmas season.

In recent years she treasured her time with her family along the coast of Maine near Acadia National Park.

She was the mother of Bruce and his wife Petra of Germany, Susan of Lyman, Maine, and Carol and her partner Paolo Loeffler of San Francisco, and the late Nancy Miller. She was the sister of Joyce Bragg of Deer Isle, Maine, Janice Evans of Providence, Rhode Island, and Shirley Chadbourne of Bangor, Maine, and the grandmother of Hanna Miller of Germany.

Her memorial service was held at the Carlisle Congregational Church on Monday, February 4. Interment was in Green Cemetery in Carlisle.

Memorial contributions may be made to World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063-9716 or to Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101.


Some information on the teachers' contract for FY09 was incorrect in last week's article, "FinCom probes impact of Carlisle School's proposed FY09 cuts," on page 1. Next year all Carlisle teachers will receive a 3.9% cost of living increase. In addition, teachers with 11 or fewer years of service in Carlisle will receive a "step" increase of 5%, for an additional year of experience. Teachers who have earned a master's degree or completed 30 academic credits qualify for a "lane change" and an additional increase between 3.0% and 10.5 %. The contract also provides stipends for additional duties.

2008 The Carlisle Mosquito