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Friday, July 3, 2009


Claudine Y. Tomljanovich
Avid sailor, traveler and gourmet cook

Claudine Y. Tomljanovich, 65, of Nowell Farm Road died Friday, June 26, at Emerson Hospital in Concord. She was the beloved wife of 43 years of Nicholas M. Tomljanovich.

Born in St. Germaine, en Laye, France on August 18, 1943, she was raised and attended school in Rueil Malmaison, France. She came to Boston in 1964 at the age of 21 and worked as a translator for Putnam Fund. She was married to Mr. Tomljanovich in Cambridge in 1966.

Mrs. Tomljanovich later worked as a translator for GTE International in Burlington. She retired in 1995 after several years of employment as an event coordinator for Digital Equipment Corporation in Maynard.

An avid sailor, traveler and gourmet cook, she especially enjoyed organizing her annual New Years Day party at her Carlisle home.

In addition to her husband Nicholas survivors include her son, Marc Tomljanovich and his wife, Caryn and her grandchildren, Lyra and Evan Tomljanovich, and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Pierette Lafarg and the late Denise Corolleur.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 30, at the First Religious Society in Carlisle. Interment followed in Green Cemetery, Carlisle.

Contributions in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 (

Arrangements were under the care of Dee Funeral Home of Concord, Charles W. Dee and Susan M. Dee, Directors. For online guest book visit


Rosamond S. (Peach) Merrill
Kind and gracious to all

Rosamond Stewart (Peach) Merrill, formerly of Bingham Road and Malcolm Meadows, died peacefully on June 25, in Worcester at age 86 in the presence of her family, after several years of declining health due to Alzheimer’s disease. She will be deeply missed as the devoted mother of Bradford White Merrill and his wife Pegi of Lowell, Janet S. Merrill of Worcester, and Rosamond L. “Robin” Merrill and her husband Robert Morrison of Arlington; grandmother to Scott Merrill of Lowell and sister to E. Russell “Zeke” Peach, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Marblehead.

A graduate of the Marblehead High School Class of 1941 and the Katherine Gibbs School in Boston, she worked for General Electric in Lynn during the war years. In 1963 she moved to Carlisle, where she lived for 40 years. While raising her family, she was active with the Carlisle Girl Scouts, the American Cancer Society and the Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord. When her children were grown, she put her prior business training to work and accepted a position with Honeywell in Lexington, which she enjoyed immensely until her retirement.

“You could count on Rozie for a smiling face and a cheerful personality,” recalled her brother Zeke. “She loved to travel and would always say yes when asked if she would like to take a trip.” Her travels abroad, usually with family or friends, included multiple visits to France and especially the British Isles, from which her Marblehead Peach, as well as Scottish MacLeod ancestors emigrated. Friends and family alike remember her zest for life, her unwavering love for her children, her impeccable style and dress, her fondness for Siamese cats and her kindness and graciousness to everyone she met.

Burial in Marblehead will be private. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Rose Monahan Hospice Home, 10 Judith Road, Worcester, MA 01602.


More college graduates

• Hannah Mathew of Sunset Road graduated from McGill University, earning a bachelor of science degree in Biology. She will continue her studies in the M.D. program at the Miller Medical School, University of Miami.

• Christine Shaver of Carlisle Pines Drive graduated from MIT on June 5 with a bachelor of science degree in Biology. She will be attending New York Medical College this August to pursue her interest in medicine.

College students on the Dean’s List

• Peter Carroll of Lowell Street was named to the Dean’s List for the winter quarter 2009 at the University of Denver where he recently completed his freshman year.

• Samantha Ludwig of Westford Street, Andrew Saphier of Bellows Hill Road, and Marina VanWinkle of Acton Street were named to the spring 2009 Dean’s List at Middlesex Community College.

• Joanna Orlando of Autumn Lane made Lasell College’s spring 2009 Dean’s List. Orlando is a member of the class of 2010, majoring in Hospitality and Event Management.

• Laura Halvorsen of Pine Brook Road has been named to the Dean’s List at Hamilton College for the 2009 spring semester.

• Jason Drinkwater of Fiske Street was named to the Dean’s List at Wagner College, Staten Island, New York. Jason completed his sophomore year and is studying to be an International History professor.

• William Lamb of Indian Hill Road, a junior at Fairfield University, made the Dean’s List for both semesters this past year. He is majoring in Finance and Economics.

• Brendon Hedblom of Maple Street, Class of 2012 at Skidmore College, earned honors for the spring semester.

• Jonathan Kyle of Bellows Hill Road, a senior public communication major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Vermont. Kyle also received the Scholastic Recognition Award at the University of Vermont Honors Day Ceremony.

• Jason Forte of Laurelwood Drive was named to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester. Forte is a junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

• Matthew Patterson of Maple Street, a member of the class of 2011, and Julie Schuerhoff of North Road, a member of the class of 2010, achieved Dean’s Honors at Connecticut College.

• Eric Johnson of Ember Lane was named to the Dean’s List at Washington University in St. Louis for the spring 2009 semester.

Private school students honored

• Mara Walton of High Woods Lane made the Honor Roll at the Dana Hall School for the third semester.

• Andrew Wilford of Martin Street has been named to the Dean’s List at Boston Trinity Academy, an independent middle school and high school, located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston.

• Kyra Prats of River Road and Catherine Brennan of Hutchins Road were honored at the 129th Prize Day ceremonies at Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. Prats, a senior, and Brennan, an eighth grader, received Red Ribbons for earning a grade average of B+ and above with no grade below a B–. Prats was awarded the academic prize in Advanced Placement U.S. Government and a Sacred Heart Goal II Award for her commitment “to educate to a deep respect for intellectual values.” Prats will attend Boston College in the fall.

• Sarah Mathew, formerly of Sunset Road, graduated from The International School Bangalore (TISB), India, and has been accepted to the Olin School of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts for Bio-engineering with a full scholarship.

• Jennie Williams of Pheasant Hill Lane is on a tour of Quebec City and Montreal with the Longy Youth Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra is performing at multiple venues including the Nativity of Notre Dame Church in Quebec City and participating in a music clinic at McGill University. Jennie is the principal oboist.

• Olivia Rose Vienneau of Acton Street, a student at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, completed her junior year of study abroad at both the National University of Ireland at Galway and the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. In addition, she spent a third semester in Paris, studying French government, culture and language. She will return to Franklin and Marshall in the fall.

• Tyler Manoukian of Westford Street was named to the High Honors Roll at Minuteman Career and Technical High School. Also at Minuteman, Irene Karafotias of Page Brook Road and Anthony Perugini of Overlook Drive were named to the Honors Roll.

CARLISLE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Carlisle DAR members of the Old Concord Chapter attended the Veterans Honor Roll Memorial Dedication on Sunday. Shown (left to right) are Linda Kistler, Barrie King, Chapter Regent Caroline Holbrook of Stow, Avril Taylor and Mary Zoll. Each presented attending veterans with a copy of the American’s Creed on parchment and a Flag pin. (Courtesy Photo)


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