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Friday, August 14, 2009


Maybeth Fandel Sonn
Generous neighbor, lover of books and gardens

Maybeth Fandel Sonn, 68, of Woodland Road, died on Saturday, August 1, at Massachusetts General Hospital after suffering a sudden stroke. She was the beloved wife of 45 years of Edward Sonn and the loving mother of Paul Sonn and his wife Martha Lees of Brooklyn, New York, Kathryn Klickstein and her husband Jamie of West Street, and Eugene Sonn and his wife Jessica Walcott of Langhorne, Pennsylvania. She was also the sister of Henry J. Fandel, Jr. of West Roxbury, and Lucille Fandel of Cummington, and the grandmother of Lindsay and Ethan Klickstein, Rebecca and Noah Sonn-Lees, and Eli Walcott Sonn.

Maybeth was born in Boston on June 24, 1941, and raised in West Roxbury. She graduated from Emmanuel College with an A.B. in history and received a masters of library science from Simmons College. She and Ed were married in 1963. They lived in Westwood, and moved to Carlisle in 1974.

Maybeth worked tirelessly raising her three children who, together with her grandchildren, were her pride and passion. A lifelong lover of books and reading, especially to her grandchildren, she also worked for many years as a librarian, beginning at the Emmanuel College Library and concluding at Carlisle’s Gleason Library, from which she retired in 1998.

Maybeth was an avid gardener, who studied landscape design and operated a small business planning and tending gardens. She was never happier than when she was with her flowers.

In addition to her family, at the center of Maybeth’s life was her Catholic faith community, especially St. Irene Church and her women’s bible study. She and Ed were pillars of St. Irene in every way. The church gardens, which Maybeth designed and cared for, are a symbol of her faith and loving care.

Maybeth was known to all for her energetic generosity. She served as a volunteer reader to seniors, preschoolers and others who could not read for themselves. She could be counted on to show up at the home of a sick neighbor with a meal or invite those without family nearby to join hers for holidays. Whether it was driving elderly parishioners to church, preparing care packages for prisoners at MCI Concord, teaching Sunday school, or volunteering around Carlisle, Maybeth was always a doer for others.

Her gifts included an empathetic ear. She was a great listener and always was interested in learning what was on the minds of those around her.

She enriched the lives of so many in the communities she crossed, and her loss, too young and unexpected, has been a terrible blow.

A funeral Mass for Maybeth was held at St. Irene Church on August 4, at which her granddaughter Lindsay Klickstein, age 12, played an original flute piece that she had composed for “Mama Sonn.” Maybeth was laid to rest that afternoon in Carlisle’s Green Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to Emmanuel College, 400 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 (, or to the Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118 ( ∆


Rose P. Pullara

Enjoyed opera and the outdoors

Rose P. (DiSalvo) Pullara, 78, of Virginia Farme, died Friday, July 17, at Emerson Hospital in Concord. She was the beloved wife of 57 years of Santo J. Pullara. They were married in Auburn, New York in 1952. She was also the devoted mother of Regina Pullara-Smith and her husband Joseph Smith of Reading, Benita Pullara of Carlisle and Christine Pullara of Arlington.

Born in Auburn, New York, on October 15, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Patsy and Sara (Sciortino) DiSalvo. She attended Auburn public schools and in 1948 graduated from East High School in Auburn. In 1952, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Syracuse University. Following her graduation she resided in Syracuse, where she was an avid mountain climber, hiker, skier and member of the Adirondack Mountain Club.

In 1964, she moved to Chelmsford and in 1970 became a resident of Carlisle. Mrs. Pullara was a member of the Faculty Wives Club of the Lowell Technical Institute, now UMass Lowell, and enjoyed art, architecture and music, especially the opera.

A graveside service was held in Green Cemetery, Carlisle.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Friends of Carlisle COA, c/o Ray Taylor, 59 Hemlock Hill Road, Carlisle, MA 01741.

Arrangements were under the care of the Dee Funeral Home of Concord. For guest book visit, ∆


Rev. Tim Jensen

FRS Minister 2003–2007

The Rev. Tim Jensen, 52, died on Sunday, August 9, 18 months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Tim was called as minister of The First Religious Society in 2003. He accepted the call to the Unitarian Universalist congregation in Portland, Maine, where he served from 2007 to 2009.

He died at the University of California Davis Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was able to make his end-of- life decisions on his own and he was alert until slipping into a coma, on Saturday night. He passed away peacefully at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

Tim will be cremated and his ashes sent to Camano Island where they will be kept with those of his grandmother and mother and his beloved Boston Terrier, Parker. Plans relating to a memorial service will be announced later. ∆




Candice Oyer weds Ian Adelman

Michael and Janet Oyer of Stoney Gate are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter Candice Oyer to Ian Adelman of Concord.

The wedding took place on June 13, at the Asticou Inn, Mt. Desert Island, Maine. It was a beautiful sunny day (rare for summer 2009) for a garden wedding.

Attendants included: Matron of Honor, Cheryl Kaufman (sister of Candice), Best Man, Paul Seizert, Bridesmaids, Nicole Babine, Ryta Kudarauskas, Kristin Sardina, Sandra Butler; Groomsmen, James Groth, Tim Kaufman, Erik Jenkinson and Padraig Doyle.

Candice and Ian are both graduates of CCHS class of 2001. Candice attended UMass Dartmouth and graduated with a B.A.; Visual Design/Graphic Design & Electronic Imaging in 2006. She is currently attending Savannah College of Art & Design Graduate Program, pursuing an M.A. in Fashion Design. Ian graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2005 with a B.A. in Literature and is currently a freelance writer for several publications in the Savannah area concentrating on Green Initiatives.

The couple honeymooned for two weeks in Italy and are currently living in Savannah, Georgia.



Anush Yousefian weds Albert Hansen

Anush Yousefian, daughter of Vreg and Bonnie Yousefian of Brook Street, and Albert Hansen, son of Albert and Cecelia Hansen of Moultonborough, New Hampshire, were married on June 27 in Sandwich, New Hampshire. The ceremony took place overlooking Dinsmore Pond on a beautiful, sunny morning with immediate family in attendance. Following the ceremony, there was a luncheon reception at Canoe Restaurant and Tavern in Center Harbor, New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Anush is a 1992 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and a 1996 graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. In 2001 she received an M.S. in Public Health from UMass Amherst and is currently pursuing an advanced degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of New Hampshire. She is employed as a Research Associate at The Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy in Portland, Maine. The groom is a 1987 graduate of Brunswick High School and a 1991 graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. In 1996, he received a J.D. from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware and currently practices in southern Maine and New Hampshire. The couple lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


Jennifer Trebino to wed David Andrews

Stephen and Paula Trebino of Heald Road, and Raymond and Carolyn Andrews of Concord are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Trebino and David Andrews.

Jennifer is a 2003 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Durham where she received a degree in Sociology. Jennifer is currently working at Salumi Artisan Cured Meats in Seattle, Washington.

David is a 1998 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and a 2003 graduate of Virginia Tech. He received a degree in Aerospace Engineering. David is currently working as a flight test engineer for The Boeing Company in Seattle.

The couple is planning an October 2010 wedding in New England.




Sophia Elizabeth Getchell

Sophia Elizabeth Getchell was born at Emerson Hospital in Concord on August 5 to Katherine Stevens Getchell and Greg Justin Getchell of Littleton. Greg grew up in Carlisle. Proud grandparents are Jonathan and Priscilla Stevens of Maple Street, and former Carlisle residents Marjorie and Edward Getchell of Estes Park, Colorado. Sophia is the niece of Eric and Christine Getchell of Boxford and Clifford Stevens of Carlisle. Sophia has four great-grandparents, Lois and George W. Stone of Peabody and Ann and Edward B. Stevens of North Andover.

Paul William Sokoloff

Allison (Micarelli) Sokoloff and Mark Sokoloff joyfully announce the arrival of their first child, Paul William Sokoloff, born July 9.

Proud grandparents are Bob and Janice Micarelli of Maple Street and Gary and Judith Sokoloff of East Chester, New York.

Allison, Mark and baby Paul reside in Brooklyn, New York.



College graduates

• Christine K. Boss of Autumn Lane, Bryan T. Lieb of Maple Street, Robert William Morgan, Jr. of Ember Lane, Rebecca J. Moschini of Judy Farm Road and Stephen Tang of Rutland Street received undergraduate degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, this spring.

• Alexandra D’Agostino of North Road graduated from Vassar College on May 24.

• Nicholas Probolus of Munroe Hill Road graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, with a bachelor of science degree in Food Service Management. He is now in a management training program with the Compass Group in Waltham.

Academic Honors

• Danielle Geoffroy of Acton Street was named to the Dean’s List at Ithaca College’s School of Business for the spring term.

• Jill Marie McElligott of Tophet Road was named to the spring semester Dean’s List at the University of Delaware.

• Gregory Martini of Baldwin Road has been named to the President’s List at Bentley College for the spring semester of his junior year. He is a finance major with a minor in computers.

• Ryan Christopher Davis of Woodland Road was inducted into the Alpha Delta Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges at Middlesex Community College.

• Julie Schuerhoff of North Road, a student at Connecticut College, is spending the summer interning for Stel’s Inc. in Boston, working in the business/fashion field. Schuerhoff is participating in Connecticut College’s Career Enhancing Life Skills (CELS) program.

• Karen Walker Beecher of North Road has joined the board of Teen Voices, a Boston-based journalism and mentoring program for teen girls that produces a self-titled print and online publication. To view the monthly online edition visit

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