The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 11, 2009


Richard L. DeFelice

A man who gave his all to his communities

Richard L. DeFelice, 72, of Sutton, New Hampshire, died on February 4, 2009 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He was born in Lexington, Massachusetts, in 1936 and graduated from Lexington High School in 1955.

DeFelice and his wife, Phyllis, and their children lived on Bingham Road from the late sixties until 1998 when DeFelice and his wife moved to Sutton.

While living in Carlisle, he was a member of the Carlisle Fire Department from 1972 until 1987, was one of the first EMTs in Carlisle and served on the building committee for the new fire station.

Besides his many activities for the town of Sutton, DeFelice owned land in South Africa where he took people on photography and hunting safaris.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Michelle DeFelice, a son, Richard DeFelice, Jr. and a brother, Dominic DeFelice. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, a son, Bobby DeFelice of Orlando, Florida, a brother, Onel DeFelice of Winnisquam, New Hampshire, a sister Julie Miller of Lexington and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle DeFelice Memorial Fund, c/o Sugar River Bank, P.O. Box 1669, New London, NH 03257.

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, October 11, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. outdoors at Muster Field Farm, Harvey Road, North Sutton, New Hampshire. Casual dress, please. RSVP by October 2, 1-602-526-6442.


Matthew Zezima to wed Jessica Pierce

Stephen and Penny Zezima of Bedford Road announce the engagement of their son, Matthew Stephen Zezima, to Jessica Lynne Pierce, daughter of Donna Tilley Pierce of Charleston, South Carolina, and Allan Franklin Pierce of Asheville, North Carolina.

The bridegroom-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and received a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 2001. The bride-to-be graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.) in 2003 and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, master’s of international affairs in 2009. The couple, who reside in McLean, Virginia, both work as intelligence analysts for the Department of Defense. An October 2010 wedding is planned.


Katy Dawson weds Dan Hartnett

Dan Hartnett and Katy Dawson were married August 8, 2009 on a picture perfect day at the Pierce House in Lincoln, where a reception followed.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff and Jane Dawson of River Road. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Ellen Hartnett of Holliston.

Jennifer Thompson, the bride’s cousin, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kerry Hartnett, the groom’s sister, and friends Aline Baly and Julie Bartlett. The best man was Kevin Hartnett, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Alex Dawson, the bride’s brother, and friends Taylor Cunningham and Jordan Geary.

The bride is a 1999 graduate of the Brooks School in North Andover, and a 2003 graduate of Connecticut College. She currently works as a legislative assistant for a member of Congress in Washington, D.C. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Holliston High School and a 2004 graduate of Connecticut College. He is legislative director for a national trade association.

Following a honeymoon in Paris, the couple lives in Arlington, Virginia.


Our sympathy to . . .

Mairin Doherty Moulton and her husband, Christopher Moulton, of Hemlock Hill on the death of Mairin’s father, Lt. Col. Francis Winn Doherty, USAF, ret., 88, who died August 30.

Michael Guttadauro and his family of Fiske Street on the death of his mother Josephine Guttadauro, 79, who died peacefully in her home in Brookfield, New Hampshire, on September 6.

Belmont Hill School Honors and Awards

Seventh grader Matthew Gardner of Lowell Street earned High Honors for the 2008-2009 school year. Tenth grader Nicholas N. Reichheld of Hutchins Road earned Honors for the school year. Andrew K. Lind of Mill Pond Lane earned High Honors for the school year. At Belmont Hill’s Prize Day ceremony in May, Lind received the Henry B. Sawyer Sportsmanship Award for Baseball. In addition, at the School’s Spring Athletic Awards Assembly, he earned Independent School League (ISL) All League Honorable Mention in Baseball. A member of Belmont Hill’s Class of 2009, he will be attending Middlebury College in the fall.

UMass Lowell Spring Dean’s List

Nicholas Darling of West Street, William Kirk of Westford Street and Cameron Bjork of Rutland Street were named to UMass Lowell’s Spring 2009 Dean’s List.

What did you do over summer vacation? Taylor Perkins of Autumn Lane and Rebecca Bishop of Kimball Road worked for National Charities League (Middlesex Chapter) with their

Taylor Perkins (left) and Rebecca Bishop. (Courtesy Photo)

mothers Donna Perkins and Liz Bishop to help clean out and organize the costume closets of Concord Players, 51 Walden Street in Concord. NCL Middlesex is a mother-daughter volunteer group which provides volunteer services to many worthy not-for-profit organizations in the towns of Concord and Carlisle.


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