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Friday, December 4, 2009


Karen Stickler weds Glenn Brown

Karen Stickler weds Glenn BrownKaren B. Stickler, formerly of Indian Hill, and Glenn J. Brown, formerly of North Haven, Connecticut, were married on October 10 in New Haven, Connecticut, at the New Haven Lawn Club; a reception followed in the Lawn Club’s ballroom.

David and Marjory Stickler of Indian Hill are the parents of the bride and Phillip and Lauren Brown of North Haven are the parents of the groom. Elizabeth (Stickler) Boa was the matron of honor and her children Benjamin Boa and Emily Boa were the ring bearer and flower girl. The best man was Jeffrey Ely, a friend of the groom. The bride’s brother Eric Stickler played classical guitar for the processional and recessional. The groom’s sisters Robyn-Allise Brown and Shira Brown performed readings.

Mrs. Brown is a graduate of Lawrence Academy (1993) and Mount Holyoke College (1997); she is a Production Controller at Yale University Press. Mr. Brown is a graduate of North Haven High School (1995) and Central Connecticut State University (2000); he is a Systems Engineer at Stanley Works.

After a chilly but relaxing honeymoon in Annisquam, the couple returned to their home in West Hartford, Connecticut, and plan a warmer second honeymoon trip for early 2010.


Marion (Saunders) Chapman

Scholar, homemaker and
WWII WAVE officer

Marion (Saunders) Chapman formerly of Stearns Street passed away peacefully at EPOCH of Chestnut Hill on November 23, at the age of 96.

Born February 7, 1913, in Chelsea, she was the daughter of Attorney Stacy Courtis Saunders and Dr. Sallie (Harding) Saunders, MD. She entered Northeastern School of Law from Winthrop High School, graduating with a Juris Doctorate degree. Her intent was to join her father, who had lost his eyesight, in his law practice. Her father regained his eyesight just before her graduation, which gave her the opportunity to pursue a liberal arts degree instead. She entered Wellesley College and completed with a BA degree in 1940, majoring in Botany. After college, Marion joined the WAVES branch of the US Navy, serving as a disbursing and communications officer in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago and Florida. She attained the rank of Lieutenant JG. During her military duty she met Arthur Wood Chapman, Jr., a fighter pilot, while they were both stationed in Deland, Florida. They were married in Boston on July 22, 1945.

Mrs. Chapman was a resident of Wellesley Hills from 1952 until 1998 when she moved to Carlisle to be near her son’s family. In 2003 she moved to Sunrise of Wayland Assisted Living. She was active in alumnae programs at Wellesley College and eventually became the Financial Secretary for the Wellesley College Alumnae Office, where she served for many years until her retirement in 1978. Mrs. Chapman was active in the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, served as a Girl Scout leader for many years and traveled extensively with her husband, Woody. Mrs. Chapman attended her husband’s VF12 Squadron reunions even after he passed away in 1982. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking, ballroom dancing, golf, swimming, playing the piano and she always had a cat or two. Her greatest passions were her family and reading.

Mrs. Chapman is survived by three children, Susan (Chapman) Melanson and her husband, Capt. Arthur S. Melanson, of South Hiram, Maine; Joan (Chapman) Moore and her husband, Charles, of Natick, and Douglas W. Chapman and his wife, Terri, of Prospect Street. Also three grandchildren; Kristen (Horn) Guerrieo and her husband, Chris, of Billerica; Daniel Chapman of Arlington; James Chapman of Carlisle; and an infant great-grandson, Ryan Guerrieo. Her son-in-law, Richard Horn of Winchester, and her late sister Ruth Reid’s sons also survive her.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 5, at 9:30 a.m., at the Wallace Chapel of the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, followed by a reception. A private committal service will be held at sea. Arrangements are by Henry J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Mrs. Chapman’s name to the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement, 51 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-3722, or Wellesley College, Office of Development, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.


Kaden Humza Ata

Sana and Melanie Ata of Stearns Street are happy to announce the birth of their son, Kaden Humza, born October 27 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Kaden joins big sister Anika at home. The proud grandparents are Dr. Mohammed and Jamila Ata and Mr. Charles Byron.

Belmont Hill School Honor Roll

The following students recently achieved academic honors for the first marking period at Belmont Hill School:

Matthew Gardner, Lowell Street, Grade 8, High Honors;
William Golonka, Hutchins Road, Grade 8, Honors;
Nicholas Reichheld, Hutchins Road, Grade 11, Honors.

Gabrielle Luiselli of Martin Street finished second in the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating New England Regional Qualifying Round in October in the Intermediate Ladies Figure Skating event. This finish allowed her to compete in the Championship Round where she finished 12th of 16. Luiselli skates with the Colonial Figure Skating Club.

Where in Carlisle?

Dave Stickler of Indian Hill wrote in with this information about the piece of old machinery along the Two Rod Road trail:

This object along the Two“The object shown in the November 20 Mosquito [and at left] appears to be a crankshaft assembly from an antique engine. Foreground wheel is a pulley for a flat belt drive, background wheel a flywheel, offset crank is on shaft between wheels. It might have been a small steam engine, but more likely a ‘make and break’ single cylinder IC engine, of the type widely used to power farm tools circa 1920.

Representative photo,

Scale models are frequently made by hobbyists for show and light use.”

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