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Friday, February 26, 2010


Aaron Michael Pinsky

Thoughtful and kindhearted

Aaron PinskyAaron Michael Pinsky, 25, of Fifty Acre Way, died Saturday morning, February 13, at home, surrounded by his loving family and his fiancée, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Born in Lowell, February 21, 1984, the beloved son of Lincoln N. and Denise “Peg” (Paquin) Pinsky, he attended the Carlisle schools and was a graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School in the Class of 2002.

Aaron had diverse interests and talents. An accomplished musician, he played the French horn as a member of the Concord-Carlisle High School Concert Band. He was twice selected to participate in the Northeast Massachusetts District Orchestra, and twice to the Massachusetts All-State Orchestra.

In addition, Aaron performed at the New England Conservatory where he was a member of the Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble, the Youth Symphony, a wind octet and the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the premier youth orchestra in Greater Boston. One of the highlights of Aaron’s musical career was his wind octet performance on the NPR radio show “From the Top” in 2001.

Aaron was a member of his high school golf team for four years and represented Vesper Country Club in the 2001 Junior Lowell City Tournament. He was also the co-host of “Any Given Wednesday,” the most popular program on radio station WIQH at Concord-Carlisle High School.

Aaron went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Williams College in 2006. An active student at his school, he continued his love of music and the French horn as a member of the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra.

Aaron served on the staff of the Williams Record, the school newspaper, as a sports writer and rose to become sports editor. In addition, he was the play-by-play announcer for the football and basketball teams for the college radio station WCFM. He had the opportunity to broadcast the Division III Final Fours from Norfolk, Virginia, in 2004, when Williams College narrowly lost in the finals. He also served as a junior advisor for first-year students and upon graduation, a class agent for the Williams College Alumni Association.

After graduation, Aaron worked as a market research consultant for Marketing and Planning Systems in Waltham. An enthusiastic fan of Boston teams, he was especially loyal to the Red Sox and Celtics.

More than anything, Aaron was thoughtful, kindhearted and loving to his family and wide circle of friends. His infectious smile, quick wit and ironic sense of humor gained him love and affection from many. He faced his illness with bravery and profound inner strength.

Besides his parents, Aaron is survived by his sister Rachel A. Pinsky of Somerville, his fiancée Eleanor C. Schmidt of Cambridge and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

At his request, a private burial was held. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service on Saturday, March 6, at the First Parish Church, 20 Lexington Road, Concord, at 11 a.m. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Adult Brain Tumor Research Fund, Center for Neuro-Oncology, SW430D, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115 or Partners Hospice, 281 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451. E-condolences to ∆


Herbert Dutton Bates Jr.

Grew up in Carlisle

Herbert Dutton Bates Jr., 52, died February 8 at his home in Harmony, Maine, with his family by his side. He was born in Concord, Massachusetts on July 9, 1957, the son of Herbert D. Sr. and Jean (Qua) Bates. As a young man Herbert graduated from Carrabec High School in North Anson, Maine and married Holly Ann Preble on July 31, 1983. Herb was employed by Linkletter and Sons Inc., located in Athens, Maine, where he worked as a skidder driver for many years. Herb retired in 2009 due to ill health. He was an active member of the Church of the Open Bible in Athens.

Herb enjoyed gardening, camping, mountain climbing and spending time surrounded by his family. He was a wonderful, caring person. He had a lot of patience and the best sense of humor, always being able to crack a joke anytime. He had a lot of faith so we know he will be in a better place. He will always be loved and remembered.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Holly Ann Bates of Harmony; his mother, Jean Qua Bates of Carlisle; six daughters, Nichole Marie Edes, Sierra Bates, Kendra Bates, Callie Jean Bates, Shania Lorraine Bates, and Leah Faith Bates; four sons, Rory Edwin Bates and his wife, LeAnna Marie, Arian Preble Bates and his fianceé, Mallory Hazen, Tristan Baxter Bates, and Forrest Qua Bates; two sisters, Connie Metivier and Martha Byron; a brother, Dana Bates; one granddaughter with another on the way; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service was held on February 13, at the Athens Elementary School in Athens. Interment will be in the spring. Friends may make donations in his memory to The One Wheel One Cure Foundation, c/o Tristan Bates, P.O. Box 267, Harmony, ME 04942; make checks payable to Tristan Bates. ∆


Samuel Edward Duren Jr.

An auto mechanic at his family’s business for many years

Samuel DurenSamuel Edward Duren, Jr., 74, of Reading, formerly of Carlisle, died after a lengthy illness on February 11, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was the husband of Patricia (Mullane) Duren.

Born in Concord, he was the son of the late Samuel E. and Evelyn (Millis) Duren, Sr. Samuel was raised in Carlisle.For many years he worked as an auto mechanic at his family’s business, Duren Motors on Bedford Road in Carlisle. He was a former member of the Chelmsford Elks.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his four children, Dawn Strong and her husband Kevin of Reading, Stephen Duren of Salem, New Hampshire, Andrea McKenna and her husband John of Reading and Cheryl Heinisch and her husband Richard of Englewood, Colorado. He is also survived by his brothers, Kenneth of Littleton, Everett of Meredith, New Hampshire and David of Carlisle and seven grandchildren.

A memorial graveside gathering will be held in May at Green Cemetery in Carlisle. Memorial tributes in his name may be sent to the Reading Band Parents’ Organization, P.O. Box 251, Reading, MA 01867, or the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. ∆


Sally Pestalozzi

A successful real estate broker and community volunteer

Sally PestalozziSally Louise (Ross) Pestalozzi, 74, of Chandler, Arizona, formerly of Autumn Lane, died February 8. She was born April 23, 1935, in Newton, the daughter of the late Dorothy May (Pickett) and noted Boston architect Louis Warren Ross. She was an eleventh generation direct descendant of the second secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Edward Rawson.

She was a 1953 graduate of Newton High School, completed her college preparatory work at the Mary A. Burnham School in 1954, and graduated from Colby-Sawyer Junior College in 1955. She was married to the late William George Pestalozzi in 1955 and traveled extensively throughout the west before making her home in Carlisle in 1964.

Mrs. Pestalozzi earned her real estate broker’s license in 1972 and became sole proprietor and President of Edmund H. Campbell, Inc. of Concord in 1973. Sally was an active member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. She was elected Council P President in 1978, was appointed Treasurer in 1982, served on the Board of Directors from 1982 to 1984, acted as the Chairman of the Finance Committee in 1983 and 1984, and was a member of the Professional Standards Committee from 1980 to 1987, the last three years with the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

All the while, she remained active in the Concord-Carlisle League of Women Voters, Carlisle School Association, Concord Chorus, Carlisle Trails Association, Trinity Church choir, Carlisle Recreation Commission, the Cub Scouts and was co-chairman of the Carlisle Little League for many years. Before becoming a broker, she was employed in the volunteer department of Emerson Hospital.

After a successful 27-year real estate career, she retired and moved to Arizona in 1999 to be closer to her three sons William George of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Peter Ross of Tempe, Arizona; and Warren Scott of Chandler, Arizona and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were private. For those who wish, contributions in Mrs. Pestalozzi’s name may be made to The Jimmy Fund at or 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445. ∆


Gavin Bowman Huntress

Gavin HuntressHeather and Jack Huntress of Baldwin Road are very proud to announce the birth of their son, Gavin Bowman. Gavin arrived at 12:20 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and measured 21.5 inches in length. Grandparents Joan and Ralph Cozza, along with aunts and uncles, Kim, Brendan, Gayle and Carm are all thrilled to welcome Gavin into the world!

Michael Mark Liteplo

Like a proper New Englander, Michael Mark Liteplo chose to enter the outside world during a snow storm, on February 16. He was welcomed by his parents, Mark and Kristen Liteplo, and his big sister, Maya, all of Wakefield. Proud grandparents are Maya and Merrill Liteplo of Curve Street, and Fred and Marilyn Downing of Gloucester and Naples, Florida. ∆


ShelterBoxes with tents and supplies to go to Haiti

A ten-person tent from a ShelterBox was set up in Union Hall at FRS along with a display of its other contents (not shown) on Sunday. (Courtesy photo)

ShelterBoxes are large, rugged green plastic boxes that contain a ten-person tent, waterproof ponchos, thermal blankets, insulated ground sheets, a multi-fuel stove, cooking pans, utensils, bowls and mugs, collapsible water containers and water purification tablets, a basic tool kit and a small children’s pack with drawing books, crayons and pens.

Members of the Concord Rotary Club, Steve Kirk and Frank Rigg, who are also members of the Social Action Committee at the First Religious Society (FRS), introduced the ShelterBox program to the congregation on Sunday and explained the urgent need for such shelter and supplies for the people of earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The cost of one ShelterBox is $1,000. Very soon four ShelterBoxes from FRS will begin their journey to Haiti via the Concord Rotary Club. For additional information about the program or how to donate toward more ShelterBoxes, contact Steve Kirk at 1-978-371-0176. ∆

Jill McElligott of Tophet Road recently graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science.

Catherine Brennan of Bedford Road, a freshman at Newton Country Day School, earned academic honors for the first semester.

David Golonka of Hutchins Road received Honors during the first semester of his senior year at Brooks School in North Andover.

• Brimmer and May School varsity basketball player and senior point guard Kerrie Bourque of Hutchins Road became the first female in school history to score 1,000 points. Her career total is 1,008, a school record.

Alex Hreib of Aaron Way scored a season-high six goals in a Fenn School varsity hockey game. A leader on and off the ice, Hreib has scored a team-high 22 goals in 10 games so far this season.

Carlisle students named to Dean’s Lists

Adam Johnson of South Street, a sophomore majoring in Asian studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester.

Nick Darling of West Street, a sophomore majoring in computer science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester.

Alison Probolus of Munroe Hill Road, a senior majoring in hospitality and tourism administration at Endicott College, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester.

Roy Bondurant of Autumn Lane and David Dawson also of Autumn Lane were named to the Dean’s List at Brandeis University for the fall 2009 semester. ∆

Bat wins Best of Breed at Westminster Dog Show

Bat, a Cairn terrier from Carlisle, was named Best of Breed during last week’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. During the live, televised group competition, the announcers chatted about Bat’s life in Carlisle, including his farm friends – other dogs, horses, cats, chickens and Wilbur the pig.

Bat, officially named Maverston Double Dutch, lives on Black Brook Farm on Lowell Street with the Ericksons. He is co-owned by Tammy Erickson and his breeder, Marly Lucier of North Road. He was handled in the competition by Geoff Dawson of Lincoln, Rhode Island. A second Carlisle Cairn, Bo (Maverston Small Town Girl), bred, owned and handled by Lucier, was named Best of Opposite Sex in the prestigious show. ∆

Carlisle youth to perform in CYT’s Robin Hood

Carlisle residents Millie Ball, Ella Thomson and Lowell Hutchinson will perform in the Concord Youth Theatre’s The Adventures of Robin Hood on February 26, 27, 28 and March 5, 6 and 7 in the CYT’s new performance space at 50 Beharrell Street, West Concord. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling the box office at 1-978-371-1482 or at the door.

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