The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 16, 2010


Dorothy E. (Dot) Clark

One of Carlisle’s most beloved residents

Dorothy E. Clark, 94, formerly of Concord Street, a longtime resident of Carlisle, died on Monday, April 12, in North Attleboro.

Mrs. Clark was born in Cabot Plains, Vermont on August 12, 1915, and was the daughter of the late Eugene and Mabel (Barnett) Woods. She was the oldest of 12 children and lived on Vermont farms for 17 years, calling herself “a mountain girl.”

In 1932, she was working at Walbridge Farm in Cabot when she met her future husband at a local dance. When her work ended at Walbridge Farm, she asked Guy Clark of Carlisle if there was any work in Massachusetts. He invited her to his family property, Clark Farm, on Concord Street, after she had worked on an interim basis on a tiny farm in Ashland, New Hampshire. At the age of 17, she went to Clark Farm.

Dorothy and Guy were married on November 8, 1934 at the Unitarian Church in Carlisle. They had two children, daughter Elizabeth (Betty), and son Guy Jr. (Bill), who later founded Bedford Funeral Home. In 1966, after Bill purchased the Bedford property, Mrs. Clark assisted him in papering and painting and with visiting hours. She also worked part time at the Gleason Public Library for 27 years.

Her husband died in 2000, and in 2003, she related her life story to the Carlisle Oral History Project. (Carlisle Mosquito, August 1, 2003) That same year, she worked with the Carlisle Conservation Foundation to preserve the 64-acre Clark Farm vista in perpetuity.

Until recently, Mrs. Clark had lived on Clark Farm and was well-known in the community. She was a member of the First Religious Society in Carlisle where she was a volunteer and Sunday School teacher for over 20 years. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Council on Aging, Unity Club and was the first President of the Ways and Means Committee.

Mrs. Clark was predeceased by her son, Bill, and daughter Betty Danosky. She is survived by her grandchildren, John Danosky of North Attleboro, Deborah Hess of Westfield and Cheryl Sanfilippo of Middletown, Rhode Island; great-grandchildren, William Hess III of Westfield, Jennifer Hess of Arlington, Virginia, Jessica Sanfilippo and Joseph Sanfilippo Jr. of Middletown and Matthew Danosky of North Attleboro; long-time helper and companion Robert Morrill and other dear relatives and friends.

Her funeral service will be held at the Bedford Funeral Home, 167 Great Road, Bedford on Monday, April 19, at 9:30 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, April 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Green Cemetery in Carlisle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to Gleason Public Library Endowment, 22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA 01741. ∆

Editor’s notes: On Sunday, April 25, the 10 a.m. service at the First Religious Society, will be a tribute to Dot Clark. All are welcome.

Marjie Findlay and Geoff Freeman have purchased the 1742 Clark Farm with the intention of preserving it.

Dr. Donald E. Paul

Research chemist

Dr. Donald E. Paul, Ph.D., 81, formerly of Ember Lane and Stoneham, died Sunday, March 28, at Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham. He was the longtime companion of Betsy Mark of Lexington.

Born in Alton, Illinois, on August 17, 1928, he was the son of the late Harold E. and Nelle C. (Donaldson) Paul. He received a full scholarship to the University of Illinois, Champaign, and attended graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley and Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry. He later received an executive management degree from Harvard Business School. Dr. Paul worked as a research chemist and business consultant for many years before retiring in 1985.

He was the author of a number of scientific papers and is holder of two patents. He was a longtime member of the American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chemical Marketing Research Association, and Sigma XI.

He is survived by four children, Chris E. Duval of San Mateo, California, Lise A. Paul of Watertown, J. Lorelle Wilson of Marlborough, Connecticut and David E. Paul of Matteson, Illinois; one sister, Marianne Turnbull of Grayslake, Illinois; three grandchildren, Yossi Duval, Lucien Delgutte and Elizabeth Wilson; two nephews and one niece.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 5, at 1 p.m., in the Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont Street, Belmont. Interment will follow immediately after the service in Green Cemetery, Carlisle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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Student musicians receive MICCA awards

The Carlisle Middle School Choir and Concert Band received gold awards for their performances at the recent Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Festival. The Concord-Carlisle High School Concert and Repertory Bands, the Combined and Select Choruses all received silver awards.

Jennifer Morin (front right) is promoted to First Lieutenant. (Courtesy photo)

• On March 23, in a small tent at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, 2nd Lieutenant Jennifer A. Morin of Maple Street (US Army) was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant by Lieutenant Colonel Richard G. Rollins, Commander of the 164th Transportation Battalion (Massachusetts National Guard). Morin was also awarded the Army Achievement Medal by LTC Rollins. She is currently serving a 15-month deployment as the Battalion Intelligence Officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. ∆

A WIND-WIN SITUATION. Carlisle School band director Kevin Maier (left) holds the new bassoon he won for the school in a raffle at a recent Massachusetts Music Educators Association conference. Principal Patrice Hurley (right) and a representative from the bassoon company look on. (Photo by Claire Wilcox)

Kathleen McDonough’s oil painting “Corner Near Woodstock” is one of 50 of her paintings that will be on display at her open studio reception on Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. upstairs in the barn at 338 Maple Street. Call 1-978-371-0429 for more information.

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