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Friday, June 4, 2010


John C. Denaro

A gentle soul

John C. Denaro, 42, of Lowell Street died unexpectedly while scuba diving in Gloucester on Wednesday, May 26. He was the beloved son of Paul J. Denaro of Concord and Betty Ann Saef of Lowell Street.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his step-parents, Christine Denaro of Concord and Ed Saef of Lowell Street; his brothers and sisters, David Denaro and his wife Kathleen of Stow, Cheryl Denaro Bray and her husband Kevin of Westford, Paul J. Denaro Jr. and his wife Faith of Littleton and Mark F. Denaro of Littleton; five nieces, four nephews and his stepdaughter Lelu Hamilton.

There was not a cat or dog that John didn’t stop to pet and share his love. He was a gentle soul, environmentalist, lover of earth and oceans. He was a follower of the Dalai Lama and found joy in the simple things in life. He was a Friend of Bill W. He loved and was deeply loved by many. He is the whisper in the wind and his beautiful spirit will be with us always.

Interment will be private. Contributions in his memory may be made to Animal Rescue League of Boston, Advancement Department, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116, or online at

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

Dr. Philip A. Rogoff of Rodgers Road has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR). The induction took place at a formal convocation ceremony during the recent 87th ACR Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership conference in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Rogoff is a staff radiologist at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge and clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is also a Councilor for the Massachusetts Radiological Society. Dr. Rogoff earned his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

One of the highest honors the ACR can bestow on a radiologist is recognition as a fellow of the American College of Radiology. ACR Fellows demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching or research. Approximately 10% of ACR members achieve this distinction.

Congratulations college graduates

Joseph Falcon Lesses of Curve Street received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Curry College.

Ashley Catherine White of Bedford Road received a Bachelor of Science degree from Keene State College.

Benjamin Gatti of Heald Road received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Providence College.

Cory Robart of Wolf Rock Road received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance, from Bryant University.

Alina Marie Blum of Elizabeth Ridge Road received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.

Christine Lyons of Baldwin Road received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Northeastern University.

Laura Scholten of Patten Lane received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Environmental Studies from Wesleyan University.

Belmont Hill School honor roll

Carlisle students on the Belmont Hill School honor roll for the third marking period are:

Matthew Gardner, grade 8, high honors

William Golonka, grade 8, honors

Nicholas Reichheld, grade 11, honors

League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle Co-President Paula Vandever (left) and Communications Director Erin Pastuszenski present an award to Launa Zimmaro at their annual meeting on May 26. (Courtesy photo)

• At the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle annual meeting on May 26, League of Women Voters board member Launa Zimmaro of Lowell Street was recognized for her advocacy work for the updated bottle bill, extended producer responsibility, campaign finance reform and other League legislative priorities.

The Carlisle Mosquito was also recognized “for serving the Carlisle community in 2009-2010 by encouraging informed and active citizen participation in government and increasing understanding of major public policy issues, through its comprehensive coverage of candidate forums, town meetings and hearings, and the Life in the Balance forums on climate change, environmental issues and sustainability.” ∆

The Mosquito needs photographers and reporters

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The Mosquito also needs news reporters to cover town government. Interested? Call 1-978-369-8313 and ask for Marjorie for photos or Betsy for news.

HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL. Reed Lockwood of Lowell Street stands on top of Blood Mountain in Georgia in mid-April, a few days into his journey. He is having a great time hiking the Appalachian Trail. To date he is through Virginia, about 800 miles from his starting point at Springer Mountain, Georgia, and moving
north into West Virginia and Maryland. Follow the sights and trail events on his blog at (Courtesy photo)

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