The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 10, 2010


William F. Seaburg, Sr.

Long-time Carlisle resident

William F. Seaburg, age 83, of Littleton, formerly a long-time resident of Sunset Road, passed away on December 1, at Life Care Center of Acton. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Freeman) Seaburg.

Born in Arlington on March 8, 1927, he was the son of the late Kenneth R. and Grace B. (Wilkie) Seaburg. Raised and educated in Carlisle, “Bill” graduated from Concord High School and enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII. He was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas. Upon his return home he married and settled in Carlisle where together with his wife they raised their six children.

Bill worked primarily as a machinist for local manufacturing firms including Carlisle Screw Corporation which was owned by his brother Kenneth. He later started Bill Seaburg & Sons Trucking company.

Bill was known for his hard work, humor and love for his family and pets. During his spare time he enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Patriot games, reading the local papers, camping, the beach and taking drives to visit his kids. In addition to his wife Peggy, he was predeceased by his brother Kenneth “Kenny” and his companion of many years Lorraine “Rita” Hanson.

He is survived by his loving children Gail Seaburg-Grendon and her husband David Grendon of Maynard; William, Jr.; Scott and his wife Paula; Nancy and her fiance John Sloan all of Acton; John and his wife Lynne of Rindge, New Hampshire and Corlene and her husband Richard Merna of Chelmsford. He was the cherished grandfather of Jessica, Nicole, Sean, Ryan, Olivia, Michael, Jake and Megan. He is also survived by his sister Eleanor Clarke of Mount Dora, Florida.

A Funeral Service was held on December 4, at the Concord Funeral Home. Interment followed with United States Navy military honors at Green Cemetery, Carlisle.

Donations can be made in Bill’s honor to the Buddy Dog Society of Sudbury, 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 or MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 For online tribute and guestbook visit: ∆


Elizabeth Smith-Petersen to wed Ross Helenius

The engagement of Elizabeth Smith-Petersen and Ross Helenius is happily announced by their families. Beth, daughter of Mrs. David Smith-Petersen of Suffolk Lane and the late Mr. Smith-Petersen, is a graduate of the Carlisle Public Schools, Concord-Carlisle High School, Ohio University and Lesley University. She is a kindergarten teacher at the Carlisle Public Schools. Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marc Bober of Chelmsford and the late Mr. Allan Helenius, is a graduate of the Westford Public Schools, Westford Academy, Rollins College and the University of Massachusetts. He is a systems analyst at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. ∆


Judith Guild of Westford Street, Associate Head of School at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, was recently honored for exemplary service by Head of School Anne Reenstierna at Brimmer and May’s Green and White Gala and Auction held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Reenstierna shared with the audience of parents, trustees, alumni and friends of the school, “It has been a gift to the School and to me to have Judy as my partner in running Brimmer and May” for the past 21 years. “Judy continues to be a master teacher. With her long list of responsibilities, she still takes on the teaching of AP English to those of our seniors who want a real challenge….She has had a profound affect on hundreds of students through her masterful teaching and her generous heart.…Judy continues to be a master teacher not only to her AP students, who obviously enjoy her challenging classes and her friendship, but also to our teachers and administrators. Through her mentoring, many teachers have developed into master teachers, and many new administrators have developed into fine leaders...

“Our parents too appreciate Judy for her insights into their children, the caring she shows daily to both parents and students, and the wise guidance she imparts to parents as they take on the challenge of raising good people in the 21st century.

“So tonight is a time to say thank you, thank you for all you have done for our students, our staff, our parents and our School. It is, indeed, a pleasure to work in partnership with you every day. Your sharp intellect, your caring nature, your high moral principles and your friendship are gifts that I will always value. We are all enriched by your vibrant presence in our community.” ∆

Hunter and Ira Moskowitz of East Street will be performing with musicians from 15 Greater Boston communities in the Community Youth Orchestra of Boston under Founder/Director Debra Thoresen in a Winter Concert at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, on Sunday, December 19, at 2 p.m. The concert will include works by Vivaldi, Corelli, Offenbach, Respighi, Lehar and Lecuona. A special premier performance by the CYO harp ensemble will open the concert.

Pre-concert tickets are $15 by phone at 1-781-646-6352 or e-mail or $20 at the door. ∆

GIFTS FOR THE TROOPS. Saint Irene Women’s Club members Priscilla Booth (left) and Valerie Dulac with grandson GianPaolo Dulac pack gifts to send to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Organized by Jean Morin, the women have done this for several years and report that they receive letters, photos and mementos in return. (Photo by Jane Hamilton)


Minuteman Career and Technical High School first quarter Honor Roll

Minuteman Tech has announced its first quarter Honor Roll.

High Honors were awarded to Anthony Perugini, Class of 2012, and Henry Hedden, Class of 2014.

Honors were awarded to Chasidy Jaquith, Class of 2014.

Ballet features Carlisle dancers on Saturday

Carlisle dancers Emily Carr, Raquel D’Alderete, Anna Kolstad, Laura Kolstad, Roxane Sayde and Carolyn Zuk will be performing with the Concord Youth Ballet (CYB) in the Holiday Tea at the Trinitarian Congregational Church at 54 Walden Street, Concord, on Saturday, December 11, at 3 p.m. The CYB will perform works from Les Patineurs, Nutcracker pieces choreographed by CYB members and Carrie Schantz Voiland, and two premieres. After the performance, attendees will enjoy a light tea with refreshments. Young audience members are invited to meet the dancers and receive a sweet treat.

CCHS graduate Alex Sayde, currently studying at the music and liberal arts schools at Northwestern, will also make an appearance.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for ages 3 to18 and 65+ and $10 for students of the School of Ballet Arts (add $5 to the price for unreserved tickets at the door). To reserve tickets, call 1-617-862-2683 or email Voiland at ∆

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