Judith Lindahl Bangs
Teacher and lifelong artist
Judith Lindahl Bangs, 88, a longtime resident of Bingham Road, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Will J. Bangs.
Judith Lindahl was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, on July 24, 1930, the only daughter of the late Hugo and Marjorie (Mahoney) Lindahl. She was early educated in Manchester, graduating from Manchester Central High School; she later attended and graduated from Wellesley College. At Wellesley she focused her studies on English, Art and Spanish.
Judy and Will married on July 27, 1957, in Manchester, New Hampshire, and lived in Waltham and Concord before settling in Carlisle. Judy worked in the training department at the First National Bank of Boston, training bank officers and writing their training manual. Once she and her husband moved to Concord, she began a career in teaching where she taught first grade in Acton and later volunteered in the Carlisle Public Schools.
She had a lifelong love of painting and studied Chinese brush painting extensively during her adult life. While she painted purely for her own pleasure, she was invited to show her work in a number of art shows. Each year she also designed and painted her own Christmas cards. She enjoyed making puppets and teddy bears for children treated at Emerson Hospital in Concord and was also a longtime member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord.
Judy loved to travel, even after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She travelled to Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, Ireland, France and most recently, China. Since childhood, Judy spent her summers in New Hampshire on Stinson Lake. These summers were always the highlight of her year and she especially enjoyed her lunches with “The Ladies of the Lake.”
Judy especially enjoyed living with her grandchildren, energized by hearing about all of their activities. She appreciated being surrounded by children, always responding with joy when her grandchildren brought their friends to her home, and credited these children for keeping her young. When the house was quiet, Judy enjoyed reading mysteries, completing New York Times crossword puzzles, sewing and, of course, painting.
She is survived by her daughters, Marjorie Bangs of Belmont, Martha Bangs Haddad and her husband Steven of Bingham Road and her three grandchildren, Philip, Marjorie and Matthew Haddad.
Family and friends gathered to honor and remember Judy for her funeral service on Wednesday, January 16, in the Chapel at Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord. Burial will be private.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Stinson Lake Assoc., P.O. Box 422, Rumney, NH 03266 or Wellesley College, Dev. Office, Green Hall, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02481. Please visit www.concordfuneral.com to share a memory or offer a condolence. ∆
Mildred M. Whaley
Familiar face at the Beede Center
Mildred M. “Millie” (Touchette) Whaley, 72, of Concord Street, formerly of Belmont, died peacefully while sleeping at her home on Wednesday, January 9. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Michael T. Whaley.
She was born in Boston on July 25, 1946, the daughter of the late Ernest P. and Mary (Campbell) Touchette. She attended Cambridge Schools and graduated from St. Peter’s High School in Cambridge.
She worked as a receptionist for the Belmont Public School system, Emerson Hospital, and retired from The Beede Fitness Center in Concord. She enjoyed swimming and cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Michael, she is survived by her daughters, Dawn Petitpas of Fiske Street and Leslie Bailey of Concord Street and their husbands Michael and Michael, her grandchildren, Stephen, Andrew, Christian, Remy, Trevor, Adrianna, Jake and Max, one great-grandchild, Odin, three brothers, Peter, Frank and Jim Touchette, and her sister, Joanne Briggs. She was predeceased by her son, Matthew T. Whaley and her brothers, Charlie, Joe, Jackie and sister, Esther Plett.
Family and friends gathered for visiting hours on Tuesday, January 15, in the Dee Funeral Home in Concord Center. Her funeral was held on Wednesday, January 16, from the Dee Funeral Home, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Irene Church, Carlisle. Burial followed at Green Cemetery in Carlisle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made payable to the Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation and mark “Whaley Fund” on the check. Mail to: M. Whaley, 800 Concord Street, Carlisle, MA 01741.
Please visit www.DeeFuneralHome.com to share a remembrance or to send a condolence in her online guestbook. ∆
Our sympathy to . . .
Sandy, Peter, Gardner and Whitney Nash of Concord Street for the loss of Sandy’s father Charles Walter Nichols lll, of South Dartmouth, age 81. ∆
Applewild School names Amy Jolly as new Head of School
After a national search, the Applewild Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Amy Jolly of Ledgeways to be Applewild’s seventh Head of School. Amy will begin her tenure on July 1.
“Amy impressed the faculty, staff, Board and many parents. The Search Committee admired her deep appreciation for Applewild’s Core Values and program, her energy, her innovative initiatives, her breadth and depth of experience in enrollment management, her thorough familiarity with our region and a variety of schools, and her recent experience as a Head of School,” stated Will Aubuchon ’92, President of the Board.
Most recently, Amy was the Head of School at Maine Girls Academy in Portland, Maine. She began her independent school career as the Admission Director at Oakcrest School in McLean, Virginia. After helping the school grow for four years, she found an opportunity to return to her roots near Lunenburg by becoming the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Shady Hill School in Cambridge and then at Fenn School in Concord for nine years.
A graduate of The American University with a degree in International Studies, Amy was also a Division I swimmer. She worked in the corporate world for several years in a variety of roles including leading teams of programmers, analysts and marketing professionals. Amy has presented at regional and national panels on innovative business practices in education.
Founded in 1957, Applewild School is a coeducational, independent day school for grades preschool through eight located in Fitchburg, with an additional campus in Devens, offering preschool, kindergarten and expanding to include first grade for the 2019–20 school year. Among Amy’s goals will be to assure the evolution of the Applewild Devens campus into a fully functioning combination preschool and grades K–5 elementary school, providing the same outstanding curriculum and Core Values as on the Fitchburg campus.
Amy looks forward to being a presence on both campuses this spring and familiarizing herself with the greater community as she begins the transition. ∆
Carlisle resident Ray Bauwens to perform with Carlisle Chamber Orchestra
Ray Bauwens, tenor, of Bingham Road, whose vocal skills have drawn praise from audiences and critics alike, will perform selections from Phantom of the Opera with the Carlisle Chamber Orchestra at their Winter POPS on Friday, February 1, at the Carlisle Congregational Church. Bauwens has performed with symphonies across the country and had many operatic roles and oratorios. His voice is well known to audiences in the New England area. His last appearance with CCO was at the 2015 Holiday Concert. Bauwens will join vocalists Tamra Grace Jones and Michael Prichard of Bingham Road.
Musician members of the orchestra come from over 14 surrounding communities. Carlisle residents include Julie Durrell of Fiske Street, John Glenn of Fiske Street, Loretta Tramontozzi of Robbins Drive, Poliana Yee of Rutland Street, Richard Chick and Kathy Chick of Suffolk Lane.
There is a $15 suggested donation at the door; children and seniors are free. Donations are always gratefully accepted to defray expenses. Visit CCOrch.org or carlislechamberorchestra.org for more information. ∆
Carlisle students on fall Dean’s Lists
• Josie Kolstad of Concord Street, Class of 2022, was named to the Dean’s List at Bucknell University.
• Laura Kolstad of Concord Street, Class of 2019, was named to the Dean’s List at Bucknell University.
• Nina Rizzi of South Street, Class of 2020, majoring in Parks Recreation and Tourism, was named to the Dean’s List in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. ∆