Ilse Marianne Lohrer

Jul 15, 2022

Ilse M. Lohrer of Carlisle, MA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 15, 2022. She was 96.

Ilse was born in Pforzheim, Germany, on July 10, 1926, the eldest daughter of Ferdinand and Hedwig Willadt. After completing her education in Germany, she married George H. Lohrer in 1952 and in 1953 they immigrated to Toronto, Canada. She and...

Betty Lowenthal Levin

Jul 4, 2022



Betty Levin, author of children’s books, professor of children’s literature, and a breeder of Border Collies and sheep, died peacefully on July 4, 2022 at the age of 94, in Lincoln, MA.


The youngest of three children, Betty was born September 10, 1927, in New York City to Max and Eleanor Lowenthal. Max Lowenthal, an attorney, served...

William Robinson Haynes

Jul 2, 2022

God called William Robinson Haynes, Bill, home on July 2, 2022.  Bill was a 58-year Concord resident, most recently of Newbury Court. Bill is survived by his devoted wife, Beatrice (Bea).  They would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on July 14th.   

Bill was born on December 13, 1931, at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. He attended Cambridge public schools...

Mary Angela Zarroli

Jul 1, 2022

Mary A. (Ciambrone) Zarroli, age 96, of Concord, MA and Siesta Key, FL passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Emerson Hospital.  She was the beloved wife of the late Marino T. Zarroli who died in 1988.  She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 26, 1926, the daughter of Felicia and Thomas Ciambrone.  After graduating from high school...

Miriam Lois Engebretson

Jun 24, 2022

Miriam “Mim” Lois (Fletcher) Engebretson age 100, of Carver formerly of Concord, MA passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022.  

Mim was born on July 17, 1921, a daughter of the late Alvin and Dora (Wentworth) Fletcher.   She graduated from Hale High School in Stow and went on to receive a degree in Music/Education at Lowell Teachers College.  She taught music...

True McDonald Burley

Jun 18, 2022

True Elizabeth McDonald Burley, 83, formerly of Brookline, MA, recently of West Concord, MA and Christmas Cove, ME, passed away on Saturday, June 18.  She was the wife of Michael Philip Burley who predeceased her in 2011.

She was born in Grand Rapids, MI on August 29, 1938, the daughter of John Duncan McDonald and True McDonald.  Throughout her childhood,...

Sophie Freud

Jun 3, 2022


Miriam Sophie Freud, 97, known as Sophie, died peacefully on Friday, June 3 at her home in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

During the last months in which she fought pancreatic cancer, she often said that the act of living a long and successful life was her way to cheat Hitler, who had intended her to perish in Auschwitz along with her...

Sybil Ann Southall

Jun 1, 2022

Sybil Ann (Gaudet) Southall, age 83, of Maynard, formerly of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Care One in Concord with her family by her side.


Born in Boston on March 22, 1939, daughter to the late Russell and Sybil (Duff) Gaudet. Raised and educated in Cambridge, Sybil attended Cambridge High and Latin and graduated in...

Henry A. Francis

May 21, 2022

Henry A. Francis, 83, of Lincoln, MA, died on May 21, 2022 from complications of lung cancer. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phoebe Lee Francis; his son Andrew and his wife Jennifer Lynch; granddaughter little Phoebe, all of Boston; two brothers Bartlett Francis of Santa Barbara, CA, and Robert Colgate Francis of Port Townsend, WA; nieces...

Daniel Frey

May 21, 2022

Daniel Frey, 70, of Concord, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Dan had a lifelong interest in music, particularly the traditional music of the United States, British Isles, and Australia. A longtime member of the Folksong Society of Greater Boston and the possessor of a fine singing voice, Dan could always be counted on...