An Obituary: Frank N. Scimone

Frank N. Scimone owner and operator of Frank Scimone Farm on Old Bedford Road in Concord passed away on March 26, 2020. Born when Emerson was a Cottage Hospital for our towns, Mr. Scimone is the last of his generation to operate the farm begun by his parents.  A graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, Mr. Scimone was steadfastly devoted to the family farm. He embodied an unwavering passion for the daily operation of the stand, assisting customers, as well as tending to his crops and greenhouses. He will be remembered by his many Bedford customers for his selfless, giving nature to his family, friends, and neighbors.

An Obituary: Frank W. Martines, Sr.

Frank W. Martines, Sr.  passed away on March 25, 2020. Mr. Martines grew up in Bedford and ran Blue Ribbon Dairy with his family. He was a U.S. Navy radar technician during WWII, and throughout his life was fascinated by radar technology, which led to a long career in the field of electronics at ITEK.

An Obituary: Arthur K. Hatfield, MSgt., USAF (Ret)

Arthur K. Hatfield, MSgt., USAF (Ret) passed away on March 12, 2020, at the age of 101. A resident of Bedford since 1955, Mr. Hatfield enlisted in the Army Air Corp that became the Air Force and served during World War II in Hawaii, Australia, and New Guinea. He was also stationed in Washington D.C., Germany, and he retired after 22 years at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. Art loved his morning breakfast club with his friends and spending time at the Gloucester Marina on his boat.

An Obituary: Elizabeth Villiers Lange

Elizabeth Villiers Lange passed away on February 20, 2020. A resident of Carleton-Willard Village, Mrs. Lang had been a Candy Striper, a Gold Star wife, and manager of the Everson Museum gift shop in Syracuse, NY.

An Obituary: Dr. Donald Wexler

Dr. Donald Wexler passed away on February 10, 2020. He was a consultant in Group Therapy at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. Services will be announced later by the Rogers and Hutchinson Funeral Homes. Click this link to read the full announcement.

An Obituary: Daniele Stewart

Daniele Stewart passed away on February 25, 2020. Born in France, Mrs. Stewart attended nursing school in Paris and worked in the American Hospital where she met her husband. An avid knitter and needleworker, Mrs. Stewart was a member/president of the Needleworkers Guild at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, and she volunteered in the Carleton-Willard Village palliative care program.

An Obituary: Susan Bainbridge Hay

Susan Bainbridge Hay passed away on January 26, 2020. A resident of Carleton-Willard Village for many years, Mrs. Hay served as Assistant Director of the Bedford Free Public Library from 1973 to 1979. During her tenure at the library, she was involved in the restoration of the Bedford Flag.

An Obituary: Loren W. Joslin

Loren W. Joslin died on February 16, 2020. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Joslin served in WWII and will be laid to rest with full military honors.

An Obituary: Nancy E. Swenson Leupold

Nancy E. Swenson Leupold passed away on January 26, 2020. A resident of Carleton-Willard Village, Mrs. Leupold started Support for People with Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC, pronounced “Spunk”) in September of 1991. now an organization with over 120 support groups across the country.

An Obituary: Jared Kinsman Patterson

Jared Kinsman Patterson passed away on January 24, 2020. Jared’s family will remember him as someone with a wonderful sense of humor, a contagious laugh and a brilliant smile. He loved to try new things and having recently spent time in Singapore, Cambodia, and Vietnam, he was excited about seeing more of the world.

An Obituary: Charles E. Kolb, Jr.

Charles E. Kolb, Jr. passed away on January 5, 2020. Mr. Kolb was a noted atmospheric and environmental chemist, and longtime president and CEO of Aerodyne Research, Inc.