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.
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.
Charles E. Callahan passed away on March 24, 2020. A 73-year resident of Bedford, he was a proud Veteran of the US Navy where he worked as an airplane engine mechanic while stationed in Spain. An avid motorcycle and automobile enthusiast, Mr. Callahan was employed as a draftsman at Megapulse in Bedford.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Molly Lathrop Connor passed away on February 23, 2020. Mrs. Lathrop grew up in Bedford and graduated with the BHS Class of 1992. Her career began in the library at Hanscom Air Force Base, then moved to Burlington Medical in Billerica where she was named Partners Employee of the Year. Mrs. Connor also helped in the kitchen and organized daily assignments at Elm Brook Place.
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.
Mary Firestone passed away on December 20, 2019. A prolific artist, Ms. Firestone was among the founding members of the Gallery@First Parish. A retrospective show of her work will hang in the gallery through April 2020.
Carol Whitney Walcott passed away on January 10, 2020. Mrs. Walcott lived in Bedford for over 40 years, before moving to Peachtree City, Georgia in 2000. She taught in Center Elementary School and Bedford High School for a total of more than 30 years and was proud to serve in a variety of roles in the Bedford Education Association and the Massachusetts Teachers Association.
Virginia M. McMurtrie passed away on February 2, 2020. Mrs. McMurtrie moved to Bedford in 1953, where she raised her family. At the age of 50, she began a 35-year career as a financial planner at MetLife, retiring at age 85.
Marion R. Killam passed away on February 1, 2020. Mrs. Killam was a longtime member of the First Church of Christ, Congregational in Bedford where she was a member of the Women’s Fellowship Group. For many years, she would assist with sewing bears for community organizations and knit hats for newborns at Emerson Hospital. Recently, she was involved in knitting hats for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments. In earlier years, she assisted with Vacation Bible School and was always an extra pair of helping hands in the church office.
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.
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.
Alfred P. Morano, Jr., passed away on January 23, 2020. Mr. Morano was a resident of Bedford for nearly 40 years and served on several town committees and volunteered at the Council on Aging where he assisted in tax preparation. He was also active in the condominium associations where he resided and volunteered as a business mentor at SCORE in Boston.