Calais Academy

Class of 1932

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Graduates Class of 1932

Leo Frederick Annas Florence Hartford Berry Jean Foster Buell
Anne Patricia Burgess Gladys Burns
(Registered Nurse)
Dorothy Irene Butler
Clara Bernice Carey John Gregory Casey Reita Evelyn Cavanagh
(Mrs. John Townsend)
Verna Arlene Clarke Olive Margaret Clement Ruth Hayward Colpitts
Clara Eunice Cottrell Edward William Crowell Thelma L. Curtis
(Mrs. Alton Alley)
Charles Warren Davis Willard James Dickinson Ellen Gertrude Diffin
Frances Eleanor Elliott
(Mrs. Roy)
Harold U. Estabrook Mary Christine Flood
Paul Osgood Gibson Margaret Evaline Gleason Darrell James Gould
Harold A. Grant Alvah Doten Hall Irene W. K. Hall
Gerald Edmund Hill Everett Loring Hitchings
(Teacher Calais)
Philip Bunker Johnson
Prudence Catherine Kent Robert Ward Kerr Raymond D. Kyle
Valmor H. Lauridsen Ruth Evelyn Leeman Foss H. Longfellow
Charles Willard MacCracken Dale Daggett Mahar Thelma Mae Mahar
Phyllis Margaret Marratty Theresa Marie McEwen Muriel Alice McKinley
Ethel Florence Moreshead Rita Mary Murphy Marjorie Veronica Pender
Mildred Louise Perry Eleanor Clark Peterson Kathlyn Alice Pettit
(Registered Nurse)
Lydia Ann Polleys Violet J. Pullen Margaret Adelaide Redding
Paul Leo Redding Phyllis Arlene Redding John Clark Reynolds
Verna Lorena Ripley Lois Irene Ross Leonard Edgar Shattuck
Ruth Esther Simpson Irene May Spinney Arthur Thomas Stanhope
Dorothy Adella Turner Martin Charles Young Gerald Kinney
Thelma Barnard Ronald Cook Pauline Eye
Charles McCracken Elsie McNamara Edwin McNelley
Phyllis Pike    

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Leo Annas Obituary [Provided by Donna Furlong]

Florence Berry Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Ruth Colpitts McLellan Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  120709

Clara Eunice Cottrell Wheaton. Princeton. - Clara Eunice Wheaton, 91, died peacefully Oct. 27, 2006, in the presence of her family at Calais Regional Hospital, after a brief illness. Born April 25, 1915, in South Gardiner, Eunice was the third daughter of George and Azelia (Phillips) Cottrell. The family relocated to Milltown in 1918. As a young lady, she played the piano and organ and taught Sunday school at their local Baptist church. She was an honors graduate of Calais Academy in 1932. Eunice married Arthur W. Wheaton in 1937 and moved to Princeton, where they raised their four children, Stanley N. Wheaton, Brenda E. Wheaton-Smith, Carole J. (Wheaton) Fitzpatrick and Kenneth V. Wheaton. Eunice loved flowers and at one time had her own greenhouse filled with prize-winning African Violets. She was awarded many blue ribbons and trophies for both her flower arrangements and homemade dolls. She regularly attended Princeton Baptist Church throughout the years, read her Bible each morning, crocheted beautiful afghans and worked on her crossword puzzles. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Eunice was predeceased by her husband in November 2001, three sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her beloved sister, Lovina Cochran, 95, of Princeton; brother, Howard Cottrell, 87, of Calais; her children, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service to honor Eunice will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Princeton Baptist Church. Burial will be after at Waite-Talmadge Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. Donations in Eunice's memory may be made to Princeton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 376, Princeton, ME 04668. Friends may pay tribute at [Bangor Daily News 102806, Provided by Sharon Howland & Marilyn Strout]

Willard Dickinson Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Ellen Diffin Brooks ROBBINSTON - Ellen (Diffin) Brooks, 91, beloved wife of the late Elton Brooks, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at Calais Hospital. Born July 19, 1914, in Robbinston, to Fred and Bertha (Ayer) Diffin. Ellen, a registered nurse, graduated from Calais Academy in 1932 and from Calais Hospital Nursing School in 1937. She worked as a medical and surgical nurse at Calais and area hospitals, as well as in Bath. She also did private duty nursing. After her nursing career, Ellen served as a postal clerk from 1970-1976 in Robbinston. She was a member of AARP and the Seniority Club of Calais Hospital and at one time was an active member of the Robbinston Grange. Ellen was an excellent swimmer during her younger years and enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially her flower gardens and photography. She is survived by her son, Gregg and wife, Patricia, of Newington, Conn.; and grandsons, Larry and Steven and his fiance, Kathleen, of Connecticut. Ellen is also survived by a brother, Wallace Diffin; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Cliff and Norma Brooks of Robbinston, Gene and Lois Teague of California; sisters-in-law, Irene Diffin of Perry, Helen Moholland Hayden of Calais and Esther Brooks of California; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband of 65 years, Elton, she was predeceased by a brother, Ronald Diffin; sister, Ethel Drew; sisters-in-law, Gertie Diffin, Grayce Morrow, Betty Brown; and brother-in-law, Ivan Brooks. The family would like to thank all the special people who provided loving care, compassion and prayers for Ellen during the past year. It is greatly appreciated. May God bless you and your loved ones. In honoring her request, there will be no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made to Cardiac Rehab Dept., Calais Regional Hospital, 22 Hospital Lane, Calais, ME 04619. Cremation and arrange-ments are being handled by Mays Funeral Home, Calais. A private service will be held in the spring at Brewer Cemetery, Robbinston. Friends may pay tribute at [provided by John Adams] [Obituary provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Harold U. Estabrook of Brattleboro Vt died unexpectedly Jan. 23, 1982. He was born in Caribou  in 1915, the son of the late Charles G. Estabrook and  Ellen Kelly Estabrook. A graduate of Calais Academy and the University of Maine, he was well known in the Bangor area as an accomplished trumpet player during his college years. In 1940 he married Marguerite A. Davis of Old Town who survives him. He is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. David A. Umstead of Manchester MA, Mrs. Carl Forsythe III of Greenwich Ct; a brother Kenneth O. Estabrook of New Port Richey FL; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews. [Bangor Daily News Feb. 9, 1982]

Christine Flood - nurse

Alva Doten Hall. Colby College '40, deceased March 2, 2002, in Calais, Maine, at 86. He was a member of the Calais fire department and a self-employed carpenter who worked for 10 years at the Calais Regional Hospital. Surviving are his daughter, Barbara E. Hillman, a granddaughter, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Irene Hall. FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Irene (Hall) Murphy, 85, of Fort Lauderdale, formerly of Terra Mar Island, Fla.; Lexington, Longmeadow, and Dover, Mass.; and Bangor, Maine, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, after a brief period of illness. A traditional "Yankee" by birth and temperament, she enjoyed a long and full life. Born May 19, 1914, in Carmel, Maine, she graduated from Calais Academy, Calais, Maine, where she played on its Maine State Championship girls basketball team. She subsequently married, and was a homemaker in Maine and at various southern Army posts while her husband was in the active military during and after World War II. They returned to Maine until 1954, lived in Massachusetts until 1972, and then relocated to Florida. They maintained their Maine connection by returning each summer to Kittery Point. She was an active member of the Republican Party and was a former Republican Women's Committee chairwoman in both Dover, Mass., and Terra Mar Island, Fla. She also was active in a variety of organizations including The Community Church of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and its Women's Association, the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Garden Club, the Terra Mar Island Women's Association, and was a past president of the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Lions Club Women's Auxiliary. She was the wife of the late Reginald (Rip) Murphy. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Hall Blake of Wellesley, Mass.; a son, Reginald F. Murphy Jr.; and two grandsons, Phillip H. and Douglas L. Murphy of Lexington, Mass.; and her sister, Greta R. Riediger, of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. She will be greatly missed also by her son-in-law, Robert D. Blake; daughter-in-law, Cheryl F. Murphy; niece Kathy R. Heinly; and nephews H. Hall Riediger and Fred H. Jones, as well as many wonderful friends in Florida and New England. [Portsmouth Herald June 13, 1999]

AUGUSTA - Gerald "Gerry" E. Hill, 88, of Western Avenue died Wednesday, Feb. 18 2004, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Togus. He was born in Baileyville on Aug. 25, 1915, the eldest son of Walter D. Hill and Sarah (McLaughlin) Hill. Gerry graduated from Calais Academy, class of 1932, and went to work as a clerk in the St. Croix Hotel. In 1938, he became city clerk of Calais. He began working in the local office of the Maine Department of Labor in Calais in 1942 and had advanced to field supervisor of the unemployment division of the Employment Security Commission in Augusta at the time of his retirement in 1974. In 1981, Gerry began his second "career" as a volunteer at the Togus veterans' hospital, where he was honored in 2003 for more than 10,000 hours of service. Gerry was a decorated veteran of World War II. He served in the Army and received the Silver Star for gallantry in action in Germany, and the Bronze Star. Active in several organizations, he was a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Augusta, a past grand royal patron of the Order of the Amaranthe, past noble grand of the Oddfellows Lodge, an ambassador to the Togus veterans' hospital for Anah Shrine, and served in several veteran and civic organizations. On Oct. 21, 1939, Gerry married Evelyn W. Ross, whom he "imported" (his words) from Milltown, New Brunswick. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary in 2003. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Nina Keene, of Bridgeton; a son, W. Daniel Hill and wife, MaryLou, of North Anson; two daughters, Gerry Hill of Las Vegas and Patricia Blennerhasset and husband, John, of New Port Richey, Fla.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to visit 6-8 p.m. Monday at Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church St., Augusta, with a 7 p.m. Masonic service. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Stephen Tolander officiating. Burial will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Gerry's memory be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Maine, P.O. Box 1134-630, Portland 04104-1134.

Ruth Leeman Chaffee, 89, died September 14, 2005 at Calais. She was born in Baileyville October 10, 1915 a daughter of Sandy and Olive (Brownlee) Leeman. She grew up on the Robb Hill Road, across the town line from Alexander. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Calais. 

Charles McCracken. Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  120709

Ethel Florence Moreshead Fitzpatrick, 101 passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Marshall Healthcare in Machias. Ethel was born in Baring on February 19, 1916, one of 13 children to Herbert Belle and Mildred (Jordan) Moreshead. She graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1932, and was a member of the National Honor Society. On August 11, 1948, she married her love, Herbert Fitzpatrick, at the Advent Christian Camp on Big Lake. Ethel worked as a floor supervisor for Ware Knitters and was a past member of the Alexander Grange, Pomona, and Orion Chapter #45 O.E.S. She attended the Advent Christian Church in Milltown, and in later years the local Baptist Churches where she was a member of the Philathea Class. She enjoyed knitting, cooking for others and loved spending time with her family. A visit to Aunt Ethel’s house would always include a tasty snack from a “pin neat” kitchen while enjoying the company of a fine lady. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband in 2001, Herbert; and 11 of her siblings. She is survived by her brother, George Moreshead of Calais; and several special nieces and nephew; Eileen Lewis of Baileyville; Norma Sarrar of Canton, CT; Rachel Hamilton of Baileyville; Jerry Moreshead of Baring; Gene Fitzpatrick & Carol of Tucson, AZ; James Fitzpatrick of Bangor; Richard Dinsmore of Canada; and Sandra Sherrard & Mike of Milltown who took her aunt into her home and lovingly took care of her as long as she could. Aunt Ethel is also survived by several special great nieces and nephews that she was very fond of. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 12 noon until the hour of service, 1 p.m., at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais with Rev. Robert Hinton officiating. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery. [Provided by Eleanor Matheson.]

Marjorie Pender McLain. Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Mildred Perry Campbell Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks.] 022811

Eleanor Peterson Offinger Barstow Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Lydia Polleys Brooker Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 120809

Margaret R. Redding Talbot, 101, died peacefully on April 14, 2017, just a few months shy of her 102nd birthday,  at The Sussman House in Rockport. Born in Calais on July 4, 1915, she was the daughter of William O. and Hattie Fleming Redding. She was educated locally, graduating from Calais High School. Following graduation, Margaret married her sweetheart, Frederick Alan Talbot, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada. Together they eventually settled in Rockland, where they raised their family. During this time, Margaret was employed as a clerk at Sylvania. A talented musician, she was involved with three area churches over the years, serving as organist, pianist and choir director. Most recently she has been an active member of the Rockland Congregational Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Guild. Each year she gave of her time and talents, making a special quilt for the church raffle. She was also a member of the Pythian Sisters for many years. For the past few years, Margaret has resided at 63 Washington Street in Camden. There she made many friends and enjoyed daily activities. Her family said they are extremely grateful for the wonderful care and companionship she received from the staff and residents there. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Predeceased by her husband in 1989; a son, Robert W. Talbot Sr. in 2010; a daughter, Sallee Talbot McShane in 2009; and a granddaughter, Ann Speedy; Margaret is survived by her son, Ted N. Talbot and his wife, Shirley, of Rockland; a daughter-in-law, Josephine “Jo” Talbot of Rockland; her grandchildren, Lynn Talbot, Robert “Bob” Talbot Jr. and his spouse, James, Paula McShane, and Bob McShane; a grandson-in-law, Butch Speedy; her great-grandchildren, Jana, Chad, Tristan, Jackson, Jason and Bradley; and one great-great-grandson, Finn. Margaret will be laid to rest privately beside her husband in Calais. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552; or Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home.

Phyllis Redding Kelley Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042209

John Reynolds Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 022811 

Verna Ripley Beek Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks.]

Arthur Stanhope; 1932 Broadcast in Memoriam

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