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Graduates Class of 1936

Leonard Franklin Anderson
(US Army)
Lillian Mina Andrews Jean Laura Barr
Viola Anne Bates Evelyn Mae Beane Doris Arlene Brown
Edith Irene Brownrigg Annie Louise Carter Charles Francis Casey
William Joseph Casey Carolyn E. Chisholm Marguerite Louise Clark
Pauline E. Clark Willis F. Clark, Jr. Sabrina Marie Clement
Philip A. Cook Phyllis Elaine Cooke David Hunter Cotton
(Ricker Classical Institute)
Lenora Mary Coyle Roberta Davis Agnes Densmore
Virginia Hope Dickinson Ronald J. Dougherty Milton B.Downing
Elizabeth Gordon Elliott Pauline Jean Fitzsimmons Constance Mae Fleming
Malcolm Stephen Foster Elizabeth Barbara Fullerton John T. Gayton
Hanes Gray Gibson Idah Mae Gregory Stewart D. Groves
Frances Harmon William Francis Hayes Donald R. Hickey
Benjamin A. Hinton Hilda Margaret Hinton
(Mrs. Norman Brown)
Frances Hollingdale
Howard Louis Hyde Marian Lambe Leo Lambert
Joan Lawler Ada Mairon Leeman Elizabeth Ann Lovering
Allan James McWilliam Evelyn Dorothy Magoon Colin G. Maxwell
Nash Sprague McKay Cecil J. Miller Lawrence Miller
Leonard Mitchell
(US Marines)
Ellen Pauline O'Hara Ronald Ervin O'Neill
Dorothy Helen Pettit Edward S. Phelan Charles Richard Randall
(Colby College)
Evelyn Ricker James Rigley Milton Earle Ross
Laura Constance Sennett Phyllis Louise Spinney Doris Sullivan
Emma Christina Thornton Ruth Annette Townsend Walter L. Wilson
Arlene Ruth Wright    
Class Motto: Finimus, coepturi
Class Flower: Yellow Rose
Class Colors: Orchid and Yellow
Junior Year
President: Milton Ross
Vice-President: Evelyn Beane
Secretary and Treasurer: Sabrina Clement

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Deceased Classmates

Leonard F. Anderson Obituary 5/14/87. Provided by Sharon Howland 09172014 

Lillian Mina (Andrews) Marino, 94, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Eastport Memorial Nursing Home with her daughter, Jane by her side. Lillian was born April 23, 1917, in Calais, daughter of the late Thomas "Tommy" and Elizabeth (MacDonald) Andrews. After graduating from Calais Academy, class of 1936, Lillian worked as a telephone operator for many years for Eastern Telephone & Telegraph. In 1946, she married James "Joe" Marino. They soon relocated to LaPlace, La., where she resided until 2005. While living in Louisiana, Lillian worked as a cashier for Airline Motors Restaurant, LaPlace, La., and summered in Maine, working part time at the telephone company. In 2005, Lillian and her daughter, Jane moved back to Calais. She was a member of Calais United Methodist Church, and in her younger years enjoyed ice skating, swimming, playing tennis and traveling. In addition to her parents, Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Joe, in 1987; two sisters, Dorothy Burns and Geraldine Tuell; brother, Thomas Jennings; and special cousin, Mike Tocchio. Surviving are her daughter, Jane Marino of Calais; numerous nieces and nephews, including Barry Burns, Sandra Scott, Gee Gee Wentworth, Bonnie Eberhart, Linda Landry, Barbara and Pete Swenson, Daniel and Cathy Marino, and Sheila Marino and her daughters, Dacy, Dawn and Donnell; and special cousins, Pat Tocchio and Webber Burns. Visiting hours will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, where a celebration of Lillian's life will begin 4 p.m. Burial will take place at St. John Memorial Gardens, LaPlace, La. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Annie Carter Townsend Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

William J. Casey, 81, died 7/5/1998 at an Augusta Veteran's Home. Mr. Casey was born May 8, 1917 at Calais, the son of J. Arthur and Alice (Shean) Casey. The Casey was a graduate of Calais Academy, Class of 1936 and an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Casey fought in the battle for the Rhineland and was the recipient of the Good Conduct metal, the Victory metal, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon. Survivors include two sisters Elinor (Casey) McCormick of St. Petersburg, FL., and Doris (Casey) Bucnam of Yakima, Wash.; one brother, Robert A. Casey of Pinellas Park, FL; many nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Brian Blanchette, at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais. 

Sabrina M. Clement Rutherford Tracy - CALAIS - Sabrina M. Tracy, 71, died Feb. 22, 1990, at a Calais nursing home. She was born Feb. 1, 1919, at Mars Hill, the daughter of Nathan and Elva (Parkman) Clement. She was a member of the Soroptomist Club; a well-known photographer; and owned and operated the Harvey Studio in Calais for many years. She was a graduate of Calais Academy, Class of 1936. She was predeceased by her first husband, George F. Rutherford, in 1975. She is survived by her husband, George W. Tracy of Alexander; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Carol) Nader of Massachusetts, Mrs. Steven (Diane) McFadden of Kentucky and Mrs. Albert (Bonnie J.) Ayer of Calais; three sisters, Elsie Rae Clement of Calais, Olive M. Marsh of Brooks and Nancy Maxwell of Robbinston; eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday by Pastor Robert Hinton at the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais. Burial will be in Calais Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. [A-CHS 5/1990] Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Ronald J. Dougherty of Woburn passed away peacefully at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on Sunday, July 30th, at the age of ninety-two. He was the beloved husband of Leona M. "Lee" (Dustin) Dougherty for the past sixty-two years. Born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Mary I. (Rafferty) Dougherty. He was raised in Calais, Maine and attended Calais Academy and St. Stephen's High School, graduating in 1936. He attended Holy Rosary Business School before going to work for the Civilian Conservation Corps in Bar Harbor, Maine. A proud veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations. He and his wife Leona were married in 1950 and took up residence on Woburn's West Side. Ron worked for the General Electric Company as a welder for aircraft components, retiring after thirty-nine years. He and his wife retired to Acton, Maine, where they enjoyed the outdoor life. He was an avid fisherman and especially enjoyed boating and hunting, often pursuing these activities with his son Ron. Several winters were spent in Brooksville, Florida, and they also enjoyed several trips to Arizona and the Caribbean. Along with his wife Lee, Ron leaves his son, Ronald A. Dougherty and his wife Elaine of Woburn, his brother, Lawrence "Larry" Dougherty of Woburn, and three grandchildren, Briana, Alaina, and Meagan Dougherty. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, August 1st at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment with military honors will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, c/o GRECC Unit, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, or to St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801. 

Milton Downing Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Pauline Fitzsimmons Andrews. "The whole town was shocked at the sudden death of Mrs. Pauline Fitzsimmons Andrews, wife of Oliver Andrews, in the 21st year of her life.  Mrs. Andrews was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fitzsimmons.  She graduated from the Calais Academy in the class of 1936 and was very popular with her classmates.  she was married to Oliver Andrews of Princeton a little more than a year ago.  Besides her husband she leaves her father and mother, two brothers, Donald and Franklyn, and six sisters, Thelma, Hazel, Jackalene, Betty, Rita, and Melva Fitzsimmons.  Her funeral in the Baptist Church was very largely attended.  The Rev. Walter P. Lyons conducted the services.  The bearers were Harold Stone, Charles Gray, Dale Mahar, Leonard Stanhope, Wilbur Fitzpatrick, and Milton Ross." [Calais Advertiser July 13, 1938  p. 5; submitterd by Sharon Howland] 

Malcolm S. Foster Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 022811 

Hanes Gibson Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042009

Ida May Gregory Hatt - 1918-2015 -It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Ida May (Gregory-Moore) Hatt on Friday, June 26th, 2015 at Loch Lomond Village.  Born on March 16th, 1918 in Calais, Maine she was the daughter of the late Henry Lewis Gregory and Frances Helen (Christie) Gregory. At 97 she was a proud matriarch to 5 generations.  She is survived by her children:  Philip Moore (Sharon Sweet), Anne Dean (Gary), Dawn Carr (Jackie), Bev Wilkins (Peter); 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Ida was predeceased by two daughters, Sharon Joyce Moore and Frances Catherine Mason, her two brothers Lewis and William Gregory and one granddaughter Sharon Ann Dean. Ida spent her working career at Robinís drugstore and Calpís Department Store until it closed.  After retirement she volunteered at the YMCA in the kitchen of the Childcare.  Her hands were never still, either with knitting needles or a crochet hook in them. Arrangements are in the care of Brenanís Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424).  Honouring Idaís wishes there will be no visitation, a service celebrating her life will be held at the Loch Lomond Villa Chapel on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Loch Lomond Villa Foundation for Maple House would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be place at A special thank you to the staff of Maple House at Loch Lomond Village for their wonderful care during Nan-Nanís time there. [Provided by Lewis Gregory Jr.]

Donald R. Hickey. Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042209

Benjamin Hinton Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Frances C. Hollingdale Wadleigh, 90, of Evergreen Drive died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at the Augusta Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. She was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, on Nov. 4, 1919, a daughter of the late Frederick W. and Irene (Hamilton) Hollingdale. Mrs. Wadleigh was a 1936 graduate of Calais Academy and was an Army Women's Auxiliary Corps veteran, serving during World War II. She had been employed by the state of Maine in the Department of Human Services and the Department of Conservation for many years. Mrs. Wadleigh was predeceased by her husband, Edwin T. Wadleigh; and her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Aime Proulx. She is survived by three daughters, Jane Wadleigh, of Augusta, Mary Wadleigh, of Augusta, and Anne Wadleigh, of Portland; a sister, Sally Jarossi and her husband, Arthur, of Thomaston; as well as several nieces and nephews. At her request, there will be no public visiting hours or funeral service. Burial will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery, Belgrade, at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at Augusta Rehabilitation Center and Beacon Hospice for all the kindness and support they showed to Frances and her family. Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the funeral home Web site at [Published in the Kennebec Journal on 12/2/2009] 

Marion B. Lambe Hayes, 88, of Hampton died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Exeter Hospital. She was born June 25, 1920, in Fitchburg, Mass., the daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Cook) Lambe. Mrs. Hayes was raised in Calais, Maine, and graduated from Calais High School. After her marriage she resided in Glens Falls, N.Y., and for many years in Ridgewood, N.J. She was a longtime summer resident of Hampton before making her home here year-round in 1979. She was the wife of the late William Reed Hayes, who predeceased her in 1969. Survivors include her daughter, Judith E. Hayes of Hampton; her daughter-in-law, Anne Hayes of Hampton; her son-in-law, David Sides of Hampton; and three grandchildren, Jennifer Hayes, William Reed Hayes III and Jessica Sides. She was also predeceased last year by both her son, William Reed Hayes Jr., and her daughter, Susan L.H. Sides. WE REMEMBER: Her family was most important to her, and another enjoyment was her passion to paint with oils on canvas. She was a member of the Ridgewood Art Association in Ridgewood, N.J., and the Arts Student League, New York, N.Y. Private services were held in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton. Burial followed in the High Street Cemetery, Hampton. If desired, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St., #301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183. Visit [Seacoast Online provided by Sharon Howland]

Evelyn Dorothy "Nana" Magoon Sharpe, 86, of Augusta and Hershey, Pa., died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. She was born in Crawford on Nov. 26, 1917, the daughter of Frank and Lula (Thistlewood) Magoon. Evelyn graduated from Calais Academy, and it was there that she met her future husband, Philip R. Sharpe. They were married in Calais on Jan. 8, 1938, by the Rev. Chester B. Oliver, and were blessed by having the opportunity to celebrate 60 happy years together before Mr. Sharpe's passing on Sept. 6, 1998. Evelyn was a homemaker for most of her life. She was also employed as department manager in several stores in the Bangor and Waterville areas in the 1950s and 1960s, retiring from the Maine Department of Taxation in the 1970s. She was a member of Penney Memorial United Baptist Church in Augusta and attended Church Hill Baptist Church in Augusta and Evangelical Free Church in Hershey. She was also a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the VFW post in Augusta and the Order of the Eastern Star in North Anson. She cared for many children throughout her life at her home and volunteered with child care at churches she previously attended. She enjoyed knitting and was an avid reader of her Bible and Christian novels. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Philip; two brothers, Robert and Ulric Magoon; and her son-in-law, Glenn Prescott Jr. She is survived by her son, Frank Rodman Sharpe and his wife, Jean, of Naples, Fla.; her daughter, Betty Prescott, of Augusta and Hershey; her sister, Calla Greenlaw and her husband, Gordon, of Eastport; her sister-in-law, Dorothy M. Sharpe, of Palm Coast, Fla.; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Gregory Sharpe and his wife, Karen, and their daughters Moriah and Emily, of Charlotte, N.C., Douglas Sharpe of Naples, Fla., Jason Sharpe and his wife, Heidi, and their daughter Kennedy, of Hampden, Amanda Moore and her husband, Greg, of Charlotte, and Lori Grant and her husband, Devon, and their son Devon Roger, of Hershey; and she was very much loved by several nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church St., Augusta. A celebration of Mrs. Sharpe's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 23, at Church Hill Baptist Church, Church Hill Road, Augusta, with the Rev. James Wiley and Evelyn's step grandson, the Rev. Dr. Glenn C. Prescott III, officiating. Following the service, committal prayers and interment will be held at noon in the Father LeClair Memorial Chapel at Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta. Contributions in Mrs. Sharpe's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Northeast Affiliate, 343 Gorham Road, South Portland 04106; or the American Diabetes Association, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 98R, Portland 04101. 

Allan McWilliam. Obituaries [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Leonard H. Mitchell.  No service was reported for Port Angeles resident Leonard H. Mitchell, who died Aug. 18, 2011, at the age of 92. He was born May 4, 1919, in Calais, Maine, to Leonard and Alta May Hannon Mitchell. He served in the United States Marine Corps, U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Army Air Corps. He married Vera Mae Johnson and retired from the Boeing Corporation. He is survived by his sister, Jean Wilewsky of Sequim, and beloved animal companion, Tommy. He was preceded in death by his wife and his brother, Bill Mitchell.

Pauline O'Hara Cote, 86, of Court Street, died peacefully on Dec. 29, 2005. She was born in Calais on June 26, 1919, the daughter of John E. O'Hara and Louise (Armstrong) O'Hara. Mrs. Cote was a homemaker for most of her life.  She and her husband, Lawrence F. Cote, raised a family of six children. Mrs. Cote was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, a former member of St. Mary's PTA, Christian Family Movement and St. Mary's Women's Club. She volunteered at the Augusta Mental Health Institute library and later at St. Mary's School library. She was known for her wit, wisdom and warmth. Mrs. Cote was an avid reader and enjoyed "card night," as well as visits with Bill. She was predeceased by her husband on March 5, 2004. Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Gayle Trial and her husband, Larry, of Augusta, Jean Ellen Abbott of Augusta and Karen Marcia MacGillivary and her husband, Andrew, of Augusta; three sons, the Rev. Col. David Cote, Air Force chaplain stationed in Dover, Del., Lauren James Cote of Augusta and Kenneth Jon Cote and his wife, Julie Fallon, of Tacoma, Wash.; one brother, Thomas O'Hara and his wife, Ilene, of Calais; one sister, Winifred Wysocki of Bradenton, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Kimber-leigh McArthur and her husband, Ryan, Kelley Sayers and her husband, David, Jennifer Provencal and her husband, Frank, Jacob and Erika MacGillivary, Jayson and Victoria Abbott, and Micah and James Cote; seven great-grandchildren, Shaughnessey and Shea-leigh McArthur, Alexander, Kellsey and Makenzie Sayers, and Abigail and Kyle Provencal; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Spring burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Manchester.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. [KennebeckJournal 2005]  

Ronald E. O'Neill, 96, of Brunswick and Calais, ME, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at home in Brunswick. He was the eldest child of Byrne T. and Hazel (Brewer) O'Neill. He graduated from Calais Academy in 1936. He was a proud  veteran, serving in Europe with the 271st Engineer Battalion. His participation last June in the Honor Flight program for WWII vets to the war memorials in Washington, D.C., was a special day for him. He married Eleanor Mundie in February 1947. He moved his young family to CT in 1950 and was employed by John Hancock. He later became a Civil Service employee of a U.S.  Intelligence Unit, retiring in March, 1985. He and Eleanor returned to Calais in 1991. He was an active charter member of the Lions Club earning the distinction of Lion of the Year. Ronald was also a lifetime member of the American Legion. He was proud of Irish heritage and was able to enjoy a trip of a lifetime to Ireland at age 91 with his son, Patrick. He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor; and sister, Dorothy Pratt. He is survived by his three children and their families, Jane Stewart and her husband, Frank, of Glastonbury, CT, Patrick and Mary-Rose O'Neill of Southwick, MA, and Kathryn O'Neill, with whom he made his home in recent years and who provided him with loving care. Ron also leaves six grandsons, Jay Stewart and his wife, Nicole, Thomas Stewart, Patrick and Sean O'Neill and John and James Davis. He also leaves two stepgrandsons, William and Timothy Stewart. He was the great-grandfather to Cameron, Lacey and Cooper Stewart. He will be missed by his sisters, Beatrice (O'Neill) Eyler, Mimi MacArthur and Genevieve McKeil; and his cousins, Doris Button and Irene Moyer. Special thanks to Sharon Scammacca and Nikki O'Farrell for their wonderful care and support. The family appreciates the devoted love and friendship provided to Ron by Patsy and David Beckett of Calais. A graveside service is planned for June in Calais with military honors. Funeral Home, Demers-Desmond Funeral Home, 34 Cushing Street Brunswick, ME 04011, 207-725-4381. [Published in BDN Maine on May 2, 2015. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Dorothy Pettit Rettig Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  120809

Edward S. Phelan of Watertown, died Thursday, October 25, 2007 at North Memorial Hosptial in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. He was 88. Born in Calais Maine, a son of the late Leo and Clara (Abbott) Phelan, Edward worked for over thirty years for H.P. Hood Company until his retirement. For the majority of his employment with H.P. Hood, Edward was a milkman with his milk routes being primarily in the Newton area. He was well known and well liked by his customers. In his final years of employment at H.P. Hood he was a member of the Production Staff in the Charlestown Facility. Edward was a member of the H.P. Hood and Sons Quarter Century Club and attended their annual reunions. Following his retirement, he worked for several years for Clay Chevrolet in Newton. Edward was an avid walker, scrabble player and a former volunteer at the Watertown Public Library. He was a World War II veteran serving with the United States Army. Edward leaves his children, Kenneth E. Phelan and his wife, Phyllis, of Twin Cities, Minnesota, R. Marie Phelan of Waltham and Rhonda M. Lally of Marlborough; his grandchildren, Rayna Bailey, Leeann Lally and Kelly Beckler; his great-grandchildren, Johnathan, Natalie and Rita; one brother, Paul Phelan of Westbrook, Maine; two sisters, Lois Downing of Houlton, Maine and Jean Cavanagh of Manchester, New Hampshire and many nieces and nephews. Edward was the husband of the late Rita M. (Bryant) and was also a brother of the late Harold and Burton Phelan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington Street, Newton at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. 

Laura Sennett. Lewiston - Laura C. Hodgkins age 92 of Campus Avenue and formerly of Bath died Friday December 7th at D'Youville Pavilion. She was born in Meddybemps, November 16, 1915 the daughter of David and Martha Taylor Sennett. She attended Meddybemps schools and was a 1936 graduate of Calais Academy. She worked at Madigan Hospital in Houlton where she studied to be a registered nurse. On September 23, 1939 she married Chester B. Horne. He died December 25, 1939. On November 16, 1945 she married Harold E. Hodgkins. He died February 25, 1993. Mrs. Hodgkins lived in Bath and continued her training at the Bath Hospital. From 1950-1955 Mr. & Mrs. Hodgkins lived in Portland where she worked at Maine Medical Center and also worked as a private duty nurse. From 1955- 1976 they lived in Topsham where Mrs. Hodgkins worked at the Regional Memorial Hospital until retiring. From 1976-2000 she lived in Zephyrhills, Florida returning to Bath in 2000. Mrs. Hodgkins has also lived in the greater Bath, Brunswick and Lewiston areas. She enjoyed crafts especially knitting, crocheting and entered several exhibits at the Topsham Fair. Mrs. Hodgkins was a member of the Bath RN Association and was a former member of the Zephyrhills Christian Church in Florida. Surviving are two sons Douglas O. Tuck of Bowdoinham and G. Chester Horne of Georgetown. Also survived by eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Visiting hours will be 1-3 PM Wednesday at Stetson's Funeral Home 12 Federal St. Brunswick. A funeral service will follow at 3PM Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald McLaughlin officiating. Spring interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Auburn. Memorial condolences may be expressed at  

Ruth A. Townsend Redding CALAIS - Ruth A. Redding, 89, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at a Bangor hospital. Ruth was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Calais, daughter of the late William and Eugenia (Sullivan) Townsend. She worked as a clerk for the Maine Department of Human Services for more than 35 years. Ruth was a member of United Methodist Church of Calais and Orion Chapter No. 45 Order of the Eastern Star. During her retirement years, Ruth enjoyed the time she and her husband, Bob spent at their camp on Cathance Lake. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Frances Weeks; and three brothers, Norman, John and Charles Townsend. Surviving are her loving husband, Robert "Bob" Redding of Calais; a brother, Stewart Townsend and his wife, Ramona Mahar, of Hollis Center; a sister-in-law, Margaret Talbot of Rockland; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, who have benefited from her love and generosity; and a special friend, Marjorie Morrison of Calais. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at [BDN 082008 provided by John Adams] 

Arlene Wright Barnard. CALAIS - Arlene Ruth Barnard, 90, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, with her family by her side at Atlantic Rehab & Nursing Center, Calais. Arlene was born July 13, 1919, in Baring, daughter of the late Leonard and Mary "Mae" (Dowling) Wright. She graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1936, and went to work in the local shoe factory and with the American Red Cross during the World War II years. She returned home and married Arthur Charles Barnard, June 9, 1942, at St. James the Greater R.C. Church, Baileyville. Arlene began her banking career with Calais Federal Savings & Loan, National Bank and finally retiring after 30 years from Merrill Bank, July 13, 1985. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, where she was a minister of the eucharist and a member of the Ladies Sodality. She also was a very active member of St. Croix No. 1 Fire House Association. Arlene enjoyed watching television, shopping and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Foremost in her life were her beloved family and church. In addition to her parents, Arlene was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; and two brothers, Harold "Haddie" Wright and James "Ben" Wright. Surviving are her son, Richard "Dick" Barnard and his wife, Mary, of Calais; two beloved grandchildren, Christopher Barnard and his wife, Susan, of Columbia, S.C., and Marc Barnard and his wife, Betsy, of Calais; two great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Adam and Andrew Barnard; her sister-in-law, Marion Wright of Bangor; many nieces and nephews; numerous family members on her husband's side; and many dear friends she had accumulated throughout the years. Visiting hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Calais Avenue, Calais, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. James Plourde, celebrant. Burial will be held afterward at Calais Cemetery. Donations in Arlene's memory may be made to Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, P.O. Box 898, Calais, ME 04619 or St. Croix No. 1 Fire House Association, P.O. Box 605, Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at [Published in Bangor Daily News on January 16, 2010. Provided by Sharon Howland & John Adams.] 

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