Calais Academy

Class of 1938

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Graduates Class of 1938

Barbara Louise Allen John Herman Andrews Phyllis Maud Bailey
William George Baker John Gregg Beckett Ethel Beatrice Boyd
Elizabeth Mary Brown Ruth E. Brown Leslie Burns
Lois Mary Campbell Phyllis Alberta Carlow Doris Anne Casey
Gerald Bunker Chaffee Peter J. Christensen Elva Maude Clement
Paul Leroy Cloney Grace Louise Coleman Lydia Roberta Coleman
Marguerite Evangeline Cooke J. Wesley Cookson Nina Olive Cookson
Charles Medley Cotton Ellen Louise Ruth Cotton Howard Bremner Cottrell
Mary Alice Damon Elbridge Burton Davis

Roy Davis

Richard O. Dawe Margaret Lorraine Dimitre Alton James Dinsmore
Bernard William Dubay Dolly Golden Farrar Guy Otis Farrar
Frank Howard Fenderson Ella Mae Fenlason Lois Charlotte Flagg
Orson Foster, Jr. William Frederick Fox Norma Gladys Frye
Robert E. Frye Winslow Ralph Gates Earl Leroy Gibson
Herbert Grey Gillis Jean Welock Hanson James Edward Hickey
Winifred Bernice Hill Philip Gardner Hitchings William Tomlinson Hunt, Jr.
Mavis Kathleen Lane Grant Robert Libby Christine Martha Lincoln
Virginia Rae Lombard Joseph Paul Lovering Robert Alfred MacAndrews
Stephen Morgan Mahar George Edward McFarlane David Russell McKay
Margaret Eleanor McKay Virginia Frances McKay Ruth Katherine McKenzie
Florence Dorothy McLaughlin Edith Alice McLean Doris Margaret McMorran
Marjorie Evelyn McMorran William Joseph McNamara Richard J. McVicar
Paul Roland Miller Wendell A. Mitchell Helen Doris Morrison
Philip Edward Morrison Laura Elizabeth Mylen Martha Beatrice Noble
Helen Gertrude O'Neil Dorothy Maxine O'Neill Evelyn Ruthe Peterson
Paul Henry Phelan Ruth Mabel Phelan Greta Maxine Phipps
Doris Edna Porter Addie Marie Pullen Bernard Stanley Reed
Gerald Francis Rigley Helen Louise Ross Jean Pauline Rutherford
Alta Bernice Scott Alice Erdine Scribner Barbara Marie Shreve
Pauline Frances Thompson Muriel Ferne Varney Paul R. Ward
Jean Carll Wood James Leonard Wright Edward Colson
President C. Medley Cotton; Vice-President Lois M. Campbell; Secretary & Treasurer William T. Hunt
Class Motto: Build for character, not for Fame; Class Colors Royal Blue & Gold

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Deceased Classmates

William Baker. CALAIS - William "Bill" G. Baker, 89, died Feb. 14, 2008, at his residence. He was born March 15, 1918, in Calais, the son of Harley J. and Lucy E. (McKnight) Baker. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor of Calais; a daughter, Doreen Gruber and her husband, Jack, of Bangor; a son, Michael and his wife, Diane Baker, of Charlotte; two grandsons, Jeffrey Frost of Bangor and Joel Frost and his wife, Cathy, of Nevada; a granddaughter, Carrie Hart and her husband, Brent, of Chelsea; a great-granddaughter, Rachael Smith and her husband, Donald, of Oklahoma; a great-great-granddaughter, Lianna Smith; a great-great-grandson, Oran Smith, both of Oklahoma; a brother, Austin Baker and his wife, Ann, of Calais; five sisters-in-law, Margaret Baker of Calais, Florence Hatton of Charlotte, Rae Sawyer of Pembroke, Thursa Sawyer and Ruth Sawyer of Charlotte. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, with Ernest James officiating. Burial will be at Calais Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at [BDN 2/16/08 provided by John Adams]

John Beckett Obituary [Provided by Donna Furlong] 

Ethel Boyd Denyer Hartford CALAIS - Ethel B. Hartford, 87, passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at a Calais nursing home. Ethel was born June 9, 1921, in Calais, daughter of the late Walter and Sarah (Coaldwell) Boyd. She was employed at Wareknitters, Northeast Industries and later as a claims adjuster for the State of Maine Unemployment Office. Ethel was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 3, Calais. She enjoyed swimming, dancing, riding her Wave Runner, playing cards, knitting and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Ethel was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Denyer; a stepson, Donald Hartford; and her sister, Martha Vining. Surviving are her husband, Harold "Shorty" Hartford of Calais; her son, Ronald Denyer and wife, Joan, of Saco; two stepsons, William Hartford and wife, Karen, of Massachusetts and Wayne Hartford and wife, Linda, of Florida; two granddaughters, Kimberly Oliver and husband, Randy, of Limerick and Belinda Barron of West Balwin; and four great-grandchildren, Ronnie and Corey Oliver and Sarah and Joshua Barron. Visiting hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Bob Hinton officiating. Burial will be afterward at Calais Cemetery. Donations in Ethel's memory may be made to Atlantic Rehab and Nursing Center Activity Fund, 32 Palmer St., Calais, ME 04619. Condolences and memories may be shared at [BDN 1/3/09 Provided by John Adams & Marilyn Strout]   

Mary Brown Gaddis Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Lois Campbell.  CALAIS - Lois M. Campbell, 87, died Oct. 26, 2006, at a Calais nursing home. She was born Aug. 26, 1919, in Calais, the daughter of Clifford and Mary (Reed) Campbell. Lois was a lifelong resident of Calais. She had worked at Home Radio, Bates Jewelry Store, Barnard's Nursing Home and for many years owned Campbell's Luncheonette, Main Street. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Bill. She is survived by several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Jean Campbell; and special friends, Frances Sammer, Heather Ross, Maria Zientara and Lydia Dicenzo. At Lois' request, there will be no services. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to a charity of one's choice. Friends may pay tribute at [Provided by John D. Adams & Sharon Howland Bangor Daily News 112706]

Lydia Coleman. Lydia (Coleman) DiCenzo, 88, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Calais Regional Hospital. Lydia was born Nov. 17, 1919, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, daughter of the late Hartwell and Lydia (Wilson) Coleman. She graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1938. Lydia worked at JJ Newberrys for several years and then managed Carroll Cut Rate Store until 1945, at which time she married Thomas DiCenzo. Thomas predeceased her in 1973, along with his pilot returning from Rhode Island from a business trip. Lydia was a lifetime member of United Methodist Church, Calais. She leaves a special cousin, James Marraty of New Hampshire; many nieces, nephews and a wonderful family of in-laws who made her feel like one of their own. At Lydia's request, a graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in Lydia's memory may be made to United Methodist Church, 849 Main St., Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at [BDN 040308 provided by Marilyn Strout] 

Edward F. Colson, 91, died Sept 28, 2011, at VA Maine Healthcare System, Togus, hospital following a long battle with kidney disease. Ed was born in Milltown on Sept 21, 1920, the son of James and Alice (Denyer) Colson. He was a graduate of Calais Academy. Ed married Irene Tuttle in Newport on Dec. 24, 1946. An Air Force veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam, Ed retired as a senior master sergeant after 24 years of service. He also served three years in the National Guard. During his time in the Air Force, he was stationed in Iceland, Thailand, the Netherlands and several other places throughout the United States. After his retirement from the Air Force, Ed was employed by the US Postal Service as a postal clerk in Albuquerque, N.M., for 12 years. Ed and Irene moved back to Newport in 1993. Ed was a member of the Air Force Association. He attended the High Street Congregational Church in Newport. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Irene E. Colson, of Newport; two sons, Joseph E. Colson of Albuquerque, N.M., and Rick A. Colson and wife Gwen of Oakland; one daughter, Carol A. Haddix, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.;, one brother and his wife, Kenneth and Edith Colson of Calais; seven grandchildren, Cheryl, Debbie, Doug, Richard, Keith, Christopher and Bradley; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Gary; a brother, Roy; and three sisters, Vera, Margaret and Lillian. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, Newport, with the Rev. Al Worden officiating. Burial with military honors will be conducted noon Monday, Oct. 3, 2001, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Newport Community Food Bank, 26 High St., Newport, ME 04953. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences, please visit  [Published in Morning Sentinel on September 29, 2011.] 

Marguerite E. Cook Bunten, 89, of Concord, died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at Concord Hospital. She was born Sept. 11, 1920, in Calais, Maine, the daughter of Warren and Eva (MacGragor) Cook. She grew up and was schooled in Calais with her two brothers and three sisters. She was a graduate of Calais High School, where she excelled at sports and played the guitar. Marguerite was later selected to work at St. Paul's School by the rector and worked there for four years, where she lived in the rectory. During this time, she met Bill Bunten, her future husband. She and Bill were married for 66 years. They had a wonderful life together raising their two sons, William Jr. and Wayne, on their farm, Maplewood Farm, which was later named Bunten's Dairy, in Concord. Marguerite loved her family, friends and neighbors. She always said she had the most wonderful life and was so blessed and was married to the best guy in the world. She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, William E. Bunten Sr. in 2008; and by her siblings, Donald Cook, Philip Cook, James Cook, Bessie Cook Goodwin, Phillis Cook Herrick and Jessie M. Barry. She is survived by two sons, William E. Bunten Jr. of Concord and Wayne S. Bunten of Worcester, Mass.; her two grandchildren, Lorra D. Bunten of Concord and Brian Bunten of Worcester, Mass.; and two great-grandchildren, Tia and Lexus of Concord. A calling hour will be held Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the Millville Cemetery in Concord.

Nina Cookson. NINA C. SAUNDERS CALAIS - Nina C. Saunders, 85, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at a Calais nursing home. Nina was born Jan. 3, 1921, in Calais, daughter of the late Edmond and Gertrude (Clark) Cookson. She was employed by Calais Regional Hospital for many years. Nina was a former member of the Advent Christian Church and helped people with their tax returns for more than 50 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel A. Saunders Sr.; and many brothers and sisters. Surviving are her three children, Judith Antoniello, Nancy Perry and husband, Ernest, and Samuel Saunders Jr. and wife, Kristi, all of Calais; five grandchildren, Victor and Andrew Antoniello, Jamie Perry, Jennifer McNeil and Allison Ackinson; seven great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Richard Cookson; and a special niece, Mary Donovan. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Calais Cemetery with Pastor Dana Kadey officiating. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais. Friends may pay tribute at [Provided by John Adams] 

Howard B. Cottrell. CALAIS - Howard B. Cottrell, 88, passed peacefully with his family by his side and went to be with his Lord and Savior April 28, 2008. He was born Aug. 18, 1919, in Calais, the son of George and Azelia (Phillips) Cottrell. Howard served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He owned and operated his own barbershop in Winterport and Mattawamkeag. Howard was predeceased by two sons, Phillip and Craig Cottrell; three sisters, Azelia Harper, Eunice Wheaton and Romona Ellwell; and three infant brothers. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Lorraine of Calais; three children, Dana Cottrell and his wife, Penny, of California, Stephen Cottrell and his wife, Sheila, of Baring, and Gail Cottrell of Calais; a sister, Lovina Cochran of Princeton; 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Private graveside services for the family will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at Calais Cemetery with Pastor Bob Hinton officiating. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Memories and condolences may be shared at the website [BDN 4/30/08 provided by Sharon Howland, Marilyn Strout & John Adams]

Mary Alice Damon Newman, 93, passed away on Sept. 28, 2013 in Bangor with her family by her side. She was born June 25, 1920 in Johnville, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Perrett) Damon. She attended school in Calais, graduating from Calais Academy class of 1938. She married, moved to Lubec, raised her three children and made many lifelong friends. Eventually she relocated to the Bangor area and was employed by Bangor Mental Health Institute for many years before retiring. Alice was an avid reader and rarely missed an article in the BDN. She greatly enjoyed family and friends and maintaining contact with grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed swimming and canoeing in her younger years. She was a courageous lady with strong faith and will be deeply missed by her family. Her family would like to thank her friends at Fairground Apts., St. Theresa's and at East Side Rehab for their compassionate care and support.  Surviving are three children, Diane Champion of Spring Hills, Florida; Wayne J. Newman and wife Carole of Brewer, and Raymond W. Newman of Lubec; five grandchildren, Richard Davis of Norfolk, Virginia, Michael Davis of Land O Lakes, Florida, Terry Blake of Eddington, Lorri Newman of Hampden and Aaron Newman of W. La Fayette, Indiana; nine great grandchildren, Kathleen Elswick, Jennifer Aldana, Chuck Berry, Anna Faye Davis, Andrew Davis, Richard Davis, Jr., Leo Mealey, Devon Newman and Wyatt Newell; ten great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister Dorothy Linton and brothers, Sydney, Howard, George (Frank), Ralph and Leonard Damon and grandchildren, Heather Newman and Leo Davis. A graveside service will be held at Old Chapel Cemetery, Trescott, at a later date. For those who wish, please honor her memory by performing an act of kindness for an elderly friend, neighbor or loved one. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, Brewer and Bangor.   [Published in BDN Maine on October 2, 2013. Sharon Howland. ] 

Elbridge Davis Obituary  [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Roy "Touchdown" Davis, CHELSEA, MASS. - Roy B. Davis, 82, died Dec. 28, 2001, at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, Chelsea, Mass. He was born July 7, 1919, in Milltown, the son of Hamden and Sarah (McDowell) Davis. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the U.S. Army's 32nd infantry division, serving in the South Pacific. After the war, he was a manufacturers representative for the Chrysler Corporation. He was predeceased by his parents and one sister, Mary Evalina; five brothers, Everett, Roscoe and his wife, Dorothy (Goodwin), Vernard, Oliver, and Carl. He is survived by one sister, Shirley (Mrs. Maurice) Smith of Milton, Fla.; two brothers, Henry and his wife, Doris (Noel) of Lady Lake, Fla., Arnold and his wife, Joyce (Spencer) of Washburn; one sister-in-law, widow of Carl, Dorothy (Anderson) of Concord, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 8, 2002, at the Congregational Church, Calais. Burial will be in Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais. [Bangor Daily News 1/5/01]

Richard O. Dawe, 93, of Auburn, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Aug. 6. He was born Nov. 17, 1919, in Calais, the son of Leo and Edith (Fenderson) Dawe. He graduated from Calais Academy in 1938 and Beal College in Bangor in 1940. Richard served three-and-one-half years in the 354th Fighter Squadron of the 8th Air Force during World War II, serving in England and Germany. He was employed by Western Union Telegraph Company for 27 years, and the Auburn School Department for 10 years. He was an avid artist and painted landscapes and seascapes throughout the years. He loved painting murals, some as large as 5 by 20 feet. Several of his murals decorated the walls of Fairview School, as well as the Poland Spring Inn. He also taught art at Fairview School and gave private lessons in his home. Richard was a member of the Court Street Baptist Church. He received Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age, and looked forward to heaven. His strength was in the Bible verse 2 Corinthians 5:8: “We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” Survivors include two daughters, Diane Dawe-Benton, and Nancy Dumont and her husband, Roger; two grandchildren, Mary Dumont-Jones, and Darren Dumont and his wife, Cynthia; as well as seven great-grandchildren.  Richard was predeceased by his wife, Frances, in 1992. [Sun Journal 8/7/13. Marilyn Strout] 

Lorraine Dimitre Hopkinson, 82,  formerly of Portland, died Thursday, March 6, 2003 at her residence at Foreside Harbor after a short illness. She was born in Calais, on Feb. 5, 1921, a daughter of Michael and Marion (Ryan) Dimitre, attended Calais schools and graduated from Calais Academy. She was a member of the University of Maine Class of 1942, where she was a standout athlete and a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. It was at University of Maine that she was to meet her future husband, David B. Hopkinson. During World War II, she was employed by Grumman Aircraft, Corp on Long Island in their management program, where she spent some time as a 'Rosie the Riveter.' After the war, she married David and raised three children while living in Portland. She had a very 'green thumb' and was quite proud of her rose gardens. David, her husband of 54 years, predeceased her on Dec. 13, 2000. She is survived by a brother, Howard Dimitre and his wife, Leonora of Rowley, Mass.; a brother, Lawrence Dimitre and his wife, Dorothy of Waldoboro; a daughter, Janet Green of Portland; a son, Dana D. Hopkinson and his wife, Kathy of Cumberland, R.I. ; a son, Peter J. Hopkinson and his wife, Jackie of Stratham, N.H.; three grandchildren including, David B. Hopkinson II of Boston, Mass., Jacqueline A. Hopkinson of Stratham, N.H.; and Darren J. Hopkinson of Cumberland, R.I. She was predeceased by two sisters, Phyllis Peterson and Charlotte Connolly. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., with the Rev. Philip Shearman officiating. Spring interment will be in Foreside Community Cemetery. Jones, Rich & Hutchins 775-3763  [Portland, ME Press Herald 7 Mar 03 provided by Sharon Howland & Marilyn Strout]

Dubay, Bernard W., 80, formerly of Montpelier, died Jan. 7, at his home in South Dennis, Massachusetts. He was born March 1, 1921, in Calais, Maine, the son of James and Florence Dubay. He graduated from Calais (Maine) Academy. Mr. Dubay served a year in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He became a licensed barber and also worked in the South Portland, Maine, shipyard and as a brakeman on the Maine Central Railroad. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a pilot-cadet and gunnery instructor. He later graduated from the University of Maine, where he received a master's degree in school administration. Mr. Dubay taught school at Madison High School and Cape Elizabeth Junior High School, both in Maine, at the University of Maine in Portland and at Spaulding High School in Barre. He was president of the Maine Teachers Association. From 1965 to 1975 he was director of field services for the Vermont Education Association and redistricting director for the Vermont Department of Education. He became director of the Caribou (Maine) Regional Vocational Technical Center in 1975, and retired to South Dennis in 1977. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, two daughters, a niece whom he raised, two sons, and 11 grandchildren. A brother, Ralph Dubay, is deceased.

Frank Fenderson Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

William Fox Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Norma Frye Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Earl LeRoy Gibson Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks.] 022811 

William T. Hunt, Jr., 89, passed away peacefully at the Arizona State Veterans Home in Phoenix on Christmas Day 2009. He was born on Jan. 5, 1920, in Robbinston, Maine, the son of William T. Hunt of Westfield, Mass., and Anna Ayer of St. George, N.B., Canada. He attended school in Robbinston and graduated from Calais Academy in 1938. He spent 23 years in military service, as a pilot, flight instructor and air traffic controller. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He retired as a major from the Air Force in 1963. He operated a family dairy farm in Oakland, Maine, until 1967; worked as a farm business technician at UMaine Orono until 1973; and retired as director of financially related services, Farm Credit Service, Auburn, Maine, 1985. He married Grace Witherell (d. 2002) of Westhampton, Mass., in 1942. They are survived by their nine children, William Hunt III of Lake City, Fla., Robert Hunt of Jefferson, Mass., Cheryl Veilleux of Phoenix, Diane Boulware of Gainesville, Fla., Susan Pelletier of Oakland, Maine, Jane Ayer of Easton, Mass., Marla Duperry of Oakland, Maine, Karen Thomas of Phoenix, and Matthew Hunt of Oakland, Maine; and by 29 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Frank Hosea of Oakland, Maine, and Mark Hosea of Ocala, Fla.; and a sister, Sandra (Hosea) Charity of Ocala, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Harriet Hosea of Oakland, Maine; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He delighted in his relationship with God and his ever-growing family, in music, carpentry, gardening and photography. He was always active in parishes as lector, eucharistic minister, choir director, parish council, and as a catechist, especially in evangelism and RCIA. He was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society and Holy Name Society. Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, at Lawry Bros. Funeral Home, Winslow Chapel, 173 China Road, Winslow, Maine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, at Sacred Heart Church, 70 Pleasant St., Waterville, Maine. Burial will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Life League, P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555 . [THE DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE] 

Christine Martha Lincoln Ramsdell, 93, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Christine was born May 19, 1920, in Calais, daughter of the late Gorham and Mable (Sawyer) Lincoln. After graduating from Calais Academy, class of 1938, she worked as a secretary/accountant for Wallace Industries in Cutler until beginning her career with Booth Fisheries in Lubec, where she worked for over 30 years. In addition to her parents, Christine was predeceased by her husband, Jasper Ramsdell; a sister, Ethel Lincoln; brothers, Howard, Kenneth, Austin, and Foster Lincoln; and a nephew, Seth Johnson. Surviving are three nieces, Audrey Sears and husband, Larry, of Perry, Dorothy Poole and husband, Bob, of Perry, and Patricia Young and husband, Hank, of Eastport; two great-nieces, Shirley Hill and husband, Ron, and Jennifer Young; neighbors and dear friends, Reggie and Harry Munson of Lubec; and many dear friends. A celebration of Christine's life will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. Burial will follow at Red Beach Cemetery, Calais. Condolences and memories may be shared at [Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 30, 2013  Sharon Howland]

Joseph P. Lovering, Born in Calais, Maine on Feb. 16, 1921, Departed on Jul. 3, 2008 and resided in  Tonawanda, NY. Beloved husband of Eileen M. (nee Quinn) Lovering; dear father of Eileen (Walter) Griffiths, Joseph (Sharon) Lovering, Mary (Carl) Edholm, Michael, David (Jeanne) and Peter (Tracey) Lovering. Grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren Dr. Lovering an English Professor Emeritus taught at Canisius College for 36 years, he was the official score keeper for Canisius College Basketball, he authored three books on literary figures, he was a member of the Orchard Park and Amherst Symphonies, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, enjoyed golf, reading, and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. The Family will be present on Sunday from 2-6 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC. 2600 Sheridan Drive (at Parker Blvd.) where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 8:45 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Christopher Church at 9:30 AM. Friends and Family welcome. Flowers gratefully declined. On line register book at

Robert Alfred MacAndrews, 93, of Portland, died on Feb. 5, 2014.  He was born on Dec. 9, 1920, in Eastport, and adopted on April 9, 1924, by the late George R. and Nettie A. MacAndrews of Calais. Bob graduated from Calais Academy in 1938 and later attended the NYA Boat Building School in Biddeford. In 1941 he went to work at the South Portland Shipyard but was soon drafted into the Army in 1942. Upon returning from WWII, he moved to Portland where he worked for the Eastland Hotel for 18 years and then, until his retirement, the Maine Medical Center for 20 years. Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Frances L. Kinney, who passed away on Jan. 10, 1974. His second wife, Carol L. Davis passed away on April 6, 2011. Bob, a true character with a capital 'C,' was known for his charming sharp wit and his true Down East dry sense of humor. He was also known for his incredible sense of time. Although he never wore a watch, his timing was always perfect. Never 'fond' of social gatherings, actually more along of the lines that he despised them, Bob instead enjoyed sitting with a good friend and talking for hours. When one would ask him how he was doing, he would simply reply 'rotten' with a smile. It was such a hallmark of his personality that his friends knew if he said anything else, something must really be wrong! One might say it was Bob's way of knowing his true friends. A lover of animals, Bob found contentment in feeding the birds and squirrels in his back yard as well as supporting the ASPCA. The best part of Bob's day was sharing a bowl of French Vanilla ice cream with his friend Danny, his 12 year old Beagle. To really know Bob, however, is to know the most important thing in his life. In 1970, after many years of wondering about the existence of God, Bob began to study the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses. After a careful study of God's Word, Bob came to realize the true purpose, comfort and hope available to him. Most importantly, he came to realize that he could really be God's friend. In 1971, he dedicated his life to God and was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Bob would often recall that this was truly the most important and happiest day of his life. Bob had a deep appreciation for the responsibility of teaching others the wonderful truths found in God's Word the Bible. Even in his advanced age, Bob would put on his galoshes and shuffle down the street to call on interested ones. His hope for the future was clear and bright and as certain as the time on his clocks. He knew that soon Jehovah God will bring an end to the world's chaos and suffering and restore the earth to a beautiful paradise as He originally purposed. Bob was also confident in his Creators promise found at John 5:28, 29; a real hope for a resurrection for those who have fallen asleep in death. A humble man, he hoped to be counted worthy.Bob will be sorely missed by all his many friends. We look forward to the day soon when we will see him again. A memorial talk will held at the Portland Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 355 Canco Rd., Portland, on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. [Portland Press Hearld, Sunday, February 16, 2014. Sharon Howland] 

Stephen Mahar passed away in December 2004. He was in the US Air Force during the war stationed in Hollywood CA and also the Philippines.  My brother told me he was in Okinawa where he got some kind of medal but I don't remember him ever telling me that!!   He worked at Pratt & Whitney in North Haven, CT for 38 years.  He had a huge interest in American history and he really should have been a history teacher quite honestly, but he was there to teach us a great appreciation for any kind of history. Carol Mahar. 100408 

David Russell McKay. HOLLYWOOD, Md. - David Russell McKay, 84, died March 13, 2006, in St. Mary's Hospital, Leonardtown, Md. Born June 7, 1921, in Calais, he was the son of the late William and Edna Sprague McKay. He served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Cecilia McKay of Hollywood, Md.; daughter, Cindy McKay Young of St. Inigoes, Md.; son, David William McKay of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Grace Meader of Calais and Margorie Hagen of Massachusetts, and two grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Nash and Alden McKay. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, Md. A funeral service will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, March 16, in the Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 21708 Mount Zion Church Rd., Mechanicsville, Md. Rev. Phil Ayers will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md. [Bangor Daily News 031506 provided by John Adams] 

Virginia Howland Virginia McKay Howland CALAIS - Virginia F. Howland, 80, died Nov. 2, 2002, at a Bangor hospital following an extended illness. She was born March 20, 1922, at the home of her parents, John A. and Irene (Greenlaw) McKay, in Calais. She graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1938, at the age of 16. She went to work at Ware Knitters, Inc. in 1941, and soon rose to the position of Plant Manager through conscientious hard work and leadership and held that position until she retired in 1988. Virginia was a member of the Board of Directors and an honorary trustee of Calais Regional Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, Richard McKay and George Greenlaw; and one sister, Ruth Walker. Mrs. Howland is survived by her husband, Uriah "Twink" Howland; two daughters, Patricia L. Hill, CPA and her husband, Gerald and Sandra M. Dakin, RN and her husband, Reginald; and one stepson, Frederick E. Howland. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Allen, John, Catherine, Kristiana, and Selena; three great-grandchildren, Kingsley, Ashley, and Nicolas; six nieces and nephews, Nancy, Donnie, Kathy, Carol, John, and Mike. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais, where funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, with Pastor Bob Hinton officiating. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery. [Bangor Daily News 11/6/02]

Marjorie McMorran Cookson. Marjorie E. Cookson, 83, died March 23, 2003, at a Calais healthcare facility. She was born Feb. 14, 1920, in Calais, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Glidden McMorran. She was a graduate of Calais Academy, Class of 1938 and Holy Rosary Business College of St. Stephen, New Brunswick
[Bangor, ME Daily News, March 24, 2003 provided by Marilyn Strout] 

William J. McNamara, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, surrounded by his loving family at his home. William was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Milltown, New Brunswick, the son of Francis and Ferne (Flemming) McNamara. He grew up in Calais and graduated from Calais Academy. After graduation, Bill worked for a time in Boston for the Gilchrist Co., but soon returned home to marry his high school sweetheart, Lois (Brown) McNamara. They have been Calais residents their entire lives and recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. William was for many years superintendent for the Northeast Industries Co. He later managed the Calais Building Supply Co. and after his retirement, worked part-time for the local Hardwicke Store. Bill was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church and was a past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 149. He was also a member of the Lions Club for a time. William was an avid golfer and for many years, was a member of the St. Croix Country Club, where in addition to participating in club leagues and tournaments, he served in many administrative capacities. His favorite activity was to be husband and dad to his wife and children, and he devoted himself to those roles. Bill was a selfless man, who provided a solid anchor of unconditional love for his family. He will be remembered by all as a gentle man and a gentleman. William was predeceased by two infant children, son, Mark and daughter, Roxanne. In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son, Michael McNamara and his wife, Patricia, of Cape Elizabeth; a daughter, Susan Ellen Clark and her husband, Arnold, of Milltown; four grandchildren, Michele McNamara of Portland, William McNamara and his wife, Alane, of Burlington, Vt., Arnold S. Clark and his wife, Tamara, of Winslow and Derek Clark of South Portland; three great-grandchildren, Sarah and Amy McNamara of Burlington, Vt., and Sofia Clark of Winslow; a sister, Joyce Bee-cher of Cape Elizabeth; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Daniel and Grace Brown of Bradenton, Fla., as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to visit with the family 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Church's temporary location, the First Congregational Church, 21 Calais Ave., Calais, by Fr. Frank Morin. Burial will be after at Calais Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts in William's memory may be sent to the Immaculate Conception Church, rebuilding fund, P.O. Box 898, Calais, ME 04619 or Calais Regional Hospital, 22 Hospital Lane, Calais, ME 04619. Friends may pay tribute at [Bangor Daily News 011507 provided by John Adams]  

Martha Noble Gilbert Obituary [Provided by Brenda Noble] 062711 

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Paul H. Phelan passed away at his home on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. He grew up in Calais, ME, one of six children of Leo and Clara Phelan. He earned degrees in music and journalism from the University of Maine in Orono. His long teaching career started in the Washington County towns of Princeton, Columbia Falls and Woodland. He also taught in Yarmouth and Biddeford. Bands under his direction were chosen to represent Maine in Washington DC several times. In 1975 he was named “Music teacher of the Year.” Paul coached the Calais Chiefs basketball club and played for the Calais Orphans. His baseball teams at Princeton and Columbia Falls won numerous league championships. In 1990 and again in 2000 he was honored by Woodland’s “Paul Phelan Day.” The recipient of many accolades, in 2000 he received the Bishop Proulx Award for public and church service within the Portland Diocese. In 2008 he was also chosen “volunteer of the year” by the Maine Association of Retirees for his years of service as an entertainer at vets homes and rehabilitation centers. Paul has written over 400 musical works and twenty-eight dictionaries of humor and satire. Paul was a WWII veteran serving in Italy, Last fall he participated in the Honor Flight Maine to Washington DC and was chosen to place a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Throughout his life he always lived his faith. Paul was widely known for his kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness and shared is humor, laughter and puns. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Frances and daughter Linda Elizabeth Landry; brothers Harold, Burton and Edward. He is survived by sisters Jean Cavanagh of Manchester, NH and Lois Downing of Houlton and many nieces and nephews; daughter Theresa Walch and husband Dennis of Westbrook; grandchildren Jennifer Bouvier and husband Joseph of Swampscott, MA, Brian Walch and his wife Jeanine of Middletown, NJ,  Elizabeth Walch of Brunswick, and Rachel Schaible and husband Rob of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; great-grandchildren Leah, Michaela, Allison, Jenna and Miles. Visiting hours will be from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM Friday, February 26, 2016 at Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook. A short service will follow.  Online condolences can be expressed at [Provided by Sharon Howland & Teresa Kelly MacLean.]

. Ruth Phelan Webber Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042009

Doris Porter Chambers Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 042009

CMSGT Bernad S. Reed, USAF Retired (1921-2014). CMSGT Bernard S. Reed was born 12 May 1921 at his maternal grandmother's home in Milltown, Maine. He was the eldest of four sons of the late Inez Helen Louden and Stanley E. Reed. He attended schools in Calais, Maine and graduated from Calais High School in 1938. CMSGT Reed joined the Civil Conservation Corps and served in New Hampshire prior to his enlistment in the United States Army Air Corps. Serving throughout World War II, he was part of military campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Burma and China. Following the war and honorable discharge from the Army Air Corps, CMSGT Reed enlisted in the United States Air Force. He continued to serve his country working as a Civil Servant until his retirement at Dover Air Force Base. CMSGT Reed married Carrie "Adele" (Walker) Picard in 1946. They were married until Mrs. Reed's death in 1981. CMSGT Reed was also predeceased by his brothers Philip O. Reed and Francis E. Reed of Calais, Maine and Adele's beloved son, Danny L. Picard and his wife Carol McHolland Picard of Dover, Delaware. CMSGT Reed is survived by his brother Ralph D. Reed of Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania; brother-in-law, Alton "Mickey" (Delia) Yates of Grand Lake Stream, Maine; sisters-in-law, Harriet Gomez Reed of Calais, Maine, Ann Reed of Meddybemps, Maine and Jacqueline Walker (Jerry) Hughes of Vero Beach, Florida. Daughters Inez Reed (formerly of Dover, Delaware) and her children 1SG Vanessa C. Elyea, US Army Ret.; John (Elizabeth) Hoffman of Newark, Delaware and their children. Rena A. (Thomas) Sinsel of North Carolina and her children, and former son-in-law, Stephen A. Elyea of San Antonio, Texas. Charitable donations can be made in CMSGT Reed's name: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Dover, Delaware (Kent County, DE) Post 9962 Dover Memorial Post. [Provided by Inez Reed.] 

Jean P. Rutherford Campbell, 88, passed away on Feb. 21, 2009, at a local nursing home. She was born in Saint Stephen, Canada on April 15, 1920, the daughter of Leonard G. and Barbara (Kennedy) Rutherford. She was a graduate of Calais Academy. In 1939, she was wed to William F. Campbell with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Jean was a loving wife and homemaker. She enjoyed working with her husband in their store, Campbell's Market, which they owned and operated for 25 years. Jean loved to travel, and after her husband's retirement, they drove to Florida each year to spend winter. They also traveled across Canada and throughout New England. Jean was predeceased by her husband, William, in 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Willa Bridges of Portland, three sons, Jerome W. Campbell of Wilkes Barre, Pa., Brian R. Campbell of Scarborough, Dana Campbell of South Portland; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild Nathan. Per her request there will be no services. Arrangements made by the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland. [Published in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on 2/25/2009 provided by Sharon Howland & Marilyn Strout]

Muriel F. Varney Strout, 80, died March 16, 2001, at a Manchester health care facility. She was the wife for 59  years of Robert S. Strout. Muriel was born in St. Stephen NB Canada July 12, 1920, the daughter of Herbert L. and Faye (Flemming) Varney. In 1953 she moved from Brownville Junction to Tolland. Mrs. Strout was a graduate of Calais Academy and a member of the First Baptist Church of Tolland, where she taught Sunday school. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Robert V. Strout of Glenburn; a daughter, Pamela French of Tolland; a brother, Donald Varney of Brownville Junction; a sister, Helen Faraday of Springfield MO; four grandchildren, Shirley Dianne of Vernon; Carl Hubbard of Rockville; Katherine Strout of Glenburn; and Christopher Strout of Norfolk VA; six great grandchildren. [Bangor Daily News March 16, 2001]

Jean Wood Leach. CALAIS - Jean W. Leach, 92, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Calais Regional Hospital. Jean was born March 17, 1920, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, daughter of the late Lindsey and Evelyn (Carll) Wood. She graduated from Calais Academy, class of 1938. Jean worked in the office for Daly Brothers Shoe Factory and as a bookkeeper for Unobskey's until she married Philip Leach Sept. 19, 1943, in Cherryfield. They relocated to Florida, but she returned home to Maine and worked as a bookkeeper for WT Grants Department Store when her husband was drafted for World War II. After Philip returned from the war she started her banking career in the 1950s with Calais Federal Savings, where she worked for 12 years. They decided to winter in Zephyrhills, Fla., and summer in Glenburn. While in Florida she worked for Pasco County Savings & Loan. When Philip passed away in 1981, Jean worked in Orono for Bangor Savings Bank, retiring in 1991, and moved back to Calais. Jean was a member of Second Baptist Church, Calais, where she served as treasurer; Calais Regional Hospital Auxiliary, where she also served as treasurer; and Happy Gang. She enjoyed sewing and making clothes. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Philip; and her brother, John Wood. Surviving are her son, Philip G. Leach and his partner, Susan Carr, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; sister-in-law, Jean Wood of Calais; one nephew, John Wood of Calais; a niece, Regina Taylor and her husband, George, of Calais; and a great-nephew, Christopher Taylor of Indianapolis. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at Calais Cemetery. Donations in Jean's memory may be made to Second Baptist Church, 21 Church St., Calais, ME 04619 or Calais Regional Hospital Auxiliary, 24 Hospital Lane, Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at [Published in BDN Maine on August 25,  2012. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

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