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Graduates Class of 1941

Ruth Evelyn Alexander Harold Roscoe Alley Angus Ray Anderson
John Albert Barnard Jacquelyn Mary Billings Julia Irene Boyd
Betty Brown Ethel Berla Brown Frances Joyce Brown
Harold Leonard Brown Eunice Mae Campbell Jean P. Campbell
Madge Lucille Campbell Janet Cawley Charles Adams Chadwick
Philip LeRoy Chaffee Ethel Marguerite Clark James Edward Cloney
Betty Jane Coleman Phyllis Leona Connell Dorothy Marion Curran
Shirley Elizabeth Davis Ethel Margaret Fenderson Christine Genevieve Fitzsimmons
Lewis Warren Flagg, Jr. Marion Rae Foster Doris Frances Fox
Hubert Merrill Fox Eleanor Irene Frost Mary Rachel Gillespie
Dorothy Winifred Goode Eleanor Gertrude Gordon Arthur Frederick Harriman

Lawrence Edward Harrington

Marie Ann Hill

Joyce Marie Hiltz

Charles Francis Holt Katherine Edith Jackman Franklin Charles Kyle
Fernald Monroe Laslie Floyd Carlton Libby Russell Rogers Libby
Robert Mitchell Lunn Charles Everett Marshall Mary Vesta Marston
Richard Jerrold McGarrigle Phyllis Elizabeth McGraw Ernest Clifford McKay
Richard Michael McGarrigle    
Malvenia Alberta McKay Richard Glenn McKay Jack G. McMorran
Fred Harold McPheters Ruth Roberta McPheters Jean Claire Mitchell
John Arnold Moffitt Herbert B. Morrison John Wilfred Mullen
Mary Geraldine Mullen Eleanor Carolyn Mundie Fern Elva Mylen
Doris Madelene Noble Beatrice Hazel O'Neill Ruth E. O'Neil
Muriel Violet Peterson Ruth Melda Poole William James Poole
Lysander Richmond, Jr. Katherine Isabel Rigley Cecil Ivan Robinson, Jr.
Linwood Franklin Ross P. Glendon Ross Doris Saunders
Dorothy Ester Scott Constance Laura Shreve Vivian Madelyn Skidds
Doris Vivien Smith Faye Nadia Smith Marion Yvonne Smith
Edward Donald Spearin Hazel Roberta Sprague Joan Elizabeth Stevens
Genevieve Gladys Stuart Blanch Edna Suddy Marion Louise Tracy
Donald H. Varney Eileen Frances Wiley Harold Stanley Wright
Dorothy Wheelock John O'Neil William Fullerton

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Richard Jerrold McGarrigle  (my dad) Calais Academy class of 1941 is doing well and living in Sun Lakes Arizona.  He can be reached at 

Deceased Classmates

Angus Anderson Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Jacqueline Billings - Hi again - I just got some information on Jacquelyn Mary Billings who graduated in 1941 from the Calais Academy - she is deceased - she died in May, 2007 in Nevada. According to my birth certificate - she was my biological mother and gave birth to me in Boston - at Boston Medical Center on October 31, 1946. If anyone has additional information about me - I would love to have it. On my birth certifcate she lists John Kyle as my father and says she was married to him. Her most recent last name was Glouner - married to Robert W. in 1958. All the major players are deceased now - so any information would be wonderful. Thank you. Donna Welch-Mast  
Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Francis J. Brown deceased January 5, 1980. [Provided by Merlene M. Blaney.]  

Dr. Harold L. Brown, DDS, 91, passed away July 17, 2014. He was born April 30, 1923, the eldest son of Ernest and Princess Brown of Robbinston. He graduated from Calais Academy in 1941, University of Maine, Orono in 1944, University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 1949, followed by three years of hospital training in oral surgery and six years as a U.S. Army dental officer. Following his military service, he entered the private practice of oral surgery in Silver Springs, Md., and retired in 1985 to Fort Myers, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Frana Brown; sister, Mrs. Barbara Barnes of Robbinston and brother, Phil Brown of Newport. He was predeceased by a sister, Betty Blood. Services and burial were held in Florida. [Published in BDN Maine on July 31, 2014. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Ethel Berla Brown Galliger Wilday passed 23 June 2001. [Provided by Merlene Goldsborough.] 

Eunice Campbell Harriman Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Philip ďBudĒ Chaffee, 93, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Calais. Bud was born in St. Stephen, NB, on October 3, 1923, son of Willard and Berniece (McKnight) Chaffee. He worked as a surface grinder operator until being drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. While serving his country, Bud was an Airplane Maintenance Technician and was involved with many campaigns throughout Europe. Following his service, he returned home to Calais and on March 14, 1947, married his love, Marice Day. Bud worked as a U.S. Mail Carrier until his retirement in 1983. Bud was a Retired Deacon and member of First Congregational Church in Calais, Past Master of St. Croix Lodge #46 A.F. & A.M. in Calais, Past Noble Grand of the I.O.O.F. in Calais, Past Ambassador of Anah Temple Shrine in Bangor, Past Ambassador of Luxor Temple to the State of Maine, Sherman Bros. Post #3 American Legion in Calais, Boyd-Smith Post #9779 V.F.W. in Calais, and a member of the Wesley Grange. In addition to his parents, Bud was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marice Chaffee; and two brothers, Gerald and Ralph Chaffee. Surviving are his two children, Pastor Ron Chaffee and his wife Sue of Orrington, and Sue Claridge and her husband Wayne of Calais; eight grandchildren, Rodney, Nathan, Jason, Troy, Catherine, Crista, Craig, and Cherilyn; 12 great-grandchildren, Brent, Christopher, Alex, Nick, Tessa, Jenna, Dominique, Hannah, Grant, Jackson, Dustin, and Paige; a brother, John Chaffee and wife Barbara of Arrowsic; two sisters, Jean Johnson of Robbinston and Joan Yates of St. Petersburg, FL; a sister-in-law Marilyn Beaupre of Robbinston; brother-in-law Truman Day and wife Eva of Princeton; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.Visiting hours will be held 1 p.m. until the hour of service, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at First Congregational Church, 21 Calais Ave., Calais. A celebration of Budís life will begin at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Mark Hatfield and Budís son, Pastor Ron Chaffee, officiating. Burial will follow with military honors in Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.

James E. Cloney, 91, passed away Monday, October 5, 2015 at Calais Regional Hospital. Jim was born in St. Stephen, NB on August 30, 1924, son of the late Roy and Margaret (McInnis) Cloney. After graduating from Calais Academy, Class of 1941, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Jim served his country during WWII with the Artillery Division. Following his service, he moved to Connecticut where he worked for American Cyanamid, working his way up to Plant Manager. With 40 years of service, Jim decided to retire and move back to Calais. While in Calais he worked part-time for the Sherman Bros. Post # 3 American Legion as a bartender. Jim enjoyed golfing and was a member of St. Croix Country Club in Calais, as well as Sherman Bros. Post #3 American Legion. Surviving are his sister Barbara Conlogue of Houlton; two nieces, Peg Conlogue of Houlton, and Beth Clayton and husband Kenneth of Caribou; a nephew Mark Conlogue and wife Christine of Lewiston; and grand-nieces and grand-nephew, Nicole, Holly, Jaclyn, Meaghan, and Ryan.A committal service with military honors will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. [Provided by Heather Ross.] 

Shirley Davis Smith PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. Shirley Elizabeth Smith, 83, passed away May 18, 2007, at Port Saint Lucie Nursing Home, Port Saint Lucie, Fla. She was born May 30, 1923, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, the daughter of Hamden and Sarah Maria (McDowell) Davis of Red Beach. Mrs. Smith was a longtime resident of Calais and a 1941 graduate of Calais Academy. She and her husband also resided in Fort Pierce, Fla., and Milton, Fla. Shirley was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Maurice "Chromey" Smith; sister, Evilana; and brothers, Everett, Roscoe, Vernard, Oliver, Roy and Carl. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, A. J. and Karen Howell of Ringgold, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Marie Smith of Acworth, Ga., and David and Denise Smith of Fort Pierce, Fla.; six grandchildren and seven great-grand-children, Jim and Rachel Howell and children, Scott and Laura of Longwood, Fla., Renee (Howell) and Glen Craig and daughters, Bronte and Brooke of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., Todd and Michelle Smith and son, Austin of Orlando, Fla., Brad and Leisha Smith and expected baby boy of Acworth, Ga., Shawn and Cindy Smith of Lincoln, Ill., and Brian and Samantha Smith and son, Jason of St. Cloud, Fla.; two brothers, Henry Davis of Lake City, Fla., and Arnold and wife, Joyce Davis, of Washburn; sister-in-law, Dorothy Davis of Concord, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. A memorial service to celebrate her life was held May 19, at Southside Christian Church, Fort Pierce, Fla. Ministers Jeff Minor; and grandson, Brian Smith officiated. Her family fondly recalled Maurice and Shirley's love of travel to spot the next bear, moose or good place to eat, and teaching grandchildren to play Yahtzee and card games. Her husband Maurice Smith, Class of 1935, died July 17, 2001.

Ethel Fenderson Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Doris Fox Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

William Fullerton Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks.] 

Mary Gillespie Johnson. CALAIS - Mary Rachael Gillespie Johnson, 82, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2006, at a Calais nursing home. She was born June 15, 1923, in St. Andrews, N.B., the daughter of John and Grace (Pelton) Gillespie. Mary moved to Calais in 1926, at the age of 3, where her father was the first golf pro at St. Croix Country Club in Calais. She attended Calais schools and graduated from Calais Academy in 1941. She married Andrew Johnson in 1945. They were happily married until his death in 1976. Mary worked at the Ware Knitters and at Johnson Company, the family owned business. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church and a member of the Sherman Brothers Post Unit No. 3 American Legion Ladies Auxillary of Calais. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who found much joy in spending time with her family. She loved a good sing song and games of cards. Mary and Andy were well known for their get-togethers at their home with their many friends whom they shared lots of songs and laughter. She will be remembered for her smile and the twinkle in her eyes. She is survived by her children, Gerald Johnson and wife, Joyce, of Fredricton, N.B., Michael Johnson and wife, Bonnie, of Calais, Paula (Johnson) Lumbert and husband, David, of Calais; eight grandchildren, Stacy Johnson of Fort Fairfield, Amy Johnson McCrum and Tim of Bangor, Andrew Johnson of Calais, Ben Johnson and wife, Heather, of Bangor, Abbie Johnson of Bangor, Nicholas Hinson of Death Valley, Calif., Ashley Hinson of Cambridge, Mass. and David Lumbert Jr. of Calais; two great-grandchildren, Logan Leavitt and Roman Johnson; three special sisters-in-law, Lillian, Ada and Jean; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Andy; a sister, Eva; and a brother, Richard. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the First Congregational Church in Calais, with the Rev. Frank Morin, celebrant. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Building Fund, Immaculate Conception Church. Friends may pay tribute at [Bangor Daily News 030706, provided by John Adams] [Obituary provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Dorothy Winifred Goode James.  CALAIS - Dorothy Winnifred James,Winnifred_James 82, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at Calais Regional Hospital. Dorothy was born Jan. 14, 1924, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, the daughter of the late John and Florence (Hanson) Goode. She graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1941. Dorothy was employed by Calais Regional Hospital as a nurse's aide for many years, then managed the meal site in Calais for Meals For Me. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, a member of the Happy Gang Senior Citizens, the W.T. Wren Unit No. 23 American Legion Auxiliary of Baileyville, and was a senior companion. Dorothy enjoyed playing bingo, cribbage, and bowling. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold James; her loving companion of many years, Elliot Scott; a granddaughter, Karen James; and two brothers, Herbert and John Goode. Surviving are four children, Michael James and wife, Marilyn, of Baileyville, Arnold "Jim" James and wife, Carolyn, of Grand Lake Stream, Judith Norko and husband, Paul, of Glenburn, and Thomas James and wife, Anne, of Baileyville; nine grandchildren, John James and wife, Nancy, of South Princeton, Timothy James and wife, Lynn, of Calais, Greg James and wife, Heather, of Grand Lake Stream, Troy Norko and wife, Denise, of Bowdoin, Wendy Norko of Connecticut, Kim Wilcox and husband, Mark, of Presque Isle, Christina James of Bangor, Matthew James and wife, Kylie, of Bangor and Christopher James of Baileyville; 10 great-grandchildren, Andrew James, Thomas and Holly Stanhope, Taylor, Morgan and Courtney James, Tyler and Thomas Norko, Kacey and Karson Wilcox; a special niece, Joanna Goode of Bangor; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday with Fr. Frank Morin officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the Ronald McDonald House, 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401. Friends may pay tribute at [Bangor Daily News 1 January 2007 provided by Sharon Howland] 

Eleanor Gordon Stewart Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042009]

Arthur Harriman Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Marie Hill Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Franklin Kyle. My father, Frank Kyle was '41 grad. WWII Vet, M.Ed. Miami U., Oxford, OH. School teacher & principal in Hamilton, OH. Died 1999. Mike Kyle.

Fernald M. Laslie.   - Fernald M. Laslie, 80, died peacefully Nov. 11, 2004, at a Bangor hospital surrounded by his family after a short illness. He was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Calais to Charles and Emma (Morrison) Laslie. There he attended local schools and graduated from Calais Academy. Fernald was a World War II 'D' Day veteran. He spent his entire life as an admired professional builder leaving a legacy of work all over New England. He is survived by three sons, Paul Laslie of Portland, Carl Laslie of Windsor, Jeffery Laslie of Viola, Kan.; two stepsons, Philip Kneeland of Apopaka, Fla., Jay Pearson of Perry; nine grandchildren, Stephen, Sara, Donna, Ryan, Jennifer, Mallonee, Alex, Courtney, and Ryan; one great-granddaughter, Kathryn. Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Fernald's Route 1 residence in Robbinston to celebrate his life and friendship. [Bangor Daily News 13 Nov 04]

Russell Libby Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

The Rev. Richard Michael McGarrigle went home to be with our Lord July 23, 2010, in Brunswick, after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 9, 1924, to John Philip "Phil" and Dora Mildred (Purcell) McGarrigle Sr. of Calais. He was a graduate of Immaculate Conception Convent School and Calais Academy, Class of 1941. He attended St. Thomas College, Chatham, New Brunswick, and upon graduation entered St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore. He was ordained by Bishop Daniel Feeney, June 11, 1949, and his first assignment was as parochial vicar at Holy Name Church, Machias, during summer 1949 and then at St. Athanasious Parish, Rumford, from 1949 to 1950. He was chaplain at St. Ann's Parish, Pleasant Point, and St. Ann's, Peter Dana Point, from 1950 to 1954, before moving to St. Mary's, Houlton, where he became parochial vicar and administrator from 1954 to 1966, when he became pastor of St. Thomas Parish, Dover-Foxcroft, for two years. In 1968 he became the founding pastor of St. Bartholomew's Church, Cape Elizabeth. He was appointed pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Portland, from 1975 to 1977, and then transferred to St. Mary's Parish, Bath, from which he retired in 1994. In addition, Father McGarrigle served on diocesan boards and committees, including but not limited to: priest-coordinator for, and later as a consultant to, Charismatic Renewal; Clergy Benefit Board, board of trustees; Diocesan Ecumenical Commission, member and consultant; Priest Personnel Board, elected member; chaplain - Sacred Heart Circle of Daughters of Isabella; chaplain for Sagadahoc Council of the Knights of Columbus; vicar forane/dean of South Cumberland Deanery, 1973-1976, and of Sagadahoc and Lincoln Deanery, 1985-1994. Although Father McGarrigle retired from full-time parish ministry and administration in 1994, he continued to provide ministry as a retired priest for many years. Father McGarrigle was predeceased by his parents; his brother, John P. "Jack" McGarrigle Jr.; and sister-in-law, Elsie, and their son, Richard. Father McGarrigle will be missed by his sisters, Doreen Hill and Marie McGarrigle, both of Calais; by a very special family member, Peggy Sullivan of Brunswick; and by his nieces and nephews, Rita (Hill) Yardley and her husband, Shawn, and their children, Josh, Shane and wife, Eileen, Jeremy, Megan, Kiana, Kira and Tessa; John Hill and his daughters, Courtney and Allie; Michael Hill and his wife, Debbie, and their daughters, Stephanie and Carina; Susan (McGarrigle) Esposito and her daughter, Kathleen; and Diane (McGarrigle) Hunnewell and her husband, Avery, and their daughter, Bridget. His camp on Sebec Lake was a very special place for him and we will all miss spending time with him there. Vigil for the deceased with the reception of the body at the church and evening prayer will take place 4 p.m. Monday, July 26, at St. Charles Catholic Church with a wake afterward until 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, at St. Charles Catholic Church, Brunswick, by Bishop Richard Malone and concelebrated by priests of the diocese with a reception immediately after. A committal service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Calais Cemetery, Calais, with a reception immediately after at Immaculate Conception Church. Arrangements are being handled by David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath. If you would like to share your thoughts and prayers with the Rev. Michael's family please [Published in Bangor Daily News on July 26, 2010. Provided by Sharon Howland & John Adams.] 

Phyllis Elizabeth McGraw Fielder, 89, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2013 in Robbinston. Phyllis was born to Thomas and Reva (Beek) McGraw on September 2, 1924 in Calais where she spent her childhood. She stayed in the Calais area and worked at local stores after graduating from Calais Academy until she married Floyd Coons. Together they moved to Wisconsin where they raised their three children until Floydís untimely death in April of 1962. Phyllis returned to Calais where she eventually met Allen Fielder, with whom she married in 1969. She worked for many years at Treworgy Pharmacy in Baileyville before she and Allen decided to relocate in 1989 moving to Kalamazoo, Michigan and then finally retiring in Claremont, New Hampshire. Phyllis was an avid Red Sox Fan and loved the Greenbay Packers. She enjoyed playing cards, cribbage and pitch and was very active with senior groups while in New Hampshire. After Allen death in 2012 Phyllis moved back to Calais to be closer to her family. In addition to her parents and her first and second husband, Phyllis was predeceased by her son, Philip Coons; stepson, Dan Fielder; two sisters, Marjorie and Dorothy and her brother, Blair McGraw. She will be sadly missed by her children, Laraine Vautour and her husband Ronald of St. Stephen, NB and Floyd Coons of Calais; stepson, David Fielder and his wife Karen of Bangor; daughter-in-law, Becky Fielder of Levant; brother, Merlyn McGraw and his wife Juanita of Palaka, FL; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In following with Phyllisís wishes a private graveside service will be held. - Mays Funeral Home

Ernest C. McKay, 88, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Calais Regional Hospital. Ernest was born Jan. 4, 1921, in Bath, son of the late George and Davida (White) McKay. He graduated from Calais Academy and went on to train as a machinist. Ernest joined the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in North Africa and Italy. Being wounded in Italy, he received the Purple Heart. Ernest returned home to Calais and worked for years as a bricklayer. He was a member of Sherman Bros. Post No. 3 American Legion and Boyd-Smith Post No. 9779 Veterans' of Foreign Wars. Ernest enjoyed traveling and spending time in the outdoors fishing and camping. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Sonya; six brothers, Carl, Edward, Donald, George, Claude and David; and five sisters, Edith, Caroline, Helen Stailing, Davida McArthur and Gloria Huntington. Ernest is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Margaret (McVicar) McKay; his son, Philip of Freeport; and a daughter and son-in-law, Ernestine and Roger Letarte of Biddeford. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Homes, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at [BDN 10/17/09 provided by Sharon Howland & John Adams] 

Jack McMorran, Sr. Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  120809

Fred McPheters, 87, husband of the late Millicent Marie (Stewart) McPheters, passed away April 1, 2013, at a local long-term care facility. He was born July 8, 1925, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, the son of Fred and Eloise (Babb) McPheters. He was raised in Calais and graduated from Calais Academy in 1941. He went to Maine Maritime Academy and served in the Merchant Marines. After the war, he met Marie who was from Pleasant Ridge, New Brunswick, and they were married in 1953. Fred's great passion in life was golf. He started by caddying at 9 years old at St. Croix Country Club. He wrote in his high school yearbook, the Broadcast, under life's ambition: "golf pro." He worked as a caddie from 1934-1939 and worked in the pro shop from 1940-1942. After the war, he returned to St. Croix Country Club and took over the superintendent's job until 1950. He took some odd jobs after this, but was not happy until he returned to golf. Fred went to Northport in 1953 and worked there for 19 years with Marie at his side. He was the pro and she worked in the shop. When he felt that he had accomplished his goals for that course, he took a job at Kebo, Bar Harbor, in 1972. He worked there for 23 years, the first 19, as the club's pro, and then as superintendent. He retired from golf at 69, but kept working when Tom Walsh hired him to work on the grounds of some of his hotels in Bar Harbor. He did this until he was 86. He was his happiest either working or playing at a golf course. He and Marie were married for 57 years, not only working together, but playing golf together for all of them. Fred was also a Shriner for many years. He is survived by his niece, Connie Langley of Bangor; nephew, Walter Getchell of Levant; and nephew, Philip Getchell, also of Levant. Fred was predeceased by his parents; sister, Ruth Getchell; brother, Gerald; and beloved wife, Marie. Special thanks go to the loving staff at Dirigo Pines and to Judy Lilly who had been with him since Marie's passing. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Ledgelawn Cemetery, Bar Harbor. Contributions in Fred's memory may be made to Don and Beth Straus Center, P.O. Box 1130, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at[Published in BDN Maine on April 4, 2013. Sharon Howland.] 

Ruth McPheters Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Herbert Morrison - CALAIS - Herbert "Bruce" Morrison, 87, died peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at his home. Bruce was born Sept. 14, 1922, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, son of the late Clifford and Jessie (McWaw) Morrison. He graduated from Calais Academy and married Patricia Strout of Milbridge, Dec. 29, 1942. Bruce entered the U.S. Air Force in 1943 and faithfully served his country for 21 years, retiring as a chief master sergeant, last stationed at Loring Air Force Base, Limestone. He was a member of Sherman Bros. Post No. 3 American Legion, Calais. Bruce enjoyed relaxing at his home and watching the river and wildlife. His most cherished memories were those spent with his loving wife and children. Surviving are his loving wife of 66 years, Pat; two sons, Dave Morrison and his wife, Debbie, of Massachusetts and Jim Morrison of Robbinston; three daughters, Bonnie Moffatt and her husband, Morris, of Calais, Sue Brown and her husband, Nelson, of Wells and Christina Gillespie and her husband, Dennis, of Meddybemps; 10 grandchildren, Bob, Josh, Heather, Johnny, Artie, Kathy, Danita, Denise, Janna and Adam; seven great-grandchildren, Jared, Kaylee, Kelsey, Kyle, Kaila, Kianna and Noah; one sister, Helen Brooks of Florida; and the family's special friend, Prudy Nesbit of Florida. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Calais Cemetery. Donations in Bruce's memory may be made to St. Croix No. 1 Fire Restoration Committee, P.O. Box 413, Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Homes, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at [BDN 11/19/09 Provided by John Adams]

Eleanor Carolyn Mundie O'Neill passed away peacefully Jan. 6, 2013, surrounded by her family at a Bangor hospital. She was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Philadelphia, only child of Perley J. Mundie, M.D., and Katherine (Johnson) Mundie, R.N. he graduated from Calais Academy in 1941; attended Colby College, Waterville; and graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, cum laude, in 1945 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She obtained her master's degree in special education and taught students in Southington, Conn., for 18 years. She moved to Connecticut in 1951, living in Wallingford, New Britain and Southington. She and Ron returned to Calais, their hometown, in 1991. She was a member of Calais United Methodist Church, Calais Regional Hospital Auxiliary, National Education Association and Alexander-Crawford, Calais and Charlotte County historical societies. She was a volunteer at Calais Food Pantry for many years. Eleanor is survived by her husband of almost 66 years, Ronald O'Neill of Calais; and their three children, Jane C. Stewart and husband, Frank, of Glastonbury, Conn., Patrick J. O'Neill and wife, Mary-Rose, of Southwick, Mass., and Kitty Davis O'Neill of Bath. She also leaves her beloved grandsons, Jay Stewart and wife, Nicole, Tom Stewart, Patrick and Sean O'Neill and John and James Davis; and great-granddaughters, Cameron and Lacey Stewart. Eleanor will be missed by two very dear, lifelong friends, Dr. Mary 'Vesta Marston Scott of Orono and Madge Campbell Orchard of Meddybemps; and cousin, Maxine Giberson of Houlton. A graveside service will be held at Calais Cemetery at a time to be determined in the spring. Condolences may be expressed in the online guest book at  [Published in BDN Maine on January 12, 2013. Sharon Howland] 

Doris M. Noble MCLELLAN, Doris M. (Noble), 76, died Sept. 25, 2000 at a Calais hospital. She was born Feb. 18, 1924, at St. Stephen, New Brunswick, the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Stanhope) Noble. For many years Doris was employed as a nurses aide at Calais Regional Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents; one brother, Allan Noble and one sister, Eleanor Wasson. Survivors include her husband, Avard D. McLellan of Calais; two sons, Douglas McLellan and his wife, Mary of Baring and Allan McLellan and his wife, Barbara of Alexander; one daughter, Carole Boynton of New Jersey; a son-in-law, David Boynton of Houlton; one sister, Freda McLellan of Calais; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, a special life long friend and neighbor, Bunny Steadman. A graveside funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Bob Hinton, 1 p.m. Thursday in South Princeton Cemetery. At Doris' request, there will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Calais Regional Hospital Auxiliary, would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements by the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais. [Bangor Daily News]  

John O'Neil Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Ruth Melda Poole Madsen, 73, of North Street died Sunday at a Portland hospital. She was born in Calais, a daughter of William and Lillian Wilson Poole. She graduated from Calais Academy in 1941. She then went to Holy Rosary Business College in St. Steven, New Brunswick. She was employed at Mercy Hospital, Peter's Handy Store and Vinnie's Variety. Mrs. Madsen enjoyed ceramics. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Calais. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Paul Madsen; three daughters, Mrs. Brian (Sandra) Souza of Portland, Mrs. John (Paula) Quirk of South Portland and Mrs. Edward (Cynthia) Legassie of Portland; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Dominic's Church. Spring burial will be in Calais Cemetery. [Portland Press Herald 2/3/98. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

William James Poole, Sgt Korean War, Killed in Action 8/23/50.   William J. Poole, Calais, Maine; Born April 13, 1923; Sergeant, U.S. Army; Service Number 31319136; Killed in Action; Died August 23, 1950 in Korea; Sergeant Poole was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy near Chindong-ni, South Korea on August 23, 1950. Sergeant Poole was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.


Cecil I. Robinson, Jr. 72, formerly of Frances Street, died Sunday at a Scarborough nursing home following a lengthly illness. He was born in Calais, a son of Cecil and Rhoda McKnight Robinson Sr., and graduated from Calais Academy. Mr. Robinson served in the Air Forces in the Pacific during WWII. He had worked for various area shoe manufacturers before working as a security guard for Publiccover Security Service Inc. [Portland Press 3/7/1995]

Linwood Ross Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Doris Smith Christie. Doris Christie, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of family and friends on September 22, 2012 in Falmouth, ME. Doris was born in Calais, ME on May 21, 1924, the daughter of Cora Glidden Smith and Eben Smith. Doris had a love for music and singing that lasted throughout her entire life. In her younger years, she was a member of the Sweet Adelines in Calais. Her musical tastes spanned a wide variety of genres from Elvis to the blues, to country and even to rock, and she attended many concerts over the years. Later in her life, she was known at the nursing home where she resided for her love of singing and dancing. She also possessed a deep appreciation for nature. She loved to go to the beach, enjoyed the beauty of the autumn leaves, and working in her garden. She was very fond of animals, especially her beloved cat Nicky that she took in as a stray. He was her constant companion for many years. We will all remember Doris best for her infectious sense of humor and a smile that would light up the room. Her compassionate heart, her tremendous strength of character and a deep devotion to her family will always live in our memories. Doris is survived by her son, Keith Christie, Portland, CT; her daughter, Linda Christie and her partner, Jeffrey Lauder, Bowdoinham, ME; and her grandson, Michael Jaques and his partner, Kim McGuire, Gray ME. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Eben and Cora Smith, her brothers, Lawrence Smith and Maurice Smith, and her sisters, Madeline Smith Beattie and Pauline Smith Miller. A graveside service will be held on October 20, 2012, 11 AM at the Calais Cemetery. Rev. Dr. David Grainger, Calais United Methodist Church, will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074 or through their website at

Faye Nadia Smith Doliber died in Calais on July 9, 2001.  She was born in Calais on April 30, 1924, the daughter of Willard and Ruth (Morgan) Smith.  She attended schools in Calais and graduated from Calais Academy in 1941.  On May 24, 1947 she married Willard V Doliber in South Portland, Maine.  In the early 1950's they moved to their home on Germain Street in Calais.  They had 5 children.  They also enjoyed a summer home on Pennamaquan Lake in Charlotte.  Faye was a long-time member of St Anne's Episcopal Church.  She enjoyed knitting and sewing and worked as a seamstress for many years.  She was widowed at the young age of 45 and was also predeceased by a son, Peter Orne in 1988 and a daughter Barbara Ann in 2001; a sister, Lois Alexander; and a brother Nelson Smith.  Survivors include a son, Willard Doliber, and his wife Judy of Charlotte; two daughters, Beverly Doliber of Palamas Spain; Shirley Gibson and her husband Mark of Calais; one brother Jack Smith, and his wife Sally of Calais; two sisters, Majorie Colpitts of South Portland, Barbara Mylen and her husband Norman of Charlotte; a sister-in-law, Elva Smith of Charlotte; eight grandchildren, Jamie, Willard, Travis, Karrie, Sean, Jennifer, Andrea, and Laura; six great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. 

Joanne Stevens Lovley, 86, passed away Friday, April 9, 2010, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. Joanne was born Jan. 19, 1924, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, daughter of the late Frank and Ollie (Woodcock) Stevens. She graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1941. Throughout her life Joanne worked for various companies as a secretary, including the U.S. Air Force, Houlton and Presque Isle; Optometric Clinic, Boston; St. Croix Paper Co., Calais Regional Hospital and the Calais School System. While employed with the Calais School System, she went on to become an education technician. Joanne enjoyed traveling, playing games and cards with her friends, and family get-togethers. She especially loved her cottage and time at Cathance Lake. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Carroll Lovley; and a brother, A. Robert Stevens. Surviving are her two sons, Michael Lovley and his wife, Brenda, of Dedham and Ronald Lovley and his wife, Darla, of Colorado; three sisters, Mildred Stevens, Jean O'Neil and Florence Churchill; three grandchildren, Rachel, James and Shane; two stepgrandchildren, Neil and Noah Wright; many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Joanne's life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A reception will be after in the Community Room at Calais Methodist Homes. A private burial will be at Calais Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calais Elementary School Library. Condolences and memories may be shared at[Published in Bangor Daily News on April 12, 2010. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Marion L. Tracy Walls, 88, died June 12, 2012, at a Brewer health care center. She was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Calais, the daughter of Harry and Doris (Moore) Tracy. Marion graduated from Calais Academy in 1941, and was a dedicated homemaker and caregiver for many years. Surviving are four children, Jacqueline F. Ouellette of Winthrop, Barbara J. Gaddis of Brewer, Harry A. Hinton and Michael W. Hinton, both of Calais; three grandchildren, Gayle M. Gaddis of New York City, Robert E. Ouellette and Nicole A. Kempton, both of Winthrop; three great-grandchildren, Patrick Ouellette, Benjamin Ouellette and Emily Kempton, all of Winthrop; a half sister, Susan Grant of St. Stephen, New Brunswick; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Shirley Tracy of Brewer. She was predeceased by her parents; and four siblings, George W. Tracy, John E. "Bud" Tracy, Joyce T. Lowell and Harry F. Tracy. Marion requested that no formal ceremony be held. A private burial will be held at a later date at Calais Cemetery, Calais. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. [Published in BDN Maine on June 16, 2012. Provided by Sharon Howland and John Adams.]  

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Harold S. "Haddie" Wright, 85, died April 15, 2009, at his Bangor home. He was born Feb. 9, 1924, in Baring, the son of Leonard and Mary (Dowling) Wright. He graduated from Calais Academy in 1941; attended Holy Rosary Business College, St. Stephen, New Brunswick; and Williams School of Banking. Haddie served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He was a prominent banker in Calais, Belfast and Bangor for 37 years, retiring in 1987 as executive vice president of Merrill Trust Co. He then served as vice chairman of Merrill Merchant Bank.. Haddie was a member of St. Croix Lodge No. 46, AF & AM, St. Croix Chapter No. 11, Hugh DePayens Commandery No. 15, all of Calais; Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Bangor; Maine Consistory 32 degree; Portland; Anah Shriners, Bangor, where he was potentate in 1980 and was a member and past director of R.O.J. No. 150. Haddie is survived by his loving wife, Marion (Smith) Wright of Bangor; his sister, Arlene Barnard of Calais; his nephew, Richard Barnard and his wife, Mary, of Calais; two great-nephews, Christopher Barnard, serving with the U.S. Army and his wife, Susan, and Marc Barnard and his wife, Betsy, of Calais; and many dear friends. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Church Street, Calais, with the Rev. David Sivret, rector, officiating. Interment will be immediately afterward at Calais Cemetery. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at St. Anne's immediately after the interment. Gifts in his memory may be sent to St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 23 Church St., Calais, ME 04619 or St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 21 Holyoke St., Brewer, ME 04412. Condolences to the family may be expressed at Published in the Bangor Daily News  - 4/21/2009

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