Calais Academy

Class of 1944
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Graduates Class of 1944

Barbara Jean Anderson Eunice Gereva Ashby Evelyn Pauline Ashby
Bond Warren Ayer Howard Evans Barlow John Stephen Blaney
William Frederick Boardman Francis Louise Clark Phyllis Louise Clark
Dyer Ralph Crosby Roy Blackwood Cunningham William Emerson Dinsmore
Dorothy Irene Dowling Dalton Bryce Dwelley Vilma Mae French
Norma Elizabeth Frost Donald Joseph Frye Leo Francis Gayton
Henry Clay Gerren

Aubrey Kenneth Gibson, Jr.

Hilda Grace Gillespie
Alton Raymond Grant Stephen Leonard Guild Carleton Faye Harriman
Charlotte Elaine Hartford Everett Nelson Hatton Muriel Emily Hayden
Madeline Sybil Higgins Harry Noble Hill Herman Sidney Hodsdon
Sylvia Holland Jean Marie Hollingdale Marion Audrey Hopkins
Naomi Isabelle Ingersoll Irene Eleanor Johnson John Dutch Lord
Carll Richard Love Raymond Earl Mains Pauline Louise Marshall
Jean Harriet MacIntosh Gloria Miller McKay Margaret Jacquelin McLain
Francis Davis Millett Kathleen Alice Miner Christine Mylen
Lloyd Alfred O'Niel Marie Arlene Peakall Barbara Jane Peasley
Paul Frederick Purton Phyllis May Relehan Harriet Irene Reynolds
Paula Mary Rigley Ralph Manson Rhoades Marjorie Mary Sabattus
Chester Philip Sherrard Margaret Emma Smith Richard Almon Smith
John Andrew Steadman Mildred Louise Stevens Alden Robert Stevens
Helena Mary Thornton Anita Gloria Tracy Dorothy Maxine Ward
Ruth Joan Wheelock Paul Edward Williams Madeline Hope Allen
Keith Casey    
Elaine Claridge Earnest A. Perry Frances M. Greenlaw
President: Bryce Dwelley - Vice President: Mildred Stevens
Secretary: Muriel Hayden - Treasurer: Harry Hill
Class Flower: White Carnation

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Roy Blackwood Cunningham, New Britain, CT. Living well here in Connecticut. Married 52 years! Six children, 11 Grandchildren! Born in Eastport Me, grew up in Robbinston Me, anyone from My Class write to me. Hope to here from you. EbbtideMe@aol.com  

Jean Marie Hollingdale Robb - married Bernard (Bunny) Robb in 1948 and we are the proud parents of 10 Calais alumni: Jan (Robb) Williams -Class of 69, Danny Robb -Class of 70, David Robb -Class of 73, Rona Robb -Class of 73, Bernard (Bun) Robb - Class of 75, Theresa (Robb) Porter - Class of 77, Mary Jean (Robb) Redding - Class of 78, Patty(Robb) Reynolds - Class of 80, Martha (Robb) Apkarian - Class of 81 and Cathy (Robb) Cartwright - Class of 83! We have 20 grandchildren and a dozen great-grandchildren! We are still living on Spring Street in Calais but do not have a computer....so if you happen to see this and want to say Hi just drop in or give a call. We are in the book!

Chester Sherrard. This is Maxine his wife of sixty years and Mother of Calais alumni. He is well and very able; he is in Maine now at our camp in Charlotte, we have lived in Davenport Florida for 20 years in Nov. dakota1928@tampabay.rr.com  

Deceased Classmates

Madeline Hope Allen Cox. PORTLAND -- Madeline Hope Cox, 83, of Portland died suddenly Dec. 6, 2007. She was born Dec. 3, 1924, in Calais, the daughter of Arthur Frederick and Helena (Hatch) Allen. She attended local schools and graduated from Calais High School. She married Francis James Cox in Lubec, in 1945. She was a homemaker and had worked in the sardine factory and the blueberry processing plant in Lubec. Madeline attended services at the First Assembly of God Church. She attended the Eagles Club with her daughter. She was predeceased by her husband, July 10, 1980; a daughter, Patricia Ann Cox in 2001; two sisters, Virginia Merritt in 2005, Janice Peaco in 2004, and a brother Frederick Allen in 1977. Surviving are daughters Rita Mickey Stain of Portland, Judy Elaine Maddocks and husband Shawn of Standish, Carolyn Jane Waters and husband Ronald of Windham, sons, Philip Cox and his wife Donna, Brian James Cox and his wife Cindy, Larry Cox all of Portland, Timothy A. Cox and his wife Donna of Westbrook; brother Maurice Allen of Lubec; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland, followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service at the home. Burial will be at Forest City Cemetery in South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ctcrawford.com. [Published in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on 12/8/2007 provided by Marilyn Strout] 

John Blaney Obituary provided by Thelma Eye Brooks

William Boardman  William F. Boardman, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at his home. Bill was born March 28, 1927, in Calais, son of the late Glen and Helen (Hartford) Boardman. He served in World War II with the U.S. Army. After the war, Bill attended college in Portland and Massachusetts, graduating with a law degree. He worked as a lawyer in Calais for nine years, then served as the probate judge in Machias for 22 years, retiring in 1989. Bill also retired from the Army National Guard as a major. He was a member of the Rotary Club and St. Croix Bowling Club. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Reynolds; and two brothers, Richard and Paul Boardman. Surviving are his loving wife of more than 41 years, Pearl (Dinsmore) Boardman; a special nephew, Wayne Boardman of Calais; great-niece, Samantha Boardman of Calais; great-great-niece and great-great-nephew, Kevin and Ashtyn Beek; a brother-in-law, Emerson Dinsmore; and many other nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Friends may pay tribute at www.maysfuneralhome.com. [BDN 1/9/08 provided by Marilyn Strout] 

Keith Edward Casey Sr., 83, of Cumberland Foreside, died at Maine Medical Center on Sept. 17, 2009. Keith was a native of Calais and attended local schools and Calais Academy. His family relocated to Connecticut in the early forties for defense work. Keith enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he was active from 1943 to 1946. He was assigned to the Fourth Marine Division and took part in Corps activity on the Marinas Islands of Timian, Guam and Rota Islands. He described this as " the greatest experience of my life with indelible memories to this day.' He attended Connecticut State College in New Britain, Conn., for two years in the Liberal Arts program. Later, he earned a certificate from the University of Hartford in Transportation and Interstate Commerce Rules and Regulations. Subsequently, he operated Casey and Sons Interstate Relocation Services. His love of Maine had him move his business to Portland in 1970 and the family lived in Cumberland Foreside. Keith played the trumpet and loved to listen to jazz music. He also enjoyed fishing, baseball and golf. The front porch of the house was a great place to sit, read the newspaper, and to look out at the flower gardens. A strong and powerful presence he was not given to sentimentality, yet earlier this year while reflecting on his life he spoke of his wife Frannie as ' the most beautiful person I have ever known.' Referring to his sons Michael and Keith, ' How could you possibly have finer sons?' And then about his deceased daughter, '(I have) ' thoughts and sadness every day for lovely Bette Ann.'  Keith is survived by his wife of 56 years, Frances Casey of Cumberland Foreside; his sons, Michael Casey and his wife Martha of Gray, Keith Edward Casey Jr. and his wife Jayne of California; and numerous relatives Down East and the St. Stephens, N.B. area. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Burial will follow in Brooklawn Cemetery in Portland. For those who wish, donations may be made in Keith's memory to: Animal Refuge League P.O. Box 336 Westbrook, Maine 04098, Keith Edward Casey Sr. Lindquist Funeral Home Funeral Home & Cremation Service 846-4011. [Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on September 20, 2009.]  

SACO - Elaine H. Claridge Woodard, 82, passed away Friday, April 24, 2009, with her family by her side at Seal Rock Healthcare, Saco. Elaine was born June 24, 1926, in Calais, the daughter of Donald E. and Christine (Fleming) Claridge. She attended and graduated from the Calais school system. She then served in the United Service Organizations - USO during Would War II and married her husband, Daniel "Danny" Woodard, July 18, 1947. Later she was employed in the finance office at Calais Memorial Hospital for many years, until they moved to Millinocket in 1967 and then to Bangor, where she was employed at Eastern Maine Medical Center until her retirement in 1988. She and Danny then moved to Leesburg, Fla., although they spent most summers in Maine or with their daughter in Springfield, Mass. They loved to travel and went on several cruises. They visited Hawaii, Germany and many other European countries. They enjoyed camping, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Elaine was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Daniel "Danny" Woodard in 2001; her brother, Edward Claridge in 1960; and a son-in-law, Dr. Lewis F. Pollak in 1996. She is survived by her son, Thomas D. Woodard and his wife, Shirley, of Tavares, Fla.; her daughter, Karen Littlefield and her husband, Richard, of Scarborough; and her two grandchildren, Sharene Woodard of Florida and Michael Nichols and his wife, Christie, of Arizona. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Phyllis Claridge; a niece, Carol Claridge Gardner and her son, Patrick; her nephew, Gerald Claridge; a cousin, Philip Ross and his wife, Mavis; many friends and family in Calais, Bangor and Leesburg, Fla., area. The family thanks the wonderful staff at Seal Rock Healthcare for their attentive care during the past two years and Beacon Hospice for their loving attention to Elaine and her family throughout the last several months. A service of remembrance will be held later this summer in Calais with a burial at Calais Cemetery. The time will be determined by the family. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, Saco. [Published in the Bangor Daily News on 5/2/2009] 

Plyllis C. Clarke Garrison, beloved mother and friend, went Home to be with her Lord on Resurrection Sunday, March 31, 2013 at her home in the Town of Newburgh, NY at the age of 86.  The daughter of the late Lindsay and Mildred Frost Clarke, Phyllis was born on June 18, 1926 in 
Cooper, Maine.  Phyllis was a charter member of the People's Regular Baptist Church in Maybrook and attended Leptondale Bible Church. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Howard E. Garrison, with whom she founded two businesses including Garrison Decorator Services. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Melva Keen and Irene Adams. Survivors include her daughters, Joan G. Emery (wife of Dr. E. Paul Emery) of Calais, Maine, and Victoria J. Garrison, of the Town of Newburgh; her grandchildren, Nathan A. Emery (husband of Natsuyo Emery) of Japan, Vance P. Emery of Calais, Maine, and Joanna V. Emery of Yorktown, Virginia; and great-grandchildren, Mia Emery, Christian Emery, and Grace Emery.  

Dyer R. Crosby, 77 died October 25, 2001 at home in Cooper. He was born in Cooper, May 10, 1924 the son of Coburn C. Crosby and Yola E. (Lane) Crosby. Dyer was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of Calais Academy, class of 1944. He was a potato farmer and blueberry grower for many years and later had his own construction business. He was a great hunter, fisherman, and loved to work in his garden. he was a member of the Alexander Fire Department serving as a chief for 10 years, a member of the Cathance Grange, No. 510, a 10-year member of the Soil and Water Conservation Farm Service Agency and a lifetime member of the Breakneck Mountain Snowmobile Club in Alexander. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Hilda (Gillespie) Crosby of Cooper and a sister, Jane (Crosby) Gillespie of Meddybemps, also, several  nieces and nephews. Dyer was predeceased by a brother, Dale Crosby, and two sisters, Audrey Dudley and Joyce Crosby. A grave side service will be conducted 10 a.m., Monday, November 5th at the Evergreen Cemetery in Cooper, with Paster Rolfe Flood officiating. Those who wish may make donations to the DownEast Hospice, 50 Franklin Street, Calais, ME 04619 or the charity of their choice. [A-CHS 2/2002]   

Norma Elizabeth Frost Manship, 86, passed away peacefully Oct. 2, 2013, in Machias. Norma was born Jan. 10, 1927, to Norman and Julia (Coleman) Frost, in Calais, where she grew up and graduated from Calais High School, class of 1944. After high school Norma furthered her education at St. Stephen Business School before beginning her career with Calais Federal Savings Bank where she worked for over 30 years, several of those years holding the position of Vice President. She married Philip L. Manship on June 14, 1948, and together they shared many wonderful years. Norma was a Communicant of Immaculate Conception Church where she actively participated with the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed traveling and was involved as a Calais Senior Citizen in her later years. Norma had an eye for antiques, not collecting volume but just the treasures. She will be sadly missed but remembered for her positive attitude and love of life. Norma was predeceased by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Philip and Dolores Dodge of North Field; sisters-in-law, Joanne Manship of Hampstead, N.H., and Patricia Manship of Houston; seven cousins, Gary Lister, Paul Lister, Norma Sharpe, all of St. Stephen, NB, George Lister of Calgary, AB, Daniel Taylor, Mary Greenlaw, both of Calais and Judy Geel of Cutler; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Calais Avenue, Calais, with Father Rob Lupo officiating. Burial will follow at Calais Cemetery. Services by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com[Published in BDN Maine on October 4, 2013. Sharon Howland.] 

Leo Gayton Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Aubrey Kenneth "Buddy" Gibson, Calais Academy Class of '44, died in FL on 4/30/98.  He was born and raised in Calais and after serving in the U.S. Navy, was a Linotype operator for the Calais Advertiser until 1950.  He spent the rest of his working years as a district manager in the insurance business.  For the past 20 years he has been enjoying the sunshine in the state of FL.  Burial will be in Calais ME. (From the Calais Advertiser 5/21/98)

Hilda Gillespie Crosby - Obituary [Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Frances M. Greenlaw Gayton Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Charlotte Elaine Hartford Dean, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, April 19, 2013, at a Lubec nursing home. Charlotte was born Aug. 12, 1927, in Calais, daughter of the late William "Bill" and Sarah "Sadie" (Moore) Hartford. She was a member of Bethel Chapel, Waite. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William Dean; sister, Pauline Smith of Florida; and brother, Philip Hartford of Texas. Surviving are her three children, Dexter Dean and wife, Neera, of Naugatuck, Conn., Gregory Dean and wife, Jill, of Wardsboro, Vt., and Lorraine Daggett and husband, David, of Calais; two grandchildren, Stephen Serrano of Illinois and Tara Dean of Connecticut; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Zachary of Illinois; and sister, Muriel Claridge of Florida. A private burial will take place at St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.
[Published in BDN Maine on April 20, 2013. Sharon Howland]  

Herman Hodsdon passed away in Hawaii in 1977 from COPD. He smoked like a chimney right up until he died. He is buried in the Veterans' Cemetery. [Provided by his son Fred Hodsdon.] 

Jean Marie Hollingdale Robb, 85, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at a Bangor health care center. Jean was born May 28, 1927, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, daughter of the late Philip and Vera (Murphy) Hollingdale. She graduated from Calais Academy, class of 1944, and furthered her education at Holy Rosary Business College. Jean worked for U.S. Employment Service until she married Bernard Robb, June 21, 1948, in Calais. Later, she started her career as the city controller with the city of Calais, retiring with 20 years of service. Jean was a Communicant of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Calais, where she was a member of Ladies Sodality, as well as sang in the choir. She enjoyed knitting sweaters, which everyone knew as "Grammie Jean Sweaters," but her most cherished times were those spent with her family. In addition to her family, Jean was predeceased by her husband, Bernard; infant son, Daniel Robb; and two brothers, Paul and Philip Hollingdale. Surviving are her 10 children, Janice Tollison and husband, Chuck, of Waco, Texas, Daniel Robb and wife, Brenda, of Calais, David Robb and wife, Kathy, of St. Augustine, Fla., Rona Robb and companion, Joyce Dunphy, of Calais, Bernard Robb and wife, Marcy, of Pawleys Island, S.C., Theresa Porter and husband, Jim, of Calais, Mary Jean Redding and husband, Jeff, of Calais, Patricia Reynolds and husband, Dana, of Meddybemps, Martha Apkarian and husband, Rob, of Alton Bay, N.H., and Catherine Cartwright and husband, Brian, of Veazie; one brother, Daniel Hollingdale and wife, Carol, of Robbinston; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Hollingdale of Calais and Jackie Hollingdale of Vermont; 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Calais, by Father James Plourde. Burial will be after at Calais Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com. [Published in BDN Maine on December 7, 2012.  Sharon Howland.] 

John Dutch Lord, MD, a physician in Pacific Grove for more than thirty years, died November 4 after a brief illness. John was born October 27, 1926 in Calais, Maine, the son of Paul and Winifred Dutch Lord. He attended Dartmouth College as a Navy V-12 student, then graduated from Harvard College in 1947. In 1953, he completed his medical training at Yale University School of Medicine. Residency training then took him to Duke University, Scripps Clinic and the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Lord practiced internal medicine at the Central Medical Group in Pacific Grove from 1959 until his retirement in 1992. He was a Medical Consultant for the Dept. of Rehabilitation and a member of the Gentrain Society. He enjoyed backpacking, travel, music, genealogic research, gatherings with his family, and was a Founding Member of Spyglass Hill Golf Club. Dr. Lord is survived by his wife, Marjory Nash Lord; five children by a previous marriage to Janet Haynes Lord; Susan Lord Bovey, Jane Lord, Patricia Lord Eisenhaur, Pamela Lord and Paul Lord, and four grandchildren. Following cremation under the direction of The Paul Mortuary, his cremated remains will be spread on the ocean off Carmel Point, his favorite walking area. At his request, no services will be held. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Monterey Peninsula College Foundation, PO Box MPC, Monterey, 93942. Published in The Monterey Herald on Nov. 7, 2004. 

Margaret "Jackie" Mclain Doten. BANGOR and CALAIS - Margaret "Jackie" Doten, 83, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at an Orono health care facility. She was born Dec. 29, 1926, in Calais, the daughter of Edmund and Martha (Halford) McLain. Jackie grew up in Calais, married her sweetheart, Allen F. Doten, and raised her family there. Her greatest joys in life were being wife, mom and nana. Jackie is survived by her son, Paul Doten and his wife, Karen, of Holden; daughter, Joan Paradise and her husband, Michael, of Corinth; grandchildren, Eben Doten and his wife, Whitney, of Bangor, Kalyn Griffin and her husband, Joshua, of Bangor, and Alex Doten of Holden; great-grandchildren, Cy and Liam; sisters, Joan Maher of Rochester, N.Y., Frances White of Portland, Ann Asali of Portland, Mary Hill of Bangor, Jane Reinhart and her husband, Robert, of Bethlehem, Pa., and Joyce Scharbo of Eaton's Neck, N.Y.; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Jackie was predeceased by her husband; and her sister, Nancy Mosher. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 768 Ohio St., Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments after the services at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Interment will be held at a later date at Calais Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Jackie in a special way may make gifts in her name to Boys Town, care of Donor Relations, 234 Monsky Drive, Boys Town, NE 68010. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com. [Published in Bangor Daily News on July 1, 2010. Provided by John Adams & Sharon Howland.] 

Christine A. Mylen Cifelli, 87, a retired textile worker, died August 22, 2013 at our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of Joseph Cifelli. Born in Calais, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Heman and Stella Curren Mylen. Besides her husband she leaves a son, Wayne Cifelli of Providence; a daughter, Linda DiMeo of Rehoboth; her siblings Wilma Morgan of Portland ME, William Mylen of Calais ME, and Wanita Dever of Boynton Beach FL, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 

Marie Arlene Peakall Flewelling, 87, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Eastport Memorial Nursing Home. Marie was born in Lubec, Sept. 26, 1926, daughter of the late Stanley and Bertha (Bridges) Peakall. She grew up in Calais and graduated from Calais Academy. Marie was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Calais where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Jack Emack; her second husband, William Flewelling; a son, Winslow Emack; and four brothers and one sister. Surviving are her son, Jack Emack and wife, Laura of Prospect; her grandson, Jeffrey Emack of Prospect; two sisters, Velda Lowell of MD, and Marion Scott of FL; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, where a celebration of Marie's life will begin at 2 p.m. following the visitation. Burial will be after in Calais Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com. [Published in BDN ME 7/8/14. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Barbara Jane Peasley Drake. WAREHAM - Barbara J. (Peasley) Drake, 74, a resident of Wareham and Ocala, Fla., died Friday in Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. She was the wife of Louis W. Drake. Mrs. Drake was born in Calais, Maine, and graduated from Calais Academy in 1945. She lived in West Yarmouth for 30 years, and later resided in Wareham during the summers, spending winters in Ocala. Mrs. Drake worked for the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District for 14 years as head chef at the Marguerite Small School, before retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Bass River Golf Club and its women's league, and a member of On Top of the World Golf Course in Ocala. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, golfing and spending time with her family. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Helen Gabriel of Wareham; a son, Louis W. Drake Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Colon J. Peasley of Clifton, Maine, and Ashton F. Peasley of Punta Gorda, Fla.; a sister, Helen Ogden of Biddeford, Maine; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the First Congregational Church, Gibbs Avenue, Wareham. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Visiting hours are 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the Stott, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28), Wareham [Cape Cod Times April 7, 2002, provided by Sharon Howland] 

Earnest A. Perry Obituary died, age 21, in action Luzon, Philippines [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks 021011]

Paul Purton Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Phyllis M. Relahan passed away on May 12th, 2010 according to her sister. Her brother was with John (Jack) is with the Class of '50.

Ralph Rhoades Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Dorothy Ward Goode Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Ruth Joan Wheelock Hartford, 84, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at her granddaughter's home in Baileyville. Ruth was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Calais, daughter of the late Edward and Louise (Barnard) Wheelock. She graduated from Calais Academy, class of 1944. Ruth worked in various stores in the Calais area until she married Arnold "Bud" Hartford, Dec. 3, 1946, in Princeton. She raised her children, and then worked for Algars Cleaners, as well as seasonal work in the local blueberry factories and making wreaths. Ruth was a member of People's United Methodist Church, Baileyville and First Baptist Church, Calais. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, knitting, crocheting, traveling to Las Vegas and spending quality time with her family. In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Arnold; seven brothers, five sisters; and an infant great-grandson, Jacob Papke. Surviving are her two daughters, Joan McLean and her husband, Michael, of Calais, and Jean Neddeau and her husband, Dennis, of Baileyville; sister, Muriel "Molly" MacArthur of Calais; seven grandchildren, Roger Lane and his wife, Shirley, of Baileyville, Beth Olsson and her husband, Jason, of Baileyville, Bonnie Stewart and her husband, Todd, of Robbinston, Lindsey Martin and her husband, Jared, of Augusta, John Neddeau of Princeton, Sherri Emery and her husband, Michael, of Baileyville, and Bette Tomah and her husband, Dennis Jr., of Baileyville; 16 great-grandchildren, Robert and James Lane, Jessica and Jordyn Olsson, Christopher, Daniel and Joshua Stewart, Kyle Martin, Aaron, William and Heidi Neddeau, Michael and James "JD" McLaughlin, Keith Turner, Alexandra Papke and Dennis Tomah III; several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be after at Baring Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com. [Published in Bangor Daily News on November 15, 2011. Provided by Sharon Howland.]  

Paul Edward Williams. Paul passed away after an energetic and courageous struggle with cancer in August 1995. [information provided by his niece DonnaMarie Marlow dmarie_marlow@yahoo.com

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