Calais Academy

Class of 1946

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Graduates Class of 1946

Charles Blaney Carroll Brown Allan Burke
Mary Carter Harold Clark Virginia Clark
Lloyd Cox Ellen Craig Delia Diffin
William Doyle Shelia Drinon Mildred Flood
Hazel Getchell Christina Gibson Eva Gillespie
Betty Gleason Paul Gray Hollis Haskins
Marion Hayward Gerald Hill Lloyd Hill
Shirley Irvine Chase Libby Thelma Lincoln
Joy Lombard Mary Lund Jeannette Lyons
Pauline Lyons Alden McKay Madeline McPhee
Eva Merryfield Doris Moffitt Fred Moffitt
Frank Morgan Jean Mowatt Margaret Mowatt
William Norman Hazel Perkins Bertha Perry
James Pomeroy Jean Porter Frank Ross
Marilyn Russell Betty Stone Norman Tarbell
Smith Thomas Eugene Von Maluski Sarah Weeks
Fern Weston Norman Wheeler Gerry Whitlock
Thomas O'Hara Ramona Frankland James Maher

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What's Happening

Frank Alfred Morgan  I would love to hear from anyone who knew my Dad.  My email address is zenabby1@msn.com. His daughter, Janice. 

Deceased Classmates

Charles Blaney Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Chester "Carroll" Brown passed 18 May 1992. [Provided by Merlene Goldsborough.] 

Harold Clark Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042009

William F. Doyle Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  

Mildred Lillian (Flood) Holst, 84, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family and friends on Friday, December 21st, 2012, at Machias Hospital. She was born in Alexander May 1st, 1928 to Bert and Eva (Seavey) Flood. As a lifelong Alexander resident, she attended Alexander grade school, and was a 1946 graduate of Calais Academy. Her many community contributions included being town clerk, ballot clerk, registrar of voters, US census taker, and member of: Alexander Crawford Historical Society, Alexander School Board, WHCA, Ponoma Grange, and Alexander Grange. She took much pride in being a Master of the Alexander Grange, to which she belonged for 70 years. In 1947 she married William (Billy) Holst and soon moved into the home they built on Route 9, where they immediately began raising seven children. Over the years the house also became a second home to many grandchildren, nephews, nieces and others, where she was known as Mum, Mim, Grammy or Auntie. Her greatest joy was visiting her many relatives, friends and neighbors. She was happiest in a house full of people, especially where she had little ones to hug. Exceptionally loving and compassionate, Mildred never hesitated to open her door to anyone in need. Enduring hardships and difficult times herself, she consistently placed the welfare of others above her own. Without hesitation she devoted much of her adult life caring for her father, her husband’s mother, and particularly her own husband in the many years of their extended illnesses. Despite her devotion to raising a large family and caring for others, her warm personality enabled her to gather many lifelong friendships, which she greatly treasured. Later in life Mildred could always be found reading and playing cards at her dining table, where she enjoyed the endless flow of family and friends that visited. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 54 years, William Holst; her sisters Carolyn Clavette, Louise Frost, Emogene Dwelley, Leona Keen, and her brother Lawrence. She is survived by her sister Pauline and husband Fredrick Dewald of New York; her seven children Roger and Fran, Terry and Roxanne, Greg and Beverly, Marilyn and Ed Cislak, Dave, Dale, and Brett; her grandchildren Teresa and Pat Eliason, Jennifer Holst and fiancée Wally Brown, Billie Jean Holst, Nathan and Linsey Holst, Gerald, Bridget and Keri Holst; her great grandchildren Jack and Casey Eliason, Trent and Hunter Holst, James and Ashleigh Goodwin; special nieces Brenda McPhail, Audrey Rood and Tracy Berry; and other special family members Bill, Michelle, Jackson, Jacoby, Keith, Emily, Jacob, Trinity, Kyra, Paige, among others. The family also extends a grateful thanks to all the many devoted care takers who provided for Mildred in her own time of need. Graveside services will be held Saturday, December 29th at 1 pm at the Alexander Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life gathering at the Alexander Grange. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Grange, in care of Rhonda Oakes at 1332 Airline Rd, Alexander, ME 04694. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. - [Info from Mays Funeral Home Website, Sharon Howland.] 

Ramona C. Frankland Moholland Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  

Hazel V. Getchell Carlow, 87, died peacefuly on August 28, 2015 at home [Bondsville] surrounded by her family. Born June 13, 1928 in Calais, ME., she was the daughter of Harvey and Beaulah (Lee) Getchell. She lived in Belchertown for many years before moving to Bondsville. Hazel managed the Payroll Dept for Sunshine Art Studio in Springfield, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Crossway Christian Church. She will be deeply missed by her son, Gary Carlow and his wife Joanne, with whom she lived,  grandchildren, Kimberly, Stacey, and Jason, along with her 2 sisters, Linda Archer of Maine, Sandra Lindsey of Canada, and other family and friends. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Carlow in 1980, brother Sheldon Getchell, and sister Charlene Grant. Funeral services will be Wejdnesday, September 2, 10:00 am, at Crossway Christian Church, 2230 Main St., Three Rivers, followed by burial in Enfield Ceemetery, CT. Calling hours were Tuesday from 5:00 - 7::00 at the Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home, 1475 N. Main St. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crossway Christian Church. [Calais Advertiser 9/3/15  pg 20. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Christine Gibson Gidney Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks.]  022811

Paul Gray, son of Alta Bickford and the late Pliney Gray passed away April 24, 2003 due to complications from Prostate Cancer at a Waterville hospital. Paul was born on June 6, 1929 on Plantation #14 in Maine. It was there he attended the one room grammar school for his elementary education. He then went on to graduate from Calais Academy in 1946. Paul continued his education at the University of Maine in Machias where he received his Bachelors Degree. He furthered his education by getting his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Maine in Orono. Paul did post graduate work at Bridgewater State in Massachusetts. Paul took up teaching as a career. His first job was a Patten Academy in Maine. He went there in 1949 where he taught for 2 years before being drafted in the U.S. Army. After his 2 years of military duty he returned to Patten for another 2 years. He then went to Pittsfield, ME to teach for 4 years and then to Kittery, ME to teach for 3 more years. He left Kittery in 1962 and spent the next 27 years teaching Reading and English at the Marshfield High School in Marshfield, MA until his retirement in 1990. Paul had the honor of having 4 yearbooks dedicated to him while at Marshfield. Of all the towns he taught in Marshfield was his favorite. Paul will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of people and hard work at his job. He loved to read, do crossword puzzles, write letters and harness racing. Paul leaves his mother Mrs. Alta Bickford of Oakland, ME; his brother Frank Gray of Waterville, ME; several aunts and uncles; his special aunt is Mary Campbell who was like a sister to him and his very special uncle Maurice Lund with whom he made his home with for many years. Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday May 9, 2003 at the Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, ME with Rev. Betty Palmer officiating. At his request there will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Jacksonville Cemetery Association c/o Maurice Lund HC 74 Box 1950, East Machias, ME 04630. Arrangements are in care of Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, Machias. A memorial register is available on line at Legacy.com.

Hollis Haskins Obituary provided by Thelma Eye Brooks  

Marion Elaine "Sissy" Hayward Johnson, 85, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Calais Regional Hospital. Sissy was born Oct. 3, 1927, in Marine City, Mich., daughter of the late Clay and Blanche (Howland) Hayward. She graduated from Calais Academy and worked as a store clerk for Woolworth Store, Calais, until she met her future husband, Paul Johnson. They were married Dec. 24, 1949, in Calais. In 1972 Sissy started her career as a letter carrier for the Calais post office, retiring in 1989. She had a love for music and in her younger years was a member of the Sweet Adeline's. Sissy also played piano for local Baptist churches, including Milltown, New Brunswick, Baring and Meddybemps. She was a member of Boyd-Smith Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 9779, and enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, telling stories, cooking and baking. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Corliss Keef and Jeri-Mae McCoy; and five brothers, Hazen, Clint, Sam, Jon and infant brother Jon. Surviving are her loving husband of 63 years, Paul Johnson; six children, Larry Johnson and his wife, Brenda, of Kinder, La., Patty Tefry of Little Ridge, New Brunswick, Mark Johnson and his wife, Brenda, of Greenwood, Ind., Peter Johnson and his wife, Janet, of Buxton, Beth Johnson and her companion, Todd Bassett, of Alexander and Bert Johnson and his wife, Kim, of Calais; 13 grandchildren, Joshua Parker and wife, Donna, Joel Parker and wife, Virginia, Sarah Beth Rice and husband, Aaron, David Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Bradley Johnson, Andrew Johnson and fiancee, Abby, Robert Johnson and companion, Keri, Sean Trefry, Michael Ross and companion, Kaila Dineen, Amanda Johnson and Kevin Ross Jr., and Jasmine Elaine Ross; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Patty Hayward and Sara Cameron, both of Calais, and Ann Hacker and her husband, Kenneth, of Ontario; many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, where a celebration of Sissy's life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, with Pastor Ray Morse officiating. Burial will be afterward at Calais Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com. [Published in BDN Maine on December 29, 2012. Sharon Howland]  ]

Erna Joy Lombard Frost, 86, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at a Bangor hospital with her children by her side. Joy was born in St. Stephen, NB, on September 19, 1928, daughter of the late Charles "Trapper" and Charlotte (Mahar) Lombard. She grew up in Meddybemps and graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1946, the year before it burned down. Joy attended the University of Maine at Orono before moving on to the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston where she earned her nursing degree. She received her commission as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida where she served as a psychiatric nurse. Following her service, Joy returned home to Maine and worked for a private practice in Bangor until she moved back to the town she loved, Meddybemps. She was a long-time nurse manager with the Skilled Nursing Facility at Calais Regional Hospital and was active with Down East Hospice. In 1965, she married her love, Merle Elliott Frost. In addition to her parents, Joy was predeceased by her loving husband, Elliott in April, 2000; and a sister, Virginia Rae Olsanki (Lombard). Surviving are her three children, Tafi Rae Hazlett of Bangor, Timothy Charles Frost of Bellingham, MA, and Thad Lewis Frost of Warwick, RI; Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Moore of Waukesha, WI, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Frost of Meddybemps; and five granddaughters that she loved to try to spoil and share her home on the ocean with, Jessica, Melanie, Airyelle, Madeleine, and Charlotte. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Meddybemps Cemetery on Green Hill Road in Meddybemps. A fellowship will follow the service at the Meddybemps Community Center. Donations in Joy's memory may be made to Down East Hospice, 24 Hospital Lane, Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at Mays Funeral Home. [Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 26, 2014. Sharon Howland] 

Jeanette Lyons Deacon Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

James "Bud" Maher entered eternal rest in the Calais Hospital suddenly on February 21, 2014. He was the son of James and Annie Maher from Milltown, NB. He was born in Bangor, ME on December 16, 1928. He attended Milltown Superior School, enlisted in the Army in 1945, served in the Korean War from 1947-1951 posted in Japan as a translator. He met the love of his life Irva Carroll from Carroll’s Crossing, NB in 1953 and they married on December 31, 1954. Together they raised two children, Michael Alvin Maher of Calais, ME and Carolyn Elizabeth Clewley of Winterport, ME. He is a loving Grandpa of Keith and Shane (Michael and Belinda), and of Connie, Holly, and Cody (Carolyn and Steve). He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Gerald and John, and infant twin grandchildren Ivy and Michael (Carolyn). James “Bud” is survived by his wife of 59 years Irva, his sisters, Mary Bidiscomb and Margret Delmonaco, and his faithful companion Angel. Bud was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He had a love for sports and coaching young kids on both sides of the border. He loved playing hockey and enjoyed refereeing even at a college level. His main passion was golf. He could be found many days on the St Criox golf course with the late Dwayne Ellis, son Mike, and his grandson Cody. Bud was a gifted master electrician. He worked for many years at the Woodland GP mill, and then transferred to the Lyons Falls GP mill in NY. Bud and Irva spent many years in Kissimmee, FL enjoying the sunshine. He was lucky enough to have his dream job of working for Walt Disney on their beautiful golf courses, and met many famous people. He has been a member of the American Legion for over 50 years. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 1:00 PM. It will be held at the Mission Church in Calais, ME. In leiv of flowers, donations in Bud’s memory can be sent to St Croix Country Club / Youth Clinic Program 48 River Rd, Calais ME 04619. [Provided by Kathy Berry.] 

Eva Mae Merryfield Johnson, 82, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Robbinston Bridge Home. Eva was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Robbinston, daughter of the late Fred and Florence (Butler) Merryfield. Shortly after graduating from Calais Academy, she moved to Massachusetts, where she worked as a secretary and also for Necco Wafers. In October 1948, she married Ernest "Bud" Johnson, in Lubec. They moved to Milford, N.H., and lived there for 30 years. While in Milford she worked in local offices and raised their daughter, Judy. Eva and Bud eventually moved back to their hometown of Robbinston. She worked in the office for Coastal Glass, Calais, and in her later years became the Robbinston town clerk and treasurer. Eva enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, picking blueberries and canning. In addition to her parents, Eva was predeceased by two brothers, Perley and Beverly Merryfield. Surviving are her loving husband of 62 years, Bud Johnson; her daughter, Judy Gillam and her husband, William "Robin," of Marietta, Ga., and Robbinston; two grandsons, Danny Gillam, Ph.D., of Providence, R.I., and Mark Gillam of Marietta, Ga.; a brother, George Merryfield and his wife, Faye, of Bangor; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bernard and Ann Johnson of Red Beach, Elaine Merryfield of Robbinston, and Lena Malloch of Eastport; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends, including Ruth Hardy of Nashua, N.H., and Beverly Weeks of Skowhegan. Visiting hours will be held 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 6, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Brewer Cemetery, Robbinston. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com. [Published in Bangor Daily News on August 5, 2011. Provided by Sharon Howland.]

Frank Alfred Morgan, b 11/6/28 d 5/30/03. Mother: Bessie Morgan, nee Simpson Father: Edward (Ted) Walter Morgan nee Drinkwater. Native of Calais, Me and resident of Newburgh, NY for many years and Yorktown, VA for the past ten years. Served In Korea and retired from West Point Military Academy. Lifelong best friend of Gerald (Buck) Cavanaugh. Survived by his loving wife, Katherine Fox Morgan, his children, Janice Morgan Lentini of VA, Cindy Ann Squelia of VA,  Edward Harrison Morgan of Highland Mills, NY, grandchildren, Alicia Wade, Kim Sheldon, Marshall Lentini, Cynthia Morgan, Nina Morgan.  I would love to hear from anyone who knew my Dad.  My email address is zenabby1@msn.com. His daughter, Janice.  
Frank Alfred Morgan, 74, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2003, following a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Mr. Morgan was a native of Calais, Maine, and has been resident of York County for the past 10 years. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and retired from West Point Military Academy in 1989 after many years of service. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and Margaret Main Sunday School Class, and a lifetime member of the D.A.V. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife, Katherine F. Morgan; a son, Ted Morgan and his wife, Dianne, of Highland Mills, N.Y.; two daughters, Janice Lentini of Norfolk and Cindy Ann Morgan of Newburgh, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Marshall Lentini, Kim Sheldon and her husband, Devin, Alicia Wade and her husband, Chris, Nina and Cynthia Morgan; best friend, Ed Crosby; and his four legged girl, Tillie. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 2, in Amory Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Thurman Hayes and the Rev. Franklin Hall. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Christopher Jones and the staff at James River Convalescent Center who so lovingly cared for him. Memorials may be made to the York County Fire Department, P.O. Box 532, Yorktown, VA 23690 or to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 1004 Yorktown Road, Yorktown, VA 23693. Published in Daily Press on June 1, 2003

Thomas O'Hara Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 120909

James W Pomeroy, 80 years old, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2010 surrounded by his family. On Easter Sunday, April 4, he also celebrated his oldest grandson's birthday. James was born in Calais, Maine on July 28, 1929. He was predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Sarah Jane Wilson Pomeroy. Jim graduated from Calais Academy June 1946. He entered the US Navy in July of 1946 and was honorably discharged in 1950 as Electrician Mate 2. Upon returning to Calais to care for his parents, Jim went to work at the Calais Box & Lumber Co., within 2 days of his arrival home. A year later, he became a plumber apprentice under the GI bill and worked for Hugh Gardner Plumbing Co., in Calais, ME. He worked evenings at the Mobil station, which, after 2 years, he purchased. It was at that station that he serviced the Border Patrol cars stationed in Calais. He was subsequently recruited to take the test for the border patrol. He operated the business from 1955-1960 when he entered the border patrol academy in El Paso, Texas. Upon graduating the academy in February of 1961, he reported to Brownsville, Texas as a Patrol Inspector. He was later transferred to Port Isabel, Texas, the sector headquarters in charge of all transportation for the 50 man station. In 1964, he transferred to Buffalo, NY and worked until September 1965 when he was promoted to NYC as an Immigration Inspector - adjudication department until 1970, when he transferred to Newark, NJ as a Criminal Investigator until 1974. He was then asked to enter the management trainee program where he worked in all departments until1980. At that time he was appointed to deputy district director. On September 5, 1982 he was appointed district director of the Newark office, where he was in charge of approximately 280 employees including the Newark airport and seaport. He received numerous awards throughout his 38 years of Service and served on many boards representing the immigration service. The proudest award was the "integrity award" from the Commissioner of Immigration, Alan Nelson in 1984. Upon retirement, he returned to Calais, Maine to be with his aging mother and refurbish the homestead during the summer months and went to Vero Beach, FL for the winter months. Jim's hobbies included photography, painting, golfing and watching old movies. He was a member of the Knight Memorial Methodist church, order of the IOOF and Masonic Lodge while living in Calais. He is survived by his wife, Ann Manza Pomeroy of 56 years, one daughter, Jane Ann Shovlin MD, and her husband, Joseph P Shovlin MD and 3 grandsons, James F 19, Joseph P 16, and Jonathan M.; all of Belle Mead, NJ. A service was held on Sunday April 11 for friends, relatives, and working associates from the metro area. Cremation followed. A memorial service will be held on August 6, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Calais, ME at 11:00 am. [Provided by John Adams.] 050310

Kenneth Smith Thomas, Sr. Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042009

Gerry Whitlock passed away in 1997. He lived his whole adult life in Belchertown, MA where he 
raised his family.  He returned every summer to Calais to vacation on  Meddybemps Lake and visit his fellow classmate and attend the Rotary Club in St. Stephens.  He loved Calais!! Information provided by his daughter, Brenda Whitlock Kerle.
Kerle@charter.net 032610 

 

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