Calais Academy

Class of 1947
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Graduates Class of 1947

Howard Douglas Allen Norman Lester Babb Ivan Keith Barnard
Ralph Ellis Bayliss Mary Elizabeth Beckett Aldena Muriel Blaney
Calvin Edward Blaney Natalie Jean Blaney Robert Ayer Bond
John Gerald Cavanaugh Donald Edwin Claridge Mary Emma Cole
Arnold Filmore Day Harold King Deacon Gwendolyn Marie Doncaster
Shirley Marie Eagan Wilfred Dennis Farrar Joyce Marie Farris
Eugene Oliver Fleming Louise Gertrude Flood Howard Herbert Fox
Robert Lewis Fox Jeannie Mae Gillespie Marjorie Lee Haskins
Elton James Howard Annie Marie Ingersoll Arthur Knight
Lawrence Robert Lane Patricia Joan Lawrence Betty Anne Leeman
Constance Ann Libby Mary Carolyn Littlefield Gordon Edmond Lord
Gwendolyn Elaine Lowden Inez Lorena Lowden Mary Norma Mahar
Searle Arthur Mahar Gladys Ella Mains Ralph Frederick Mains
Ralph Lee Malloch Jean Frances Murchie Philip Archer McCready
Lena Mae Noble

Margaret O'Hara

George Albert O'Neill
Petrea Marjorie Peterson Orville Blanchard Reynolds Elaine Ethel Ross
Philip Fleming Ross Marion Louise Sabattus Viola Beatrice Saunders
James Edward Short Anne Mabel Stanhope Jean Francis Stevens
Dorothy Mildred Stewart James Kimball Thomas Betty Leonice Tracy
Donald Harold Tracy Shirley Ruth Tyler Edward Raymond Wheelock
Harle Elywn Winslow  A. John Serrard Frederick Boyd
Class Flower: American Beauty Rose

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Robert A. Bond - US Air Force 1948-1951 - Korean War 

 

Deceased Classmates

Ralph Bayliss Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Aldena Blaney Tibbitts. Vero Beach, FL. Mrs. Aldena M. Tibbitts, 77, went to be with herABlaney Lord, Nov. 2, 2007, at Shands Healthcare, Gainesville, Fla. She was born April 26, 1930, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, and lived in Vero Beach, Fla., for 19 years, coming from Calais. Mrs. Tibbitts was a member of Vero Beach Community Church; she was active in the Christcare Group and Community Church Memorial Reception of the Community Church and the Red Hat Honeys, Vero Beach, Fla. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Kenneth Tibbitts of Vero Beach, Fla.; son, Earl A. Tibbitts of Magnolia, Texas; daughter, Elizabeth Maciel of Houston; brother, Calvin Blaney of Sanjancinto, Calif.; sister, Natalie Doyle of Vero Beach, Fla.; grandsons, Jason, Derek and Devin; many nieces and nephews. Her parents, Alden and Rowena Blaney; and sister, Annabelle Agger, predeceased her. A private memorial service was held. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Aldena M. Tibbitts to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 612 East Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127. Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach, Fla. [BDN 11/17/07 provided by John Adams] 

Calvin Edward Blaney  born 9-10-25; died 6-18-10. Raised in Woodland Maine, lived in Anaheim, Lake Forest, & Hemet. Retired Fluor Corp. 1982. Navy signalman, WW II Veteran. Survived by wife of 57 yrs. Katherine Patricia: 4 children: 8 grandchildren: 2 great-grandchildren. Service was Wednesday July 7, 2010 at St John Neumann Church, Irvine, California. Interment Riverside National Cemetary. [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Natalie Blaney. Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Frederick Cecil Boyd, 86, passed away Monday, March 09, 2015 at a Bangor hospital. Cecil was born in St. John, NB on January 3, 1929, son of the late Edward and Blanche (Rosborough) Boyd. He attended Calais Schools and entered the US Army where he served as a MP in Germany during the Korean War. After his service, Cecil returned home and married Jean Elizabeth Lunn on May 24, 1955 in St. Stephen. He worked for various convenience stores until he purchased Boyd Texaco, which he operated for over 30 years, retiring in 1992. Cecil was a member of First Baptist Church in Calais, and Sherman Bros. Post #3 American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles, painting, and woodworking. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Jean E. Boyd; five sisters, Julia Andrews, Marion Kierstead, Lorraine Ward, Joyce DeMarsico, and Jean Jamieson. Surviving are his daughter Debra Worster and husband Daniel of Baileyville; two grandchildren, Amanda Hall and husband Matthew of Shrewsbury, MA, and Craig Worster of Hudson, FL; great-granddaughter Isabella Jean Hall; a brother Earl Boyd and his wife Ann of Millinocket; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful canine companion Mary Jane. A graveside services will be announced in the spring. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com. [Bangor Daily News 3/10/15. Provided by Heather Ross.] 

Gwendolyn Marie Doncaster deGaribody went home to be with her Lord October 23, 2004, surrounded by her family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years John deGaribody; her son J. Russell deGaribody Jr. and his wife Sharon and her daughter, Heidi Bach, and her husband, Richard Bach, and her grandchildren Joshua, Moriah, Rebecca, and Nathan. Marie grew up in Calais with her three sisters, graduated from Calais Academy as Gwendolyn Marie Doncaster in 1947. She attended business school prior to her long career with New England Telephone Company. Her 30 years work at New England Telephone began began as an operator and culminated as a sales manager handling the sale and installation of large  commercial phone systems. Despite her love for her job, her family's best interest always came first, turning down promotions rather than moving her children. Marie enjoyed creation and spent many hours hiking and camping through the state of Maine. She shared this love of the outdoors with her husband, children and grandchildren. She especially loved the mountains and shore-side hikes of Mount Desert Island combined with picnics and stops for ice cream on the ride home. She was an avid Scrabble fan and spent every morning after her retirement working on the daily crossword puzzle. She loved reading, theater, cross-country skiing   and sewing for her family. John and Marie traveled extensively in the United States and Canada. She took a memorable trip to England with her daughters in 1996. Marie had a special way with children of all ages. Her house was filled with her children, their friends, her nieces, her nephews, and finally her grandchildren. Her grandchildren have wonderful memories of Nanna playing peek-a-boo and reading favorite books to them. John and Marie's faith in God and a commitment to serve Him through their local New Testament church sustained them through their life together. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in her early 60s. Her sweet disposition never waived even when she was unable to communicate with spoken word. Even in the end stage of her disease she was quick to laugh and smile with her family and friends. We look forward to seeing her again when we meet with our blessed Savior. [Bangor Daily News October 26, 2004]

Howard Fox Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Gordon Lord, of Crawford and Calais, “flew away” to meet his savior on his birthday Oct 31, 2013 in Zephyrhills, Florida. He was born in Milltown, NB Canada on Halloween Day, October 31, 1930, to the late Joseph and Althea (Davis) Lord. He left behind his best friend and loving wife, Marlene (Seamans) and five children: Shirley Hold and husband Greg of Stuart, Florida; Betty Burgess and husband Dan of Thomaston; Richard Lord and wife Ruth of Calais; Catherine Henry and husband Mark of Madrid, NY; and Deborah Niles and husband Bruce of Holden. Gordon is also survived by a brother Lawrence and wife Hilda of Alexander; and a sister Gloria Vining of North Windham, Conn; and by a special cousin James Davis and wife Karen of Alexander. He is survived by 10 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; by his aunt Velma Vose and by many nephews, nieces and cousins. Gordon was proud of his army service to his country during three years of the Korean War. He literally walked out of the forest of Maine one day leaving behind his brother and father to enlist into his military service. He attended a Ballistic Meteorology school after basic training where he learned to send aloft weather data collecting balloons which gave the humidity, temperature, and wind direction at each one thousand foot level. His service time was spent collecting this data for the Anti-aircraft guns to improve their aim on bringing down enemy aircraft. After conclusion of his military duty he attended Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, IL under the GI bill to learn radio and television repair. Later he moved to Calais and started his business “Down East T.V.”, which later became “Down East Electronics”. He also owned and operated “Down East Homes” for 5 years. He retired after 37 years and he and Marlene happily spent the cold months in Florida, being snow birds. During the later years they would spend the warmer months on Crawford Lake, and he would often say “We have the best of both worlds”. Gordon remained active during his life. Some of his many activities were: Calais School Board, chairman; Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow; American Legion, life member and vice commander; Calais Area Chamber of Commerce, president; International Festival Street Fair, chairman and organizer; Calais Regional Hospital, director, honorary member, and board of Trustees; 1984 Arlo T Bates Community Service award winner; Calais United Methodist Church, Sunday School director; Calais Jaycee’s, active in Junior Miss Pageant; St Croix Historical Society; Alexander/Crawford Historical Society, 2 published writings; Crawford Bible Fellowship; Local Coordinator of American Institute for foreign study; Sponsor of a foreign student in his home; St Croix Country Club, director; St Croix Bowling Club, director; Calais Little League, coach; Calais Softball Team, sponsor and pitcher; Wrote history columns for Calais Advertiser and Down East Times. 1963 NARDA (National Appliances and Radio Dealers Assoc) Salesman of the Year award, creative sales; Shuffleboard, president & championship; Betmar Writer’s Club; and Salvation Army, bell ringer. His love was always for his wonderful family and felt very close to them. He enjoyed spending as much time as possible with his children and grandchildren; teaching them, watching them, and playing with them. He will be sadly missed by all. visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2013 at Calais United Methodis Church, 839 Main St., Calais. A celebration of Gordon’s life will be held in the church 1 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, c/o Team Gordon, 383 US Route #1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074, Gulfside Regional Hospice, 36504 State Rd. #54, Zephyrhills, FL 33542, Child Fund at www.childfund.org, or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. 

Gwendolyn Elaine Lowden Malloch, 73 YARMOUTH - Gwendolyn Elaine (Lowden) Malloch, 73, of East Elm Street, died on April 10, 2003, at Maine Medical Center. She was born on July 4, 1929, in Calais. She was a daughter of Ralph Earl Lowden and Verna Louise (Preston) Lowden-Sprague. Gwendolyn attended Milltown and Calais schools and was a member of the last class to graduate from Calais Academy in 1947. She married Ralph Lee Malloch on Sept. 4, 1947 in Milltown. Through the years of her husband's employment with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and the U.S. Boarder Patrol, she had resided in Calais, Van Buren and Lincoln; Halifax, N.S., Canada; Swanton, Vt.; Mercedes and Weslaco, Texas; also Oxnard and Blythe, Calif. She was employed as a matron by the Border Patrol from 1971 to 1975, while residing in Blythe. Upon her husband's retirement in 1979, they returned to Maine and settled in Yarmouth. Gwendolyn was predeceased by her parents and stepfather Herman J. Sprague; and her sons, Earl Henry Malloch in 1949, and David Lowden Malloch in 1989. Gwendolyn is survived by her husband, Ralph; her son, Wayne D. Malloch and his wife, Beth of North Yarmouth; her grandson, Matthew L. Malloch and his wife, Mindi of Indiana; her granddaughter, Tiffany A. Malloch of California; her stepgrandaughter, Teresa Stoddard of Yarmouth; her stepgrandson, Chris Nailor of North Carolina; her sister, Inez Kierstead and her husband, Charles of North Carolina; and two great-grandchildren. Friends may gather with the family for a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15th, at the Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Burial will take place in Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta at a later date. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in Gwendolyn's name to: The Iris Network 189 Park Ave. Portland, Maine 04102. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lindquist Funeral Home.[Portland, ME Press Herald 13 Apr 03 provided by Marilyn Strout]

Jean F. Murchie Cruz, 84, of Lago Vista, Texas, passed away on January 26, 2014. She was born in Calais, Maine on November 7, 1929. Jean loved to travel and went all over the world. Of special importance to her was the exploration of all 50 States. During these travels she amassed an outstanding collection of plates representing each State. She was a skilled cross-stitcher gifting beautiful Christmas stockings and meaningful framed custom art to beloved family members. An avid reader and crossword puzzler. Mrs. Cruz is survived by her husband Robert Cruz; son, Philip Barnes and his wife Nancy; son, Victor Barnes and his wife Robin; grandson, Jared; and granddaughters, Dubois and Megan. No services are planned. [Published in Austin American-Statesman from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2014. Provided by her son Victor Barnes.] 

Lena M. Noble McCarthy, 82, of Pleasant Avenue, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. She was born in Calais on April 25, 1930, the daughter of Max and Phyllis (Sherman) Noble of Milltown. Lena grew up in Calais and attended area schools. She graduated from Calais Academy, class of 1947. In 1950, Lena moved to Portland. For 38 years, from 1951 until she retired in 1991, she worked for New England Telephone Co. Lena was a member of the Verizon Pioneers and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. She was a faithful communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Portland. Lena also enjoyed playing Bingo with her friends. In addition to her parents, Lena was predeceased by her loving husband, Frank Jr.; and her son, Frank III. She is survived by her son, Michael McCarthy and his wife Erika of Leesburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Kristina, Ethan, and Xavier McCarthy, all of Leesburg, Va.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Black of Vermont and Mary McCarthy of Portland; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday at the chapel, followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist, Main Street, South Portland. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ctcrawford.com [Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on January 15, 2013. Sharon Howland.] 

George O'Neill Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Orville B. Reynolds. Lewiston Sun Journal, 4/14/99. PORTLAND — Orville B. Reynolds, 70, of Shellenbarger Road, Topsham, died Tuesday morning, Apr. 13, at the Maine Medical Center, after a long illness. Mr. Reynolds was born in South Addison, on Sept. 28, 1928 the son of Lawrence and Lillias Look Reynolds. He attended the Calais Academy, graduating in 1947. Mr. Reynolds entered the United States Navy in June of 1947 and retired in 1968. While he was in the Navy he was a radar control operator. After he retired he worked at Sears in Brunswick for many years. He was a member of the Pleaides Masonic Lodge of Milbridge. Among his interests was that he enjoyed his grandsons and visiting with his family. He also enjoyed reading, fishing, and metal detecting. He had a great love for animals. He leaves behind his mother of Penobscot; a son, Lawrence and his wife Pamela of Topsham; a brother, Paul of Stockington Springs; two grandson’s, Matthew and David Reynolds both of Topsham; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Berube. -  Provided by Sharon Howland SHwkrp@aol.com

Marion Sabattus Hinson Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 042209

Viola Beatrice Saunders Roy, 76, of Maple Street, on Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. She was born on December 23, 1929, in Calais, a daughter of Edgar and Cora Beatrice Taylor Saunders. She graduated from Calais Academy. In 1947, Mrs. Roy moved to Saco with her family. She married Paul Roy on October 8, 1949.  Mrs. Roy had a career as an administrative secretary, retiring from York County Counseling Services Inc. in Sanford in 1992. During retirement, she and her husband spent many winters in Florida. Mrs. Roy was an avid golfer and a member of Dutch Elm Golf Course. She was a Boston Red Sox fan as well. Besides her husband, who passed away on March 31, 2006, she was also predeceased by three sisters and one brother. Mrs. Roy is survived by three sons, Ric Roy and his wife Jeanne of Saco, Wayne Roy and his wife Helen of Saco and Steven Saunders and his wife Shirley of Arundel; one brother, James F. Saunders of Florida; seven grandchildren, Jeff, Alex, Michael, Nikki, Jason, Kristy and Melissa; two great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Kayla, and several nieces and nephews.

A. John Sherrard Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Jean Stevens O'Neill, 81, of South Portland, died on July 9, 2010, in Norfolk, Va., after a brief illness. She was born in Baring, on March 19, 1929, the daughter of Frank Milton and Ollie Anna (Woodcock) Stevens. She was a 1947 graduate of Calais Academy and attended the Holy Rosary Business School. In 1938, at the age of 12, Jean was afflicted with Polio. She spent nine months in Portland receiving treatment and never lost faith that she would survive. She recovered and led a full and productive life, which was a testament to her strong will and determination. While in high school, she met her future husband, Lloyd (Bud) O'Neill, who was a drummer in a local band. On July 4, 1953, they were married in Calais and moved to Portland, after Bud was offered a job in the local area. They had two children, David and Judy, and in 1961, built a house in South Portland where she lived until her death. Jean was predeceased by Bud in 1984. Jean initially worked in Calais for Todd Brothers' hardware store as a bookkeeper. After moving to Portland, she started working nights, part-time, at the former Union Mutual Life Insurance Company, which would eventually become UNUM. Once her children were in school, she returned to work full time at UNUM and worked in several departments until retiring, in 1993, with over 30 years of service. Jean adored her grandchildren. They were everything to her and she lived her life savoring every moment spent with them. She was an extremely generous and giving mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved to travel. Some of her memorable trips included a 1991 visit to Iceland, several winters in Florida, Jean Stevens O'Neill a trip to Hawaii, and three cruises. She was also an avid card player and loved to spend hours playing Pitch, Rummy, or any other game she could talk you into playing. Jean was a member of the Osteoporosis Support Group of Maine, the Post Polio Support Group of Maine, and the UNUM Retirees group. Besides her parents and her husband, Jean was predeceased by a sister, Joanne Lovley, and a brother, Bob Stevens. Jean is survived by a son David and his wife Kimberly of Portland, a daughter Judy Heidenthal and her husband Dennis of Virginia Beach, Va.; three grandchildren, Brad, Kyle and Elise Heidenthal, also of Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters, Mildred Stevens of Scarborough, and Florence Churchill and her husband Dale of Calais; a brother-in-law, Neal Sleeper of Hampden, Mass.; and many nieces, nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews. Visiting hours will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, July 16, at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A 9 a.m. funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 17, at the chapel. Interment will follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress St., Portland. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ctcrawford.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean's name may be made to: The Post Polio Support Group of Maine Care of 674 Hallowell- Litchfield Rd. West Gardiner, Maine 04345. [Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on July 14, 2010. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Shirley Tyler Clark, 86, passed away at Oak Grove Center on January 27, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 23, 1930, in Calais, Maine, to Harry and Marjorie Tyler, and attended schools in Calais, graduating from Calais Academy with the Class of 1947. Shirley worked for several years at the M.H. Fishman department store in Calais. Shirley married Fred Clark, the love of her life and next door neighbor. They were happily married for 67 years until Fred passed away in 2015. Together, they raised two children while moving around Maine following Fred's career with the Dead River Company. After settling in Waterville, Shirley went back to school, graduating from the Kennebec Valley Vocational Technical Institute. Following graduation from KVVTI, she worked for Thayer Hospital for many years, serving as a Unit Secretary and a Ward Clerk. Shirley loved her job there and the people loved her. Following her retirement, Shirley enjoyed traveling around the United States, visiting with friends and family. Shirley played many roles during her 86 years on this earth, but the most important role was that of a loving wife to Fred, a loving and nurturing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family and a devoted friend to many. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Clark; her brother, Harry Tyler; and her sister, Carol Furber. Survivors include her sister, Joyce Avery; daughter, Lynn Wood; son, John Clark (Kathryn); grandsons, Matthew and Adam Wood; great-grandson, Adrian Wood; and many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waterville. The family has requested that any memorial donations be provided to: Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901, 207-873-2430, www.hswa.org. An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.com. [Bangor Daily News - February 9, 2017. Provided by  Sharon Howland.]

Edward "Spud" Wheelock, 76, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at hisWheelock home. Spud was born Oct. 29, 1930, in Calais, son of the late Edward and Louise (Barnard) Wheelock. He graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1947. Upon graduation, Edward joined the U.S. Air Force. He was a veteran of the Korean War and retired in 1971. The same day he retired from the Air Force, Spud started his first day with the U.S. Postal Service, where he worked for 20 years. Edward was a member of Calais United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing cards, bingo, nature walks, traveling and reading. In addition to his parents, Spud was predeceased by six brothers and four sisters. Surviving are his two children, Forrest Wheelock and his partner, Gerard Turmelle, of Bangor, and David Wheelock and his wife, Barbara, of Bangor and Fort Meyers, Fla.; a step-daughter, Lisa Weeks and her husband, Andrew, of Woodstock, New Brunswick; three sisters, Rita Buote of Lawrence, Mass., Ruth Hartford and her husband, Bud, of Baring, and Muriel "Molly" MacArthur of Calais; seven grandchildren, Forrest Jr., Essla, Hannah, Carrie, Joseph, Daniel and Denver; four great-grandchildren, Lillian, Lainey, Jillian and Joey Jr.; and many nieces and nephews. Spud will also be lovingly remembered by Forrestine Weber Hammond and Elizabeth Jeanne Harris. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Calais United Methodist Church, 849 Main St., Calais, with Pastor Karen MacDuff officiating. A graveside service, with military honors will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Calais Cemetery. Friends may pay tribute at www.maysfuneralhome.com [Provided by John Adams & Marilyn Strout, BDN 090607]

 

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