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Graduates Class of 1948

Ida Rose Beauleau

Joan Patricia Beckett

Leon Benson

Phyllis Goodwin Benson

Adelbert Paul Blackwood

Norman Harry Blaney

Margaret Elaine Boardman

Paul Ross Boardman

Gladys Blanche Boyd

Lorraine Voila Boyd

Lois Brown

John Augustus Burton

Norman Frederick Carlow, Jr.

Carl Carter

Gerald Carter

Harley Clark

May Belle Cobb

Ruth Eileen Deacon

Keith Randolph Diffin

Lawrence Ryan Dimitre

Freda Dodge

Maxine Elizabeth Dodge

Charles Bernard Donahue

Norma Dwelley

Miles Stillmore Elsemore

Mary Lou Fox

Jean Gray Gibson

Charles William Gillespie

Lois Glidden

Muriel Hartford

Carleton Hatton

William Francis Healey

Franklin Everett Hill

Louis Paul Hill

Robert Milton Hill

Philip Leo Hollingdale

William James Hornbrook

Evelyn Johnson

Gregory Lee

Marcia Lee

Margaret Lyons

Roy Magoon

Marie McGarrigle

Frances McLain

Janette Gladys McLean

Thomas Hugh McTague

Richard Merrill

Jeannine Michaud

Herbert Archie Mowatt

Winslow Neal

James Nixon

Jean Marie O'Neill Myrtle Mae Peacock Frances Perkins
Richard Emerson Perry Sally Gloria Pine Jeanne Vera Rife
Jean Elizabeth Russell Millard Seeley Helen Ann Short
Lawrence Smith Patricia Maureen Smith Edward Sprague
Ellen Roslyn Stanhope Thelma Marjorie Stuart Elaine Eloise Thompson
Karl Tibbitts Joyce Elaine Tyler Cleveland H. Maxwell
Jean Greenlaw Mary Christie  

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Phyllis Benson, Biddeford ME. Hi to all. E-mail benson_phyllis@hotmail.com (benson_phyllis) 

Marie McGarrigle is working on plans for the CMHS Class of 1948 reunion, and she is looking for updated addresses for the following classmates - Norman Blaney, Lawrence Dimitre, William Healey, Greg Lee, Myrtle Peacock Craig, Frances Perkins Russell and Jeanne Rife.  Marie can be contacted at 28 Spring St., Calais
(454-3188) or, if someone wants to e-mail me at esposito_l@nemaine.com, I'll pass the info along to her. Thanks. Susan McGarrigle Esposito, Class of '73 

Deceased Classmates

Margaret Boardman Reynolds Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Carl Carter. Deceased.

Gerald CarterCALAIS - Gerald Morris Carter Jr., 80, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2010, at his home with his family by his side. Gerald was born May 17, 1929, in Calais, son of the late Gerald and Mae (Scott) Carter Sr. After graduating from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1948, he joined the U.S. Army, serving his country during the Korean War. He returned home and worked as a meat cutter for John Cassidy Grocery Store, Milltown, until starting his career with Dead River. Gerald retired from Dead River in 1987. He enjoyed puttering in the garage, taking long walks, boating, spending time at their home on Pleasant Lake and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Gerald was a member of Sherman Bros. Post No. 3 American Legion and St. Croix Bowling Club. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Carl Carter. Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Nancy "Shorty" Carter; four children, Cathy Rayner and her husband, Stephen, of Spruce Head, Chris Carter and his wife, Liz, of Biddeford, Dale Carter of Madison, Wis., and Ray Carter and his wife, Susan, of Calais; seven grandchildren, Jared Bridges of York, Kali Rayner of Spruce Head, Megan Sayer and her husband, Ryan, of Biddeford, David and Sarah Carter of Madison, Wis., and Dylan and Taylorae Carter of Calais; two sisters, Mary Gordon and her husband, Bill, of Calais and Joan Corey of Marlborough, Mass.; a brother, Roy Carter and his wife, Paula, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; many nieces, nephews and friends. In keeping with Gerald's wishes, there will be no services at this time. Donations in Gerald's memory may be made to Community Health & Counseling Services, Home Health and Hospice Department, 42 Cedar St., Bangor, ME 04401 or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com. [Published in Bangor Daily News on April 10, 2010. Provided by Sharon Howland & John Adams.]


Mary Elizabeth Christie, 83, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014. Mary was born in Calais on April 5, 1930, daughter of the late Charles Andrew and Ethel Mae (Samson) Christie. She attended school in Calais and worked as a stitcher for Wareknitters. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by a brother Lloyd Christie. Surviving are her two brothers Frederick Christie of Calais and David Christie of Meriden, CT. A graveside service will be held in the summer at Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. [www.maysfuneralhome.com. Provided by Heather Ross] 

 

 

Harley Clark Jr., 79, died peacefully in the arms of his wife on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2010, with his loving family by his side at Maine Veterans Home, Bangor. As part of the Veterans Home tradition to honor the deceased veterans, Harley was draped in the American flag and escorted by his family and their staff. Harley was born Feb. 9, 1931, in Calais, the son of Harley Clark Sr. and Elizabeth (Lawless) Clark. Harley attended schools in Milltown and graduated from Calais High School in 1948. After graduation Harley served in the U.S. Navy for four years and fought in the Korean War. While in the Navy he married the love of his life, May Belle Cobb, and they remained happily married for the next 58 years. After being honorably discharged Harley returned to Calais and worked as a carpenter on Cutler Naval Towers. He then began a 39-year career with the U.S. Postal Service, where he retired as postmaster in Calais. Harley was a man of great faith. He was a dedicated member of Second Baptist Church, Calais, and the last few years faithfully attended Bangor Baptist Church. He lived his faith to the fullest in all aspects of his life. Harley was very active in the Calais community. He was particularly involved with the local athletic programs, enthusiastically supporting Little League baseball, the local Blue Devil athletic teams and Calais Athletics Boosters Club. It was important to Harley that every child had an opportunity to participate in sporting activities. Harley was also a member of St. Croix Lodge No. 46 AF & AM, Knights Templar and Shriners. He was presented with an award denoting his 50 years as a Mason. He was also a past commander of American Legion, Calais. Harley was an avid sportsman and registered Maine guide. He enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing and guiding hunters throughout the Howard and Nash's Lake area. Harley took great pleasure spending time relaxing with his family during summers at the camp on Howard Lake, where they enjoyed water skiing, swimming and hours of fishing. On the weekends in the winter Harley took his family to Howard Lake for snowmobiling, ice fishing and skating parties. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Norman Clark and Harold Clark; and his brother-in-law, John St. Pierre. Harley is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, May Belle Cobb Clark; his four children, Teresa Clark Cassidy and her husband, Edmund Cassidy, of St. Simons Island, Ga., Glen D. Clark and his wife, Kristina, of Gorham, Lori Clark Frost and her husband, James Frost, of Brewer and Harley Walter "Wally" Clark and his wife, LaVonne, of Catonsville, Md.; his 10 beloved grandchildren, Ryan Cassidy and his wife, Beth, of Brewer, Erin Cassidy Lawson and her husband, Will, of Valdosta, Ga., Meghan Cassidy of Valdosta, Ga., Chelsea Clark and Alyssa Clark of Gorham, James Frost Jr. and his wife, Melissa, of Windham, Katie Franzoni and her husband, Matthew, of Gray, Andrew Frost of Clifton, and Austin Clark and Alex Clark of Catonsville, Md.; his much-loved great-grandchildren, Austin and Courtney Cassidy of Brewer and Parker Frost of Windham; his sister, Joyce St. Pierre; and three sisters-in-law, Eleanor Clark, Gloria Clark and Kay Clark. Friends and golfing buddies in Lake Wales, Fla., and Calais will be greatly missed. The family expresses sincere gratitude to the doctors and staff at Maine Veterans Home. Their dedication and the love they had for Harley and his family will always be remembered. Funeral services for Harley will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at Second Baptist Church, Calais. Prior to the service, there will be a public visitation 10 a.m. at Second Baptist Church. Burial will be afterward with military honors at Calais Cemetery. Donations in Harley's memory may be made to Second Baptist Church, 21 Church St., Calais, ME 04619 or Bangor Baptist Church, 1476 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared atwww.maysfuneralhome.com. [BDN 111310. Provided by John Adams & Sharon Howland.]

Charles Donahue. ALEXANDER - Charles Bernard Donahue Jr., 79, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at his home on Pleasant Lake. Charles was born June 23, 1930, in Calais, son of the late Charles Donahue Sr. and Elizabeth (White) Donahue. He graduated from Calais High School, Class of 1948, and attended the University of Maine, Orono, until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Charles served as a surveyor with the Navy Seabees. After his naval service, he returned to Maine and married Norma Frost. Charles worked for New England Telephone and was transferred to Presque Isle in 1960, where he worked until he retired in 1985, with 30 years of service. After his retirement, he stayed busy working as a contract engineer for the phone company. In 1991 Charles and his wife, Norma moved to Alexander, where they built a home on Pleasant Lake. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, golfing, making weather sticks, and watching the Red Sox and Bruin games. In addition to his parents, Charles was predeceased by his loving wife, Norma Donahue; and a son, Samuel Donahue. Surviving are his three sons, David Donahue and his wife, Marion, of Presque Isle, Charles Donahue and his companion, Ida Kinnear, of Presque Isle and Patrick Donahue and his wife, Anne, of Baileyville; six grandchildren, Cara and Emily Donahue of Nashua, N.H., James Donahue of Presque Isle, Joseph Donahue of Waterville, and Riley and Lauren Donahue of Burlington, Ontario; four stepgrandchildren, Tessa Ireland of Presque Isle, Michael Ireland of Mars Hill and Katharine and Michelle Boomer of Baileyville; many special friends and neighbors. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com. [Provided by John Adams]

Miles Elsemore.  ROLLING DAM, New Brunswick, Canada - Miles "Buddy" Elsemore, 62, of Rural Route 3, formerly of Rutland, Mass., was stricken ill and died Feb. 28 at his home. He leaves his wife, Phyllis J. (Cook) Elsemore; three sons, Kirk W. Elsemore of Oak Bay, Todd J. Elsemore of Milltown and Terry B. Elsemore of Bethel, Maine; and three grandsons. He was born in Calais, Maine, son of Frank and Astel (Miles) Elsemore, and later lived in Torrington, Conn., and Rutland, Mass. He moved here in 1978. Mr. Elsemore graduated from Calais High School in 1948, where he played on the varsity basketball and baseball teams, and attended the University of Maine at Orono. He graduated in 1959 from Husson College in Bangor, Maine, where he was president of the Student Council, and played on the varsity basketball and baseball teams. Mr. Elsemore was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving in Japan and Korea. He received a Presidential Citation for Air-Sea Rescue into Korea from Japan. Mr. Elsemore began his career at DeWolfe Hardware in St. Stephen. He then worked for six years at Anaconda American Brass Co. in Torrington, Conn. He then worked for the Boy Scouts of America in Connecticut, and Mohegan Council, BSA, in Worcester, Mass. He was a longtime camp ranger at Treasure Valley Boy Scout camp in Paxton, Mass. In 1978, he moved to Rolling Dam, where he owned and operated DeWolfe Hardware. Funeral services were held March 3 in MacDonald Funeral Home, 20 Marks St., St. Stephen. Burial was in Rolling Dam Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Rolling Dam United Church, RR 3, Rolling Dam, New Brunswick, EOG2VO.  [Worcester Telegraph & Gazette 3/26/1993. Provided by Sharon Howland]

Jean Gibson Cousins Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042309.]

Lois Glidden Leighton died in Milford MA in 1987 at the age of 57. She married Fred Leighton in the 1950s and they had five sons, one deceased.  Her husband died after Lois.

Jean L. Greenlaw Pomeroy, born February 23, 1930, passed away Wednesday April 24, 2013 at the Calais Regional Hospital. A lifelong resident of Milltown, ME, she attended Calais Memorial School in her youth. She was employed at the International Motel for a number of years, and later worked at Wareknitters, formerly of North St. in Calais. Jean will be remembered for her dedication to her family and friends, and always enjoyed her time spent at various family functions. She is predeceased by her mother, Mary N. Greenlaw, father Louis P. Greenlaw, brothers Earl (Chipe) Greenlaw and Louis (Babe) Greenlaw, as well as her sister, Frances Gayton. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years Robert D. Pomeroy, two daughters Mary Lou Hinton and Debra J. Dow, special son-in-law Steven Dow, two brothers Alan Greenlaw and Myron Greenlaw, four grandchildren Crystal and Jeff Hinton, Kelly and Shaun Dow, two great grandchildren Jaykob Dow and Zoe Hinton, several cousins, nieces, and nephews as well as special friends Lynn Daggett and Marianne McGouldrick. Graveside services will be held Saturday April 27, 2013 at 11:00 am, Calais Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 70 Boardman St., Milltown, ME 04619. Services by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. 

Carleton R. Hatton - COOPER and PARRISH, Fla. - Carleton Ralph Hatton passed away peacefully March 15, 2009, in Bradenton, Fla., with his family by his side. Carleton was born April 25, 1931, in Charlotte, son of the late Ralph Hatton and Leta (Flood) Hatton. Carleton attended Charlotte grade school and graduated from Calais High School. On Sept. 3, 1950, he married Elizabeth Stone, with whom he was married for 58 years. Carleton had many enjoyments in life, gardening, fishing, hunting, walking and being outdoors, but his true love was his family; he loved every minute spent with them. Carleton was a member of Cathance Grange No. 510 and worked at Georgia Pacific, Baileyville, where he retired after 25 years of service. Carleton spent winters relaxing with Elizabeth in Parrish, Fla., where their second home has been for the past 16 years. In addition to his parents, Carleton was predeceased by three brothers, Donald, Everett and Malcolm Hatton. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Hatton; a daughter, Brenda Robb and her husband, Danny, of Calais; a granddaughter, Jennifer Fleming and her husband, Corey, of Calais; great-grandson, Maxwell Fleming; several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, with a memorial service afterward with Ernest James officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or www.cancer.org. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com. [Provided by John Adams & Sharon Howland] 040309

Louis Paul Hill. BANGOR- Louis Hill, 73, died May 31, 2004, at his home. He was born June 14, 1930, in Calais, the son of Paul and Helen (Mahar) Hill. Lou graduated from Calais High School. He served in the U.S. Army for four years prior to attending Husson College. Lou worked in the propane industry for many years and later retired from St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by a son, Jeffery M. Hill; and by a brother, Robert Hill. Surviving are his wife, Mary (McLain) Hill of Bangor; three daughters, Joyce Hill-Simpson and her husband, Steve Simpson, of Bangor; Mary Lou Craig and her husband, Glen Craig, of Winterport; Teresa Hodges of Bangor; a granddaughter, McKenzie Craig of Winterport; two grandsons, Chase Craig of Winterport and Josh Hodges of Bangor; several nieces and nephews; a special friend and caregiver, Helen Cox. Friends may call 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday with the Very Rev. Richard McLaughlin officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Brookings-Smith, Family Center 163 Center St., Bangor, following the service. Gifts in his memory may be sent to a charity of one's choice. [Bangor Daily News June 1, 2004; provided by Marilyn Strout]

Philip Leo Hollingdale Jr., 81, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at his home. Philip was born May 12, 1929, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, son of the late Philip Hollingdale Sr. and Veronica (Murphy) Hollingdale. He graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1948. Philip worked for A&P, Calais, until he entered the U.S. Navy. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served on the USS Cadmus and USS Edisto. After the war he returned home and met the love of his life, Gloria Donahue, whom he married April 7, 1956. Philip worked as a sales representative for National Biscuit Co., now known as Nabisco, for 30 years, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing pool, being the "handyman" for his five children, spending time at his cottage on Pleasant Lake, and being part of the "McDonald's Gang." Philip was a communicant of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 149, St. Croix Bowling Club, St. Croix Country Club and Sherman Bros. Post No. 3 American Legion. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hollingdale; a brother, Paul Hollingdale; brothers-in-law, Bunny Robb and Jake Donahue; and sisters-in-law, Bette Hollingdale and Theresa Donahue. Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Gloria Hollingdale; five children, Philip "PJ" Hollingdale and his wife, Jayne, of Ottawa, Bonnie Beck and her husband, John, of Milltown, New Brunswick, Brenda White and her husband, Jay, of Biddeford, Beth Hinson and her husband, Eric, of Robbinston and Michael Hollingdale of Calais and his companion, Sandra Goodine; a sister, Jean Robb of Calais; brother, Daniel Hollingdale and his wife, Carol, of Robbinston; eight grandchildren, Kristen Fowler and her husband, Jason, and children, Victoria and Lucas, of Baileyville, Christie and Andrew Hollingdale of Ottawa, Patrick and Bryce Beck of Milltown, New Brunswick, Joey and Charlotte White of Biddeford and Hillary Hollingdale of Calais; sisters-in-law, Jackie Hollingdale of Vermont, Connie Kukuchka and her husband, Frank, of Utah and Shirley Donahue Young of Milltown, New Brunswick; brothers-in-law, Paul Donahue and his wife, Joni, of Milltown, New Brunswick, Carl Donahue and his wife, Helena, of Milltown, New Brunswick, and Billy Donahue and his wife, Pat, of Edmonton, Alberta; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visiting hours will be held 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will celebrated 11 a.m. by Father James Plourde. A private burial will take place at a later date at Calais Cemetery. Donations in Philip's memory may be made to Irene Chadbourne Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1005, Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com. "A just man who walks with God" (Published in Bangor Daily News on February 2, 2011. Provided by John Adams.)

Cleveland H. Maxwell Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Frances E. McLain White, 84, passed away on September 9, 2013 at Ledgewood Manor in Windham.  She was born on June 18, 1929 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, the daughter of Edmund and Martha (Halford) McLain.  She grew up in Calais, graduating from Calais High School. Frances worked for many years at different locations as a housekeeper, retiring from the Baron Center in Portland.  She led a very active life, as she loved walking, biking and swimming, including swimming in the St. Croix River when she was younger. Frances was predeceased by her husband, John G. White in 1991, her parents and her sisters, Mary Hill, Jacquie Dotten and Nancy Mosher.  She is survived by her nine children; Carmen Patterson and her husband Steve, Jane Cummings, Andrew Cummings, Kathy Thomas and her husband Brian, Jackie Weitzell and her husband Walter, Nancy Andrews, Dottie Dill and her husband Duane, Patty Anderson and her husband Dennis, Michael Cummings and his wife Amanda and step-son John White, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sisters, Jane Reinhart, Joyce Schaibo and Ann Asali. [A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home] 

Thomas McTague; Barrington - Dr. Thomas H. McTague, 66, of Big Rock Lane, Barrington, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996 at his residence following a long illness. McTague was born Sept. 10, 1930 in Calais, Maine, son of the late Dr. James and Alice (Horton) McTague. He was a 1948 graduate of Calais Academy, a 1952 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with a degree in zoology, and a 1956 graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery. In 1979, McTague received an associate science degree from the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, and received his master's degree in addiction studies from the University of Arizona at Tucson. He practiced dentistry for 25 years and also taught gold work and worked with cleft palate reconstruction in Missouri in 1956. For the past 10 years, McTague had worked as the coordinator of the alcohol counseling program at New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord. He was a member of three fraternities, including Sigma Nu, Delta Sigma Delta, and TNE.  Also, he was a member in good standing of Alcoholics Anonymous. He had served as a captain in the United States Air Force. Recently, McTague was presented with the Who's Who Among American Teachers Award by the New Hampshire Technical Institute. He had been a resident of Barrington for the past eight years and had previously lived in Peterborough from 1977-88.  Before that, he had lived in Arizona and Groton, Mass. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Merwyn (Murray) McTague of Barrington; a daughter, Master Sergeant Dorothy LaFont of Dover; four sons, Senior Master Sergeant Kenneth J. McTague, stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Layton, Utah, Michael T. McTague of Tucson, Ariz., Chief of Police James H. McTague of Temple, and Thomas H. McTague Jr. of Concord; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Terry McTague who died in 1987 and a daughter, Enola McTague who died in 1964. Interment - St. Peter's Cemetery, Peterborough. [Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, NH November 26, 1996 provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Winslow Thomas Neal.  My father died when I was 15 after a battle with cancer that took his life at the age of 46 on April 16, 1976.  He joined the Air Force after graduation and remained on active duty as a CMsgt. until they retired him 4 days before his death. He served in Korea and Vietnam. He was an Air Force man through and through and loved his country and the four kids he left behind. Debra A. Neal-Reep.

James Nixon - Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] deceased April 1991. Served in US Air Force  Korea and Vietnam. 

Lawrence M. Smith. VEAZIE and BAILEYVILLE Lawrence M. Smith, 77, died Monday, April 28, 2008, at his home, with his family by his side. He was born March 1, 1931, in Calais, son of the late Lewis "Ted" and Gertrude (Hawkes) Smith. Larry graduated from CMHS in 1948. After graduation, he worked for the railroad until 1950. At that time, he entered the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving until 1954. Larry then worked on the paper machines at Georgia Pacific, Baileyville, for 36 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of American Legion, Orono, Post No. 0084. Larry was a volunteer for Eastern Area Agency on Aging where he built ramps for the elderly in need. He was considered an "Active Hero" for the Red Cross as a frequent blood donor. He took great pleasure in good naturedly hurling insults at "P.J." McVicar and "buggin" his fishing buddy for many years, Dean Perkins. In the last couple of years, Larry developed a friendship with Gordon Williamson, who would stop by to play cribbage or rummy with him. Larry will be remembered as a mild mannered, soft spoken, physically strong man. He is survived by his three children, Larry "J.R." Smith and his wife, Belinda, of Calais, Jo-Anne Bartlett and her companion, Shane, of Baileyville, and Gary "Garrison" Smith and his wife, Amy, of Champlain, N.Y.; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Mahar of Milltown; two sisters, Frances "Penny" Peasley of Clifton and Shirley Tracey of Sarasota, Fla.; 17 grandchildren, Dianna, Kristie, Desiree, Sarah, Ashleigh, Rebekah, Raycheal, Adam, Brian, Krystal, Melissa, Kevin, Scott, Jesse, Logan, Amber and Jeremiah; five great-grandchildren, Amiyah, Caleb, Riley, Kataryna and Donaven; and nephews, Dale Carlow, Lon, Chris and Mark Tracey. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Ann Caswell of Calais. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia (Mahar) Smith, in 2003. A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Richard McLaughlin officiating. Committal will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery at a later date. Those who wish to remember Larry in a special way may make contributions to Bangor Area Visiting Nurses, 885 Union St., Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401 or to a charity of ones choice. In honor of Larry's blood donor accomplishments as an "Active Hero," people are encouraged to donate blood to the American Red Cross. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com. [BDN 4/30/08 provided by Sharon Howland & Marilyn Strout]

James Edward Sprague Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 042009

Ellen Stanhope Howe, 83, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. Ellen was born Oct. 1, 1929, in Calais, daughter of the late Norman and Mattie (Sweeney) Stanhope. She graduated from Calais Memorial High School, class of 1948, and married her love, John D. Howe, Oct. 1, 1950, in Milltown. Ellen worked as a nurse's assistant at Calais Regional Hospital for many years. She was a member of Orion Chapter No. 45 Order of the Eastern Star, Calais; TOPS, Baileyville; and Cathance Grange. Ellen enjoyed scrapbooking, fishing, gardening, sewing, and most importantly, spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by an infant brother, Norman K. Stanhope Jr.; a sister, Joyce Morrell; a son-in-law, Richard Roberts; and a stepgrandson, Jonathan Roberts. Surviving are her loving husband of 62 years, John D. Howe; four children, John F. Howe and his wife, Valerie, of Hampton, Va., Norman Howe and his wife, Linda, of Cooper, Cheryl Roberts of Yarmouth and Laurie Tyler and her husband, Glenn, of Willington, Conn.; seven grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and a niece, Elizabeth Clark of Lincolnville. Visiting hours will be held 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Meddybemps Christian Church, where a celebration of Ellen's life will begin 7 p.m. Burial will take place in the spring at West Ridge Cemetery, Cooper. Donations in Ellen's memory may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com. [Published in BDN Maine on January 26, 2013. Sharon Howland.] 

Thelma Marjorie Stuart Richard, of 109 Sandy Lane, who had 40 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, died Wednesday at the Wiliam Backus Hospital after a long illness. She was 63. Mrs. Richard, who also had 9 children, 13 step children and three nephews, was the wife of the Rev. Clayton Richard, retired pastor of Bozrah Congregational Church. She was Mr. Richard's second wife. He had 13 children from a previous marriage. Mrs. Richard had five daughters and four sons with Mr. Richard. The name of each daughter begins with "L" and ends with "A" and was chosen by Mrs. Richard. Mrs. Richard was a photographer in Maine before her marriage. According to one of her daughters, she met Mr. Richard when she was assigned to take his picture for a newspaper when he was appointed pastor of a church in Maine. Over the years, she took numerous photographs of her large family. Mrs. Richard was an outstanding role model as a mother and was of tremendous assistance to her husband with his work in the church, her daughter said. She was a special teacher's aide for a long period, working with a handicapped child at Fields Memorial School in Bozrah. She was born Feb. 4, 1931, in Calais ME, the daughter of Willard and Grace Cook Stuart. Mrs. Richard is survived by her husband; her daughters, Lisa Shank of Norwich; Lorna Grant of Springfield MA; Lorna Richard of Greenwich; Lydia Richard of Gaithersburg MD; and Lynda Richard of Nantucket MA; her sons are John Richard of San Francisco; Mark Richard of Colchester; Stuart Richard of Norwich; and Carvell Richard of Nantucket. A private sevice will be held at Red Beach Cemetery. [The Day, N. Stonington  7/7/1994] 

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