Calais Memorial High School

Class of 1950

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Graduates Class of 1950

Robert Merrill Allen

Maida Orilla Barnes

Phyllis Ann Bates

Francis Raymond Beaulieu

Donald Wooster Beckett

Gilbert Percy Beckett

Dorothy Avis Boyd

Daniel George Brown

Richard Vaughan Cavanaugh

Laird Cawley

Jean Ruth Clark

Patricia Ann Cleland

Orville Cookson

Alvah Eugene Cousins

Arline Mae Day

Leland Corrin Day

Ann Marie DelMonaco

Warren Elmer Demmons

Freda Marie Downing

Ada Lois Dudley

Embert Earl Dwelley

Norma Mavis Farthing

Constance Janet Fox

Lawrence Wallace Gillespie

Marion Ruth Greenlaw

Robert Allison Haskins

Charles Nelson Hayward

Coleman Samuel Irvine

Horace Melvin James

Glen Silas Johnson

Judith Ann Johnstone

Norman Willard Lane

Brian Anthony Lee

Mary Nina Leeman

Jane Littlefield

Marilyn Janice Love

Mabel Elizabeth Lyons

Royce Harry McCoubrey

Philip McKeown

Ralph Verne McKeown

Betty Arlene McLean

Ruth Cora McLean

Lawrence Richard McPhee

Mona Irene Morrison

Wanita Aileen Mylen

Wilma Lucille Mylen

Patricia Ann Porter

Jack Denis Relahan

Mary Alma Ross

Charlotte Ann Seamans

Sally Sandra Shafer

Barbara Jean Smith Shirley Eleanor Smith Lillian Phyllis Sprague
Jean Lillian Stanhope David Sawyer Thompson Norma Teed Tracy
Carol Anita Tyler Dorothy Evelyn Wheelock Payson J. Fleming

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Robert Allen, Rochester NY. Hello to all, wishing you a Happy New Year 2009. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. 123108 

Freda Marie Downing married Allen William Polk of Plantation 21, Princeton Maine. Later in years they moved to Woodland then to Calais, Maine. Together they had 10 children, many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. On March 24th 2001, Freda and Allen Polk celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary which was given and attended by all 10  of their children.  They had over 100 guests and a good time was had by all. Freda would love to hear from any old friends and classmates at her address shown here.  P. O. Box 950, Calais, Maine. 

Lawrence W. Gillespie, Calais ME. US Marine Corps, Korea, Double Purple Heart Recipient

John (Jack) Relahan, 4 Lake View Drive, Woodstock, CT 06281. Retired now and enjoying it.  Would like to hear about class mates.  e-mail updated 9/14/03. 

Deceased Classmates

Francis "Sunny" Raymond Beaulieu Sr., 78, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 16, 2009, at a Bangor hospital. Francis was born in Carrabassett, son of the late Frank and Rilla (Coleman) Beaulieu. He graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1950. Francis was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. Francis married Ruth Deacon March 31, 1954, in Calais. Along with his wife, he owned and operated Todd's Hardware Store, Calais, for 37 years. After selling the store, he owned and operated Beaulieu's Lock Smith. Francis was a member of Calais United Methodist Church and a former member of Spednic Club, Baileyville, and St. Croix Bowling Club. He enjoyed fishing and flying his airplane. In addition to his parents, Francis was predeceased by a son, Harold L. Beaulieu; his sister, Ida Rose Ambrose; and his sister-in-law, Barbara Jean Taylor. Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Ruth Beaulieu; his son, Francis "Ray" Beaulieu Jr. and his companion, Jill Skillings, of Calais; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In accordance with Francis' wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Homes, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at [Published in Bangor Daily News on 5/18/2009. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Daniel Brown died 04/12/09. Born July 19, 1932 in Calais, Maine, he moved to Bradenton in 1992. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a Veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and a member of the American Legion in Calais, Maine. Survived by his wife, Grace of Bradenton, FL; sons, Christopher Dean Brown and his fiancé Anita both of MD, Samuel Luke (Mindy) Brown of CA; daughter, Mary Jocelyn (David) Greenlaw of NV; sister, Lois McNamara of Calais, ME; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. 

Jean Ruth Clark died on April 22, 2004 with her children and grandchildren at her side. Miss you, Mom

Patricia Cleland Clark - DOVER - FOXCROFT - Patricia A. Clark, 77, of 14 Deer View Lane, peacefully went to heaven to be reunited with her beloved husband in the afternoon of Dec. 10, 2009. She was born Aug. 21, 1932, in Eastport, the daughter of Ernest M. and Henrietta (Blackwood) Cleland. Patricia grew up in Robbinston and was a proud 1950 graduate of Calais High School. She married Herman N. Clark, also of Robbinston, March 24, 1951, and they briefly moved to Moodus, Conn., before settling in central Maine, initially in Dexter and eventually in Dover-Foxcroft in 1954, at the home where she would spend the rest of her life. While her husband, a World War II veteran, went on to have a long career at Fayscott Corp., Dexter, Patricia thrived as a housewife who raised five children. She was a private person, but also an avid reader of newspapers and magazines who enjoyed crossword puzzles, and with Herman supported all of their children's various endeavors. Patricia and Herman were married for 36 years until his passing June 20, 1987. Since then she continued to find great enjoyment in life through her close relationships with her children and her daily afternoon visits with best ' cat, Garfield. Patricia is survived by a brother, Roy Cunningham and his wife, Mary Lou, of New Britain, Conn.; five children, Herman N. "Nick" Clark Jr., Carol A. Clark, Ernest R. Clark, Dennis R. Clark and Kenneth R. Clark, all of Dover-Foxcroft; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call 2 p.m. until the time of service 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, with family neighbor, Shawn Darrah, assistant pastor of Family Worship Center, Dover-Foxcroft, officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the family lot at Rural Grove Cemetery. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at [Published in Bangor Daily News on December 11, 2009]

Audie Cookson  BREWER - Audie Cookson, 80, husband of Mary (McKusick) Cookson, died May 12, 2013, from complications of pulmonary fibrosis and heart disease. He was born May 10, 1933, in Orville Pike Cookson, in Calais, the son of Wellington and Grace (Maxwell) Cookson. He had his name legally changed to Audie many years ago. Audie attended elementary school in Milltown, and graduated from the Calais Memorial High School, class of 1950. He received a Bachelors Degree in Education from Washington State Teachers College, now UMM, and a Master Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Maine in Orono. He held a Principal Certificate in Elementary and Junior High, and was a principal-teacher in the Augusta and SAD No. 63 School systems. Leaving the field of teaching, Audie became an educational consultant for the Counseling Center in Bangor, now CHCS, where he eventually became deputy executive director. He left that position to become deputy director of Penquis Community Action Program in Bangor from which he retired in 1993. Audie was one of the original incorporators of the Maine Community Action Program in 1965. Audie served his country during the Korean War as a member of the 45th and 7th Signal Corps. He was a life member of VFW Post No. 3283, Dade City, Fla., where he was an active member of the Honor Guard, performing funeral services for veterans at the National Cemetery and elsewhere throughout the State of Florida. Audie and his wife, Mary, were also members of the Bangor Troop Greeters Association. Audie was a life member and past master of Ralph J. Pollard Masonic Lodge No. 217, Orrington, for many years was a member of Anah Shrine in Bangor, and a member of the Clown Unit, known as "Cookie the Clown." Before moving to Brewer, he was a member of the school board in Eddington, the Appeals Board in Clifton, and in 1994 became the first town manager in Clifton. Audie enjoyed carpentry having built three homes and five lakeside cottages during his lifetime. Woodworking was also a hobby of Audie's, building various pieces of furniture for family members and friends. He also enjoyed playing guitar with a Florida Country - Blue Grass group "The Maineacs," playing at nursing homes and club houses around the Zephyrhills area. Audie was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Jim; a sister, Grace LeVasseur; and an infant son, Gary Milton Cookson in 1959. Audie is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary (McKusick) Cookson; a daughter, Kelly and her partner, Tracy, and their son, Kane; a son, Mark and his wife, Darlene, and their children, Joe and Jen; a stepson, Mike Burgess and his wife, Julie, and their children, Bret, Matt, Devon and Josh; a stepson, Scott Burgess and his wife, Carmen, and their children, Ryan, Kyle and Breana; two sisters-in-law, Muriel Cookson of Vassalboro and Betty Plummer of New York; two brothers, Bob of Virginia, and Gene of Baring; and a special cousin, Dick of Virginia; as well as his favorite cousin, Ross Cookson of Calais; special friends, Lee Reynolds and Larry Hamm of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. A "remembrance of life" for family and friends will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Penobscot County Conservation Club, 570 N. Main St., Brewer, where refreshments and conversation can be enjoyed. Interment will be private for the family at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta, at a later date. Those who wish to remember Audie in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the charity of their choice. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at [Published in BDN Maine on May 14, 2013. Sharon Howland]

Ann Delmonaco Drew Obituary  [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  

Warren E. Demmons, Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Norma Farthing Mulholland Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Payson J. Fleming Obituary  [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

CALAIS - Robert "Bob" A. Haskins, 75, died July 3, 2008, at his residence. HeHaskins was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Calais, the son of Edward and Mary (Lawrence) Haskins. Bob was a member of Sherman Brothers Post No. 3, American Legion of Calais and USS Baltimore C.A. No. 68 Association. He was an avid hunter and loved his family dearly. He also served as CEO of the morning Coffee Club. He was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte (Worrell) Haskins in 1999. Survivors include his children, Mike and his wife, Judy, of Germany, Shari Doten and her husband, Donald, of Baring, John and his wife, Katharine, of Calais and Laurie Mahar and her husband, Kevin, of Garland; special companion, Pearl Tomah of Calais; a sister, Marjorie Hill and her husband, Ralph, of Bangor; and sisters-in-law, Gloria Haskins and Freda Ross and her husband, Jake, all from New Brunswick, Canada. Known as Dar, he will be greatly missed by grandchildren, Heather, Jason, Jeramie, Adam, Bob, Dustin, Katie, Leslie and Jamie; great-grand-children, Clara Charlotte, Cain, Keagan, Morgan Rose, Hailey, Kaliegh, Brady and Lauren; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Lewis and Karen Scribner and family; and many friends. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Calais Cemetery with Pastor Robert Hinton officiating. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. [Bangor Daily News 070508 provided by John Adams] 

Norman Lane Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042309

Mary N. Leeman, 69, died March 16, 2002, at a Calais Health Care facility. She was born in Calais November 29, 1932, the daughter of Frederick and Beatrice (Hanson) Leeman. Mary was a graduate of Calais Memorial High School , training at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where she received her registered nursing degree. She spent several years nursing in Calais, St. Stephen, Bangor, Florida, Wyoming, and Portland. She received her BS in Nursing at the University of Southern Maine where she was also an educator. Mary was the head nurse at the first cardiac care and open heart surgery unit at the State of Maine at the Maine Medical Center, Portland. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Calais and the American Nurses Association. She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Bea Leeman; her brother George Leeman; and a sister Hope Leeman Peaslee. Surviving are one sister and a brother-in-law Betty (Leeman) Sherrard and her husband John of Calais; also survived by nieces and nephews, Mike and Sandra Sherrard, Jeff and Doreen Sherrard, Andrew and Maria (Sherrard) Tickle, all of Calais; Herbert and Sue (Sherrard) Reynolds of Etna; Frederick Leeman of Calais; Randy Leeman of Baileyville; Chris Leeman and sister Anne of California; two special friends Myron Peaslee and Ruth Sherrard, both of Calais.

Royce McCoubrey Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 

Lawrence R. McPhee, of Spring Grove Avenue, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 9, 2014, on his 81st birthday, surrounded by his family. Lawrence was born March 9, 1933, in Woodland (Baileyville), Maine, but grew up in Calais, Maine, and was the son of Daniel J. and Nora D. (Peterson) McPhee. Lawrence graduated from Washington State Teachers College, and later from the University of Maine, with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He then attended Lowell Technical Institute and Northeastern University, receiving a Master of Business Administration from American International College in Springfield. At age 21 Lawrence entered the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Once Lawrence was honorably discharged, he worked as a microwave engineer for Raytheon, Missile Systems Division in Bedford. He then worked nearly 30 years for Kollmorgen Corporation in Northampton, where he held a variety of engineering and management positions. In Lawrence's free time, he played golf, earning many awards recognizing him for his skill, obtaining two hole-in-ones during his golf career. He became a member at both Hickory Ridge Country Club in Amherst, and Northampton Country Club in Northampton. Lawrence leaves behind a loving wife Lillian E. (Finizio) McPhee of Florence, and four daughters, Diane McPhee of Huntington Beach, Calif., with her two children, Erin and Renee LaMontagne; Kathryn Murphy of Southampton, wife of William Murphy with their two children, Jocelyn and Nora; Lauren Lamica of Southampton, and husband Paul Lamica with their daughter Emily; and Elizabeth Coles of Huntington Beach, Calif., with her husband Douglas Coles. Calling hours will be held at the Ahearn Funeral Home Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 12 p.m. Donations in Lawrence's memory can be made to VNA & Hospice of Cooley Dickinson. 

Patricia Porter Allen Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  120809

Lillian Sprague Gorsuch Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042309

Carol Tyler Furber, Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]


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