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Graduates Class of 1952

Richard Houston Andrews

Barbara Rose Barnard

Shirley Christine Barnard

Janet Stewart Brown

Betty Marie Burns

Olive Alice Carlow

Barbara Louise Casey

John Francis Clark

Joyce Elizabeth Clark

Robert Lewis Clark

Shirley Anne Collins

Marion Mae Cook

Richard Leonard Curtice

Muriel Ruth Davis

Donald Deith Donovan

Gail Inez Doten

Helen Winslow Farrar

Jacqueline Anne Fisher

Phillip Charles Fletcher

Barbara Joan Fleming

Charles Edward Frost

Douglas Leslie Frost

Anna Harriett Greenlaw

Mary Ellen Hanson

Dorothy Arline Hincks

Jeri-Mae Hayward

Lorraine Sophia Hayward

Nora Belle Hayward

Donald LeRoy Holmes

Audrey Rae Johnson

Dorothy Pearl Johnson

Thomas Leo Johnson

Joyce Elaine Keene

Diane Lillian Kinney

Patricia Louise Kittredge

Alice Doris Lee

Marian Teresa Lee

Gloria Marianne Lord

Margaret Mary Lovering

Francis Reid MacDonald

John Franklin McArthur

Hollis Arthur McGlauflin

Floyd Allan McGlinchey

Mary Elizabeth McLain

Barbara Jean Miles

Janet Ruth Moffitt

Cecil Gordon Moreside

Nortman Thomas Noddin

Maxine Ardrey Pine

Alice Jean Robinson

Nola Jean Scott

Rena Lucille Scribner Shirley Ann Seeley Sally Ann Shain
Beverly Rodell Sherman Luther Francis Thornton Lyle Everett Tupper
Shirley Joyce Vining James Robert Walker Douglas Ormand Wardwell
Dorthy Karlin Wolman    

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Deceased Classmates

Shirley C. Barnard Ward. Born in Calais, Maine on October 27, 1934, daughter of Christine (Hooper) Barnard and George Ivan Barnard.  A graduate of Calais Memorial High School (Class of '52) and graduate of Holy Rosary Commercial School in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. She joined New England Telephone Co. business office and later transferred to the Portland office where she met her husband Kenneth Ward, later employed by AT&T in Boston, MA. They married in 1957 and moved to Massachusetts. After starting a family, she enrolled in the Lee Institute and obtained her real estate brokers license, being among the first women licensed brokers. Real Estate was always Shirley's first love in the business world and spent several years doing it while raising her children. Shirley was also the administrator of the Barnard Rest Home in Westfield, MA., before moving back to the Boston area with the transfer of Ken to that area. Moving to Onset, MA in 1977, they built a home on Sias Point. She became very active in the St. Mary's-St. Margaret's Parish in Onset and Buzzards Bay. She was the coordinator for CCD at St. Mary's, a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at both churches. She also pursued her career in Real Estate, working with Mary Crowley for several years. She then purchased the Old Eddtide Restaurant in Onset, renaming it Harbor Lights, which became a destination of distinction, earning a five star rating. Shirley and Ken later retired to Florida where she attended Florida State to obtain her Florida real estate license. She worked at Riverbend, a golfing and boating community in North Fort Myers and became the sales and property manager for that community. During this time, she and Ken divorced, although remained good friends. She returned to Cape Cod in 2002, where she resided at Roland Phinney Community where she made many friends and fond memories. In 2016, Shirley moved in The Cape Cod Senior Residences Community where she made many great friends and especially enjoyed the incredible care of the staff. Shirley is survived by her three children, Christine Moffet and her husband John of Portland, ME, Marie McFadyen and her husband Kevin of Plymouth, MA and son Russell Ward and his wife Lora of Wildomar, CA, eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren who, she loved dearly, her brother Charles and wife Valerie, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Ivan and her sister Barbara. Shirley was very independent and a life long learner with a special passion to help and take care of others. She loved reading, playing cards, cooking, crocheting, skiing, golfing, making hand carved candles and spending time with friends and especially her family. 

Shirley A. (Collins) McDonald, 72, passed away peacefully Nov. 8, 2007, in Brewer after a brief illness. She was born March 9, 1935, in Calais, the daughter of Edward and Thelma (Allen) Collins. Shirley graduated from University of Maine - Farmington and worked as a teacher at Eddington Elementary School. She left her teaching career to raise her family, a new career that she loved. A dedicated mother and grandmother, Shirley is survived by four children, Heather McDonald of Eddington, Cindy McDonald of Eddington, Robin Fish and her husband, Greg, of Mount Vernon and John McDonald III of Fayetteville, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Nick, Krystle, Anthony, Jason and his wife, Maggie, David and his wife, Jordyn, Tina and Ryan; and two great-grandchildren, Adam and Atianna. She was predeceased by a daughter, Julie L. McDonald in 1999. Shirley's family thanks the staff of Brewer Rehab Living Center for their kindness. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Meadowbrook Cemetery, Route 9, Eddington, with the Rev. Dr. Tracy Reeves, pastor of the North Brewer - Eddington United Methodist Church, presiding. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Brewer Rehab Living Center Memorial Fund, 74 Parkway South, Brewer, ME 04412. Online condolences may also be offered at [BDN 11/10/07 provided by Marilyn Strout] 

Charles E. Frost, 81, died Sunday, March 27, 2016 in Sterling Village, after a long illness. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Catherine M. (Bass) Frost; three sons: Gregory C. Frost and his wife, Angela, of Poughquag, NY, Stephen E. Frost and his wife, Mary, of Lancaster, and Randall T. Frost, and his wife, Patricia, of Sterling; a daughter, Beth A. Mahoney, and her husband, Paul, of Sutton; a sister, Zettie Shookus, of East Granby, CT; nine grandchildren: Kaitlyn Condon, Colleen, Renee, Alex, Matthew, and Nicholas Frost, and Lauren, Erin and Shannon Mahoney; nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Lawrence and Darrell Frost, and one sister, Norma Donahue, predeceased him. Charlie was born and raised in Alexander, Maine, son of Lyston and Hazel (Cousins) Frost. He was a graduate of Calais High School, Class of 1952, Calais, Maine, and had been a resident of Clinton since 1957. For 40 years, he worked as a Well Driller for R.E. Chapman, Oakdale, retiring in 1997. A member of St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish, he was a life-member of the Clinton Lodge of Elks, and a long-time member of the IUOE and IUEC Local 4, and the New England Water Wells Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family at Pleasant Lake in Alexander, Maine. Charlie’s funeral will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from the McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church St., with a Mass at 12:00 Noon in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018, or to St. John’s Restoration Fund, 149 Chestnut St., Clinton, MA 01510. 

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Anna Greenlaw Brown Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 120809

Jeri-Mae Hayward McCoy. Jeri-Mae Hayward Perry McCoy April 17, 1935 - January 10, 2005. Born April 17, 1935 in Marine City, MI, the eighth of ten children to Henry C. and Blanche E. Hayward, Jeri-Mae Hayward Perry McCoy, 69, went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2005. She attended schools and graduated from Calais Memorial High School in Calais, ME. She lived in Texas, Arizona, New York, Chicago and Concord, CA where she retired from the United States Postal Service in 1986 before moving to Valley Springs, CA in 1994. She was an active member of Stone Corral Community Church in Valley Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Clint Hayward and Sam Hayward of Calais, ME and Hazen Hayward of Portsmouth, NH, and one sister, Corliss Keef of Calais, ME, besides her baby Daniel in 1958, and son, Ron Perry in 2001. She is survived by her husband, Jack L. McCoy of Valley Springs; daughter, Linda Perry Munn and Lonnie Matthews of Spokane, WA; daughter, Janice Perry Diehl Caltagirone and David Simons of Vancouver, WA. One step-daughter, Lori McCoy Murphy and Jack Murphy of Moss Beach, CA; nine grandchildren, Nathan Diehl and wife Amy of Mountain View, CA, Nicholas Diehl and wife Kasey of Vancouver, WA, Heather Munn Krause and husband Jonathan of Hen-derson, NV, Danielle Munn and Joseph Munn of Pleasanton, CA, Samantha Caltagirone of Vancover, WA, Lonnie Matthews of Spokane, WA, Sara Perry of Angels Camp, CA and Chanti' Murphy of Moss Beach; two great-grandchildren, Emma Lee Diehl of Vancouver, WA and Tyler Jonathan Krause of Henderson, NV; four sisters, Sissy Johnson of Meddybemps, ME, Sara Cameron and Patty Hayward of Calais, Maine and Ann Hacker of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; one brother, Jon Hayward of Winston Salem, NC; several nieces and nephews and her beloved church family at Stone Corral.Interment will be at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, CA. Donations in her memory may be given to The Gideon Bible Society or charity of choice. There will be a graveside service on Friday, January 14, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. The graveside service will be at Cherokee memorial Park, Hwy 99 and Harney Lane, Lodi, CA. Following the graveside service will be a memorial service at the Stone Corral Community Church, Valley Springs, CA at 2:00 p.m. There will be a visitation on Friday, January 14, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The visitation will be at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, 831 Industrial Way, Lodi, CA. Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. [The Record  January 13, 2005 Valley Springs, provided by Sharon Howland]

Audrey R. Johnson Geagan. BANGOR and ROBBINSTON Audrey R. Geagan, 71, wife of the late Ronald Geagan, died Aug. 28, 2007, at a Bangor hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 22, 1935, in Calais, the daughter of Raymond and Vergie (Stanhope) Johnson. Audrey graduated from Calais High School in 1952 and Husson College with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She taught high school at Wilton Academy and Brewer High School, substituted at John Bapst High School and taught adult education at Old Town High School. She then went to work as the assistant manager for Standard Shoe Co., until she was offered a job at Bangor High School as an education technician III, and stayed until her retirement in 1998. Audrey was a member of the Phi Rho Zeta Sorority. She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Todd and Sharon of Bangor, and Sean and Kimberly of Bucksport; one granddaughter, Kelli; two grandsons, Jonathan and Joshua; lifelong friend, Ruth McNutt of Robbinston; many other special relatives and friends in Bangor and Robbinston; and her dog, Oscar. Also special thanks to the girls at Ross Manor and Becky, Debbie and Eva at Easter Maine Medical Center. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bangor, with the Rev. Thomas Lequin, pastor, presider. Interment will be held immediately after at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments after the interment at Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at [Bangor Daily News, 08/30/07 provided by Marilyn Strout & John Adams]

John Franklin McArthur,  82, passed away with family by his side on Thursday, December 14, 2017. John was born in Calais on January 7, 1935, son of Fay and Bertha (Cheney) McArthur. He graduated from Calais High School and worked for many years in the grinder room at Georgia Pacific. John then worked at Ace Hardware in Baileyville before starting his career driving school bus for Woodland School District, retiring with over 30 years of service. He was a member of the Spednic Club and enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, playing pool, bowling, and in later years, playing bingo. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary (James) McArthur; his three sisters, Eva, Edna, and Florence; and his three brothers, Ben, Carrol and Lawrence. Surviving are his three children, Ronald McArthur and wife, Linda, of Crawford, Charles McArthur and wife, Marion, of Baileyville, and Brenda Morrison and husband, Tim, of Greenville, SC; eight grandchildren, Crystal, Joshua, Nathan, Brian, Kellen, Kyle, Sara, Rachel; eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Esther Hood of Princeton; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of John's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A private burial will take place in Woodland Cemetery in Baileyville. Condolences and memories may be shared at[Published - BDN - Dec 16, 2017. Provided by Sharon Howland.]

Mary E. McLain Hill, 77, died July 23, 2011, in Bangor. She was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Calais, the daughter of Ted and Martha McLain. She graduated from Calais High School and attended Holy Rosary, St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Mary worked at Frank's Bake Shop, for the past 20 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis P. Hill; a son, Jeffery M. Hill; and two sisters, Jackie Doten and Nancy Mosher. Surviving are three daughters, Joyce Hill-Simpson and her husband, Steve, of Bangor, Mary Lou Craig and her husband, Glen, of Winterport and Teresa Hodges and Aaron Stevens of Bangor; three grandchildren, Mckenzie Craig, Chase Craig and Josh Hodges; one great-granddaughter, Kendal Longtin; five sisters, Joan Maher, Frances White, Anne Asali, Jane Reinhart and Joyce Scharbo; several nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Theresa Soucy, Donna Prescott and her family from Frank's Bake Shop. Relatives and friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor, after the service. Those wishing to remember Mary in a special way may contribute in her memory to Bangor Valley Scottish Rite, Children's Learning Center, 294 Union St., Suite 2, Bangor, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith, Orono Chapel. [Published in Bangor Daily News on July 25, 2011. Provided by Sharon Howland.]

Gordon Cecil Moreside, 79, passed away at home on December 11, 2014. Cecil was born in Baring, ME on March 29, 1935 to Freda L. McCray. Cecil was raised in Baring by his grandparents James “Edward” and Annie E. Moreside. [Calais Advertiser, provided by Heather Ross] 

Luther Francis Thornton, 76, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. Luther was born July 9, 1933, in South Princeton, son of the late Clinton and Gladys (Grover) Thornton. He graduated from Calais High School, Class of 1952. After serving his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Luther returned home and worked in the woods and blueberry fields. On March 17, 1963, he married Joline Leclair in Milltown. In 1969, Luther began driving a school bus for the Crawford area, retiring in 2009. He served as a selectman for Crawford for 30 years. Luther enjoyed the outdoors and taking care of his blueberry fields. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Beatrice Ring; and his brother, Clinton Thornton. Surviving are his loving wife of 47 years, Joline Thornton; three children, Michael McKeown and his wife, Diana, of Phoenix, Luther Thornton Jr. and his wife, Carlene, of Liberty, and Susan Wallace and her husband, Randy, of Crawford; six grandchildren, Doug McKeown of Germany, Mike Moody and his fiancee, Amanda Bowdoin, of Searsmont, Shanna Ashby and her husband, Abe, of Windsor, and Amanda Mitchell and her husband, Shane, of Belmont; his two special "buddies" who were by his side, Travis and Chris Wallace, both of Crawford; many great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Abigail Lange and her husband, Dennis, of Minnesota, and Jennifer Ring of Wisconsin. A graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Crawford Cemetery, Route 9, Crawford. Donations in Luther's memory may be made to Alexander-Crawford Scholarship Fund, care of Down East Credit Union, P.O. Box 130, Baileyville, ME 04694. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at [Provided by Sharon Howland & John Adams. Published in Bangor Daily News June 8, 2010.] 

Douglas O. Wardwell passed away on November 4, 2017 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Born in St. Stephen, NB, Canada, he was the husband of Julie (Crabb) Wardwell and the late Jane Wardwell, and son of the late Owen and Arlene Wardwell. Dr. Wardwell attended schools in Eastport and Calais, ME, graduating from Calais Memorial High School in 1952. He was active in scouting as an explorer and Boy Scout troop leader in New Hampshire. He graduated from Boston University’s School of Public Relations and Communications in 1956 with a BS in Radio, TV and Film where he was active in drama in BU’s Huntington Theatre.  He was president of Alpha Epsilon Rho, a national radio and television fraternity, the recipient of the Scarlet Key for extraordinary service to Boston University and director of radio drama at WBUR Boston.  Following graduation, he worked in commercial radio and television in Worcester and Springfield, MA, Hartford, CT and graduated from Syracuse University with a masters in television in 1959 after which he was employed as radio/television specialist for the University of Connecticut Extension Service (1960-66) and Central Connecticut State University in  New Britain, as director of TV services and professor in the Department of  Communications(1966-1992). He received his Doctorate in Education from Nova University in 1975 and retired as a Professor Emeritus in 1992 while continuing to teach as an adjunct Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. Dr. Wardwell was a chevalier in the order of De Molay, member of the blue lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Willington, CT and former president of the New Britain, CT and Wakefield, RI Rotary clubs. He was the recipient of the Rotarian of the year award from Wakefield Rotary in 2001 and was a former member of the Avon Rotary Club in Avon, CT.  In broadcasting and video, Dr. Wardwell was a founding member of the Connecticut Higher Education TV Association, Northeast Director of the International TV Association, the recipient of five international Telly Awards and four national videography awards for excellence in video production plus the National Pioneer ACE award of the American Association of Agricultural College Editors for contributions to his profession. He was president of Group Telecasters, as a video consultant to major corporations and as a writer/producer/director and former member of the National Association of Broadcasters and National Cable Television Association.  In politics, Dr. Wardwell was chairman of the Canton Taxpayers Association in Canton, CT, chairman of the Narragansett Property Owners Association in Narragansett, RI, chairman of the Narragansett Republican Town Committee and a member of the Narragansett Conservation and Charter Revision Committee. He was the father of Julie Anne Saillant of Barkhamsted, CT and Laurie Jane Dragunoff of Myrtle Beach, SC, brother of Lila Jane Tibbitts of Titusville, FL and the late Judith Ann Putnam of Calais, ME. He was the grandfather of Lindsay Paige Dragunoff; stepfather of Christopher Louzon and Melissa Kisilywicz, step-grandfather of Cody and Jake Louzon and Andrew, Ashley and Emily Kisilywicz.  A celebration of life service will be held for Dr. Wardwell on November 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Wakefield Baptist Church, 236 Main Street, Wakefield, RI.  Burial will be private. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. For guest book and condolences,  


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