Calais Memorial High School
Class of 1955

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Graduates Class of 1955

Barbara Jean Allen

Marilyn Ruth Bailey

Charles Richard Burns

Jesse P. Carpenter

LeRoy S. Carter

John Patrick Casey

Marylyn Joyce Cook

Grace E. Cookson

Flora Dell Corbett

Justin Philip Day

Pearl Katherine Dinsmore

Wilfred J. Donovan

Carlton Richard Doten

Elaine Marie Doten

June Bremna Doten

Kenneth LeRoy Doten

Norman Willard Dwelley

Ray Herbert Fitzpatrick

Richard W. Gray

Shirley Elizabeth Greenlaw

John H. Hayward

Stella Hayward

Theresa Lillian Hiland

Ruth Ethel Johnson

Arlyn Rayford Leach

Jean Elizabeth Lunn

Mary Kathryn Lyons

Paul Kenneth McClure

Elisabeth McCullough

Merlyn John McGraw

Arleigh Clayton Merrill

Delia Isabella Michaels

Shirley Ann Moffitt

Norma Jean Napier

Eleanor J. Perkins

John Arthur Perkins

Phyllis Laura Perkins

Ruth Marie Robinson

Kenneth Wilbur Ross

George William Seavey

Grant Andrew Seeley

Norman David Sennett

Doris Kay Stanhope

Catherine Sarah Tingley

Robert Marley Tupper

Lila Wardwell Tibbitts

Nadine Edwina Winslow

Robert A. Mitchell

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What's Happening

Marilyn Bailey Williams.   Ken and I have retired and moved to Lima, Ohio. We have one daughter (Janet) and husband and several grandchildren nearby. Busy setting up our new home. Other three 'children' live in various parts of the USA and Canada: Barbara, in Philadelphia; Arty, in Hamilton, Ontario; Gloria, in Annapolis. Please note our new e-mail address

Dick & Dee (Michaels) Gray, Ellsworth ME. Dee and I were married in December after graduation and NAVY boot camp. Still married, and not too old for Dee, but I got too old for the NAVY, so am now retired. We have 4 grown children, numerous "Grand's" & great "Grand's"! We are settled back here in Ellsworth, where I currently serve on the School Board. Looking to see all from 55 at our next reunion.  You have a fine Navy day! E-mail [061508]

Lila Jane Wardwell Tibbitts. Hi there! Frank and I married in 1955 and are still madly in love!  We had four children; two girls and two boys, one son gone to be with the Lord!  Frank served 20 years in the Air Force and before he retired we went into Christian Ministry; we have pastored several churches, but our love is missions and evangelism.  We have 58 churches in the Philippines; Ghana; Togo and Nigeria.  Our web site is  We look forward to hearing from one and all; now who can honestly forget CMHS? In Jesus love, Lila Jane Wardwell Tibbitts. Author of "Through the Eyes of a Child" available through Amazon.  Update:  We now have 5 great-grandchildren from 4 grand-daughters. Hope you are doing well,  Is Marilyn Bailey's husband still alive?  A lot of our classmates have gone, but then, I can hardly believe that I am now 79 and 80 the end of the year Wow! God bless! Lila Jane 2/1/17

Deceased Classmates

Barbara Allen Seeley. Deceased. 

LeRoy Carter. GILBERT, Ariz. - LeRoy S. Carter passed Jan. 31, 2012. He was born July 2, 1936, in Calais, the son of Gerald and Mae Carter. He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Paula Carter; daughter, Jenny and son-in-law, Allen Guptill, of Baileyville; son, Troy Carter of Chandler, Ariz.; grandson, Joshua Guptill of Tennessee; granddaughter, Alicia Guptill and great-granddaughter, Karleigh Smith, of Levant; sisters, Mary Gordon of Calais and Joan Corey of Marboro, Mass.; sister-in-law, Nancy Carter; several nieces and nephews. He retired from Georgia Pacific Pulp and Paper Co. with 34 years of service. Roy was honorably discharged after serving his country in the U.S. Air Force for four years. For those who wish to attend, a remembrance service will be held for friends 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Faith Family Fellowship Church, 20913 East Ocotillo Road, Queen Creek, Ariz., conducted by Pastor Ed Stutz. At a later date there will be a graveside service in Crawford for family and friends. The family requests that those who wish to contribute in his memory, in lieu of flowers, may do so to the American Cancer Society , Arizona Division or Faith Family Fellowship Baptist Church, attention: Pastor Ed Stutz, P.O. Box 20913, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens. Visit our guest book and picture memorial at . [BDN 020412. Provided by John Adams.]

John Casey. Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042009

Grace Cookson LeVasseur. CALAIS - Grace E. LeVasseur, 64, died March 21, 2002, at a Calais hospital. She was born in Calais, Feb. 26, 1938, the daughter of Wellington and Grace (Maxwell) Cookson. She was a past member of the Sherman Brothers Post No. 3, American Legion Auxiliary. She was predeceased by a brother, Jimmy Cookson; and her grandmother, Gertrude, who raised her until the age of 13. Surviving are one son, Christopher James and his fiancee, Teresa of Hopewell, Va.; five daughters, Janet LeVasseur and her husband, Ken Vining of Eliot, Nancy L. Finnie and her fiance, Dean Hastey of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, Sherry E. Johnson and her husband, Ron of Robbinston, Beth DiCenzo and her husband, Mike of Calais, Katie LeVasseur and her fiance, David Mullen of Saco; three brothers, Bobby Cookson of   Virginia, Audie Cookson of Clifton, Gene Cookson of Calais; 11 grandchildren, Jenny, Kristopher, Jamie, Samantha, Desiree, Beany, Mitchell, Blaine, Erin, Charity and Gracie; one great-grandchild, Ashley. Services will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais, with Pastor Bob Hinton officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Friends who wish may make donations in her memory to the Ronald McDonald House, Our House of Maine, Inc., 654 State St., Bangor, ME     04401 and/or the American Cancer Society, Maine Division, Inc., 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011 [Bangor Daily News Publish Date: Saturday, March 23, 2002 provided by Deborah Dow]

Flora (Toad) Corbett Lapointe. Deceased. 

Wilfred Donovan. Deceased. 

June Doten. Deceased. 

Kenny Doten. Deceased. 

Ray Herbert Fitzpatrick, age 76, died unexpectedly on September 9, 2014 in Tucson, Az. He was born in St Stephen NB. on Nov. 9, 1938 to the late Wilbur s. Fitzpatrick and Virginia (Scott) Fitzpatrick. He was a native of Calais, Maine and graduated from Calais Memorial High school in 1955. He resided in Havana, Illinois for a number of years, where he worked as a photographer for area newspapers. He recently moved to Tucson to be closer to family. He was an accomplished musician who played the trumpet and piano as well as several other instruments. He served eighteen years in the U.S.Navy where he played in several Navy bands. He also served on the aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War. He is survived by three brothers, Gene of Tuscon, Az. Robert of Calais, James of Bucksport and one aunt, Ethel Fitzpatrick of Machias, many cousins, nieces and nephews. He and his music will be greatly missed. A graveside memorial will be held at the Calais, Cemetery at a later date. [Provided by Dick Gray] 

Jon Hayward. Resided in NC after retiring from the Navy. He attended the last class reunion. Jon passed away January 17, 2009.

Stella Hayward. Deceased. 

Theresa Hiland. Deceased. 

Ruth Johnson. Deceased. 

Arlyn Leach. Deceased. 

Jean Lund Boyd. Deceased. 

Paul K. McClure. CALAIS - Paul K. McClure, 66, died Sept. 27, 2002, at Madigan Estates Nursing Home in Houlton, after a long illness. He was born Dec. 2, 1935, a son of James and Alice (Jackson) McClure. Paul was educated in Calais schools and participated in many athletic events for Calais Memorial High School. Paul also played baseball in the Border Area Baseball League pitching many no hit games for his team. In later years, he enjoyed his camp on Cathance Lake, watching the Calais High School baseball and basketball games and riding around the St. Croix Valley. Paul worked as a lineman for Eastern Maine Electric Co-op for 31 years, until his injury in 1992. In addition to his wife, Frances (Murphy); Paul is survived by his three children, Gail Cleary and her husband, Bob of Houlton, David and his wife, Dawn of Alexander and Brenda Batson and her husband, Walter of Calais; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Betty McClure of Hampden; and a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Carleton Sprague of Calais; six grandchildren, Ben Pierce, Alicia, Anthony and Anna-Jean McClure, Nicole London and Kasey Cleary. A private committal service at the Calais Cemetery will be held at a later date. Contributions in Paul's memory may be made to the Calais High School Athletic Boosters, Box 22C, River Road, Calais, ME 04619 or Calais Little League, care of Brenda Batson, 5 Poole St., Calais, ME. 

Robert A. Mitchell Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

John Perkins. Deceased. 

George William Seavey, 75, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. He was born Oct. 26, 1937, and was married to his beautiful devoted wife Alicia for 51 years. He is survived by his children, Wallie Seavey of Tucson, Ariz., Christina Seavey of Dunnellon and Lynda Jackson-Taylor (Andy) of Montgomery, Ala.; 12 grandchildren, Maya Pittman, Christopher Hancock, Sara Hancock, Mary Alice Hancock, Alesia Beavers, Andrew Taylor, Nolan Jackson, Shawn Goolsby, Alicia Ruth Jackson, Matthew Taylor, Melody Taylor and Sophia Taylor; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, all of Maine. He graduated from Calais Memorial High School in 1955 and enlisted in theU.S. Air Force at the age of 17, retiring after 33 years of honorable service. He then worked for the Dunnellon Post Office for 16 years. He was actively involved in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, ELKS, American Legion and a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Dunnellon, with Fr. Kevin Mac Gabhann officiating the service. Repast to follow in church hall. Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432. Condolences may be left at Family suggests memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 S.W. 34th Ave., Ocala, FL. 34474. 

Grant A. Seeley, 79, of Robbinston and Calais passed away Monday Dec 19, 2016 at the Calais Regonal Hospital after a well fought battle with cancer. Grant was born in Calais, the son of the late John and Edith Seeley. Grant served in the United States Air Force after graduating from high school in 1955. He then worked at Georgia Pacific in Baileyville until he retired after 39 years in 1994. In addition to his parents, Grant was pre-deceased by his wife Barbara, son Eddie Seeley, brother Bob Seeley and a sister Joyce Howell. Grant is survived by his wife Anna, his daughters Cheryl (Jerry) Mahar, Laurel (Dean)) Perkins, Christine Seeley, Elizabeth (Bob) Merrill, step-daughter Cheryl (Burton) Poole and step-son Michael Landry, brother Millard (Sylvia) Seeley and sister Valerie (Charles) Barnard, 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. No services will be held at this time. A celebration of Grants life will be held in the spring. [Calais Advertiser] 

Dotty Kay Stanhope Slack West Swanton, VT. Dotty Kay (Stanhope) Slack, 79, passed away Saturday evening at the UVM Medical Center as a result of a sudden stroke. She was born at home on Ridge Road, South Robbinston, ME on December 20, 1937. The daughter of Lena (Brown) and Raymond Stanhope. Dotty graduated from the Calais Memorial High School and started work as a Bookkeeper at the Robbinston Cannery (a sardine canning factory). On April 12, 1957 she married Robert W. Slack of Robbinston, ME. They lived there until August 1957 when Robert joined the US Border Patrol. Over the years they were stationed in - El Paso TX, Brownsville TX, Beecher Falls VT, Newport VT, and then finally in Rouses Point NY. In July 1974 they took up residence in West Swanton, VT where they were living at the time of Dotty's death. Dotty had three daughters - Vicky Moody of Colchester VT born in 1958 in Brownsville, TX; Betty Gingras of West Swanton VT born in 1959 in St. Stephen, NB Canada; and Patricia Slack of Clinton Township, MI born in 1961 in Calais ME. Dotty was a beloved daughter, a loving mother and a loving and faithful wife. She is survived by her husband, their three daughters and spouses, eleven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren with an additional great granddaughter due shortly. Dotty was preceded by her parents, a sister Shelia and brother Phillip. At this time no services are planned in accordance with Dotty's wishes. Visit to express condolences and sign the guest book. [Published in The Burlington Free Press on Jan. 31, 2017. Provided by Dick Gray.]

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