Calais Memorial High School

Class of 1956

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Graduates Class of 1956

John M. F. Alley

David R. Blaney

Joseph R. Campbell

Donna Louise Carlow

Patricia Joann Carson

Greta May C. Coltart

Martha Jane Cookson

Louise Janice Day

Kenneth F. Grant

Lois Eileen Greenlaw

Julie Ann Hanson

Carol Ann Hayward

Gary A. Goodeill

Roger Hall


Daniel F. Hollingdale

Verna Marie James

Lois Edna Johnson

Joyce Johnston

Wayne A. Keen

Judith Lee Kinney

Russell A. Kinney, Jr.

Nancy Elizabeth Kittredge

Wayne Richard Leach

David A. Libby

Christine M. McGlauflin

Carl David Mowatt

Donna Rae Miles

Miriam Irene O'Neill

Patricia Ann Nielsen

Robert Stanley Olsson

John William Parks

Marion Eva Peakall

Francis Martin Pike

John Vincent Polleys

James E. Ross

Maxine Cara Rowe

Florence Marie Stevens

Lewis R. Stone

Evelyn Gertrude Wallace

Norma Jean Warren

Elaine M. Webster

Marjorie Hatfield Webster

Keith E. Leighton

Sandra Peacock 

Perley McFarland 

 Shirley Frost


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Jack Alley.

Greta May C. Coltart is married to Marvin P. Barnes, class of '49.  They live in Port Isabel, TX, and their e-mail address is  They are coming to Calais this summer for Marvin's 50th reunion.

Gary A. Goodeill. Dixon IL. Did not finish school but would be happy to hear from anyone.

Roger Hall, Machias, ME. Joined the Air Force with Wayne Leach and Wayne Keen in 1956. Publishes the Machias Alumni web site at and enjoys doing it. Email

Dan Hollingdale, Robbinston, ME - Would like to invite any of the class of '56 to contact me if they are going to be in Calais during the International Festival. 010710  

Joyce Johnson Whittaker. I don't imagine that many of you even remember me.  I was a shy one back in those days. I moved away from Calais not too long after graduated, and  worked in Boston for 30 years.  I found the Lord in 1974 and later, in the Salvation Army, I met my Husband Clayton.  We still put Jesus first in our lives. My life was wonderfully changed forever!  He gives peace and fellowship with other believers.  I sent in my name change a couple of years ago, but you still have my Maiden Name listed instead of my Married Name. I would love to hear from you.  My E-mail is

Wayne Keen joined the Air Force with Roger Hall and Wayne Leach in 1956.

Keith E. Leighton, Clarksville TN 37042. I quit high school in April of 1954 and joined the army, retired from army twenty years later in September 1974. While in the army in 1958 met and married a lady in Germany. We have three children and three grand children. Took my GED while in the Army and have two years of college. Life has been very good to me. Headed back to Calais for several days to visit fathers grave site, son has never been to it and wanted to go so flying out of here on the 28th of August 2012. Very happy I found this web site after all these years. UTVOLS37@AOL.COM08262012

Carl Mowatt and his wife, Helen, live in Farmingdale.  He is Director of Intervention Services, Dept. of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services in Augusta.   Prior to this vocation, he was Director of Education for the State of ME, an appointed position.  He and Helen have two grown daughters. 

Marion Peakall Scott 8095 SE Wren Avenue, Hobe Sound, Florida 33455-5961 

Maxine Rowe Lee, Toledo, Oregon. I have been living in Toledo since 1975 when I was transferred by Georgia-Pacific. I took early retirement in 1996 and have since been sort of self-employed. By that I mean that I don't work too hard at employment as I would rather leave time for visits with family, travel, and hobbies. I have three children and three grandchildren. Would love to hear from anyone in my class; my new e-mail address is I plan to visit with Alice Jean Robinson, another CMHS grad, for an extended period of time during the summer of 2000. [e-mail updated 4/29/07]  

Deceased Classmates

Donna Louise (Carlow) Bradstreet, 74, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, with her husband by her side. She was born May 22, 1938, in Calais, to Bernice (Alexander) and Norman F. Carlow. She was educated in Calais schools and graduated from Calais Memorial High School, class of 1956. Donna was employed a number of years as a dental assistant in the office of Dr. Leon Densmore in Calais. She also was a member of the Calais chapter of Sweet Adeline's. After her marriage and a move to Presque Isle, she was employed by Dr. Donald Blackstone, an orthodontist. A change in jobs for John brought them to Augusta and later to Palermo. She worked for 25 years with the State of Maine; first in the department of agriculture, then with waste management, and finally retired from the office of state planning. Donna was a lifelong Methodist and an active member of Searsmont United Methodist Church, where she served as treasurer for a number of years. She also loved being outside and gardening. She was active with Sheepscot Lake Fish and Game, Tri-County Beekeepers, Central Maine Bird Fanciers, Palermo Extension and Palermo Historical Society. She was a longtime member and supporter of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association - MOFGA, and was a certified master gardener. Donna was predeceased by her parents; and brother, Norman. She leaves behind her husband of 45 years, John; daughter, Heather of South Portland; and son, Stuart "Alex" and wife, Amy, and two grandchildren, Olivia and Adam, of Old Orchard Beach. She is also survived by three sisters, Olive Bentum and husband, William, of Calais, Carol Carlow of Falmouth, and Jane Carlow of Gorham, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Searsmont United Methodist Church, Searsmont. After cremation, burial will be at the convenience of the family at Hannan Cemetery, Palermo. In lieu of flowers, please donate to MOFGA at  Arrangements are under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at [Published in BDN Maine on December 13, 2012. Sharon Howland.] 

Shirley J. Frost Parks, loving wife of George K. Parks, entered into Eternal peace on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at MidState Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Portland, Maine on June 25, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Loretta Coleman Frost and lived in Canada prior to moving to Meriden in 1966. She graduated from schools in Calais, Maine. Mrs. Parks was employed as a receptionist for the J.C. Penney Beauty Salon in Meriden. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church. Shirley loved bingo, music, spending time with friends and family, and lived each and every day to its fullest. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Colon and her husband, Ricardo of Meriden and Dawn M. Parks of Meriden; two grandchildren, Brandon B. Castro and Taylor M. Doyle; two great-grandchildren, Kaine T. Castro and Camryn B. Castro; her special "brothers and sisters", Norma Sharpe, Danny Taylor, Doreen Taylor and Mary Greenlaw; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 'special angel in heaven', her grandson, Jason D. Castro; one sister, Lorraine Holmes of St. Stephen, N. B., Canada, also a very special friend, Rose Oehman "Rosebud", and Robert LaBounty whom she considered a son. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden, CT 064560 on Tuesday, June 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, P. O. Box 2151, Memphis, TN 38101-2151. Published in the Record Journal 6/21/09. 

Lois Greenlaw. CALAIS - Lois Eileen Greenlaw, 72, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at a Bangor hospital with her family by her side. Lois was born Oct. 11, 1937, in Calais, daughter of the late Parker and Addie (Pike) Greenlaw. She graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1956. After high school, she worked at the lunch counter at Fishman's Department Store, where she met her love, Lawrence Greenlaw. They married Aug. 27, 1961. Lois also was employed at Hathaway's Shirt Factory and in later years as a waitress for Carmen's Hometown Pizzeria. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Calais. Lois enjoyed playing slot machines, following her son's tennis team and traveling. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Francis Greenlaw. Surviving are her loving husband of 48 years, Lawrence Greenlaw; her son, William Greenlaw of Calais and his fiancee, Alicia Willis, of Eddington; siblings, Melvin Greenlaw, Pauline McConvey, Marion Brown, and Mabel Foster and her husband, Robert, all of Calais; two grandchildren, Jerry and Cameron Harmon; dear friend, Mildred Burgess of Calais; many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Woodland Cemetery, Baileyville. Donations in Lois' memory may be made to a cancer organization of one's choice. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Homes, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at [Published in Bangor Daily News on December 18, 2009. Provided by John Adams.]

Russell A. Kinney Jr., 63, died December 1, 2001, at his home in Alexander. He was born March 11, 1938, in Robbinston, the son of Russell A. Kinney Sr. and Blanche Davis Kinney. Russell was a 1956 graduate of Calais Memorial High School. He was employed by Georgia-Pacific Corp. in Baileyville for 18 years, and also worked at Sunrise Work Shop in Machias. He was known for his love of animals and for his beautiful flower gardens. He is survived by his wife, Evarose; sons, Russell Kinney III and his wife, Jennie of Baileyville, and Earl Kinney of Waterville; daughter, Suella and her husband, Anthony Anderson of Alabama; sister, Diane Calder of California; grandchildren, Russell Kinney IV, Joshua, Christopher and Stephanie Kinney of Baileyville, Kaitlyn and David Smith of Alabama, Anastasia Kinney of Minnesota, and Sarah Kinney of Waterville; mother-in-law, Mary Landry of Calais; sisters-in-law, Belinda and her husband, Ed Burgess, Mary Jean Landry, and brother-in-law, Chris Landry, all of Alexander. Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Alexander Cemetery. [A-CHS 2/02]   

Wayne Richard Leach, 77, of Winslow, Maine, passed away on May 19, 2015 at Mount Saint Joseph Assisted Living facility in Waterville after a brief battle with glioblastoma. Wayne was born December 12, 1937 in Ellsworth, Maine. He was the son of Walter Rayford and Madeline (Scott) Leach. Wayne attended several schools growing up due to his father's work as a teacher and principal. He graduated from Calais High School, where he played JV and varsity basketball. He also attended Farmington Teacher's College. Wayne married Elizabeth Deering Nichols on January 18th, 1959. He later married Pauline Faye Reynolds in June 1971. He and Pauline divorced in 2008. Both of his ex-wives remained his friends right until the end. Pauline was by his side at every possible moment throughout his illness and Elizabeth visited often. Wayne was a hard worker his entire life, holding a variety of jobs through the years. He raked blueberries, cut wood, drove over a million accident-free miles as a truck driver, and was a landlord in the greater Waterville area. He was a partner in a swimming pool service company in Fairfield and Jacksonville, Florida. Wayne became a paralegal and wrote several books of poetry. He also hand-built the home in Winslow where he resided for many years. He enjoyed walks in the surrounding woods and even built a remote cabin where he spent many hours reading and writing. Wayne was very active politically. In the last several years, he devoted countless hours to research, attending political functions, working to hold public figures accountable to their constitutional oaths, and protecting individual rights. He had many meetings with Governor LePage and other political figures in Maine and elsewhere. Wayne was predeceased by his parents and his only brother, Arlyn. He is survived by his four sons: Craig and wife, Sarah, of Norridgewock; Clark of Winslow; Christopher and wife, Lorena, of San Antonio, Texas; and Nathan and wife, Meribeth, of Gorham. Wayne is also survived by eleven grandchildren: Jeremy, Seth, Timothy, Chanler, Aiyana, Donovan, Derek, Thomas, Shelby, Elizabeth, and Emily; and three great-grandchildren: Shiloh, McKenna, and Takoda. A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held on Sunday May 31st from 1pm until 4pm at the American Legion, 79 Legion Memorial Drive South China, Maine. Funeral services to be announced. For those who wish to honor Wayne's memory, rather than flowers or donations, please take time to read the Constitutions of Maine and the United States, then perform some peaceful action in defense of liberty. [Provided by Clark Leach & Dave Blaney]

David Arlan Libby, formerly of Calais, died February 3, 2017, in Melbourne, FL, following a period of declining health. Born in Boston, July 14, 1938, David was the son of the late Perley and Lillian (Dearborn) Libby of Calais. A graduate of Calais Memorial High School and an Eagle Scout, he earned a B.S. in forestry from the University of Maine in Orono and began a long career in natural resources by serving in Malaysia with the Peace Corps. He continued to work internationally developing a forestry taxonomy in Thailand, working on water projects for Save the Children in Somalia, and managing projects for the World Bank and the United Nations. Through travel, he gathered friends, artifacts and stories from cultures around the globe; and his world view always focused on peoples with great need, unique ingenuity and respect for others. When he returned to Down East Maine, he worked for the states Land Use Regulation Commission and the areas Resource Conservation and Development Commission. His home on Penniman Pond in Wesley became a repository for a vast collection of memorabilia and a sanctuary for his beloved tropical birds. After the home and all his belongings were destroyed by fire in May 2002, he found shelter for a short time in Wesley and later Dennysville. He created a memorial to Julio and his other birds at the home site, now property of the Chain Lakes Betterment Association. In one last grand adventure, he traveled by train across Canada and then by freighter to China before returning via Jamaica. David relocated to Florida in 2004. David is survived by niece, Judy L. Hanscom of Maine; and nephews, John G. Libby of New Hampshire, Lincoln Libby Jr., of Washington, Dan Libby of California and Lance Libby of Texas. He also leaves many cousins, friends and colleagues near and far. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Galen and Lincoln Libby. In Davids memory, please plant a tree, volunteer in your community and seek understanding of other cultures. Burial will be alongside his parents at Nutter Cemetery in Corinna, Maine. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. [Bangor Daily News. Provided by Heather Ross.]

Perley B. McFarland, 32, of 279 Garson Avenue, Rochester NY, died unexpectedly about 8:00 a.m. Monday at the Ocetiana Council  Boy Scout Camp at Massawepie Lake, where he had arrived the day before to serve as a volunteer counselor. He was pronounced dead at the camp by Dr. Peter Viles of Rochester, Gerald O'Neill of the B.C.I., and David Donaldson of Massena, St. Laurence Co. corono rinvestigated.  An Autopsy at Mercy General Hospital here revealed a coronary thrombosis as the cause of death. The body was removed to the Charles J. Kennedy Funeral Home in Rochester. Internment will be in the Valhalla Cemetery at Mobile AL. Mr. McFarland was born at Calais ME March 31, 1939, the son of Walter and Dorothy O'Brien McFarland. He was a veteran of Navy Service 1956-1960 and had been employed as a line trouble shooter for Zerox Corp. in Rochester. Survivors include include his wife Martha Joyner McFarland and two sons. 

Sandra “Sandy” Rae Peacock Stevens, 74, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 with her family by her side at a Bangor hospital. Sandy was born in Calais on December 20, 1938, daughter to Milton and Calla (Magoon) Peacock. Sandra grew up in Crawford and Calais and became an accomplished dancer. At the age of 13, she started to teach dancing to a class of 100 students. When Sandy turned 15 she started her own dancing school, Sandy’s School of Dance. After attending school in Calais, she got married and lovingly raised her four children. After her children were raised, Sandy became a caregiver for the elderly, an occupation that she truly loved. She enjoyed traveling the United States, reading mysteries, gardening, and wintering in Bunnell, Florida where she was active in many community events. Sandy will be remembered by many for her love of dancing, love of family, and her kindness and caring personality. She was predeceased by her father Milton. Surviving are her mother Calla Greenlaw of Eastport; her loving companion and friend of 17 years, Jack Worrell of FL and Eastport; four children, her twins Vicki Smith and her husband Peter of Dennysville, and Ricki Lank of Portland, Sue Lank and her partner Evelyn Liell of Staten Island, NY, and Cathy Bean of Lincoln; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her step-father Gordon Greenlaw of FL; a sister Sharon Trecartin of Beverly Hills, FL; special cousins Patsy and Dickie Magoon of North Anson; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends in Eastport and Florida. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Crawford Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. [Provided by Heather Ross] 

Francis M. Pike - died in an automobile accident in 1973. Served in the US Air Force and was married to Peggy Campbell class of '60.  

Lewis Raymond Stone, 74, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at his home in Calais following a battle with lung cancer. Lewis was born in St. Stephen, NB on July 27, 1938, son of the late Lewis A. and Rosena (Conley) Stone. He graduated from Calais Memorial High School in 1956 and served his country in the United States Air Force as an electronics technician. Louie worked for Down East TV as a repairman for 16 years until he started his career with Georgia Pacific. He worked for 26 years at the mill, retiring in 2004 from Domtar. After his retirement, Lewis worked for Novis Environmental Company in Meddybemps monitoring wells. He was a former member of the Calais Rod & Gun Club, Tomah Trail Riders, and the Quarter Century Club at the mill. Louie was an avid hunter and fisherman who looked forward to the fall each year so he could spend time with his family and friends in “God’s Country”, his camp in Tomah. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Dawn Moraisey of Alexander. Surviving are his wife of 45 years Mary (Hooper) Stone; his son Keith Tracy and wife Brenda of Winsted, CT and their children Patrick, Jonathan and Matthew; daughters Karen Thomas and husband Kenny of Calais and their children Alissa, Cassie, Airelle and Nicholas, Crystal McPhee and her companion Mark Harmon of Calais and her children Allison, Courtney, Kayla and Daniel, Carol Eagan and her companion Scott Walton of Calais, Kelly Newell of Baileyville and her children Ericka, Felicia, Tanika and Zachary, and Tina Perkins of Baileyville and her children Jordon and Devon; several great-grandchildren; special friend Mark Johnson of Hampden; and his canine companion Duke and feline companion Daisy. A celebration of Louie’s life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. Donations in Louie’s memory may be made to Cancer Care of Maine, c/o Healthcare Charities, PO Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402. [Sharon Howland] 

Norma Jean Warren-Robinson, 77, of Sabattus, Maine passed away on February 22nd, 2016 at the Hospice House in Auburn with her family by her side. She was born in Calais, Maine on September 26th, 1938 to parents Dexter and Pauline (Bassett) Warren. She was in junior and senior choir at the Congregational Church in Calais and also helped out in Sunday School. She was department manager at W.T. Grants in Calais from 1956 to 1958. Norma married Frederic James Robinson on June 22nd, 1958 and in June of 2008 they celebrated their 50thanniversary. She had two sons, Ricky James and Robert Gene, and an adopted daughter, Nancy Leeman. She had 7 grandchildren Jamie Marie Robinson, Christopher Gene Robinson, Justin Cory Robinson, Brian Luke Leeman, Andrew Michael Leeman, Heather Lynn Barrett, and Shannon Rennae Barrett. She also has a half-brother, Alfred and a great grandson, Elijah Robinson. Shewas a long time member of First Assembly of God in Lewiston. She taught Missionettes for two years, and was part of the nursing home ministries for two years. Norma was predeceased by her parents. Services will be held on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at First Assembly of God, 70 Hogan Rd, Lewiston, Maine. A memorial gathering will take place from noon to 1pm, with the memorial service to follow immediately afterwards. [Provided by her brother.]

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