Calais Memorial High School

Class of 1957

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Graduates Class of 1957

Philip Allen

Sandra Armstrong

Janet Averill

Peter Berry

Kenene Brown

Norman Brownlee

Barry Burns

Frank Campbell

Malcolm Carlisle

Kevin Carroll

Dale Carter

Milton Chambers

James Clark

Richard Clark

Barbara Cobb

  Ann Crowley  

Ronald Denyer

Perley Diffin

Wayne Doncaster

Donna Donovan

Harley Dwelley

Nelson Featherson

Maxine Flood

Lettie Frost

Murrial Frost

Shirley Grant

Marlene Hall

Donna Hickley

Mary R.Hooper

Francis Howard

Virginia Hunnewell

Arlene Ingersol

Sandra James

Earl Jensen

Donna Kneeland

Joyce Lane

Sally LeSuer

Gail Mcain

Phylliss McCoubrey

David McCullough
Norma McLann Philip Milligan

Alden Mingo

Verne Moffit

Jon Morrison

Eugene Newell

George Nixon

Barbara Noddin Melvin O'Neill

Donna Porter

Joni Robinson

Mary Rutherford

Judith Saunders

William Shann

 

Richard Stanhope

Fern Strout

John Tapley
Roderick Thornton Mary Tracy Darien Tupper
Harry Tupper Judy Ward Delores Wheeler
Virginia Wilson Virginia McArthur Glenn Johnson

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What's Happening

Janet Averill Martin. It is wonderful to fine this site. I live in Stoughton Massachusetts. Have 4 children all grown, and 7 grandchildren. Thanks to Dona for telling me about this site. jmar013@erols.com  

Peter T. Berry. Rogues Bluff.  Major General, US Army Retired. Married to Gail McLain, two children and two grandchildren.

Ann Crowley Caswell. I decided I was long overdue in saying "Hello" to some of you.  My husband, Bill, and I have been married for almost 33 years.   Between us we have 5 children, 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.   We have lived in the Calais area all our lives and moved back to the River Road in 1978, close to the family homestead.   I am retired, having been a legal secretary for a local law firm for more than 28 years.   Bill retired from Georgia-Pacific (now Domtar) in 1989, after 38 years in the engineering dept.  We keep active and involved with the local Lions and Lioness Clubs, CRH Seniority and hobbies.   We enjoy spending time with family as well as entertaiing at our cottage at Keene's Lake.  Presently we are enjoying our new pup, a Shiz Tzu named Sasha.  We have enjoyed keeping in touch with some of you since the last reunion and look forward to the next one (50th !!).  Our E-mail address is:  sashaac05@yahoo.com and we welcome news from any of you. 

Ronald Denyer. It is really great to check out the people that were in my mother's class and find out when a lot of her friends went to school. I retired last spring and managed to stay at Meddybemps lake for a good part of the summer last year. Plan on returning this year if the lake gets some water in it. hopefully it will. rdenyer@maine.rr.com  

Mary R. Hooper Stone. Have been married to Lewis Stone for 35 yrs. and have 5 children,19 grandchildren. mstone@nemaine.com  

Virginia McArthur Doyle, Alexander ME, should have graduated class of "57" but stayed out of grade 11 to get married. Now 42 years later; married to same hubby, 4 kids, 10 grandchildren and one GREATCHILD. We are living in Calais, enjoying the grandchildren and doing some traveling with our motorhome. Would love to get e-mail from old friends, my e-mail is gdoyle@panax.com.

Phyllis McCoubrey Shute, Charlestown RI. Rid25475@ride.ri.net  

Melvin O'Neill, Woodland, ME. Did four years in the Air Force, met and married Yolanda Salazar 43 years ago this month. We have three sons and one grand child. Retired last year at this time after forty years at the paper mill. Have spent the last year traveling and hunting. We had a great time at the reunion this summer. It was great to see old friends after all these years. Melvie. melloash@webtv.net

Rod Thornton Retired last month (7/2002) after 32 years as entrepreneur of a local Communications company (www.collinscom.net). But still software consulting two days a week, playing golf the rest of the time. Have lived here in Pine Haven, WY for five years now. (http//trib.com/PINEHAVEN/)rodt@starband.net  

Deceased Classmates

Frank Campbell passed away September 1998.  Frank had worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 26 years and was an avid sportsman. 

Malcolm Arnold Carlisle, 71, died peacefully March 27, 2011 surrounded by his family. Malcolm proudly served his country his entire life by serving in the Marine Corp, and as a Border Patrol Agent, Immigration Examiner and as an Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Following retirement he really enjoyed being able to spend time with his family and especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 53 years Shirley Elizabeth Mohan Carlisle; children, Janene Soltis (Larry), Wayne Carlisle (Karen) and Ann Marie McAfee (Robert); and grandchildren, Victoria Wheeler, James Wheeler, Ashley Carlisle, Christopher Tomaski, Emma McAfee and Lauren McAfee. He is predeceased by his parents, Kenneth C. and Alberta Mae Carter Carlisle; brother, Kenneth C. Carlisle, Jr. (WWII Vet); and grandson, Robert McAfee, II. A Memorial Mass with military honors will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 2nd in St. Paul’s Catholic Church, with Rev. William Kelly as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS, 66675-8516.

Wayne A. Doncaster Oklahoma City, OK. 68, of Oklahoma passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008, following a six-month battle with cancer. He was born in Brookdale, Cumberland Co., and grew up in Calais, Maine. He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Mrytice Doncaster, and one brother, Guy Doncaster. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; son Leslie and his wife Wendy, all of Oklahoma City; two granddaughters, Julia and Abigail Doncaster of Ohio; one brother, Eric Doncaster and his wife Jenny of Brantford, Ont.; two sisters, Patricia Poitras and her husband Everett of New Hampshire, and Carol MacIntee and her husband Randall of St. Stephen, N.B.; a sister-in-law Irene Doncaster of Deep River, Ont.; and several nieces and nephews. Wayne served four years in the U.S. Navy and then worked in the printing industry for 30 years. Following his time in the printing business, he worked in real estate and had a home inspection business. Wayne loved gardening, and working around the house. He will be dearly missed by family and friends. [Amherst Daily News Amherst, NS Monday, June 9th, 2008 provided by Sharon Howland] 

Donna Donovan Daye. CALAIS - Donna Marie Daye, 66, died Tuesday, March 7,Donovan 2006, at her residence after a short illness. Donna was born Jan. 7, 1940, in Calais, daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Ross) Donovan. She graduated from Calais Memorial High School in 1957 and was a loyal employee of Eastern Maine Electric Company for 26 years, retiring in January 2002. She was an avid Red Sox fan and lived to see them win the World Series. Donna was predeceased by her parents; and a brother, Wilfred Donovan. Surviving are her daughters, Mary Jane Daye of Calais, Ann Marie Gallant and Brett Hold of Baileyville and Paula Worster and husband, Jay, of Lee; grandchildren, Casandra Worster, T.J. Gallant, Ashlee Gallant, Chelsey Worster and Kiarra Hold; a brother, Paul Donovan and wife, Carol, of Calais; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, at Calais Cemetery, with Fr. Frank Morin, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Make-A-Wish, 87 Elm St., Suite 203, Camden, ME 04843 or Batten Disease Support, 120 Humphries Dr., Suite 2, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068, www.bdsra.org. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais. Friends may pay tribute at www.maysfuneralhome.com

Nelson (Nellie) G. Featherson, 69 WESTBROOK -- Nelson G. Featherson, 69, of Westbrook, passed away peacefully at the Barron Center surrounded by his family. He was born on May 2, 1940, in Charlotte, the son of the late Hebert and Alice Gower Featherson. Nelson grew up in Charlotte and attended local schools and graduated from Calais High School in 1957. He moved to the Portland area right after high school. Nelson worked as a machinist retiring after 23 years from Parker Hannifin. Nelson enjoyed camping at Moosehead with his friends. He also enjoyed visits to EastPort to fish, and visit with his family. He enjoyed Sunday visits to Memere's house and loved spending time with his family. Nelson was predeceased by his brother Rodney Featherson; three brothers-in-law, Reid Wilson Sr., George Cline, and Donald Gouzie; and his father-in-law, Robert Gouzie. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Doris Gouzie Featherson of Westbrook; his three children, Shirley Featherson and companion Dan Wilson, Paul Featherson, and Dennis Featherson and wife Lisa all of Westbrook; his four grandchildren, Robert Featherson, Christopher Peterson, Priscilla and Noah Featherson all of Westbrook; two sisters, Martha Cline of Camp A Bello Island, NB, and Marilynn Wilson of Eastport; uncle Herald Gower and wife Karin of Westbrook, aunt Luella Wilson of Eastport; his mother-in-law, Theresa Gouzie of Westbrook; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Priscilla and Ronald Boulanger of Falmouth, Roger Gouzie of Windham, Pauline and David Rendall of Casco, Diane and Dwight Bruns of Portland, John and Kim Gouzie of Westbrook; and several nieces and nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank the staff and his many friends at the Barron Center. A memorial service for Nelson will be held at a later date for his family and friends. Arrangements are made by the Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook. Contributions can be made to: The Barron Center Care of The Activities Department 1145 Brighton Ave. Portland, Maine 04102 Nelson (Nellie) G. Featherson [Published in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on 5/28/2009, provided by Sharon Howland] 

Sandra JamesSandra James Dakin. SABBATUS - Sandra M. Dakin, 63, died March 28, 2003, at a Lewiston Hospital after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 21, 1939, at the Germain Street family home in Calais. Sandra graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1957 and Lewiston Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1960. Mrs. Dakin was a registered nurse and licensed social worker. She was employed by the Odd Fellows Home of Auburn, where she worked until just a few weeks before her death. Sandra was devoted to nursing and her patients and gave them an extra measure of tender loving care. Mrs. Dakin is survived by her husband, Reginald J. Dakin; her stepfather, Uriah P. Howland; a daughter, Catherine Kyllonen; a son, John J. Drapeau; a stepdaughter, Carlene Steele; a grandson, Nicholas Kyllonen; two step- granddaughters, Tea and Gena Pomerleau; a sister, Patricia L. Hill; a nephew, Allen P. Holmes; two grandnieces, Kingsley and Ashley Holmes; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence C. James and Virginia F. (McKay) Howland; her grandparents, John and Irene McKay, and Walter and Dorothy James; uncles, Richard McKay, George Greenlaw, Charles and Arnold James; and unt, Ruth Walker. Arrangements were made by Pinette Funeral Directors for cremation. There will be no services by her choice. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Crossroads for Women, 66 Pearl St., Suite 326, Portland, ME 04101  [Provided by Sharon Howland & Marilyn Strout] 

Glenn A. Johnston, 70, of Elizabethtown, passed away Monday, Sept, 7, 2009, at his residence. Glenn was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick and moved to Maine with his family as a teenager. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served 26 years, including 19 years with the 82nd Airborne Division. Glenn retired honorably from the U.S. Army in 1984 at the rank of sergeant major. He earned numerous military awards, including the Purple Heart. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 819, American Legion Post No. 113, E-9 Association of Fort Knox, and he was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. While serving in the military, Glenn earned his GED from the Mainz Institute of Technology, Mainz, Germany, and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, European Division. Glenn enjoyed 25 years of retirement traveling with his wife, tending his large garden and spending time with family. He loved to fix and make things in his workshop, and over the past few years contributed generously to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by selling items he made and reconditioned. He was preceded in death by his father, Arden Johnston. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Lillian Lane Johnston; one son, Lane Johnston and his wife, Taya-Rae, of Troy, Mich.; one daughter, Wendy Johnston and her husband, Bob, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; his mother, Velma Vose of East Machias, Maine; one grandson, Tyler Johnston; one sister, Greta Wilson of Toronto, Ontario; one brother, Lloyd Johnston of Dallas; and an extended family of friends, loved ones, nieces and nephews. A graveside service is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central, Radcliff, with military honors. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Condolences can be expressed online at www.coffeyandchism.com.

Donna Elaine Kneeland Eagan,75, passed away peacefully at a Bangor hospital on November 28, 2014, after battling several prolonged and concurrent illnesses. Donna was born in Calais on August 9, 1939, the first child of Leo and Ruth (Durling) Kneeland. She was raised and grew up in Wesley and attended Lee Academy for a year, but finished out the remainder of her high school years at Calais Memorial High School. It was there that she met her future husband, Sheldon L. “Diddy” Eagan. They were married in 1957 and quickly began growing their family. Donna was self-employed as a beautician for 15 years, and then later catered professionally. Her final years in Calais were spent managing Kendall’s Jewelry on Main Street. Donna loved sports and was an avid fan of both the Red Sox and the Celtics. She also played golf, enjoyed movies, reading books, and playing cards. Donna was predeceased by both her parents. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Sheldon “Diddy” Eagan; three sons, Philip L. Eagan and his wife Anne Louise “Husa” of Calais, John Michael Eagan and his partner R. Wauquin Vela of Atlanta, and Donald A. Eagan of Portland; two grandchildren, Tracie Eagan and her companion Matt Leachman, and P.O.3 Tyler Eagan, U.S.N.; one great-grandchild, Reed Leachman; siblings Karen Polley and her husband John, and Leo Kneeland Jr.; sister-in-law Shirley Tracy; special friends Kay Morrison and Greta May Barnes; and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A celebration of Donna’s life will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, in the funeral home. A private burial will take place at Calais Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. [Provided by Heather Ross]

George Edward Nixon, 67, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at a Calais hospital. George was born Nov. 5, 1937, in Calais, son of the late Albert and Laura (Thomas) Nixon. During and after high school, he served in the Army National Guard in Calais. George was employed with the Shop-n-Save in Calais for more than 25 years. He was an avid Red Sox fan, and enjoyed sports and reading. 'George was predeceased by a brother, James Nixon and a sister, Alberta Doten. Surviving are his brother, John Nixon and his wife, Marina, of Calais; two sisters, Kay Woodall of Omega, Ga., and Dorothy Szal of New Jersey; a sister-in-law Matisko Nixon of Calais; and several nieces and nephews. At the family's request, there will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 27, in the Calais Cemetery with Pastor Bob Hinton officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's memory to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais. [Bangor Daily News, 25 May 2005 provided by Marilyn Strout]

Dona Porter Burgess, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.  She was 74 years of age.    Born and raised in Calais, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Willard, and the late Marie (Maguire) Porter.  Prior to her retirement, Dona worked as a computer operator for Control Data Corporation.  She was a devoted and loving mother, sister, aunt and friend.    Dona is survived by her son, Robert D. Burgess, Jr. of Woburn; one brother, Gordon F. Porter of Woburn; and two sisters, Linda L. Fulton of Winchester, and Nancy J. Chisholm of Winchester; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, the late Cindy L. Barbagallo; and her former husband, the late Robert D. Burgess, Sr.    Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Monday, Oct. 21 from 4-8 pm.  A funeral service will be held at the United Methodist Church, 523 Main St., Woburn on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10:00 am.  Burial will be at at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Chelmsford.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O.Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. 

Mary Tracy.  MADISON -- Mary E. (Robbins) Bernard, 68, of Madison, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, in Madison. She was born in Baileyville on Dec. 9, 1938, the daughter of Amos Peter and Priscilla (Burgess) Tracy. She attended and graduated from Calais High School, class of 1957. She later attended and graduated from Kennebec Valley Technical College in Fairfield. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in Madison and enjoyed attending church. She also loved playing cribbage, going shopping, gardening, sewing and family gatherings. Mary was a fun-loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and she was known for her strong-willed personality. Mary's greatest joy in life was her granddaughter, Moxi, and she cherished the time they spent together. She is survived by her children's father, Denys Robbins of Freedom; her children, Debra Palmer and her husband, Lysander, of Montville, Roberta Robbins and her partner, Gary Bouchard, of Skowhegan, and Betty Durrell and her husband, Glenn, of New Sharon; granddaughter Moxi Palmer of Montville; brothers Amos Tracy and his wife, Bernice, of Baileyville, Pastor Robert Hinton and his wife, Lillian, of Calais; nieces and nephews, Wayne, Bryant and Terry Tracy, Michael and Stephen Soucy, and Brenda Royal; her best friends, Betty, Carol, and Tracey; her kitty, Tia and her dog, Brittney. She was predeceased by her parents; foster parents Weldon and Margaret Hinton; her husband, Terry Bernard; sister Gloria Soucy; and brother Darrell Hinton. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. A burial service will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn at a later date.  [Published in the Morning Sentinel on 12/8/2007 provided by Marilyn Strout]

Delores (Dodie) Wheeler Wood, Delores Jane (Wheeler) Wood, 67, wife of CharlesDodie & Cousins Jack & Irene E. (Chuck) Wood, passed into the loving arms of God on January 31, 2007. Dodie was born on May 3, 1939 in Lewiston, Maine to Stanley and Doris (Allen) Wheeler. She served her country in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from high school, and later retired from Civil Service in 1997, last working at the Air Force Academy. She enjoyed traveling, movies and reading - and will be remembered fondly for her kindness, integrity, and sense of humor. Dodie was also a very talented artist, with oil landscapes of Maine as her favorite scenes to paint. Her greatest job was her family - daughters Tari Moore (Steve) of Elkton, Maryland; Susie Cornell of Tucson, Arizona; Sarah Perham of Frisco, Texas; and four wonderful grandchildren - Melissa (Moore) Oholendt, Matthew Moore, Tyler Cornell and Julianne Cornell. She married Chuck in 1985 and also enjoyed his children, Barbara Wood of Aurora; Tim Wood of Abbottstown, Pennsylvania; Lauren McCombe of Boulder; Leslie Sangricco (Ed) of Concord, North Carolina; eight more grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by a brother (Jerry Wheeler) and many beloved nieces and nephews. Dodie was preceded in death by her parents, a brother (Stanley Allen Wheeler), and two sisters (Marilyn LaValley and Wynona Wheeler Judkins). To the end, Dodie displayed courage, dignity, and a marvelous sense of humor. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 7 at 11:00 am at the Air Force Academy Community Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 825 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 600. Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3624. [Provided by Ronald Denyer]

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