Calais Memorial High School

Class of 1958

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1st row: Bill Townsend, Bill Gibson, Gene Fitzpatrick, Mary Ross, Sheila Lambert, John Nixon, Carol Obliskey,  Bonnie Waycott and
 Mary Jane Frost. 2nd row: Hazen Olsson, Mike Casey, Diane Eary, Louie Bernardini,  Elizabeth Crowley and Carol Waycott.
[August 2013 55th Reunion]
 

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Graduates Class of 1958

C. Louis Bernardini

Ora S. Berry

Richard E. Berry

Lowell Brown

Carol E. Carlow

Michael E. Casey

Mavis I. Chambers

Paula Christakos

Leonard F. Cutter

 

Elizabeth Crowley

Brenda Noble

Vincent Dineen

Gertrude M. Doten

Michael E. Doyle

Diane W. Eary

Robert F. Elliott

Gene E. Fitzpatrick

Paul J. Fleming

Mary Jane Frost

Barbara E. Gallway

Charlene A. Getchell

William J. Gibson

Ronald Gray

Harry F. Hamilton

Eugene Heald

Geraldine Hill

Sheila G. Lambert

Carolyn A. McClure

Roberta McCullough

Donald E. McGlauflin

Ronald W. McGlauflin

Eugene McGovern

Gerald W. Merrill

John F. Nixon

Charles E. Noddin

Carol A. Obliskey

Hazen L. Olsson

Jerry Olsson

Barbara J. Pike

Roy S. Pulk

Mary L. Ross

Francis L. Sellers

Alice M. Smith

Harry Smith

Donald R. Spearin

Gail A. Spurling

Marlene K. Stewart

William C. Townsend

Bonita Waycott

Carol M. Waycott

James Wilson

David Wright

Jean Moffitt

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C. Louis Bernadini: I'm still here in Calais. Have three children and two grandchildren. My wife has a restaurant, Bernadini's, and I operate the family footwear/clothing business. I have been active in civic affairs and am presently working on converting the rail bed to a walking trail. E-mail lobster@nbnet.nb.ca

Richard Berry: Richard has retired from Georgia Pacific where he was a pipe fitter and now works with wife Kathy as a broker for Pine Tree Real Estate  He married Katherine Glidden ('61) in 1962. They have three daughters who live in Memphis TN and Portland and Chesterville ME and a grandson, Michael, and a granddaughter, Katie born to Denise & Stan Cilley. Another grandchild was born on September 14, 2009 to Danita & Brad Nickle named Chloe MacKenzie Nickle. They like to boat on the St. Croix River and enjoying living in Downeast ME.  The way life should be! They have a winter home in The Villages, Florida.  cathancelk@aol.com 

Carol Carlow, Falmouth ME. Carol attended the 8/12/2000 class reunion. She works as an Administrative Assistant for the State of Maine Department of Corrections. Calais Native Publishes Book [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 042909 

Elizabeth Crowley Wallace: Liz operates her own hairdressing business at 292 North Street in Calais.  She has 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  It was great to see her at the 2003 reunion. 

Vincent Dineen, Pembroke ME. Vince lost his wife, but has 1 son and 2 stepsons. He attended the 8/12/00 class reunion with a special friend who had lost her husband. Vince works as a logging contractor. 

Diane Eary Henrickson.  Hi, all, had a great time at the last reunion - hope to more see of you at the one this summer - hope to get a notice some time soon with details.  Have recently retired from the practice of law and am relaxing and enjoying myself and looking for something else to do that's fun - see you this summer, Diane New e-mail address 031808  dhenrick@multiband.tv  

Robert Elliott, now lives in Dover Foxcroft, Maine.  Bob remarried in 2004 to Ellen Bryan Obed.  Bob has 1 son, 2 daughters, 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson  Gardening and fly-fishing are two favorite pastimes.

Gene E. Fitzpatrick: I live 25 miles East of Tucson, AZ, and except for three overseas tours (Korea twice & Germany), have lived in Arizona since 1983, so I am now officially a "Desert Rat". I have worked for the Dept. of Army since 1976 and counting my Air Force hitch, passed 30 years Federal service last August. (I work as a Civilian Personnel Manager.)  I have been married to Carole Wheaton, for thirty-four years. God has blessed us with two daughters - Deanna and Janelle and a son, Eric and He also gave us the worlds three greatest grandsons, ages 6,4 and 3 to spoil! We had a house built and moved in in May 1999. The house is at the base of some mountains two miles on a dirt road with only cell phone service, so no home computer yet. Hope to see everyone at the reunion in Aug. My work e-mail at Fort Huachuca (Apache for thunder mountain) is: Gene.Fitzpatrick@HUACHUCA-EMH1.ARMY.MIL  

Paul Fleming. Paul has his own real estate business in Norwalk, Connecticut. He is married and has 2 children. Attended the 8/2003 class reunion. E-mail address is Piscesax22@cs,com  

Mary Jane Frost Sylvester After 20 years I have retired from the Girl Scouts of Ocean County in Beachwood, NJ and now work part time as a Fund Raising Special Events Consultant.  Plan to enjoy the summer months at my home in Robbinston, Maine.  Looking forward to our 2008 reunion!  My email is mjsmaine@verizon.net 030808

Barbara E. Gallway Noble. Barbara works at U Mass Memorial Health Care as a nurse in medical/surgical cardiology. Unmarried at present, she has two daughters.  It was so good to see her at the 2003 reunion.  E-mail Nnobleb@aol.com

William J. Gibson. I have not left Calais except for 3-4 years in the US Air Force. Spent 44 years with Metlife as a rep. I am now retired and am enjoying traveling in my motor home with my wife, Barbara, whom I have been married to for 44 years. We have raised 4 children, twin boys and 2 girls and have 5 grandchildren. It was nice to see you all at Bernardini's camp for the 8/2003 reunion.  Wild Bill.  pbodies@nbnet.nb.ca  

Harry Hamilton: I'm living in Amenia NY. I married Linda Kniffen 38 years ago this Sept. We have two grown children, Deborah  and Daniel, both married, given us 3 grandchildren. I worked for the department of correction NY State for 36 1/2 years retiring in Jan of 2000. I spend as much time as I can on the golf course including the one's in North Carolina where my son lives. Glad to see everyone at the 2003 reunion.  hamilton@mohawk.net  

Eugene Heald - Attended 8/09/2003 reunion with fiancee, Sue Hilsabeck.  Eugene is a retired Lt. Col. USAF.  He has a son and a daughter. He and Sue treated their classmates to some wonderful homemade salami. ---  Eugene and Sue were married 3/16/04. 3gheald@cox.net  email updated 03082010  

Sheila Lambert  Merrill.  Works as an office manager for A C Electric in Bangor; no longer married; has children Eric and Wende, and grandchildren Michael, Rachael, Andrew and Lily.  She attended the 8/09/2003 reunion.  shegmer@aol.com 

John F. Nixon. I have lived in Calais most of my life except for 4 years in the Air Force. I have been married to Mariana Woodside for 36 years this August. I started work (still employed) with the St Croix Pulp and Paper Company (now GP) in 1962, and after 37 years I am still with GP and work as Pulp and Chemical Technical Assistant. We have one daughter who is a Dental Hygienist and lives in Bangor. She recently graduated from the University of Maine with a Masters Degree in Higher Education.  New e-mail: Nixon4956@roadrunner.com. 072310 

Brenda Noble. I've been taking a trip down memory lane and discovered that my e-mail needed to be updated. I've spent the winter in Ocala Florida in my RV. I think I picked the perfect winter to escape the snow in Maine. Will send info on my father, John Madison Noble and uncle, Raymond Lane Noble (both Class of '35) when I return to Maine in April. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. Calais will always be HOME. bnoble40@gmail.com  033111

Eddie Noddin, Hi there.  Thought I'd drop a quick line to inform you all I now reside at Scott Lake, in Olympia, WA.  My mailing address is 2601 Scotlac Ct SW, Olympia, WA.  98512.  My phone # is (360) 753-3258.  My wife and I live directly across from the lake which is enjoyable.  I plan on visiting in July 2007. joni@olynet.com 072507

Carol Obliskey, St. Stephen, NB. No longer married, Carol has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. She is a freelance journalist and broadcaster in the Calais / St. Stephen areas. She attended the 8/09/2003 reunion and covered the story for the Calais Advertiser. cove@nbnet.nb.ca  

Hazen Olsson, Meddybemps ME and St. George NB.  Now married to Lorna; has one son.  Hazen retired from the State of Maine Highway Department in 2003. 

Barbara Pike Devoe, Hermon ME. Not married at present; has a daughter.  Retired from many years with the phone company.  Attended the 8/09/2003 reunion. 

Mary Ross Lane, Calais and Winter Haven, FL. Larry & I had such a good time at the 8/09/2003 class reunion! Thanks, Louie, for hosting us! Thanks, Bonnie, for making it happen! Those present decided to have another in 2008, 50 years after we graduated. Larry & I have been married since 1961. We have a daughter, a son and daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. Life is good! While in Maine during the summer months, we enjoy life at Nash's Lake. During the winter I work part time in Florida as a hospice nurse, the best job I ever had. Sure hoping that more members of the class will be brave enough to show up at the next reunion. maryrosslane@juno.com new 05/18/03 

Donald Spearin, Quinebaug CT. Attended the 8/09/2003 class reunion. No longer married, he has 2 daughters, 2 sons, and 9 grandchildren. He has retired from United Parcel Service and is enjoying collecting Social Security. 

William Townsend, Bar Harbor ME. I'm married to Helen Harmon ('64) and we have one daughter, Marilyn Ann, who lives in Norfolk VA and one grandson. Since leaving Calais I have been in the Navy, graduated from the Univ. of Maine with my Master's in Education. I taught Biology, Marine Biology, and Aeronautics at Sumner High School in East Sullivan ME for the past 30 years. There were brief breaks in 1975 when I went to Antarctica with the U of M and the Argentine Navy, another break in 1985 when I went to Houston TX and trained as a NASA mission specialist due to being one of the finalists for the ill-fated Teacher-in-Space Project. I say we taught, as Helen and I have both retired from education after 30 and 29 years respectively. I am now employed as a police dispatcher for the Bar Harbor Police Dept.  We attended the 8/09/2003 reunion. Check our nature, family, and other photos at: www.fotki.com/townsend-maine Updated on 13 October. wtownsend@roadrunner.com updated 111811 

Bonita Waycott Knowles, Gorham ME. Bonnie organized both the 8/12/2000 and 8/9/2003 class reunions. A widow, Bonnie is a semi-retired florist  and has her own business, Companion Plus, an in-home senior service. She takes great delight in her 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Thanks, Bonnie, for getting us all together. Please send ideas for the 2008 reunion to Bonnie. brk614@aol.com  

Carol Waycott Savoie.  Lives in Tower Hill NB.  Carol and husband Raymond have 2 sons, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  She is looking forward to retirement in 2004.  We enjoyed seeing Carol at the 8/09/2003 class reunion.  

David Wright - Boca Raton FL.  Married to Margaret, they have one daughter.  David was a plane commander for the Navy in 1968, then a co-pilot for Pan Am on 707s into the 1970s before piloting for European Airways on 707s until the 1990s.  He is presently the president of Isco which provides administrative services for Royal Resorts.  We enjoyed seeing David and Margaret at the 8/09/2003 reunion. 

Deceased Classmates

Ora Susan Berry Preston  passed away peacefully Feb. 21, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 20, 1940, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. She attended schools in Calais and Washington State College. There she met and married John Robert Preston, enjoying 46 years of love and friendship. The couple taught public school around Maine before returning to Calais, where Ora taught at Woodland Elementary School for 32 years. She was an enthusiastic, compassionate and inspirational teacher. Ora loved people; her dog, Toby; and the Red Sox, especially "Yaz." Every Fourth of July family and friends could think of no other place to be than at "The Cottage." Ora was predeceased by her beloved parents, Homer and Dorothy Berry. Ora will be deeply and sadly missed by her husband, John; her daughters, Kristy Sue Elsemore and her husband, Terry, and Kelly Ann Preston; her five grandchildren; brothers, Maj. Gen. Peter T. Berry, retired, and his wife, Gail, and family, and Dale Berry and his wife, Delores, and family, in addition to numerous other family members and friends. Words cannot express the grief of our loss, but her legacy will live on in the lives of those she touched. At Ora's request, a private Christian ceremony on the beach at "The Cottage" in Roque Bluffs will take place in the spring, led by her devoted friend, Deacon Gail White. "Rest in peace. We love you." [Published in the Bangor Daily News on 2/24/2009 provided by Marilyn Strout]

Lowell Brown. Lowell died in 1993, a rather sudden and very sad death due to cancer.  He was in his early 50s.  At the time of his death he was a widower.  He and his wife had two children, Irene and Lowell, Jr.  At the time of his death he had seven grandchildren.  Lowell  owned and operated his own sawmill in Charlotte, Maine. He enjoyed furniture making, and hunting with his dogs. 032808 

VEAZIE - Michael E. Casey died June 14, 2013, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 7, 1940, in Orono, the son of James Francis and Rose Marie(Darling) Casey. Michael graduated from Calais High School, Class of 1958. He went on to graduate from the University of Maine in Orono in 1963 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Education. He married Linda Robertson Troy on June 25, 1966. He then received a degree of Master of Education at UMO, in 1968. He worked as a teacher at Fifth Street School in Bangor and then at Woodland High School in Baileyville. He joined the Immigration Service in Calais in 1972 and retired from there in 2006. He served three of those years in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was an avid golfer and sports fan. He adored all of his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. In retirement, he enjoyed driving for Hertz Rental Car. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Frederick, Leo, and John, a sister, Theresa Kenney and nephew Arthur Savoy III. Surviving in addition to his wife, Linda (Troy) Casey, are daughters, Erin Casey-Dery and her fiance, Daniel Clark, of Hampden, Rebecca Sequin and her husband, Brian, of Scarborough; son, Sean Casey and his wife, Laura (Fitzgerald) Casey of North Waterboro; grandchildren, Michael (Max) Casey, Noah Dery, Benjamin and Jacob Clark, Halleen and Benjamin Sequin, and Broghan and Finnegan Casey; sisters, Barbara Savoy and her husband, Arthur, of Augusta, Norma Hill and her husband, Phil, of Houlton, Margaret Feaster of Texas, Mary Casey and her husband, David Davis, of Alexander, and Francis Holst and her husband, Roger, of Alexander; many nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held 1 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2013, at The Immaculate Conception Parish, 31 Calais Avenue, Calais, Maine. A reception onsite and a burial at the Calais Cemetery will follow. For those who wish to remember Michael in a special way may make gifts in his memory to The American Cancer Society at m.cancer.org/donate. [ Published in BDN Maine on June 18, 2013. Sharon Howland.] 

Charlene Ann Getchell Grant, 73, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, surrounded by family on Oct. 17, 2013, at her home in Bucksport. She was born Feb. 1, 1940, in Calais, the daughter of Stephen and Beulah (Lee) Getchell. Charlene grew up in Calais and graduated from Calais High School in 1958. She went on to earn a Bachelors degree from the University of Maine. On Aug. 19, 1961, Charlene married Ralph Grant with whom she would spend the best 53 years of her life. Her chosen career path in radiology lead to an exceptional 39 year career at Eastern Maine Medical. During her tenure she formed the radiology technician program at Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute; she ultimately rose to lead the radiology department. Her life's mission was caring for others and brought her the greatest joy. Her green thumb with flowers was legendary and culinary expertise with whoopie pies were unmatched. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Sheldon Getchell. She is survived by her loving husband, Ralph Grant of Bucksport; a son, Stephen Grant and his wife, Elizabeth, also of Bucksport; and four grandchildren, Nikki Bicknell, Melissa Thompson, and Robert and Seth Rose. She will also be greatly missed by three sisters, Hazel Carlow of Beltchertown, Mass., Sandra Lindsay of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Linda Archer and her husband, Raymond, of Hampden; as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Brookings-Smith 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Matt Shaw of Brooks Pentecostal Church officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor, following the service. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com. [Bangor Daily News 10/19/13. John Nixon] 

Ronald Gray  Class tribute to Ronnie Gray:  Sadly, Ronnie died on October 16, 1961 in a car accident at the tender age of 21.  We were shocked by this great tragedy. Born July 13, 1940, the second son of Jennie and Clyde Gray, Ronnie was little brother to Richard, and became big brother to Robert, Royce "Jack", and Randy.  Ronnie was inclined to tease his brothers unmercifully, but protected them adamantly when he found it necessary.  As he became a young man he became know for his fun-loving ways.  Throughout his school years Ronnie was an athlete, starring in basketball, and an honor student, receiving the Woodland mill scholarship upon graduation.  He attended the University of Maine at Orono before working at the St. Croix Paper Company in Woodland, now Baileyville, as a lab technician.  He learned to cook and was good at it. That such a promising life could end so abruptly is more than any of us can understand.  We remember Ronnie with much fondness and will miss him when we get together for our 45th class reunion. Jack Gray (Class of '61) named his first son after Ronnie. -- Classmates, CMHS '58

Carolyn McClure Sprague.  CALAIS - Carolyn Alice Sprague, 69, died Monday,Carolyn Sprague Dec. 17, 2007, at a Bangor hospital. Carolyn was born June 2, 1938, in Calais, daughter of the late James and Alice (Jackson) McClure. She was employed as a retail clerk for area stores, including Ames. Carolyn married Carleton Sprague, May 21, 1988. She was a member of the Women's League of St. Croix Bowling Club. Carolyn enjoyed bowling, hunting, decorating for the holidays and spending time with her granddaughter, Nicole. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was predeceased by two brothers, James McClure and his wife, Betty, and Paul McClure. Surviving are her husband of more than 19 years, Carleton Sprague; two children, Thomas McClure and his wife, Robin, of Calais, and Angela Clark and her husband, Peter, of Calais; three grandchildren, Miranda and Justin McClure, and Nicole Clark; a sister-in-law, Frances McClure of Calais; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Calais Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Friends may pay tribute at www.maysfuneralhome.com. [BDN 121807 provided by John Nixon]

Gerald Warren Merrill, 72, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Calais Regional Hospital. Surviving are his son, three daughters, seven grandchildren, two brothers and a sister. A celebration of Gerald's life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Baring Baptist Church, Front Street, Baring. Donations in Gerald's memory may be made to Down East Hospice, 24 Hospital Lane, Calais, ME 04619. Since Gerald loved blueberries, in lieu of flowers, the family asks you to pick a quart of blueberries to share with your loved ones. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com. [Published in BDN Maine on July 17, 2012. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Jean M. Moffitt Barry, 72, passed away September 27, 2012 after a long illness.  Jean was born May 22, 1940. She graduated from Calais Memorial High School as a member of the Class of 1958.  She was predeceased by her husband Peter Barry.  Surviving are her two sons, Peter Barry of Ocala Florida and Paul Barry of Everett Massachusetts, a brother Verne H. Moffitt of Millinocket Maine, sister Juanita Moffitt McGraw and Family of Florida, nieces and a host of friends. [John Nixon] 

Jerry Olsson. Jerry died much too soon at the age of 54. All of us will remember him as the one to keep us laughing. He married Ann Larkin and was proud of the four children they raised: Jason, Julie, Betsy and Jarrod. Jerry sustained his family through his work as a mason contractor. He had a great love for the outdoors, enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He was an excellent woodsman. Jerry Olsson was born March 5, 1939 and died December 8, 1993. 

Francis L. Sellars, 69, of Epping, NH died at his home, surrounded by family on November 19, 2010. He was born on December 16, 1940 in Calais, ME, the son of the late William F. and Doris (Ludlow) Sellars. Fran grew up and graduated from high school in Calais, ME and served actively in the Army National Guard from 1958-1961. A former longtime resident of Palmer, MA, he has resided in Epping for the last 12 years. A devoted family man, Fran was employed for over 25 years as a truck driver for Washington Mills Company in Grafton, MA, and also worked for several years as a driver at the Subaru dealer in Exeter, NH. In his spare time he enjoyed motorcycle riding. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marilyn (Cochran) Sellars who died in 1983. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 12 years, Ann Marie (Drouin) Sellars of Epping, NH; his four children Rhonda Loranger of Wales, MA, Bonnie Nothe of Monson, MA, Billy Sellars of Palmer, MA, and Sherry Vreeland of Monson, MA; three step children, Rhonda Heinstrom of Raymond, NH, Renee LaRoche of Epping, NH, and Robyn LaRoche of Rochester, NH; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 11 AM the Oak Knoll Cemetery in Palmer, MA. Brewitt Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Epping, NH is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Rockingham VNA & Hospice, 137 Epping Rd., Exeter, NH 03833.  [Provided by John Nixon 072411]

Gail Spurling Campbell Obituary [Provided by John Nixon 07212014]

James Douglas “Sonny” Wilson, 74, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, November 15, 2012 at his home in Calais. Sonny was born in Calais on June 14, 1938, son of the late James and Geraldine (McCurdy) Wilson. After graduating from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1958, he was hired at Georgia Pacific, where he worked for 34 years, retiring in 2000. In his younger years, Sonny was a member of the Demolay, and later the St. Croix Bowling Club, Spednic Club and Odd Fellows. Surviving are his companion Doreen Hill of Calais; his sister Linda Tracy of Calais; two brothers, Paul Wilson of St. Stephen, NB, and Tommy Wilson of Calais; many nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Marie McGarrigle of Calais. A celebration of Sonny’s life will be held 1 pm Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Mays Funeral Home in Calais. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery. (From Mays Funeral Home Website. Sharon Howland) 

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