Calais Memorial High School

Class of 1962

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Graduates Class of 1962

Clifford "Butch" Alexander

Burton J. Annas

Eileen E. Annas

Doreen "Debbie" Baker

Barbara Bernardini

Ellen Berry

Bonnie J. Burns

Norman E. Chatto

Carol Ann Clark

Darrel H. Clark

David S. Crosby

Wayne K. Crosby

Lillian G. Day

Elaine C. Diffin

Gary L. Diffin

Kathy E. Diffin

Deanna Dineen

Leona P. Doyle

Llewellyn Dwelley

Virginia A. Eldridge

Roger E. Featherson

Richard "Gene" Frost

Arthur W. Furlong

Patricia A. Gallway

Larry A. Gray

Barbara "Bubbles" Hall

Janet Hayward

Richard W. Hodsdon

Virginia "Ginger". Hovey

Ernest James

Lynnie Johnson

Lawrence "Skip" Johnstone

Linda Longfellow


Paula Lowe


Charles "Monk" McLellan

David McLellan

Melva "Tindy" Meyers

Carol M. Perkins

Richard "Red" Perkins

Francis "Sonny" Pike

Bernard L. Rigley

Cecil Rowe

James B. Rowe

Carol S. Rutherford

Carl L. Smith

Paul L. Spinney

Jean Stone

Judith A. Tracy

Linda A. Vondell

Darrell "Junior" Warren

Roy "Bomb" Watters

Thomas D. Webster

Jean Ann Wentworth Al Warren Virginia Keen

Barbara Merrill    

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Butch Alexander lives in Calais with his wife Judy. Butch works at the Voc Tech, & Judy is an Accountant and owns her own business.

Burton Annas lives in Calais with his wife Mary Helen.  They have 3 sons, and Burton works at Georgia Pacific.

Eileen Annas is married to Herb Clark and lives in Charlotte.  She is a teacher at Calais High School.  They just had their first granddaughter.

Barbara Bernardini. I have three grand children. My two children live here in Calais. David is a Lawyer and has one child Gregory. Carolyn has two daughters Rachel and Kaitlyn. She and her husband operate and own Downeast Glass. 

Ellen Berry is married to Donald Mallar and lives in Machias.   Her daughter, Kim, and husband, Wayne, have produced two beautiful grandchildren for Ellen and Donald to enjoy.

David Crosby, Cooper. Moved to Maine from Colorado in 2001,am enjoying the country life, never a dull moment thanks to the internet. 021010 

Wayne K. Crosby lives in Calais with his wife Connie, and he works for Georgia Pacific.

Llewellyn Dwelley lives in Alexander.

Ginny Eldridge O'Connor.  Every so often I check in to see who has signed into the Guest Book. I would love to hear more from Mary Helen Mitchell Annas regarding news of any of our mutual friends and the grandparents of her sons. - Gin

Roger Featherson married Elsie Sadler. They live in Baileyville.

Arthur Furlong is married to Carolyn Cox, class of '61.  They live on Meddybemps Lake. 

Pat Gallway Avery. I still live in Baileyville 25 yrs. I've been a self-employed hairstylist for 38 years.  I had 3 sons who blessed me with 3 beautiful grandchildren. Kevin is 22 and has spent 15 months in Iraq. He will be going back overseas next month. I am very proud of him. He's a brave young man. Please keep him in your prayers. Also I have another grandson Eric 8 yrs. old and granddaughter Anna whose 7. They live in Ok. I got out to see them until the gas went up. But they came home  this summer .We had a beautiful time.I remarried in 2000 to a wonderful kind man but God took him from me Sept 2004.I would love to hear from any of my classmates and are looking for prom pics from my proms 1958-1962. Thanks  Pat Gallway Avery E-mail me at  03252015 

Janet Hayward Yardley lives in Calais and works at Calais Hospital as a Respiratory Therapist and also works for Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth for the CardioPulmonary Department.  She has 5 children who are scattered in various locations and numerous grandchildren.

Richard Hodsdon is married and lives in Calais.  He is owner of the Wichachee Restaurant.

Ginger Hovey Rutherford.  Just heard about this website. Enjoyed reading about classmates and others I remember from Calais. Would be excited to hear from someone in the Class of '62. new email 121010

Linnie Johnson Gousse Flournoy, Barnesville GA. I moved to Ga. 15 years ago and got remarried. I have 3 grown children, Starr 37, Terri 35, and Ronald jr. 34. I have 6 grandchildren. I am raising my sons boy. Michael is 12 years old had him since he was 3.He keeps me young. I am a dept. mgr. at Walmart in Forsyth, Ga. I live 35 miles south of Atlanta. I live out in the country. My children all live in Nashua, N.H. I was hoping for a reunion again sometime. Would like to hear from other classmates or different people from Robbinston or Calais area. Wayne Johnson still lives in Robbinston. My other brother Jimmie Alley is Rev.Jim Alley in Moser River, N.S. Canada. My sisters didn't go to CMHS. new email 3/19/12 

Virginia Keen Burke, Eastport ME. I left CMHS in 60 and would like to hear from the people I went to school with. I attended the 20th class reunion and look forward to the 50th union in 2012, any word on it yet?  email 2/25/12

Linda F. Longfellow. 03/18/10

Barbara Merrill Jones, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33972. I didn't graduate with my class as I had moved to Conn. with my family in 1960. I did however graduate. Better late than never. Would love to hear from some of my classmates, please feel free to contact me. 011112 

Melva "Tindy" Meyers is married to Don Cunningham. They are retired and living the good life in Citrus Springs, FL. Tindy's e-mail address is

Sonny Pike lives in Woodland with his wife.  They both work for G.P. as does their son, Sonny, Jr.

Carl Smith lives in Acworth GA with his wife, Marie. They have two children, Todd and Brad, and two grandsons. Carl retired from the Secret Service, worked in Atlanta for Georgia Pacific and Turner Broadcasting. He is now retired.

Paul Spinney Still in good old Calais, Maine. Hunting, fishing, boating and enjoying life with my wife JoAnne. It's still a small town USA.

Jean Stone lives in South Harpwell ME with her husband David.  She has 4 daughters and numerous grandchildren.

Al Warren, Kingman, Arizona. I left in '61, would have graduated in '62. Would like to hear from anyone that might remember me. new email 121908

 Thomas D. "Tommy" Webster lives in Calais with his wife Carol.  They have 1 son, and Tommy is employed at Georgia Pacific.

Jean Ann Wentworth MacIntosh  has been happily married for about 40 years. Her husband, Sam MacIntosh, owns an automobile dealership in Indiana, where they live not far from their only child, Melissa Woods and her husband, Chris. Jean Ann lost her brother, Raymond Wentworth, in 2004. Jean Ann moved to Indiana near Sam's family during the early years of their marriage.  They returned to the Calais area for several years, only to settle in Indiana for good when their daughter, Melissa was in Middle School. Sam and Jean enjoy a simple but rewarding lifestyle and love when friends and family stop by to visit. Her email is  at least until next year when she retires. 041409 

Deceased Classmates

Norman E. Chatto Norman E. Chatto, 19, died at the Calais Regional Hospital recently after a brief illness. He was born at Bar Harbor, May 16, 1943, the son of Eugene and Florence E. (Carter) Chatto. He had been a resident of Charlotte for the past four years.  He was a 1962 graduate of Calais Memorial High School and a member of Charlotte Grange. Surviving are his grandmother, Mrs. Clarence Garland of Hancock and one sister, Mrs. Howard Spencer of Howland. Funeral services were held at the Charlotte Baptist Church with the Rev. Norman Bronson, officiating. Interment was in the Howland Cemetery." [BDN 7/26/62 provided by Sharon Howland]

Darrell H. Clark, 62, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, surrounded by his family and friends at Calais Regional Hospital. Darrell was born Jan. 21, 1944, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, the son of Lloyd and Sara Jean Clark of Milltown. Darrell's favorite place to be was at Howard Lake. He could be found either working in his garden, fishing or hunting in the area. He also enjoyed playing cards around the camps. Darrell served his country during the Vietnam War from May 1965 to May 1967. Darrell belonged to the Maine National Guard and was a member of the Calais Rod & Gun Club. He worked for Eastern Maine Electric and Georgia Pacific. Darrell was predeceased by a sister, Karen Sue Howland; and two daughters, Tammy Lynn Clark and Sonya Jean Clark. Surviving are his two sons, John T. Clark and wife, Helen, of Baileyville and Allen H. Clark and Krista Trafton of Milltown; a special granddaughter, Myka Sadie Clark; a stepgranddaughter, Amber Gutierrez; three brothers, Stanley Clark and wife, Judy, Arnold Clark and wife, Sue and Philip Clark; a sister, Linda McPhee; a sister-in-law, Barbie Clark; two nieces, Lisa Karen Hinman and Paula Jean Clark; and nephews, Gary and Pete Howland, Joe, Arnold and Derek Clark and Corey and Bradley McPhee. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Calais. Burial will be held after at Baring Cemetery. At Darrell's request, no flowers please. In lieu of flowers, donations in Darrell's memory may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401. Friends may pay tribute at [provided by John Adams, Marilyn Strout, and Sharon Howland. BDN112406]

Gary Lee Diffin, 69, passed away in a tragic automobile accident July 30, 2013. He was born Jan. 5, 1944, in Calais, son of Darrell F. Diffin and Florence (Carlow) Diffin of Robbinston. Gary graduated from Calais Memorial High School in 1962, and attended the University of Maine, Orono, on a Georgia-Pacific scholarship, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry in 1966. Gary married E. Marilyn Harmon Aug. 6, 1966. He taught school before being drafted by the U.S. Army in 1969, where he was stationed as a medic at an Army hospital outside of Heidelberg, Germany. After an honorable discharge in 1971, Gary taught science at Pembroke High School and worked several summers as a park naturalist for Acadia National Park at the St. Croix Island International Historic Site. In 1973, Gary became a loving and devoted father to his only child, Jennifer Amy Diffin. Gary left teaching to run a Montgomery Ward franchise in Calais, and also started his own portable sawmill business. He eventually returned to teaching; this time he taught science at Calais High School, saying that he wanted his high-school aged daughter to have a good background in science – so he should just teach it himself. His marriage to Marilyn ended in 1995. A second marriage to Janice Berry ended in divorce in 2003. After his retirement from teaching, he eventually settled in Augusta and opened Mainly Paperbacks Used Book Store. His love of books remained a constant throughout his life. Gary is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Diffin and Keith Martin of Washington, D.C.; his loving stepmother, Agnes Diffin of Waterville; several cousins; former sister-in-law, Helen (Harmon) Townsend; and the woman he loved to go dancing with, Jackie Lapointe. Gary was predeceased by his parents, Darrell and Florence Diffin. A graveside service for family and friends will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Brewer Cemetery, Robbinston. Informal attire is perfectly acceptable – it was Gary’s preferred choice of clothing. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gary may be made to American Cancer Society, Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at [Source Mays Funeral Home. Sharon Howland]

Leona Patricia Doyle Adams, 68, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at an Ellsworth hospital following a lengthy battle with diabetes. Leona was born in Boston, MA on April 24, 1944, daughter of the late Anthony and Leona (Dudley) Doyle. She graduated from Calais Academy and worked as a caretaker, as well as a CNA for Barnard’s Nursing Home. While in her 40’s, Leona started to lose her eyesight. She was proud of her achievement in learning Braille as quick as she did and loved music, spending time with family and friends, and going to Boston to see her family. Leona was a member of the Cooper Grange and enjoyed arts and crafts, helping others and loved cats. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Richard Adams; a son Charles Adams; sisters Thelma and Millie; her brother Bill; and many of her feline companions. Surviving are her son Richard Adams and his wife Amanda of Calais; one brother Walter Doyle; special sister-in-law Sylvia Day; special niece Mary Stewart of Brookline, MA; many nieces and nephews; special friends Louise Lee and Helen Brooks; and many other dear friends. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2012 at Dennysville Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. [Book of Memories] 

Richard Frost.  Retired Chief Master Sgt. Richard "Gene" E. Frost, 64, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at his home after a long illness. He was born March 4, 1944, in Hartford, Conn., the son of Fletcher R. and Mary A. (Casey) Frost. Richard graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1962. He later resided in Brewer and for the past five years wintered in Zephyrhills, Fla. Richard retired as a chief master sergeant after 33 years of active duty, proudly serving his country in the Maine Air National Guard. He was a member of many local and civic organizations, Masons and the Sergeant Air Force Association are two in which he was most active. He enjoyed playing the guitar, a hobby in which he made many friends. Richard had a special unconditional love for his family, especially his wife, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed spending any spare moment he had with them. He is survived and will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 33 years, Jeanne (Hart) Frost of Brewer; four children, Debbie Frend and her husband, Stephen, of Hallowell, Jeffrey E. Frost of Bangor, Joel Frost and his wife, Cathy, of Henderson, Nev., and Jeffery A. Frost and his significant other, Jody Jordan; Richard's father, Fletcher R. Frost and Kay Gadis of Calais; eight grandchildren, Rachel, Lacie, Betsy, Matt, Shanna, Dylan, Nick and Sydney; four great-grandchildren, Ayden, Cooper, Oran and Lianna; two brothers, James H. Frost and his companion, Jorge Morales, and Daniel Frost and his wife, Nancy; four sisters, Margaret and Les Shaw, Maryanne and Jan Starbird, Suzanne Tabor and Mark L'Heureux and Sherri and Kevin Cox; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Richard was predeceased by his mother and his grandparents. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, and 1-2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, with the Rev. Robert T. Carlson officiating. Friends are welcome to join the family 7:30 p.m. Saturday for a Masonic memorial service conducted by the Rising Virtue Lodge. The family also invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments after the funeral service Sunday at Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St., Bangor. Committal with military honors will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Lakeview Cemetery, Hampden. Those who wish to remember Richard in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the American Heart Association Maine Affiliate Inc., 343 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106 or to a charity of one's choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed at [Published in the Bangor Daily News from 6/5/2008 - 6/6/2008. Provided by Marilyn Strout] 

Barbara E. Hall Hillman, 64 ORR'S ISLAND -- Barbara E. Hillman, 64, of Orr's Island, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Barbara was born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada on July 8, 1944, the daughter of Alvah and Frances (Grant) Hall. She attended Calais schools and graduated from Calais High School. She later attended the University of Maine at Orono and studied nursing. She also attended college in Boston. She was a self employed accountant for many years and also worked at Cook's Lobster House at Bailey Island for 28 years. Barbara enjoyed knitting, crocheting and needlepoint. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of seven years, Wyn Kahler of Orr's Island; her daughter, Beth Sylvester and her husband Jes of Orr's Island; 11 grandchildren, Katie Sylvester, Jackie Sylvester, Jesse Sylvester, Lisa Christensen, Jason Hillman, Shannon Lamb, Nikki Peters, Nick Christensen, Ryan Hillman, Hailey Lamb and Kyrsten Peters; and many friends and extended family. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. A reception will follow at Cook's Lobster House, Bailey Island. Condolences can be expressed at In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to: The Orr's and Bailey Island Fire and Rescue P.O. Box 177 Orr's Island, Maine 04066 [Published in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on 4/24/2009. Provided by Sharon Howland] 042609 

Lawrence"Larry" Johnstone Jr., 74, of Owensboro died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Larry was born June 18, 1942 in Pontiac, Michigan, to the late Lawrence H. Johnstone Sr., and Gwendolyn Gardner Snow. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Air Force and warehouseman for SuperValu in Greenville where he retired after 30 years. He was a life member of the VFW and an active member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church and former member of Greenville Methodist Church before moving to Owensboro. Larry is survived by his wife and love of his life of 49 years, Sue Carrol (Allen) Johnstone of Owensboro; a son, Eric Johnstone and his wife, Karen, of Dallas; and a daughter, Michelle (Johnstone) Adams and her husband, Greg, of Owensboro. Larry was also blessed with four grandchildren, Alex and Ella Adams, both of Owensboro, and Beck and Skylie Johnstone, both of Dallas. Survivors also include his three sisters, Judie Stevens of Whiting, Maine, Sandra Hill and Debbie McVicar (Fran) of Calais, Maine; his brother, Bruce Johnstone (Eva) of Madisonville; and several nieces and nephews, who all affectionately refer to him as "Uncle Skippy." As a former member of the Cotillion Club in Greenville, Larry loved to dance. He was often the first person on the dance floor and usually the last one to leave it. An avid fisherman, Larry would spend an entire day at a local stream or lake with nothing but a fly rod. And if there were a game on, whether it was basketball on television or one of his children or grandchildren playing sports, he always had just the right hat to cheer them on. Larry truly touched the lives of all who knew him, and one thing was constant: He wore a smile that would light up a room. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory chapel. Burial with full military honors will take place in Allen's Chapel Cemetery in Muhlenberg County, with fellowship in the Community Center next to the cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions made to Allen's Chapel Cemetery, c/o Larry Price, 3535 Kentucky 2270 E., Beechmont, KY 42323. Condolences may be left for the family at [Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - Sunday, December 4, 2016. Provided by Sharon Howland.]

Paula Rae Lowe Carter passed away April 8, 2012, in Gilbert, Ariz. She was born July 13, 1944, in Machias, daughter of Arline Lowe of Wesley and Louis Lowe. Paula attended Calais Memorial High School and Holy Rosary Commercial School, after which she worked for Georgia Pacific Pulp and Paper in the human resources and public relations departments for 24 years before she moved to Arizona. Paula loved painting, stained glass, woodworking, horseback riding, gardening and anything else she could create with her hands. One passion of her heart was her love of God and her church families. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, LeRoy S. Carter; and Linwood Archer, her beloved father all the years of her life. Paula leaves behind a son, Troy Carter of Chandler, Ariz.; daughter, Jenny Guptill and son-in-law, Allen Guptill, of Baileyville; grandson, Joshua Guptill of Tennessee; granddaughter, Alicia Guptill and fiance, Chip Smith, and great-granddaughter, Karleigh Smith, of Levant; and half sister, Sandy Gordon of Florida. She was a remarkable person, loving mother and our best friend. She will be missed by many friends and relatives. Remembrance services will be held 3 p.m. April 21 at Faith Family Fellowship Church, Ocotillo Road, Queen Creek, Ariz. In remembrance donations may be made to American Cancer Society ; Family Faith Church; or Woodland Baptist Church, Baileyville. There will be graveside services at a future date in Maine. [Published in BDN Maine on April 14, 2012; provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Charles "Monk" McLellan - CALAIS - Charles F. "Charlie, McLellan, 58, died May 28, 2001, at a Bangor hospital. Born in Calais, March 14, 1943, the son of Delwin and Freda (Noble) McLellan. He was a member of the St. Croix Lodge No. 46 AF & AM of Calais, the St. Croix Royal Arch Chapter No. 17, member of the Hugh DePayens Commandery No. 15; and was a member and past president of the Schoodic Shrine Club. He was also a member of Anah Temple Shrine, Luxor Temple and the Calais United Methodist Church. Charlie retired in 1997 from the Georgia Pacific Corporation of Woodland after 31 years, due to failing health. He was predeceased by his father, Delwin in 1991 and an infant sister, Sharon. Surviving are his mother, Freda McLellan; his wife, Edna Mae (Baker) McLellan; one son, Darrin and his wife, Carla McLellan, all of Calais; two daughters, Sherri and Dwight Feenstra of Ellington, Conn., Leanne and Steve Groening of Belfast; five grandchildren, Erica, Elisha and Rachel Feenstra of Ellington, Conn., Patrick Groening of Belfast, Andrew McLellan of Calais. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Calais Cemetery, with Pastor Bob Hinton officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, Mass. 01104. A service of Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais. [Photo: Charlie with first grandchild Feb 20, 1999.] 

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