Calais Memorial High School

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Graduates Class of 1965

Nancy M. Agnew

Douglas W. Archer

Beverly Barnes

David G. Beckett

Dale H. Berry

Bonnie A. Bothwich

Andrea J. Brooks

Linda J. Burns

Carole S. Campbell

Vinton E. Cassidy

Philip R. Chaffee

Bonnie J. Chisholm

J. Allen Churchill

Gary Clark

William F. Clark

Donald E. Cole

Michael D. Connell

Loraine Coons

Mary T. Crowley

Gregory K. Currier

Gwen Damon

Sharon L. Damon

William H. Dineen

Ingrid H. Dodge

Clyde A. Doten

Thomas M. Driscoll

Jeanne E. Dunham

Mavis Dwelley

Philip M. Fenderson

Michael J. Foster

Linda L. Fox

David R. Frost

Margaret E. Frost

Judith A. Gaddis

Nellie M. Gibson

Marie E. Gillespie

Sharon E. Glass

T. William Gordon

Edward Greenlaw

Emma A. Hatfield

Dana R. Hatton

Linda S. Hatton

Kathleen J. Higgins

Nancy J. Hill

Stephen F. Hill

Arthur Hinton

Darrell Hinton

T. William Jack

Dorothy A. Johnson

Terry W. Johnson

Frances M. Kelly

Karen M. Kneeland Merle Knowles, Jr. John Learie
Danny A. Lee Sandra E. Leighton Carlene A. Lewis
James W. Lewis Patricia M. Magoon David Moffatt
James E. Moore Charles Morrell Linda A. Morrison
Joan M. Mowatt Dawn I. Murphy Kenneth J. Murphy
Nancy E. Noddin Daniel H. O'Brien Margaret D. Pierce
Charles W. Pomeroy Janet E. Pomeroy Marie A. Pomeroy
Foster Poole Sharon A. Prout Donna R. Quimby
Hilda L. Redding James Russell Diane M. Rutherford
Sharon L. Smith Shirley J. Smith Thomas N. Smith
Richard Stone Anne M. Weinandt Linda L. Wilson
Cloyd Young George Starks Edward A. Leavitt

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J. Allen Churchill (Al). I served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1970-71. 012410

Emma Hatfield Kneeland, I am now retired after 23 years at Calais Hospital. My wonderful husband passed away in Feb of 2010. I am enjoying retirement and taking lots of short trips around the state visiting with family and siteseeing, and of course, taking lots of pictures. I have plans to visit my sister and also a good friend in Calif this fall. I also hope to make a trip to Nova Scotia and PEI before the end of the year. Two great kids who made me a grandmother x4, and a wonderful stepdaughter. Also a stepgrandson who made me--now read this--a "great" grandmother x2. I'd love to hear from former classmates and friends.  081110

Marcia Kelley Hornbrook, Living in Bangor, and loving it... am a mgr. of a local video store..Have 3 grown and married children and 6 grandchildren. Would love to hear from old friends. 

George Starks. Winterport ME. My parents taught school at CMHS in the years 1960-1962. George and Elizabeth Starks. We have many fond memories of life in the small town of Calais, including visiting the library, Beckett's candy store, and making Sunday pilgrimages to St. Stephen for a movie, fish and chips, and spruce gum. Now that's a mix. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who remembers my parents and their brief visit to CMHS. Thank you. ( I was in the 7th grade that year and my teacher's name was Mrs. Pollys, who I understand passed away with cancer some years back. I remember as sweet, lovable, and a darn good teacher). 021510

Deceased Classmates

Douglas  W. Archer - Peacefully at the Charlotte County Hospital, on Monday, September 14th, 2015 in the presence of his family and after a courageous battle with his illness; Douglas Wayne Archer, beloved husband of Marie Archer of St Stephen, NB. Born in Calais, ME, U.S.A he was the son of the late Ira & Pauline (Kelly) Archer. Doug came from a family that surrounded him with the love of music at a very young age. As he entered into his teens he was given his first piano and had such a passion for music that he aspired to enter into music school to develop his technique, but the dream was cut short with the onset of his mothers illness. Doug stayed home to take care of her. From that point on he learned to master his craft on his own. Doug actually learned to play by ear at the early age of 4 yrs old. In his high school years he joined the high school band and as his band mates and he gained the attention of the community by playing at such places as the Queen Laundry; dances in St. Stephen would eventually grow too big in attendance; so they had to seek other venues. Doug played with several different bands throughout his musical career, such as Fever, but he is most noted for being the founding member of the well known band “The Diablos” and was a member for almost 40 years. The Diablos originally formed in Calais with Steve Hill, Dave Beckett; to be joined later by Don & Ronnie Malloy and Mike Granville. They could be seen regularly throughout Charlotte & Washington counties and would very soon travel to other parts of the maritimes to entertain. Doug lived his life large in all his shows. Music was such a big part of his life. Doug was also dedicated to the cause of serving his country as a member of the National Guard at a young age, serving almost 10 years. As a young man he worked with Downeast TV and in 1981 moved to St Stephen, NB, where he pursued a long career working with companies such as Tarra Cable, Fundy , Shaw and Rogers. He is survived by his beloved wife Marie (Estey) Archer, his 2 daughters, Heather Dawn Archer & Julie Archer, both of St Stephen, NB, his 2 sons, Michael Douglas Archer and William Kenneth Cleghorn (Jesus Bill), his 5 beautiful grandchildren, Bailey Alexander Hogge, Connor Douglas Archer, Jade Ida Marie Labillois Cleghorn and Taylor Lois Labillois Cleghorn, and Ella Haggerty, aunts and uncles. By Dougs’ request cremation will take place followed by a graveside service to be held at the Calais Cemetery on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 12:00 pm Canadian time. (11:00 am US time) In true fashion and passion of the life Doug Archer, the family will host a tribute to his life on Sunday, September 20th, 2015 from 2 … 6 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 9, 43 Queen Street, St Stephen, NB. In true celebration of his life Doug would want it to be the biggest party ever. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Doug's passion for music the family would appreciate donations be made to any charity that helps young children learn the gift of music, through the purchase of instruments in local schools or to the Charlotte County Cancer Society. Condolences to the family or donations can be made at  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care & direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 506 … 466 - 3110. [Provided by Heather Ross.] 

Gregory Keith Currier, 67, from East Millinocket, passed peacefully at Eastern Maine Medical Center July 21st. He was born February 5th, 1947 in Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada, one of Ralph and Audrey Currier's six children. Greg served in the USAF, and was a Vietnam veteran. He worked at Great Northern Paper for 37 years, retiring in 2008. Greg leaves behind Sharlett, his loving wife of 45 years, daughter Mary and her husband Brad, son Gregory and his wife Faith. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Audrey, Emily, Nathan, Addison, and Mitchell. Also surviving are his siblings Brian and wife Linda, Pam and husband Nick, Joanna and fiancé John, sister-in-law Dorothy and husband Howard, Susan and husband Chuck, Lucille, Cathy, Debra, brother-in-law Tommy and wife Priscilla and his favorite Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Ken. He will be remembered by many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends. Greg was predeceased by his parents as well as his brothers Richard and Garth. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff on Grant 4 CCU at EMMC for the care given to Greg this last week. In lieu of flowers, donations in Greg's memory may be made to the Heating fund at St. Peter's Church in c/o Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, PO Box 400, East Millinocket, ME 04430. Funeral services will be at a later date.  [Published in BDN Maine on July 23, 2014. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Judith A. Gaddis Varnum, 63, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. She was born May 19, 1947, in Cambridge, Mass., the daughter of Henry and Kathryn (Mitchell) Gaddis. Judith grew up in Calais. She was a graduate of Calais High School and St. Joseph's Nursing School. Judith enjoyed her career and was employed by Eastside Rehabilitation, Brewer Rehabilitation, and many private clients. She loved to garden and will always be remembered as a friend to everyone. Judy touched the hearts of everyone she met and left a lasting impression everywhere she went. In addition to her mother, Judith is survived by her sons, Troy Varnum of Hermon and Kevin Varnum and his partner, Brenda Paul, of Old Town; grandchildren, Kayli-Faith Varnum and Emily Varnum; sister, JoAnne Spinney and her husband, Paul, of Calais; nephew, Todd Spinney of Orlando, Fla.; close, personal friend, Betty Bowers; and boyfriend, Donn Goodwin of Eddington. She was predeceased by her father; and her late husband, Alden Varnum. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Robert T. Carlson officiating. After the service the family invites friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Interment will be after at Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth. Condolences to the family may be expressed at [Published in Bangor Daily News on October 11, 2010. Provided by Sharon Howland.]

Edward Greenlaw Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Kathleen Jane Higgins Copp, 68, of Westbrook, died on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. She was born in Calais on Nov. 30, 1947. Kathleen was a graduate of Calais High School and upon graduation, worked doing secretarial work. Kathleen married Charles Copp in 1971, and together they had two children: Natalie of Tampa, Fla., and Jason of Westbrook. Mrs. Copp was an avid golfer; not a low handicap but she did have a "hole in one" during a tournament. She was a member at Riverside Golf Club where she was treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the Women's Southern Maine Golf Association and the Women's Maine State Golf Association. She had a love for the ocean, lighthouses and shorelines. Blessed with a Pollyanna philosophy, Kathy was gregarious and outgoing. She had many friends and enjoyed all of them at every opportunity. In addition to her husband and two children, she is survived by two sisters, Patricia Lowell and Joanne Middlemiss, both near Phoenix, Ariz.; and a brother, Peter Higgins of Calais. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016, from 1-3 p.m. at A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. Services will be private. For online condolences, please visit our website at: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westbrook Animal Refuge League, P.O. Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098, or: Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.  Funeral Home: A.T. Hutchins, LLC Funeral & Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave. Portland, ME 04102, 207-878-3246. Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2016. [Provided by Sharon Howland.]

Darrell Hinton Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

Edward Allen Leavitt Sr., 69, passed away peacefully Friday, April 3, 2015 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with his family by his side. Ed was born in Calais on June 10, 1945, son of the late Jesse Bassford and Melissa Leavitt. During high school he enlisted in the Army National Guard. Following his training he returned home to complete his high school education, graduating from Calais Memorial High School Class of 1965. On October 12, 1963, he married his sweetheart, Mary Eileen McLaughlin. Ed worked as a laborer for Good’s Garage and Steadman’s Garage until starting his career with Georgia Pacific, retiring from Domtar in 2006. Ed also retired from the Army National Guard in the late 1980’s as a S/Sgt with over 24 years of service. He was a member of Sherman Bros. Post #3 American Legion in Calais, and the Quarter Century Club. Ed was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and taking day trips with his wife and exploring back roads. His most memorable moments where those spent with his family. In addition to his parents Ed was predeceased by his grandparents Charles and Maude Leavitt; a brother Earl Bassford; son-in-law Kyle Cox; and three nephews, Wayne and Tim Leavitt, and Jayson Hovey. Surviving are his loving wife of 51 years, Eileen Leavitt; four children, Sherry Leavitt-Cox and companion Scott Corey of Dennysville, Edward Leavitt Jr. of Calais, Wendy Brownrigg and husband Paul of Tower Hill, NB, and Melanie Howard and husband Travis of Alexander; eight grandchildren, Rebecca Leavitt who Ed and Eileen raised, Zachary Edward Cox USMC, Wyatt Cox USMC, Nicholas, Sarah, Gage, and Kael Brownrigg, and Grace Howard; sisters, Dottie Perkins of NH, Sandra Styles and husband Jim of FL, Rhonda Rafferty and husband Chip of NH, Robin Scheffler and companion Kevin of WA, Sarah Bassford of WA, and Ann Bassord of WA; brothers Charlie Perkins of NH, Rodney Perkins of NH, Butch Bassford of CA, and Kelly Bassford of WA; sisters-in-law Pam Hovey and husband Brian of Rollingdam, NB, and Cindy Leslie of St. Stephen, NB; brother-in-law Jeff Scott and wife Diane of Saint John, NB; special nephews Danny, Ricky, and Billy Leavitt; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, where a celebration of Ed’s life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 7. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery with military honors. Donations in Ed’s memory may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 55 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601. [Provided by Heather Ross.] 

Charles Morrell, Sr. passed away suddenly on July 25, 2015 at the age of 69. He was in the US Navy on the USS Stoddard during the Vietnam War and enjoyed all the reunions he attended. He worked at Asarco and retired from Pierce Co. Treatment Plant at Chambers Creek. He is survived by his wife Cindy (Bert), Daughter Christine (Daniel), son Steve, stepchildren Cindy Tessmer, Laura Herndon, Sterling Evison, Winster Evison and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Sight Life in Seattle would be appreciated. A Memorial Service at United Lutheran, 1231 S. 76th St., Tacoma will be held at 11 am Friday, August 7, 2015.!/Obituary  


Dawn Irene Murphy Barnes, 67, of Eastport, passed away on February 12, 2015. She was born and raised in Eastport, Me. to Kenneth and Lorraine Murphy. Dawn was a waitress for over 40 years at several local establishments. She was an avid and competitive bowler in her heyday winning many awards. Dawn also enjoyed playing cards and going to Beano. She and her husband Billy enjoyed watching the sporting events of her children and grandchildren over the years. She had an infectious laugh that brought smiles and laughter to everyone she met and was a great story teller as well. But most of all, she loved family. Christmas was her favorite holiday, the annual tradition of traveling Christmas morning to their children’s homes and later everyone meeting at their home was a highlight for her and Billy. Dawn and Billy started having annual 4th of July gatherings for family and friends over 20 years ago providing a place to laugh, watch children play, and enjoy great company. Dawn was predeceased by her parents Kenneth and Lorraine (Cassidy) Murphy; Sister, Tari Murphy; Son, Robert Edward; Grandson Darrin Wayne Lingley. She is survived by her loving husband, William S. Barnes Sr.; Children, Dorothy (Peter), Michelle, William Jr. (Janet), Michael (Michele); Brothers, Twin brother Kenneth (Elaine), Charles (Sandra), Robert (Diana); Grandchildren: Lindsey, Amanda, Peter, Clifford, Rachel, Timothy, Tyler, Nicholas, and Sierra; Great-grandchildren, Maia, Adraina, Shaylynn, Evan, Cooper, Skinuhsis, Cameron, and Natalie. Several nieces and nephews And former son-in-law and family friend, Clifford Francis Sr. Services will be scheduled at a later date. Donations may be made to the Cancer Center of Maine or any charity of your choice Arrangements are in the Care of Direct Cremation of Maine, Belfast. [Provided by Chuck Murphy] 

Foster B. Poole died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Bangor, after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 7, 1947, in Calais, the son of Estelle Getchell Poole and Guy Poole. Foster was raised and educated in the Calais area and as a young man served in the U.S. Navy as a shipboard medic. He lived for many years in the Albany, N.Y., area and worked in construction, both there and in the Calais area, before moving to Levant 17 years ago.Surviving are three daughters, Denise Velardi and her husband, Mike, and their children, Katelyn and Shane, Nicole Poole and Marjorie Poole and her son, Riley Foster, Poole, all of New York; his longtime partner, Dolores Purvis of Levant and her family; brothers, Raymond and his wife, Janet, and their sons of North Carolina and Robert and his wife, Dotty, of Perry; many nieces and nephews, including niece, Sherry Robinson, who he considered "one of the kids." Foster was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Winslow, Kenny, Guy Jr. and Phil; sisters, Marjorie and Pat; and the mother of his children, Diane Moody Poole. He will be greatly missed by the many people he knew in Levant and Corinth, as well as his old friends in Calais and New York. He was one-of-a-kind. Burial will be at a later date. Donations in his memory may be sent to Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at [Published in BDN Maine on September 3, 2012. Provided by Sharon Howland.]  

Diane Marie Rutherford McFadden, 68, wife of Steven Y. McFadden passed away December 03, 2015. She was born in St. Stephen New Brunswick, Canada to the late George Rutherford and Sabrina Clement Rutherford and was raised in Calais, Maine. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend; touching the hearts of everyone she met. Diane served in the US Woman's Army Corp and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church for forty-five years. She was a dedicated volunteer in the community. In addition to her husband, she was survived by her daughter, Brenda (Shawn) Hilton of Versailles; her son, Steven (Amanda) McFadden II of Lexington; her sisters, Carol (Robert) Nader of Juno Beach, Florida, Bonnie Ayer of Calais, Maine; her grandchildren, Sabrina Marie Craig, Paige Nicole McFadden, and Olivia Faith McFadden. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, December 08, 2015 at St. Leo Catholic Church, officiated by Father Danny Schwendeman. Burial be at Camp Nelson National Cemetery at 2:30PM. Visitation will be held from 5-9 PM Monday, December 07, 2015 at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Rosary will begin at 8:30PM. Clark Legacy Center, Lexington Location, 601 E. Brannon Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356.  [Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Thomas N. Smith, 63, passed away unexpectedly March 3, 2011, at his home. He was born July 9, 1947, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, to Nelson and Elva (Hastey) Smith. Tom attended local schools and graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1965, and Northern Maine Vocational School, Presque Isle. He became a master electrician and worked for many years as an electrician on construction jobs, at various paper mills and his last job before retirement was the U.S. Customs building in Calais. Tom served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Kennedy. He was a member of American Legion, Sherman Brothers Post 3, Calais, a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Chapter 1253; and served as a tax assessor for the town of Charlotte for many years. Tom was a kind and quiet man who was always willing to help others, he enjoyed woodworking and spending time at home. Tom will be sadly missed. Tom was predeceased by his parents. Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and William Jones of Charlotte; Uncle Jack Smith and his wife, Sally, of Calais; Aunt Barbara Mylen and her husband, Norman, of Charlotte; and several cousins. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Round Pond Cemetery, Charlotte. Contributions in Tom's memory may be made to Charlotte Volunteer Fire Department, 1100 Ayers Junction Road, Charlotte, ME 04666 or First Light Farm Equine Shelter, 576 Shore Road, Perry, ME 04667. Arrangements are in the care of Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at  [Published in BDN 3/4/11. Provide by Sharon Howland & John Adams.]

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