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Graduates Class of 1966

Catherine A. Bailey

Gerald E. Baker

Richard Barnard

Carol I. Bassatt

Edna May Bayliss

Janice D. Benson

Patricia A. Bernardini

Kenneth L. Brooks

Dana Brown

Lance Bryson

Frank M. Burke

Linda M. Chambers

Pauline E. Chambers

Sandra S. Christie

D. Elizabeth "Betty" Clark

Gary W. Clark

Nancy F. Cole

Peter M. Comstock

Phil J. Connell

Floyd L. Coons

Joel W. Craft

Albert E. Cushman

Faye E. Davis

Joyce L. Davis

William P. DelMonaco

Thomas DiCenzo

Margaret R. Dickinson

Linda J. Dodge

Peter O. Doliber

Linda D. Donavan

Judith M. Doten

Mary E. Doten

William Downing

Elizabeth F. Elliott

Myrtle F. Featherson

Charles B. Frost

Deborah L. Frost

Roger M. Flood

Peter C. Forsyth

Linda S. Getchell

Frances A. Gillespie

Robert A. Gordon

Linda M. Gray

Jane E. Greenlaw

Sandra L. Hall

Lucy A. Hartford

E. Annette Hawthorne

Burton E. Hayman

Betty A. Hill

Larry S. Hill

Patricia M. Hill

Ross Hodsdon Roger Holst Sharon Howland
David W. James Marlene L. Johnson Mark B. Ketchen
Jennie M. Kidder Shirley B. Lee Maureen E. King
James E. Kinney Carlene E. Kuch Gerald LaPointe
Dorothy M. Linton Ernestine A. McKay Dianne G. McKeown
Paula E. McLain Linda Malburg Pamela Marshall
Douglas E. McLellan Patricia C. Merrill William Mitchell
Linda D. Moore Mary L. Morrison Charles H. Murphy
Edward F. Perkins Peter D. Perkins Jane M. Perry
Louis M. Pettit Craig C. Roderick Nancy F. Saunders
Thomas Sawyer Patricia A. Sherman Cheryl P. Sherrard
Linda L. Sinclair Sherry Y. Smith Sharon A. Stevens
Jean W. Strout Norma L. Taylor Barbara D. Thornton
J. Norman Thornton Jerome S. Torrell P. Christopher Torrell
Phillip N. Townsend Susan M. Tracy Kenneth A. Tyler
June H. Vondell Susan M. Vose Thomas Walton
Gilda L. Ward Paulyne A. Ward Jayne L. Webster
Darrell E. Weitner Mark James Cullen Al Burgermeister 
Reed Timothy Jewett    

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Gerald Baker: (Gerry) I am writing this as of August 6, 2014. Roxy and I have been married for 36 years September 16th, 2014 and she is still working, I will retire on September 30th. She works for Merchants Automotive leasing as the government contract specialist, and I will retire from OSRAM SYLVANIA with 3 months shy of 30 years.  At the age of 62 I earned my masterís degree in IT from Kaplan University. I retired from the New Hampshire Air National Guard in September of 1998.  The last three years I served as the Command Chief for the State of New Hampshire.  Our son Brent currently has three children Andy who is 18, Calla who is 8 and Rowan who will be three in September. Brent turned 40 in July and his wife Lyuba will be 39 in September. Our daughter Sabrina (Brie) is working for Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL and she is beginning her 8th year of employment. Brie will have a birthday this month and turn 34. She will marry her partner Dana Mercer in October while on a Disney cruise. She graduated this year and is a master electrician; she has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and a Masterís degree in business. It would be nice to have a 50th reunion.  I did volunteer to help organize the 50th which is not that far away 2016. Hope everyone is healthy and happy. Gerry's e-mail is gerry.baker@myfairpoint.net 08072014

 Al Burgermeister. Jersey City, NJ. Moved sophomore year.  Interested in catching up with classmates. Would love to connect w/ some of my friends from school days; find out what's become of them. Feel free to fire off an email. aburgermeister9@gmail.com  new email 071309

Edna Bayliss Comstock & Peter Comstock: Peter and I married 10 years ago and presently live in Readfield ME.  We have just signed a contract to sell our Readfield property and move to Sidney where we are building a new home.  We are two miles from the Sidney exit.  One mile to the Middle Rd and the other mile North towards Oakland.  We hope that classmates will feel free to drop by or hail us when they are in the area if they need assistance or just for FUN.  I currently work at the Maine State Library in Augusta and have the illustrious title "Electronic Services Librarian".   Pete finished his Masters two years ago in counseling and currently works at St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston as an outpatient counselor.  We both love computers, email and web pages.  I'm the web mistress for the Maine State Library's web page and work all sorts of electronic toys.  Digital Cameras, PCs etc.  Hoping to hear from any of you.  All the best Edna & Pete, e-mail comstock@ctel.net.

Doris (Betty) Clark Stuart: After graduating from the University of ME at Machias in 1970, I began teaching Business Technology Education at Kennebunk High School.   I was awarded a Masters Certificate from the State of ME in 1987.  I am in my 32nd year of teaching and am thinking about retirement in the near future.  I still spend my summers at the cottage in Bayside near St. Andrews, NB.  I would love to hear from classmates and friends.  My e-mail is bstuart@msad71.net and my snail mail address is: P.O. Box 1127, Kennebunk, ME 04043.

Gary Clark. Much has happened to me and my family over the last 30 plus years since graduation.† My wife Bonnie and I moved south shortly after our marriage in 1976 and have lived in the Atlanta area for the last 17 years or so.† Bonnie says I'm retired but she continues to work as a Senior Consultant for Computer Science Corp.† Our Daughter Cristen, 25, is the sound engineer for a local performance arts center and our son Chris, 22, is a struggling musician working in movies and television while working on his latest CD.† Bonnie and I recently taught at Peking University in Beijing for the 2005-2006 academic year, an experience that made a significant impact in our lives.† I welcome hearing from fellow classmates at karlsgateharley@yahoo.com and hope everyone remain healthy and happy. 

Nancy Cole Haddock. Just wanted to drop in & say I am loving Florida. My son, Peter J. Haddock, (class of 1987 Eastport ME) is still here; but my daughter, Pamela M. Haddock, (class of 1995 Calais ME), married Steven Bowers (class of 1994 Calais ME) in San Antonio TX 2005. nanfayhad@yahoo.com 070708 

Al Cushman  "A few words from Al: I graduated from Calais Memorial High School. Then attended Aurora Community College in Illinois. I graduated from Southern Maine Community College, formerly Southern Maine Vocational Institute, as an automobile technician. I raced at Beech Ridge Speedway for many years and built my own race cars. Today I enjoy watching NASCAR and restoring classic cars. I also enjoy building and collecting scale model cars." http://www.ralphshomes.com/news.asp?cat=699  

 

Peggy Dickinson Cooke, Long Beach, California. This has been fun - going through this guestbook and reading about everyone that's there. I wrote to a couple of people (other than my former neighbor friends, the Clarks), but they both came back as "undeliverable". I decided to put my own note in here to see if I hear from anyone. I'd like to know if my class is planning a 40th reunion in 2006. I don't think I'm going to make it to the big one in August 2005, because I'm going to be in Maine in Oct. I live and work (CA. State University) in Long Beach, CA. and would love to hear from anyone who wants to write. pcook@csulb.edu.
Calais Native Joins Peace Corps By: Joyce Scott. Peggy Dickinson Cook grew up in the area of Calais that used to be known as Milltown. A 1966 graduate of Calais Memorial High School Dickinson, at the age of 62 is starting a new phase of her life Ė retirement. Only sheís doing it a bit differently than most. Sheís joining the Peace Corps. Recently the Calais Advertiser received an email from Dickinson passing on this information. Helping those less fortunate has always been a desire of hers. "I have done this in various ways that canít come close to the work that the Peace Corps is involved in," she said. "Iíve been told that this is the toughest job that Iíll ever have, but I look forward to the challenge." Dickinson said joining the Peace Corps will enable her to retire, something she couldnít have done otherwise at this time. "I will be able to put my retirement pension money and my social security in the bank while Iím abroad," she said. "This is just going to be wonderful," she said. "Iíll learn a new language, learn about a new culture and at the same time travel to a place Iíve never been. These are things that I would not have been able to do had it not been for the Peace Corps." Dickinson will spend 27 months in the Caribbean. "I was expecting to be sent to some place like Africa," she said. "I was surprised when they told me where I was going. If all goes well, I might even sign on for another 27 months and see another part of the world." A former employee of the Calais Advertiser when it was owned by Jay Hinson, Dickinson wrote in her email, "I actually was an employee of the Advertiser. I recall the late Wednesday nights we had putting the paper together and getting them sent off to folks who had moved out of town, but still wanted to get their precious local news." For many years Dickinson has made her home in California. There is where as a single parent she raised her son. She stays active. "I have always been active," she said. "Years ago I took up running. In fact, I moved to California not only for a better life for myself and my son, but also so I could run year round." Her running has led her to marathons. She has completed twelve marathons, two triathlons and a number of half marathons and done quite well. She related a story about when she first started running marathons. "I was training with some guys from work. When the day came for the marathon, I beat all of them," she said.
Article II: Peggy Cook of Long Beach Invited to Serve in Eastern Caribbean by nextpcvs on November 2, 2010. This CSU Long Beach staffer and 12-time marathoner is packing her bags for Peace Corps service in the Eastern Caribbean. NAME: Peggy Cook AGE: 62 HOMETOWN: Long Beach, Calif. (Grew up in Calais, Maine, and after Peace Corps will return to Peabody, Mass., where family resides.) COUNTRY OF SERVICE: Eastern Caribbean ASSIGNMENT: Community Development / Small Business Developer DEPARTURE DATE: 1/27/2011 QUESTION OF THE MONTH: Who is it that did/does inspire you to make a positive impact in the world? My mom was always an inspiration to me. Raising five children under harsh conditions and many hardships, she always bounced back and showed her family, friends, and neighbors that she could be counted on no matter what. She also had 13 grandchildren who all remember her fun loving spirit, willing ways, and capacity for love and generosity. Even when all she may have had was a dime, she wanted to give that to The March of Dimes, the organization that was helping children with polio in the 1940′s and 1950′s. She didnít have the opportunities that Iíve had, but if there had been a way for her to join the Peace Corps during her lifetime, Iíve no doubt she would have been at the front of the line. WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO BECOME A PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER? Iíve always had a desire to help those individuals much less fortunate than myself, and have done so in various ways that canít come close to the work that the Peace Corps is involved in. They say, ďthis is the toughest job youíll ever loveĒ, and I look forward to the challenge with much anticipation and fervor. Aside from assisting Third World Countries with my love of people, culture, adversity, and adventure, there are many benefits associated with completing 27 months of Peace Corps service. To name a few, Iím certain Iíll learn a new language and/or dialect, travel I would not have been able to do without the Peace Corps, and this opportunity is allowing me to retire and live out a long sought after dream. I will be close to turning 63 by the time my service begins, and have worked since graduating high school at the age of 18. Most recently Iíve spent 13 years at California State University, Long Beach as a Fiscal Coordinator in the College of Liberal Arts. Prior to that, my work experience has consisted of business and accounting organizations including Payroll Accountant, Accounts Payable Supervisor, and Office Management. During many of those years, I attended night school for business and accounting to help further along my career. Even though I have not yet earned a degree, Iím still learning and always with many expectations. My biggest accomplishments do not come from the business world, but instead my personal life. I raised my son alone and heís now a grown man who Iím very proud of Ė living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and teaching English with a Masters Degree in Arts and Teaching. Along with that, Iíve successfully completed 12 marathons and 2 triathlons as well as numerous half marathons and may other road races Ė all of which required much time, self determination and ambition. Long distance running always gives me such a sense of accomplishment and freedom Ė I can lose myself in my own thoughts and let go of the daily stresses of everyday life. ABOUT THE PEACE CORPS: Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment. Volunteers live and work with a community overseas to reach goals in education, health, business, agriculture, the environment, youth development and more. Through their service, volunteers increase awareness of America around the world and help our country gain an understanding of other cultures beyond our borders. Currently, 8,655 Peace Corps volunteers serve in 77 countries Ė the largest number of volunteers in 40 years. The Peace Corps is growing in advance of its 50th anniversary year and is now recruiting for thousands of volunteer positions commencing in 2011. Peace Corps volunteers spend their first three months of service in training, living with a host family and studying the local language and culture. Upon completion of training, they begin their two-year assignments. Volunteers receive many benefits, including transportation, a living stipend, medical care, graduate school opportunities, student loan deferment, $7,425 upon completion and much more. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens, at least 18-years old, and in good health. There is no upper age limit and no cost to participate. [Thanks, John Adams]  
 

Jane Greenlaw, Connecticut. I just wanted to say hello to all my fellow graduates.  I've been living in Connecticut since 1968. I have 2 sons and 6 grandchildren (3 of each). The oldest is 23 and the youngest is 6. I went back to school in my thirties and received my degree in accounting. I would love to hear from everyone in my class and learn what you've done since high school.  jgreenlaw@jonal.com

Roger Holst, Alexander ME  has been married to Frances Casey (class of '72) for 25 years. They have 2 daughters, Teresa has graduated from Norwich and is in the Navy and Jenn will be in her third year at UMO this fall. My address is holst@midmaine.com

Sharon Howland: I am currently an Evaluation Team Leader for Special Education for an elementary school and a middle school in Waltham, MA.  I am coeditor of WKRP (Washington/Charlotte Kounty Records Preservation). This is a newsletter that deals with genealogy.  I am also under contract with Picton Press to do a series genealogical aids for Washington County.  So far I have completed The Vital Records of Calais, Maine Prior to 1892 and the Vital Records of Alexander, Maine.  Besides indexing the Calais Advertiser and trying to make sense out of who is buried in the Calais Cemetery, I have set up the Washington County, Maine Records Preservation Fund.  Shwkrp@aol.com (See my web page at: http://hometown.aol.com/shwkrp/shwkrp.html.)

Maureen King Abbruzzese. I have retired, now have 5 grandkids and am on top of the world! My new email address is: rmabba1970@yahoo.com. Would love to hear from any or all of you! 11/11/09

Charles Murphy, Made major life change.  Retired and moved to The Villages, Florida. Try to get up home at least once a year usually in July and have been mostly successful for the past few years. Mom lives in Eastport as does my wife's mother so tend to spend most of my time down there while home. Do usually manage to get a couple of rounds in at the St Croix Club where occasionally run into an old classmate. Four grown (finally) kids and nine growing grandkids, each one a real treat. Former classmates and friends drop a line. E-mail chmcttcm1@embarqmail.com 012309 

Tom Sawyer, Hermon, ME 04401. Hi friends and classmates! From high school sweethearts to the half century club! Tom & I have been married almost 35 years. We moved around a bit for the first few years, and settled in Charlotte, Me. for the next 26 years. We have two sons, Tom class of 1987 & Steven class of 1988. We moved to Hermon in 1997. Son Tom has a redemption business in Hampden. He has two daughters, 7and 10. That's why we moved here. They have a way of tugging at our heartstrings!! Son Steven and wife Jessica live in Palmer Alaska with their 3 children 8, 5, 3, and a new little one in September. He is Master Sargeant in the USAF. Tom has been disabled from G.P. since 1979, and does what he can. I was a stay-at-home mom until the boys went to high school, then had a great job as manager of the Charlotte School lunch program for 12 years. I am now working at Brewer Middle School and a food service specialist. That's our family history until future notice. Am looking forward to checking this site often. dmlsawyer@yahoo.com 

Jean Wakefield Strout, Ellsworth ME, jstrout@acadia.net.

Phillip Townsend, Austin TX. Retired in 2010 after being a cop for 37 years. Working part time for the Austin Texas Police Department doing background investigations on applicants. Marsha and I have been married 36 years. Trying to start planning a big class reunion for 2016. It will be 50 years. I need all the help I can get please email me and stay in touch. pnmtownsend@gmail.com & http://facebook/pnmtownsend@gmail.com 

Deceased Classmates

Patricia A. (Bernardini) Hartford, 63, passed away peacefully June 23, 2009, with her family by her side at a Bangor hospital. She was born Feb. 23, 1946, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, daughter of the late Charles and Patricia (McShane) Bernardini. Patricia was a loving wife and mother, and a great lover of birds, animals, gardening and children. She was a social genius with an infectious laugh and a kind, selfless heart. She lived to help others, especially children, and she shared in guiding and raising many through the years. Patricia had a spirit that would light up any room and she added color to a small community. Her life of love and laughter provided a gift of joy that continues now and will be passed on through future generations. Patricia is survived by her husband of 37 years, Albert W. Hartford of Calais and their two children: son, Orville Hartford and his wife, Julie, of Bangor, and daughter, Lisa Hartford Genco and her husband, Mike, of Chesapeake, Va.; sister-in-law, Lucy Kees and her husband, Gerald, of Sanford, Fla.; brothers, Louis Bernardini and his wife, Marilyn, of Calais, and Anthony Bernardini and his wife, Loree, of New Gloucester; sister, Barbara "Bebe" Bernardini of Calais; granddaughter, Sarah of Bangor; grandson, Joey of Chesapeake, Va.; nieces, Kathy Arbo of Calais, Casey Mae Bernardini of New Gloucester, Meredith Bernardini Snowman and her husband, Andrew, of Baileyville, and Carolyn Mitchell Cundiff and her husband, Brian, of Calais; nephews, Christopher Bernardini and his wife, Leslie, Charles "Tony" Bernardini of Gray, Louis Bernardini "Little Lou" of New Gloucester, and David Mitchell and his wife, Tammy, of Calais; great-nieces and great-nephews, Casey, Codey and Nick, Lindsay and Chloe, Greg, Emily and Megan, Rachel, Kate and Sam, all of Calais, Kade and Hunter of Baileyville; and cousins, Mary Casey and her husband, David, of Alexander, and Fran Holst and her husband, Roger, of Red Beach. She will be sadly missed by her endless supply of friends. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, at Immaculate Conception Church, Calais, with the Rev. James Plourde, celebrant. Burial will be after at Calais Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Calais Free Library, children's section, 9 Union St., Calais, ME 04619 to honor her love of children or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Drive, Suite 101, Natick, MA 01760 to help others with blood cancers. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Homes, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com. On FaceBook - Patsy Hartford, Patsyisms http://www.facebook.com/n/?group.php&gid=99478666878&mid=aeac98G2b3cfc84G21b9c7fG6  [BDN 6/26/09 provided by John Adams]  

Floyd Louis Coons, 66, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014. Floyd was born in Calais on December 20, 1947, son of the late Floyd and Phyllis (McGraw) Coons. He graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1966, and worked at Ware Knitters in Calais until starting his career with Georgia Pacific. Floyd retired from Domtar with 38 years of total service. He was a member of St. Croix Country Club and was an avid sports fan. Floyd enjoyed playing golf, attending local high school basketball games and the tournaments in Bangor, and watching football, especially the Green Bay Packers. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his step-father, Allen Fielder; and a brother Philip Coons. Surviving are his two children, Adam Coons of Calgary, AB, and Ashley Coons and her companion Gordon of St. Stephen, NB; his sister, Laraine Vautour and husband Ronald of St. Stephen, NB; an uncle Merlyn McGraw and wife Juanita of Florida; nieces Renee Caldwell and husband Duane of Tower Hill, NB, Aimee Salm and husband Patrick of Appleton, WI, and Alison Thibert and husband Todd of Appleton, WI; grandnieces and grandnephews, Benjamin and Robyn of Tower Hill, NB, and Charlee and Camryn of Appleton, WI; and dear cousins, Bob and Marylou McGraw of Bangor, Sharon Nelson of Calais, Debbie McGraw of Etna, and Susan and Ron Mahar of Baileyville. A celebration of Floydís life will be held 1 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A private burial will be held at a later date http://www.maysfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/1933967/Coons-Floyd/obituary.php [Sharon Howland & Heather Ross] 

Joel Woodrow Craft, 58, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at his Washburn residence. He was born Nov. 24, 1947, in Alexander, the son of Gerald and Joyce (Crandall) Craft. Joel graduated from Kansas State Teaching University with a teaching degree and from the University of Maine at Presque Isle with a degree in social work. He worked various jobs throughout his life before becoming disabled in 1998. He was a gentle soul who lived a quite life; he had a great sense of humor and loved to tease. He will be sadly missed by all. Joel was predeceased by his father, Gerald L. Craft in 1960; a niece, Sara Yvonne Frost in 1989; his stepfather, Pliney E. Frost in 1997; and a stepbrother, Rodney P. Frost in 2004. He is survived by the greatest pride of his life, his two sons, Michael Keith Craft of Bangor and Garold "Gary" La Forest Craft, who is currently deployed with the Marines in Japan; his mother, Joyce G. Frost of Presque Isle; a sister, Geraldine G. Jones and her husband, Harold, of Caribou; two brothers, Lester G. Craft and his wife, Drena, of Caribou, Roger D. Craft and his friend, Alberta, of Calais; a half brother, Timothy W. Frost and his wife, Carolyn, of Wahwig, New Brunswick; four half sisters, Terri Spooner and her husband, Darrell, of Castle Hill, Melonie Frost-Wells of Troy, Ill., Lisa B. Gardiner and her companion, Fred Getchell, of Presque Isle, Kimberly J. Frost of St. Louis, Mo.; a stepsister, Brenda L. McPhail of Perry, several nieces and nephews; including a special nephew, Dustin Frost of Presque Isle. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at his brother's residence, Lester Craft, 89 River Rd., Caribou. Anyone who wishes may contribute in his memory, in support of his family, to Geraldine Jones, 16 Crosby Ave., Caribou, ME 04736 or to Terri Spooner, 220 Turner Rd., Castle Hill, ME 04757. Arrangements in the care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, Presque Isle. [Bangor Daily News; provided by Milton Thornton & Sharon Howland]  

Mark James Cullen, moved away before graduating. Home of record was Niagara Falls, NY. US Army PFC, died from small arms fire, Phu Yen, South Vietnam 12/08/1967 - born 10/27/1948.  On the Wall at Panel 31E - Row 063. Mark is buried at Woodlawn National Cemetery. 

Peter O. Doliber was born March 10, 1948 the first child of Willard & Faye Doliber. He attended schools in Calais and graduated from Calais Memorial High in 1966. After serving in the US Navy he returned to Calais where he worked as a pipefitter. He was a member of the American Legion and the Calais Lions Club. Peter loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed his camp on Pennamaquan Lake, cooking and gardening. Peter died on January 29, 1988. He was predeceased by his father in 1969. His mother and sister, Barbara died in 2001. He is survived by his wife Mary, his sisters Beverly and Shirley, his brother Willard and several nieces and nephews. [provided by Shirley Gibson

Linda D. Donovan Ross.  Linda D. Ross, 59, of Kea'au, Hawaii, passed away December 9, 2006 at the Hilo Medical Center.† She was born Linda Dianne Donovan on October 16, 1947 in Calais, Maine.† She was a Speech-Language Pathologist at Waiakeawaena Elementary School for the State of Hawaii Department of Education.† She was also a member of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.† Linda held two Masters Degrees from the University of Maine in Education and SLP.† Prior to moving from Oahu to the island of Hawaii, she worked for ASSETS School, Kapiolani Women's Center; and the Department of Education on Oahu in the Leeward District. She enjoyed working with stained glass, made wreaths and did basket weaving.† Linda was a model of courage and resolve for her family and showed dignity to the end.† Friends may join the family for visitation at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel on Wednesday, December 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.† Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 21, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.† The family requests casual attire.† Survived by her husband, John S. Ross of Kea'au, Hawaii; daughter, Jessica Brandy Melhiser of Calais, Maine; parents, Philip and Edna Donovan of Meddybemps, Maine, and sister, Melva Louise Long of Calais, Maine.† She is also survived by two grandchildren Ashley and Jack Ryan Melhiser, a nephew, Lee Roderick; and a grandniece and nephew, Mallory and Alex Roderick.  Dodo Mortuary Inc., of Hilo, Hawaii is handling the arrangements. [Calais Advertiser† December 21, 2006† p. 32, Provided by Sharon Howland] 

Myrtle Featherson Mahar - Pembroke - Myrtle J. Mahar, 60, died Thursday, October 1, 2009 at her home. Myrtle was born in Eastport, October 14, 1948, daughter of the late Clyde and Katharyn Featherson. She was predeceased by sister Lita Pulk and brother Kenneth Featherson. Surviving are long time companion Frank Trott; two sisters Pauline O'Ben of Gardiner, and Phyllis Leighton of Charlotte; two brothers Velmore Featherson of Charlotte and Arnold Featherson of Meddybemps; two sons, Michael Mahar and wife Lisa of Pembroke and Stephen Mahar and wife Erin of Eastport; six grandchildren Victor, David, Keanna, Carrie-Beth, Jakob and Dana. Family and Friends are welcome to attend graveside service on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 11:00 am at the Charlotte Cemetery with Bruce Cummings officiating. [Calais Advertiser 100809. Provided by Sharon Howland.]

Peter C. Forsyth - Calais.  Peter C. Forsyth, 38, died August 6, 1986 at a Bangor hospital after a long illness.† He was born in St. Stephen, NB, Nov 17, 1947, the son of Earle and Helen (Johnston) Forsyth.† He was a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church† He was a graduate of Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1966 and attended Husson College in Bangor.† He was employed for many years as assistant manager of the Calais Maine State Liquor Store.† Surviving besides his parents of Calais, are two brothers, Gerald :Buddy" Forsyth and Mark Forsyth, both of Connecticut, his maternal grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Johnston of Tower Hill, NB, his paternal grandmother Mrs. Rachel Forsyth of St. Andrews, NB.† Funeral services were held Saturday at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Calais, with the Rev. John Moore of Calais and the Rev. Tom Benson of St. John's Episcopal Church, Bangor, officiating; arrangements by Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais.† Interment in Calais Cemetery.† Friends who wish may make donations in his memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Research Association, National Down East Chapter, P.O. Box 50, Airport Road, Waterville 04901.  [Calais Advertiser 8/17/86 provided by Sharon Howland]

Reed Timothy Jewett, 63, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011. Tim was born on October 6, 1948, son of Harold and Martha (Boobar) Jewett. He was a long time resident of Calais and formerly served with the United State Marine Corps in Vietnam. Tim was predeceased by his parents. Surviving are his two sisters, Sally and Ginny; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A graveside service will be held in the spring or summer. Donations in Timís memory may be made to a charity that helps those in need in the Calais area. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Mays Funeral Home. [Timothy transferred to a private school and did not graduate with his class. Provided by Sharon Howland.]

Jane M. Perry: Jane passed away on August 10, 1997, after fighting a very brave battle with diabetes. Her sister, Jean, graduated in 1967; her e-mail address is elsemore@bright.net.  " Robbinston and Calais - Jane Perry Miller, 48, died Aug. 10, 1997, at a Calais hospital after a 39-year courageous battle with diabetes.  She was born in Calais, Dec. 23, 1948, the daughter of Dale and Naomi (Ingersoll) Perry.  Jane worked at Fenderson Insurance Agency prior to her marriage and then traveled with her husband, a Marine recruiter, to North Carolina and New York.  She attended the First Congregational Church of Calais.  She was predeceased by her mother in April of 1997.  Surviving besides her father of Robbinston, are her husband, Carlton A. Miller Jr.; one son, Carlton A. Miller III, both of Robbinston; one sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Darrell Elsemore of Chillicothe, Ohio and Robbinston, ME; a special friend, David Cole of Calais; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  A graveside services was held at Brewer Cemetery Robbinston 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, with the Rev. Sharon Rogers-Groggett officiating.  Friends and family who wish may make donations in her memory to the Diabetic Support Group, care of Calais Regional Hospital.  Funeral arrangements are by the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home of Calais." [Calais Advertiser 8/21/97 provided by Sharon Howland]

Paul C. Torrell "Chris", 62, of Manahawkin, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Southern Ocean County Hospital, Stafford. Chris was born in Surf City to the late Nicholas A. and Josephine M. (Thebaud) Torrell; one of 10 children. He grew up there until 1962 when mother Granny and three other siblings moved to Calais, Maine, where he attended and graduated high school. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Then returned to N.J. to do clamming for sometime as many locals do, he learned carpentry and belonged to Carpenters Union Local Union #2018. After retiring from the Union, he worked part-time for Barnegat Bay Dredging throughout the area. He was an active member of St. Mary's Church, Manahawkin and volunteered to work on different projects at church. He was always helping family or friend with a project they needed help with. He belonged to the Moose Club and played on the shuffleboard team. He enjoyed hunting, boating, golf, and watching sports. His best times however were spent with family and friends. We'll always remember his laugh. Chris leaves behind loving son, Chris D. Torrell (Denise); grandchildren Devin, Alyssa, and Chris; loving daughter, Danielle Faruggio (Anthony) and grandchildren, Kayla and Anthony; sisters, Noely Torrell, Tony Hartmann (Rich), Nikki Armstrong (Tom), and Mimi Bonner (John); brothers, Mike Torrell (Nancy), Pat Torrell (Marsha Kurtz), and Jerry Torrell (Crystal); sister-in-law, Sharon Beyruth; Chris and Danielle's mother, Anne Marie Argenziano and her family; many nieces and nephews; and best friends, Gene Hacker and Bob Nisky; and other friends. He was predeceased by brother, Peter F. Torrell; sister, Marie Laure Baglio; and brother-in-law, Frank Baglio. Viewing will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 at Maxwell Funeral Home, 573 Mill Creek Road, Manahawkin. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 at St. Mary of the Pines Church, Manahawkin, followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Manahawkin. For driving directions or to send condolences, please go to www.maxwellfuneralhome.com. [Published in Asbury Park Press on October 19, 2010. Provided by Carole Boynton.] 

(Byron) Thomas Walton, 64, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at his home. Byron was born in Mars Hill on February 8, 1948, son of Roland and Connie (Hiliard) Walton. He graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1966, and Southern Maine Technical School where he studied automotive. Byron enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968 and served his country during the Vietnam War. After his enlistment, he returned to Maine and earned his Bachelorís degree in History from University of Maine Presque Isle. On February 10, 1973 he married Catherine Traves. Byron entered the U.S. Border Patrol in 1974 and served four years in Falfurrias, TX. He then became and Immigration Inspector for 2 years and served in Boston as a criminal investigator for the next four years. In 1983 he returned to Maine as a Border Patrol agent, retiring in 1998 in Calais. He enjoyed drawing, painting and studying the Civil War. Byron was predeceased by his father Roland. Surviving are his wife of 39 years Cathy Walton; two sons, Michael Walton of Calais and Brian Walton and his wife Andrea of Charlotte; two grandchildren, Bradley and Parker Walton; his mother Connie Walton Ordoyne of Brewer; one brother Leonard Walton and his wife Linda of Franklin; father-in-law Charles Traves of Falmouth, NS; brother-in-law David Traves and his wife Beryl of Dartmouth, NS; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be private at a later date. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. [From the website of Mays Funeral Home. Sharon Howland] 

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