Calais Memorial High School

Class of 1969

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Graduates Class of 1969

Geoffrey Derek Babb

Harlene M. Baker

Douglas Bayliss

Kathleen L. Benson

William James Brown

Robert D. Bryson

Harold Lawrence Burtt

Donald Campbell

Gary Martin Carter

Greg Richard Carter

Danny Casey

Kenneth Clark

Linda A. Clark

Philip Leroy Clark

Mary Ann Comstock

Evelyn Stephanie Crockett

John Damon

Jane L. Davis

Virginia Ann deChamplain

Nancy Patricia DiCenzo

Emerson Dinsmore

Dennis A. Doten

Lynda Gail Doten

Paul Allen Doten

Mary Morrill Eddy

Sharon Ann Farley

Carolyn Fenderson

Ann Marie Flood

Gary Duane Flood

Joan Marie Fox

Kenneth Dexter Gibson

Phyllis Ann Gibson

Ronald Gibson

Kathy Campbell Harriman

Aleta M. Hodsdon

Gregory B.Holst

John Frederick Howe

Elizabeth Mae Hunnewell

Marilyn Claire Hunton

Gloria Ellen James

Audrey Caroline Jandreau

Larry Gerald Johnson

Robert Allen Johnson

Candace Lia Kavanagh

Beverly Louise Knight


Larry Kelley


Vicki Ketchen Knowles

Doreen Marie Leighton

John Thomas Leighton

Edwin Elton Marshall

Charles Nevill McCoubrey

Colleen Karen McKenney

David W. McKeown Stanley I. McKeown Donna Lavinia McPhail
Ronald Gilbert Merryfield Caroleah Moffitt Pamela Ann Moore
Kathryn Jean Perkins Michael Patrick Phee Jane K. Pike
Martha Janice Reardon Stephen Clifton Reynolds Janice Marie Robb
Janet E. Russell Gerry Leonard Sabattus Rodney G. Sabattus
Lana Rae Sawyer Dale Douglas Sherrard Penney Marie Sinclair
Brenda Ann Smith Earle Wesley Stanhope, Jr. Lea Janet Walker
Marjorie Elaine Williams Thomas Daniel Woodard Charles Cousins
Doreen Taylor    

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Kathy Benson, Retired from Civil Service after 30 years and enjoying being back home.  Always love to hear from Classmates & Friends.  My email 040810

Robert Bryson UMM's Exhibiter Showcase Stuben Artist

Larry Burtt, Sue and I are still living in Orange Park FL with our son Andrew. Would love to hear from anyone from old CMHS or the Calais area. email change 100408

Larry Kelley Still living in Winterport, Maine, and am happily married.  110312

John Howe. Retired from Navy in 1998 Try to get home at least once a year to visit family and enjoy the summer weather.

Marilyn Hunton McWilliams.  Marilyn Hunton McWilliams now lives 3 days a week in Waltham working as an insurance broker (, and has returned to Maine (4 Pioneer Circle, Gorham 04038) for the love of this state, for the remaining 4 days/week.  She and her husband, Harold, plan on retiring to Maine 100% when that day comes.  Marilyn and Harold presently have 3 grand children, between them, and expect a 4th in March 2007. 102206

Larry G. Johnson, I just recently got remarried (April 26, 2003). You'd think I'd know better after 24 years on the first go around.  Anyway, we live and work a small farm about 30 miles outside of Lake Charles, LA.  The farm keeps us plenty busy. I also work as a construction manager whenever I need some extra cash to support my host of bad habits.  I have two grown children:  My daughter, Sarah, is 24 years old and works as a nurse in Nashville, TN.  My son, David, is 22 years old and is finishing his last year at Belmont Music College in Nashville.  Don't be surprised to see his name on some of the top country recording artist labels as "mix" or "audio engineer". He has quite the talent for that stuff.  I still ride motorcycles and have made 3 cross country trips since high school via motorcycle. I collect old Dodge/Plymouth muscle cars from the late 60s/early 70's...Obviously, I never got them out of my blood as I've bought/sold/restored over 35 of these old monsters from our youthful past.  Hope this finds everyone well.  May God bless you all. [email updated 2/5/08] 

Doreen Leighton 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 Sergeant 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. dmsawyer@midmaine. com e-mail new 05/14/05 

Tom Leighton,  Rhode Island, Hello every one. Wanted to update a bit. New  Addy. Trust all is well. E-Mail welcome. Still doing art work. To date, around 4,000 world wide. Have a great day, all the best. Tom & Becky.-   I Believe - Tribute to 9-11 - Becky & Tom Etchings - New 021810

Caroleah (Moffitt) MacKechnieI have a wonderful daughter, Maevon, 42, who graduated from Southern Maine and enjoys her career as a social worker helping troubled children find their way in the world.  Maevon is married and resides in southern Maine.  She and her husband raised his son, Haven, who is now attending Southern Maine as well. I worked for many years in sales (mostly in design and construction), and also owned a photography business, alongside a full time career, for 19 years where I specialized in wedding photography.  My most recent career segment brought together many years of experience and training to kick off a new contract with CSC with Maryland Medicaid.  I married Rick Ward in 2012.  Since then, we both retired.  Rick from DoD and me from CSC.  Rick returned to work as a gvt. contractor; I have been remodeling our homes in preparation for sale.  We recently purchased a home in North Ft. Myers, FL, where we plan to reside once our current residence is sold. I accidentally discovered a flair for art in the 80s and won several awards before I took my first class in college.  I’m hoping to pursue my art after our transition to real retirement. Life is good; albeit the usual health issues common to us all at this stage of life.  I can honestly say that I believe this segment of my journey will be my favorite, where I get to express myself through my art, share relaxing times with family and friends, and enjoy the loving, peaceful partner that God blessed me with.   I am so sorry to see those who have left us before their time.  I am so grateful for an extended (adopted) family that has increased in numbers throughout my life, who have stood by me through all life’s ups and downs.  God bless you and yours.  And thank you for sharing this journey with me.  

Janice (Jan) Robb Williams-Tollison still living in Waco, Texas with hubby Chuck Tollison; older daughter Christy Leezer and husband Tommy and 3 kiddos Paige (16) Colby (13) and Courtney (11) live in Lubbock Tx; younger daughter Heather Williams and daughter Averie (18 months) live with us in Waco til she gets back on her feet! Averie had open heart surgery at 10 months and is doing wonderful!! I am a "stay-at-home Nana" and love caring for her. We try to visit the family in Calais every summer to see all those who are there for the International Festival. Maybe some year Chuck and I will come home for Christmas so he can see a Maine winter! Email is still  Glad to see so many classmates on Facebook - if you're not on there you should check it out! 022110

Earle W. Stanhope, Jr. Hello to all my old friends. I still live in Robbinston Me. I have a trucking company and still play a bit of music. I am married and have three sons. Would love to hear from you. 

Deceased Classmates

Donald Campbell Born November 26, 1950, Died May 7, 1985. Buried in Rolling Dam, NB.Donald Campbell
provided by Ken Strout 





Gregg R. Carter, 65, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Calais Regional Hospital with his family by his side. Gregg was born in Calais on August 20, 1950, son of the late Harold and Beryl Carter. He graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1969, and went on to earn his Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Husson University, and his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Maine at Machias. In 1978 he started working for Duty Free America’s as a manager of the Calais Tax & Duty Free location. In 1980 Gregg founded Hardwicke’s Country Store and managed this convenience store for DFA Corporation for 35 years. Before losing his battle with cancer, Gregg also was a member of the Calais City Council for 10 years, and also served on the board of Calais Federal Bank, coached Rec basketball, and Little League. Gregg was always happiest at this camp on Magaguadavic Lake in New Brunswick, Canada, whether he was mowing the lawn with his John Deere lawnmower or driving the pontoon boat filled with family and friends, sitting around the camp fire listening to the loons and watching the stars. He would always say, “Our little piece of heaven it is." Gregg was predeceased by his parents. He will be so sadly missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Carter; his daughters, Karie Carter of Calais, Abby Brocato and husband Jim, and Jessica Murphy and husband Jessefa; son Hal Carter and wife Megan; step-daughter Mary Cameron and husband Chris, all of Hermon; his brother Gary Carter and wife Sonja of Hampden; niece Leslie and nephew Glen; step-brother Earl Stanhope and wife Barbara of Robbinston; his ten grandchildren, Allie, Carter, Josh, James, Hallie, Hayden, Audrey, Alexis, Greggory, and Liam; and his special feline companions, Orloft and Gee Gee. A celebration was held at Gregg’s home where friends and family visited him, joked and laughed, the way he wanted it. Per his wishes, following his death there will be no services. Donations in Gregg’s memory may be made to PAWS Brave Hearts, 368 South St., Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. [Provided by Heather Ross.]

 Phillip Leroy Clark, 65, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Phil was born in Calais on August 4, 1950, son of the late Lloyd Howard and Sara Jean (Moffitt) Clark. He attended grammar school in Milltown and graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1969. Phil then went on to study automotive and welding in the first class of Washington County Vocational Technical Institute. He worked for Georgia-Pacific for over 20 years as a Master Pipefitter, as well as cutting wood and working as a Registered Maine Master Guide. Phil enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and trapping. Special times were spent at the family hunting camp at Howard Mill playing cards with his brothers, nephews, son-in-law Derek “2”, and numerous friends. He always looked forward to visits from his daughter Lisa, son-in-law Derek, and especially his grandchildren, who loved to go Perch fishing with their “Pa”. Phil took pride in growing a large garden and providing vegetables for family and friends while passing his gardening and canning skills onto his daughter Lisa and son-in-law Derek, as well as his hunting skills to his nephews and son-in-law. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Darrell Howard Clark; sister Karen Sue (Clark) Howland; and nieces Paula Jean, Tammy Lynn, Sonja Jean, and Emma Marie. Surviving are his daughter Lisa Karen (Clark) Hinman and husband Derek of Clifton Park, NY; grandchildren Morganne Clark, Mitchell Phillip, and Mason William; special friend Barbara Clark of Meddybemps; father-in-law Lawrence Lord of Alexander; brothers Stanley E. Clark, and Arnold A. Clark and wife Sue “Mac”; and sister Linda A. McPhee all of Milltown; aunt Ann (Moffitt) Carson; uncle William “Sonny” Moffitt; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and David Carson of Glenburn, Paula and Kenny Seavey of Crawford, Terry and Lisa Lord of Meddybemps, and Larry and Laura Jean Lord of Meddybemps; nieces and nephews, Gary and Peter Howland, Corey and Bradley McPhee, Joey, John, Arnie, Derek, and Allen Clark, Adam, Jennifer and Jamie Carson, Matt, Megan, Dylan and Logan Lord; many great-nieces and great-nephews; chosen “daughter” Robin Leach and husband Tom of Latham, NY; special “grandchildren” Sean, Conor, and Kailey; and numerous friends. A celebration of Phil’s life will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2016 at Calais Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8 Chapel St., Milltown. Burial will be private. In honor of Phil’s grandson Mitchell, donations in Phil’s memory may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 950 New Loudon Rd., Suite #330, Latham, NY 12110. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. [Provided by Marilyn Maxwell Strout.] 

Charles Lincoln Cousins Jr., Greensboro, NC. In Loving Memory to a loving husband, father, son & grandpa. Died at his home on March 7,2010. Graveside Services wil be held on Friday, Mar. 12, 2010, 1:00 p.m. at the Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, NC with full Military Honors. He was a Disabled Vietnam Veteran from the Navy served on the USS Barney DDG. Born in Calais Maine. Survivors are his wife of 34 Years Barbara L. Cousins, two girls Mandy Cousins and Nicole L. L. Cousins two Grandsons Tyquain Williams, 13 & Devondre Williams, 10. His father Charles Lincoln Cousins Sr. and Mother Rowena M. Cousins; three sisters, Joanie Carle, Judy Knapp and Brenda Bilodeau. Lots of cousins and friends he will be missed by us all.

Emerson S. Dinsmore, 68, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Maine Medical Center after a brief illness. He is now with his Lord and Savior. Emerson was born October 11, 1948, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, the son of Emerson W. and Dorothy M. (Tyler) Dinsmore. Emerson attended schools in Calais, graduating from Calais Memorial High School with the class of 1969. After graduating from high school Emerson enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country in The U.S. Army for twenty years and one day (1969-1989). His duty stations included Okinawa, Japan, Seoul, South Korea (Where he met His loving wife SukCha), Augsburg, Germany, Kaiserslautern, Germany, and Fort Hood, Texas. Emerson was a proud veteran. While Emerson was in the service, he and SukCha had two daughters, Pamela and Marie. After retiring from the U.S. Army, Emerson moved to Brunswick, and later Topsham, with his wife and daughters. He worked at Bath Iron Works in Bath, for nineteen years. Emerson has been a member of Maine Street Baptist Church in Brunswick, since 1989. Emerson loved The Lord and his church family. Emerson was predeceased by his mother Dorothy M. Dinsmore, his daughter Pamela A. Dinsmore, and sister Barbara A. Dinsmore. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, SukCha (Hwang) of Topsham and his daughter Marie E. (Dinsmore) Montalvo and her husband of Raymond, His father Emerson W. Dinsmore of Greene, formerly of Calais, Maine), an adopted grandson, Aiden Cardozo of Portland, CT, one sister Mary Murray and her husband Randy of Turner, three brothers; Frank Dinsmore and his wife Laurie of Oxford, Carl Dinsmore of Sabattus, Donald Dinsmore of Calais, and his mother in law, Chang Sop Yoon of Los Angeles, CA. Memorial service at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Maine Street Baptist Church, 326 Maine Street, Brunswick. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Maine Street Baptist Church Pastor's Discretionary Fund, 326 Maine St., Brunswick, ME 04011. Those who wish may write a note of condolence to the family at [Provided by Sharon Howland. Bangor Daily News 12/8/16.]

Robert A. JohnsonBaring: Robert A. Johnson, 34, died unexpectedly Sept. 29, 1984 in Calais. He was born in Calais June 2, 1950, the son of Norman and Evelyn (Doten) Johnson. Surviving besides his mother and father of Baring are two brothers Terry of Rochester, N.Y. and Timothy of Baring, two sisters Jean Johnson of Old Town and Marilyn Ross of Grotton, Conn., one niece and one nephew. He is also remembered a special friend Fran Ager of Rochester, N.Y. Funeral services were held at the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais with the Rev. Charles Reed officiating. Interment at a later date. [Provided by Deborah Dow.]

Gerry Leonard Sabattus, 56, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at his mother's home after a long illness. Gerry was born April 2, 1951, in Calais, son of Paul and Betty (Tracy) Sabattus. In 1978, he married Karen Bosien, in Calais. Gerry was employed for many years as a sales clerk for State of Maine liquor store in Calais. He was a member of the International Knights of Pythias and the Sons of the American Legion, Calais. Gerry enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was predeceased by his father, Paul; a sister, Susan Carson; and a brother, Jeffrey Sabattus. Surviving are his wife, Karen; two children, Jennifer Cassidy and husband, Matthew, of Brunswick, and Paul Sabattus and wife, Meaghan, of Grafton, N.H.; his mother, Betty Moreside of Calais; a brother, Mike Sabattus of Charlotte; four grandchildren, Caleb and Ryland Sabattus, and Samuel and Kelsey Cassidy; three aunts, Doris Castonia of Casco Bay, Barbara Sabattus of Calais, and Caroline Sabattus of Bangor; several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Calais Cemetery with Father Frank Morin officiating. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais. Friends may pay tribute at [BDN 080107 submitted by Sharon Howland and John Adams]

Dale Sherrard Born 16 Jun 1951. Died Sept 12, 1998. Memorial service honors Charlotte community leader Family, friends, governor salute Dale Sherrard. Described as a giant among men, a gentle soul and a Washington County leader, the late Dale Sherrard of Charlotte was remembered by family and friends, including Gov. Angus King, over the weekend at a memorial service. Sherrard, 47, died Sept. 12. Although his life was short, Sherrard packed a lot into his years. After completing college and traveling the world, he returned to Charlotte to live on the 200-year-old family farm. For more than 30 years, he was affiliated with Chet's Transport of Charlotte, serving for several years as company president. He also was active in many community efforts to improve education, transportation and the Washington County economy. Gov. King knew Sherrard as a result of their common interest in motorcycles, economic development and education. "It seemed like every time I came to a meeting for, about, or in Washington County, Dale was there in one shape or form. He was a leader, and he was the kind of local leader that we desperately need. It was a tremendous loss to lose him," the governor said. "And he was a friend." Obituary [From BDN Nov 16, 1998. Ken Strout.]  

 Doreen Joanne Taylor, 64, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on July 29, 2013 at a Machias Hospital. She was born in Eastport on April 25, 1949, daughter of Morris and Elizabeth (Coleman) Taylor. Doreen grew up in Calais, attending both the Catholic grade school and then Calais High. She worked many years at Barnard’s Nursing Home in Calais. Doreen loved the company of her family and friends especially all the summer days spent at camp with her parents and her beloved poodle, Pierre. In addition to her parents, Doreen was predeceased by her infant son, Anthony Daniel Taylor. She will be forever remembered by her three siblings, Daniel Taylor and his wife Lila of Calais, Norma Sharpe and her husband Gary of St. Stephen, NB and Mary Greenlaw and her husband Francis of Calais; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00p.m., Tuesday, July 30th at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated, 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 31st at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, 31 Calais Ave., Calais. Donations in Doreen’s memory may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401. [Heather Ross]

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