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ATTENTION class of 1973..this year is our 45th class reunion and we are looking for ideas..
gathering at someone's camp?, dinner, dancing cruise in the Old Port?, Rent a camp on a lake for barbecues, 
and reminiscing.. have a float in the international festival parade? We'd like to have some input and hear from you..
The last few reunions have been.attended only by a handful and we are trying to see what may work for our 
classmates.. Please respond with your ideas...Thanks so. much , Sherrie & Debra.
Email:  or
Private message for phone number.

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Graduates Class of 1973

Wayne Douglas Ayers

Sara Jane Bailey

Deborah Ann Barnard

Mary Patricia Beckett

J. Kim Boehm

Barry D. Brooks

Michael Carl Bryant

Joanne Marie Campbell

Catherine Marie Carter

Edmund T. Cassidy

Michael L. Clark

Catherine Ann Coltart

Ronald Davis

David Davis

Anthony M. Day

Chris Delano

Sharon Marie Demmons

Michael Doten

Paul Dow

Daniel Francis Driscoll

Kathleen Elliott

Kenneth Fox

William Lawrence Gibson

Susan L. Gidney

David Blackwell Gillis

Joyce B. Glass

Francis E. Greenlaw

Rebecca J. Greenlaw

Michael W. Haskins

Debbie G. Hayward

Joanne M. Higgins

Jeannie C. Hill

Marilyn Eva Hoist

Cheryl L. Howe

Lila P. Hunnewell

Harold Douglas Johnson

Kathy Lynn Keef

April D. Ketchen

Robin Lee King

Carl Monroe Laslie

Timothy Leavitt

Kara Michele Libby

Linda A. Linnell

Bonnie Jo Lord

Wade Lyons

Marlee MacArthur

Robert Malloch

Patricia Ann Maxwell

Lynne Marie McAtee

Lee Richard McCoubrey

Susan Marie McGarrigle

Larry J. McKeown Carol Marie McLean Mary M. McMurty
Robert W. McShane Richard E. Moholland, Jr. Donald Moraisey
Sherrie Ann Mylen Janice Kim O'Neill Beverly Marie Peakall
Richard Wentworth Polk Paul W. Poole Debra Jean Porter
Gary Erlen Porter Elizabeth Worth Pyle Michael Redding
David Joseph Robb Veronica A. Robb Debra Alice Severance
David Bruce Sherlock John Willard Smith Susan Elizabeth Smythe
Dawn Anne Taber William W. Tracy William Tracy, Jr.
Irvine Waycott Mark Wilson Norman A. Nixon

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Wayne Ayers, Crawford ME. Hi guys! Still living in Crawford ME. Married to Debra (Day) Ayers, Class of 79. We have three children; Brittany, who is a freshman at CHS. Courtney, 10, is in fifth grade at Alexander Grade School, and Jordan, 5, a kindergarden guy! . I have been working for Verizon (our name this year!) for 24 years. Active in the kids sports programs, it keeps us really busy. Happy at home, so long for now! P.S. ED, my boat really was faster than yours.

Kim Boehm. I'm married (10+ years) and living in Yarmouth ME. Self employed as an electrician, no children and one dog. Always open to e-mail from class of 73 grads. Served in USMC.  E-mail

Chris Delano, Waterville, ME 04963. Just celebrated 1st year wedding anniversary to Sharon Campbell from  

Dan Driscoll. My wife Sue and I have lived in Kennebunk for 5 years. We have 3 boys, Joey age 8, Sam age 3 and Mark age 24. Sue and I are both attorneys and I am with the firm of Verrill & Dana in the Kennebunk office. We moved here from Boston and love it. We visit my folks Joe and Jackie Driscoll and my brother Steve and his family in Calais quite often, though as I get older the trip seems to get longer. I am still playing music and currently play keys and sing with the Red Light Revue, an R&B and Blues Band in Portland. I'd love to hear from all my old friends, especially from the class of 1973. I haven't made the last few reunions but am looking forward to our 30th. 

Kathleen Elliott Sera. Aloha from sunny Maui! I've been living here for almost 29 years now and married to my wonderful husband, Ed since 1984. We have twin daughters who are now freshmen in college in Colorado. They love the change of seasons! I currently work as a concierge at a resort, but came to Maui initially to work as a chef at the Hyatt Regency, which I did for 10 years. My daughters were born in 1990, and once they started school in 1995 I became very involved, actually substituted for 5 yrs, joined PTA and jumped in as President, VP & treasurer of the PTSA throughout all their school years, which I still have my foot in the door of at the high school, as a fund raising coordinator. I've never made it back to Calais for a reunion but did travel back several times over the years for our family reunions. But now that Mother has passed away at age 89, 2005), We'll probably be congregating in Florida to visit with sister's Beth & Martha. Would welcome any correspondence through this website or on "Facebook". Thanks for keeping the site going and updating all the info. I'm very sad to see so many have passed away young....Aloha oi.

Becky Greenlaw Willson, Thorndike MA. Hi folks! I've been living in  MA for 9 years and have been working as the office manager at Precision Camera Repair for as long. My daughter, Tracy is 23 and is getting married in October. My son, Aaron is 21 and is in the Air Force currently stationed in Anchorage, AK. He got married in March, my friend Peter and I went to Anchorage for the wedding. (You all thought Maine got a lot of snow!!!) And on May 6th my son made me a GRANDMOTHER. I usually get to Calais in the summer-to visit my folks at Pleasant Lake. E-mail address is  E-mail updated 03/23/03.  .

 Michael W. Haskins - My wife Judy Haskins (Malburg) and I are currently living in Kaiserslautern, Germany. I have retired from the military after 25 years  service. Thinking that traveling around the world  was enough, well not so. I am currently working for the Department of the Army. We have two grown children, as well as two grandchildren.  We spend our summers at Pleasant Lake in Alexander, and  look forward to coming home for the International Festival each year. If you are ever at the lake please look us up.  My email address is mhaskins54@yahoo.com040309

Joanne Higgins Middlemiss. I have been living in Arizona since 1979. I work in Real Estate Lending, travel as much as possible, and love the warm weather - no more cold winters for me! I still get to Calais to visit family and friends. E-mail  

Cheryl Howe Roberts: I'm a 1973 graduate of CMHS and have been living and working in Yarmouth for the past 21 years.  I still have ties to "DownEast" as my parents live in Cooper.   Big brother Norm and his wife, Linda, have moved back to Cooper as well.  I'm still in touch with many classmates but would like to hear from some others that I might remember.  My e-mail is

Lila P. Hunnewell Taylor, Calais, Maine. Hi everyone! We just got our computer. Thought it was time to join the 21st century. Dan and I have been married 26 years. We have 2 children Lori 25 and Kevin 23. We also have 3 grandchildren. I am an LPN I have worked at Barnard's Nursing Home now Atlantic Rehab.and Nursing center since Dec. 73. Would love to hear from some of my friends. email new 082005

Linda Ann Linnell Alig.  Hi everyone, I was pleased to find this page and loved reading  the "What's Happening" page of our class. I now lived in Longmont, Colorado where the mountains and sunshine never stops.  I don't miss the snow much at all, we don't get much here on the plains of Colorado and that suits me fine! I have been married for 4 years to a wonderful guy and I have two children, Joshua. 23 years old, who works at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a journeyman carpenter and Melissa, 21 years old, is still working her way through college and works at Walmart here in Colorado. I was working for a Security/Investigation Company as their Office Manager for 5 years, then the business was sold and I'm now officially "retired".  Yahoo! My husband and I will be retiring in 3 years and we plan to travel a lot and escape the kids! (he has 3 of his own). ha  Right now I'm enjoying gardening and quilting and taking care of our two toy poodles.  Anyone wishing to write to me please do so, at

Patricia Ann Maxwell Wood, Exeter, NH. 4/26/

Susan McGarrigle Esposito. I just discovered the CMHS page. It was entertaining to read people's bios. Well, here's a very short version of mine. I'm typing this on September 9, 2000, so I have officially been living in Eastport for 20 years and 10 months. Time flies. I've been married to Lou for 22 years & our 14-year-old daughter, Kathleen, is a freshman at Shead. (She likes school but not orange-and-black...)I've been writing for the local newspaper, The Quoddy Tides, for almost as long as we've lived here, & I love it. Lou commutes to Calais where he has been head honcho at First National Bank of Bar Harbor, since Dawn Tabor's father retired. We're off the beaten track, but it's beautiful here, and we keep busy with community activities (church, nursing home, library etc) hobbies (horse riding, genealogy) & travelling, near and far (We've had season tickets to UM hockey since 1978 - Section M, first row, blue line). You can e-mail me at I love to get mail!

Richard Polk. Dear Classmates,  For sixteen years now I've resided  in Springfield, Missouri, with my wife and childhood sweetheart Deborah Kneeland, class  of 1976. I'm Retired from active duty.  I am a Nam and Atomic War Veteran.  I graduated from Hawaii Pacific College, Oahu. I am a member of The Paralyzed Veteran Of America,  A Lifetime Member Of The Disabled American Veterans,, A Lifetime Member Of  The International   Order The Trench Rats, A Lifetime Member Of The Veterans of Foreign War,   A past Local Commander in Springfield, MO,  A Past State Commander Of Missouri.  I was also the past State and local Commander for The International Order Of The Trench Rats,  These days, I again am in charge of the DAV Transportation here locally, it provides the needed transportation for qualified  Vets to and from hospitals, so qualified veterans can get free rides to receive  medical care. I try to keep busy by helping fellow veterans, as much as physically possible. Although my heath is beginning to fail,  I have not yet  given up.   In the future, I plan  continue helping my fellow veterans, be it at national, state, or local positions.  Someday, in the future I plan to return to Maine.  I am looking forward my trip on the honor flight this year. I was excited to be selected for this flight.  My new and only personal  e-mail address is as shown below if you wish to contact me.  * Please overlook typos. 04/26/17

Veronica (Rona) A. Robb. Hi to all fellow alumni. Yes, I'm still here in good old Calais. Life has been pretty good to all us Robbs. Everyone is in good health and the family keeps on growing. I'm working for Bangor Savings Bank in Woodland as the Customer Service Rep. Sure would like to hear from fellow classmates. E-mail  

David Sherlock. Hello all. My wife, Beth Pyle Sherlock, and I still live in Gray, Maine on Little Sebago Lake where we've been for 17 years. I'm still with the Maine Department of Transportation and Beth is a pediatric nurse practitioner in a private practice in Windham. Our oldest son, Kyle, is a junior at Dartmouth and will be studying abroad in Berlin this fall of '03. Many of you know that we lost our son, Adam, in a ski accident in March, 2001. He was 16 at the time. That event sent us along a new path and we recently adopted three girls from Siberia, Russia. Last August, 02, we brought home Nina, 12, and earlier this month (July 03) we brought home Elena, 16, and Liza, 14. So now I've got a house full of estrogen all at once, which is a really questionable thing to do! Our e-mail is  

Deceased Classmates

Sara Bailey LaTouche Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]  042209

Edmund Thomas Cassidy. On Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, Edmund Thomas Cassidy went to his Eternal Home in Heaven. He was surrounded by the love of his precious wife, Teresa, and his dear children. Edmund was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer on Feb. 12, 2014. At that time, he was given a life expectancy of two to four months, which is the typically grim prognosis for Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. But God had other plans. Through the outstanding care of the highly skilled physicians at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, the hundreds of answered prayers and many miracles of healing, Ed lived over three years past his initial diagnosis. During that time, he was incredibly blessed to see three grandsons and one granddaughter be born. Edmund was born on March 3, 1955, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada. He was the youngest son of John F. Cassidy Sr. and Avis B. (Hanson) Cassidy. He graduated from the Calais Memorial High School in 1973. Edmund received his B.S. in biology from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. He received his M.S. in business from Husson University in Bangor, Maine. On Aug. 21, 1976, Edmund married his high school sweetheart, and the love of his life, Teresa Lynn (Clark) Cassidy. They remained happily married for over 40 years. While living in Calais, they were blessed to have Ryan, Erin and Meghan. Ed was very proud of each of his children, and he led by example as they grew to become outstanding adults. Edmund began his life long career in law enforcement with the Calais Police Department serving five years as a part-time police officer, and in 1978, Edmund began his federal career as a U.S. Immigration Officer (INS) in Calais, Maine. After several promotions, Edmund was appointed to a supervisory immigration examiner/instructor and course developer officer at the National Immigration Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Academy at Glynco, Ga. In 1992, Edmund returned to Maine as he was selected to be the INS area port director. In 1999, Edmund accepted an immigration law instructor position at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga. As he advanced in his career, he was selected as the training operations supervisor at the INS Academy and later served as the director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Academy. After the merger, Ed was selected to be the assistant director of the U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Academy. After 9/11, until his retirement, Edmund held a number of positions within CBP but he felt it was his duty to assist U.S. troops fighting overseas in any way he could. In that regard Edmund was selected as a CBP, senior advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Interior and Finance in Baghdad, Iraq. He also served as the CBP attaché in Afghanistan for two years, which included directing the activities of the highly successful Border Management Task Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. Edmund’s last assignment before retiring was to serve as the CBP senior liaison with U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla. Edmund received multiple distinguished awards and special recognitions for his outstanding service in the federal government. He received two Department of State Sustained Superior Performance Awards for leadership and execution relating to the Civilian/Military Joint Border Management Task Force. He was greatly honored to be presented with the highest award presented by the military to a civilian, known as The Department of Army Superior Civilian Service Award for superior and sustained support of the Department of Defense and Operation Enduring Freedom. Ed received the Department of Defense Medal for sustained efforts against global terrorism. And, he was selected for three commissioner’s group awards for Leadership in Immigration and Naturalization Service for Excellence in Training at the U.S. Immigration Officer Academy; Customs and Agricultural Officer training following creation of the Department of Homeland Security; Superior Service in serving as Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Interior; Superior Service as the Customs Border Protection Attaché in Afghanistan, Deputy Commissioner Award for Dedication and Contribution to the Success of the Customs and Border Protection International Affairs and Mission. Ed was committed to his strong Christian faith. He lived his life in volunteering his time and talents to both the church and his community. One of his favorite hobbies was sailing on the St. Croix Bay. He enjoyed restoring and driving his 1976 Porsche 914 and Porsche 911. He spent many great times with the Clark and Cassidy clans at Pennamaquan, Howard and Nashes Lakes. He designed and assisted building our home on the edge of the St. Croix River in Calais. Despite devastating effects of his cancer treatment, Ed restored our cottage, and built a new dock. He also completely renovated our home on St. Simons Island. Edmund will be forever loved by his beloved wife, Teresa, his children and their spouses, Ryan and Carrie (Brucks) Cassidy of Brewer, Maine, Erin (Cassidy) and TSGT. William Lawson of San Antonio, Texas, Meghan (Cassidy) and Major Stephen Joca of Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; his eight grandchildren, Courtney Cassidy, Chase Brucks, Tyler, Conner and Jacob Lawson, Stephen, John and Hannah Joca; his sister and brother in law, Nellie (Cassidy) and David Barnard of Baileyville, Maine; his brothers and their wives, John Sr. and Elaine Cassidy of Winslow, Maine, Vinton and Anne Cassidy of Calais, Maine, and William and Sue Cassidy of Standish, Maine; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. April 21, 2017, at St. William Church, St. Simons Island, Georgia. There will be a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, Ed’s family requests memorial donations in his name be made to Advance Pancreatic Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Florida. Please designate for your donation to go to Pancreatic Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., at Mayo Clinic Florida, Department of Development, 4500 San Pablo Road South, Jacksonville, FL 32225.

H. Douglas Johnson, 60, passed away on November 17, 2013 at a Bangor hospital with his family by his side. Douglas was born to Calvin and Elaine (Thompson) Johnson on February 1, 1953 in St. Stephen, NB. He grew up in Calais where he graduated from Calais Memorial High School, class of 1973. Douglas will be remembered as a hard worker and humble man who put his family and those he loved first. He enjoyed logging and spending time in the forest or fishing the local brooks. In addition to his father, Douglas was predeceased by his two sisters, Glennis O’Neill and Rebecca Johnson and his brother Craig Johnson. He is survived by his mother, Elaine Johnson; nephew, Calvin Walker; brother-in-law, James O’Neill; two uncles, Bernard Johnson and his wife Ann, all of Calais and Ernest Johnson of Robbinston and several cousins. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 23rd at Calais Cemetery with Tessa Ftorek officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. [Mays Funeral Home. Heather Ross provided] 

Robin Lee King Thieman of Loveland, Ohio.  Beloved wife of over fourteen years to Tom Thieman. Devoted daughter of William King and the late Carol Hatfield King. Loving mother of Samuel T. Thieman. Dear sister of Maureen Abbruzzese, and William King III, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2004 in her 49th year. Memorial Services will be held at the Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home 129 North Riverside Dr. Loveland, Ohio 45140 on Friday, January 9, at 4 p.m., where friends will be received from 12 noon until time of services on Friday. The family has requested memorial gifts in Robin's memory be directed to the American Cancer Society, 11117 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242. [Provided by Sharon Howland. San Diego Union-Tribune. 09242014] 

Timothy Michael Leavitt, 58, passed away December 17, 2012 at a Calais Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Timothy was born to Donald and Judith (Alward) Leavitt on July 12, 1954 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. He attended school locally and graduated from Calais Memorial High School, class of 1973. He soon after began working for Georgia Pacific as a laborer, where he continued on his career and most recently worked as an environmental technician up until his illness. Tim made it into the Quarter Century Club with Georgia Pacific. He truly enjoyed life; he loved to do woodworking and spending time with his family. Tim married Patricia J. Anderson in St. Stephen, June 2, 2007. He will be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife Patricia; mother, Judith Leavitt Perry and her husband Dale, of Robbinston; two sons, Troy Leavitt and his wife Amy and Timothy Leavitt and his wife Heather, all of Minot, North Dakota; stepson, Lee Arsenault and his companion, Sarah Dunn of St. Stephen, N.B.; four brothers, Richard Leavitt, of Topsham, Donald Leavitt and his wife Rhoda, of Baileyville, Danny Leavitt and his companion Susan Moore, of Blue Hill and Wayne Leavitt and his wife Renee, of Robbinston; six brothers-in-law, Marvin Anderson and his wife Susan, Gordon Anderson, Brian Anderson and his wife Marjorie, Talmadge Anderson and his wife Kathy, Steven Anderson, and Johnny Anderson and his wife Carla; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Fairweather and her husband Walter and Beatrice McLaughlin and her husband Leo; four grandchildren, Ethan, Evan, Cassie and Kylie Leavitt; step grandson Kyle Dunn; special uncle Edward Leavitt and his wife Arlene, of Calais; many nieces and nephews and dear friends Martha and Red McIntyre of Calais. Timothy was predeceased by his father, Donald W. Leavitt. Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 20th at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A memorial service will begin at 1:00 p.m. following visitation. Committal will be at Calais Cemetery. Friends and family are then invited to the Leavitt family home, 55 Price Street, Calais for a reception. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. [Provided by Sharon Howland] 

Richard “Ricky” Earl Moholland Jr., 56, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 17, 2011. Ricky was born in Eastport on Feb. 13, 1955, son of Richard and Beverly (Robinson) Moholland. He graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1973. Ricky served his country in the U.S. Army and then returned home and attended vocational school, studying heavy equipment maintenance. He held various jobs and for the last 15 years worked for Connors Aquaculture, currently known as Cooke Aquaculture, as a marine service technician. Ricky was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing, but his most memorable moments were those times spent with his family and friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Beverly Moholland; and both his maternal and paternal grandparents. Surviving are his loving wife Martha (Cookson) Moholland; his father Richard Moholland Sr.; two children, Erin Schultz and her husband Trevor of Plymouth, and Ryan Moholland of Colorado Springs, CO; two sisters, Voni Moholland and her husband Ron of Durango, CO, and Kelli Moholland-Toole and her husband Lynwood of Alexander; a grandson, Nicholas Schultz; a granddaughter Cassandra Burse; mother-in-law Ruth Malloch of Eastport; step-children Donna Townsend of Eastport and Joseph Townsend of Moultonboro, NH; nieces and nephews Ricky, Whitney, Lauren and Wesley; many aunts, uncles and cousins; close friends Timmy and Elizabeth “Tizzy” Carson and their son Nicholas, and Kenneth Carson and Bruce Brezovsky; and many other dear friends and co-workers. Ricky will be greatly missed by all who loved him. In keeping with Ricky’s wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. This memorial provided by: Mays Funeral Home. [Provided by Sharon Howland] 

Norman A. Nixon II, 46, died unexpectedly 5/4/2001, at his residence. He was born 11/11/1954, in St. Stephen, NB, Canada, the son of Norman and Pauline (Gordon) Nixon. Norman enjoyed music, writing and poetry. Surviving are a son, Todd Nixon of St. Stephen, NB, Canada; a brother, Gary P. Nixon and his wife, Joyce, of Perry, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Norman A. Nixon III. At the request of the family, services will be private. Internment will be in the Calais Cemetery, Calais. Gifts in his memory may be sent to Salvation Army, 65 South Park Street, Bangor, Maine 04401. Bangor Daily News 5/8/01 provided by Marilyn Strout.

Paul W. Poole Obituary 02/18/2002 [Provided by Sharon Howland 09242014] 

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