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Graduates Class of 1974

Lucy Ann Baker

Paul D. Barnard

Jeffrey Robinson Bartlett

Neal R. Bohanon

Debra Boyd

Brian K. Bradford

Catherine Elizabeth Brown

Lyn Mikel Brown

Donald Tupper Burgess

Wendy Marie Burtt

Christopher C. Campbell

Chris L. Carter

Mary Ann Casey

Glen David Clark

Ted P. Clark


Deborah Marie Cookson


Joanne Belle Davis

Ruby Anne Davis

Ruth Angela Davis

Gerald Francis Demmons

Constance Jean DiCenzo

Gwendolyn Jean Diffin

Mary E. Dinsmore

Larry C. Doyle

Paul E. Drew

Jennifer Faye Fales

Bonnie E. Finch

Sherie L. Flood

Suzanne E. Frost

Richard A. Gayton

Shirley Ray Gibson

Annette-Mary Gillespie

David Glass

David W. Greenlaw

Kenneth P. Haney

Sally J. Hatton

Russell James Hill

Lynne Marie Hogue

Sylvia Lynn Hume

Robert A. Jackson

Calvin F. James

Frank James

David Johnson

Glennis Carla Johnson

Nancy Helen Johnson

Norman W. Johnson

Thomas J. Kelley

Randy Ketchen

Michael A. Kneeland

Debra Jane Lawler Richard Leavitt Brian E. Levi
Dale A. Lewis Jon Merrill Libby Paula Elaine Libby
Terry Lord Cindy M. MacArthur Sheila Anne McAtee
Marvin R. McKeown Brenda L. Moholland Karen D. Monaghan
George N. Moreshead Stephen Lester Morrell Robert Andrew Nixon
Laura Margaret Jessica Norton Donna K. O'Hara Daniel T. O'Neill
Paul R. O'Neill Douglas W. Pelletier Marilyn Jean Perry
Richard Phelan David Pierce Dale Porter
Betty Lou Prout Judy Mae Purton Nancy L. Reardon
Paula J. Redding Janet L. Reed Pansy I. Ridlon
Thomas C. Robinson Pamela Rowe Kevin W. Ruff
Charles Russell Linda Joane Sellars Diane M. Shelley
Joseph Stuart Smith Lawrence Smith Priscilla Monaghan Smith
Donna Darlene Soucie Dale Sprague Judith Elaine Stanhope
Sandra Steadman Lisa Jo Taylor Lisa Jayne Tibbitts
Susan Elizabeth Tomlinson Linda Ann Trimble Michael James Walker
Ricky Wallace June M. Waycott Robert Winders
Cathy Caswell  Robert B. Hill Debra Cox

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Lucy A. Baker  I am retiring from teaching in June, after 37 years on the Passamaquoddy Indian Reservation located at Pleasant Point, Perry, Maine. I feel like I am leaving home for the first time!! I will be traveling to Stavanger, Norway and I will go to Portugal. I am going to enjoy my retirement. I love to travel and have done this many times as I spend my summers in Stavanger,Norway. If anyone would like to contact me my email address is 05272017

Jeff Bartlett, Phippsburg, Maine. Its been a very long time since I have seen any of the people I went to high school with (I did manage to get the first reunion in 1979!)... But I do pass through Calais from time to time, see all the changes, and occasionally wonder about "the old days". In a nutshell, here's what I've been up to... After graduating from CMHS in '74, I attended and graduated from Maine Maritime Academy (1978). I then went onto a career working for the US Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC) as a civilian mariner (Merchant Marine) onboard US Navy cargo ships as an Engineering Officer, eventually becoming Chief Engineer. I am still actively sailing, and my current ship is USNS SUPPLY (T-AOE 6), a Fast Combat Support Ship which provides direct operational support to the aircarft carrier USS George Washington and its escort ships (George Washington Carrier Strike Group).  My Merchant Marine career has taken me all over the world, and along the way I ended up living in London, England for two years, where I was posted as an Exchange Officer to the UK Ministry of Defence. During this time I also attended Boston University-London, and earned a Master of Science degree in Management (1992). Upon returning from England, I lived and worked in the Washington, DC area for two years before I returned to sailing on MSC ships. After living the life of an unmarried Merchant Marine into my early forties, I fell in love and married the love of my life, Margaret Bradford (who was born in Calais (!), but grew up in western Maine). We reside in Phippsburg, which is in the Mid-Coast(Bath / Brunswick) area. Meg's son has three children (ages 1 yr, 2 yrs, and 6 yrs), so I guess you could say I skipped parenthood and went straight to being a grandparent (which is fine with me!) Anyhow, I would like to hear from anyone out there if there are any plans for a 30th reunion. I still ship out for four month blocks of time, so there is a pretty good chance I would not be able to attend, but I am still curious, just the same. Warm regards to all.  

Catherine Elizabeth Brown Lemin. Greetings! As the International Festival draws near, I always get nostalgic and hope to see lots of old friends! I've been married to Ron Lemin (a Cleveland import) for 16 years now and we live in Bangor, ME. I retired from a banking career in 1996 since we had our first (and only) daughter, Elizabeth. Now I'm busy trying to keep up with a 3.5 year old. I would love to hear from classmates. I did hear some sad news recently...Bob Wade died in May. I believe he lived in Florida. New e-mail address

Christopher C. Campbell, Daytona Beach, FL area. I was wondering how the old classmates were doing and when the next reunion might be.

Chris Carter 8-17-99 Just returned from the last International Festival of the Century, it was great. Lots of faces I haven't seen in a long time.  I'm going to come back to this page often, love to hear from anyone in the class or others. 

Cathy Caswell Courtois, Lyman ME. Went to Calais Schools until the 10th grade. Then family moved.. Still graduated in 1974 and would still like to be considered as a graduate of the class of 74 ..Married 27 yrs. Two children, Daughter college grad , computer tech and son traveling Europe, now in Oslo Norway. A g/daughter 9 I've tried to contact several people here but it's all old email addys. Robyn King and Catherine Brown and Kathleen Elliott (maiden names). So if you see this please contact me. Would love to hear from all of you. Found this site while surfing. Was fun to read and looking forward to seeing more. Gosh the old days.. LOL My sister Brenda passed away on Dec.1998,would like to post this on her class site. Might be in Calais this summer. Cath

Deborah Marie Cookson Dow:  I live in Vassalboro, Me., teach Sunday School, enjoy photograghy, sewing, writing,  painting, and going to the coast. I have five children; three girls and two boys .In the spring I hide from the blackflies, summertime is for travel, fall is for football (yuk!!) and pizza (yum!!), winter is  for dancing and taking long walks on the beach yep! I like the beach in the winter!!). new email 10/29/10

Debra J. Cox Dow. I am a 1974 graduate of Calais Memorial High School. I live in Alexander, Maine. I was married for 23 years, have two children, a boy (29) a girl (31) and a grandson (4). I was an immigration inspector for 8 years, then went to work for the Post Office. I am a Postmaster in Meddybemps, Maine.  012210

Gwendolyn Jean Diffin Clark is a free lance writer and part-time reporter for the new Downeast Times and a Robbinston School Board member. She lives in Robbinston with her daughter Sam who is a sophomore at CHS. Her e-mail is new email 070710

Jennifer Fales Campbell, Omond Beach, FL

Shirley Ray Gibson Coburn   lives in Calais. Married to a wonderful man Barry of 40 1/2 years and have three sons Matthew age 36, Justin age 32 and his twin brother Jacob who all live in Germany, Delaware and Co. I have two beautiful daughters in-law. Four grand daughters and one grandson. I work for First National Bank as a banking Associate. My hobbies are sewing and spending time at our camp with my husband.  02162016 

Annette-Mary Gillespie, Washington County,  ME.  Mom of 3, blessed with 4 grandchildren.

Robert B. Hill, Kure Beach, North Carolina. Single for 19 yrs and have three daughters who all are grown up and out of the nest. Been traveling the world around and loving it. Sure glad to find this page. Hope too see ya all back in Calais in the coming years.

Sylvia Lynn Hume Estey Hi I live in Zealand  New Brunswick, Canada and I have three children, two girls and a boy and four grandchildren. I am a stay at home mom. I have been Married for 24 yrs, This is my second marriage as my first husband died in 1978.  I would love to hear from my class mates. 011007 

Debra Lawler "Deb Lawler co-anchors “The WBZ Morning News” broadcast on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM Monday through Friday from 5:00AM to 10:00AM. Prior to working at WBZ, Lawler worked at WQDY Radio in Calais, Maine (her hometown station), WJTO/WIGY Radio in Bath, Maine, and WGAN Radio in Portland, Maine. Lawler considers her coverage of the Challenger space shuttle disaster to be one of the most important stories of her career. Lawler was interviewing New Hampshire teacher/astronaut Christa McAuliffe’s students when the explosion occurred and orchestrated the station’s continuing coverage of the disaster. When she is not on air at WBZ, Lawler enjoys working with the Red Cross. Born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, Lawler attended Calais Memorial High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in history and government from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Lawler currently resides in New Castle, New Hampshire."  

Jon Libby. Have two kids, Nathan 22 and Kaitlin 14.  Living in Mesa, AZ with my dog, molly.  

Brenda L. Moholland,  was in US Marines -

Priscilla Monaghan Hatt. I am writing to you in regards to my mother,Priscilla Hatt (Monaghan). I noticed that you had a site where classmates said a little bit about there selfs and I just wanted to tell you abit about my mother. She has been working at Charlotte County Hospital for he past 25 years and is the department manager for nutrition and food service, enviromental services and patience service workers (PSW). She has 2 daughters and a son. She also has 4 grandchildren. She is a very loving and sincere person. She is not into the whole computer thing she is pleased that I found this site and was able to share some information with you. Thanks. Jennifer Hatt. 092510 

Marilyn Perry Tracy, Falmouth ME.  Hello Class of 1974! We continue to visit Calais ( Gerry and I) every few years for Reunions etc. I have not posted in the past so am hopeful you are all well and enjoying our anticipation of retirement, I know I am! Recently working at Anthem Insurance as a RN in Portland- great small city. I know several of you live in the Portland area but have not run into you. I understand both Bob Jackson and Nancy Johnson work or worked for UNUM. I am planning on being done by Fall of 2016 to plan retirement as Gerry is retiring from Dead River Co this coming spring 2017.Our only daughter, Erin, is being married in Atlanta, Ga the end of September so I anticipate a busy Fall. I am on Facebook and my email address is Would like to hear from you. 

Diane Shelley Havey, Franklin ME. Hi Class of 74...Are we having a reunion this year? I am still living in Franklin.. Two daughters 14 and 11. Sister, Marie is in North Carolina but planning to move to be near our folks in Alabama. Would love to hear from old friends. 

Judith Elaine Stanhope Rice. Living here in Mayberry RFD actually Monmouth, Me.  I have a seventeen year old son Sean William, graduating in June with the Grace of well you get my drift.. I'm a Bank Manager for Fleet Bank Boston, I have a Branch in Orono and one in Augusta at the Civic Center.  Sean keeps me very busy with his band and the house is always full of teenagers.  I can't quite believe it has been almost 30 years since roaming the halls of CMHS my e-mail is 

Lisa Tibbitts Eggers. I am teaching guitar in Melbourne, Florida. My e-mail is


Deceased Classmates

Donald T. Burgess, 58, passed away Sept. 11, 2013, in Calais, surrounded by his loved ones. Donnie was born to Robert B. and Betty (Tupper) Burgess Sept. 23, 1954, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. He grew up in Calais where he met and married his best friend and soul mate, Mary-Jo Gillespie on March 18, 1978. Donnie worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator with the local mills then enjoyed many more years working as a car salesman at Border Motors in Calais. He was a member of St. Croix Lodge No. 46 A.F. & A.M. of Calais. He enjoyed many happy hours fishing and loved four wheeling in Tomah with his wife. Time spent with his grandchildren was so precious to Donnie. Donnie was such a kindhearted man and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.Donnie was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Mary-Jo Burgess; son, Robert "Robbie" Burgess and his wife, Jure, of Calais; two grandchildren, Baylee and Hayden Burgess of Calais; brother, Robert "Bobby" Burgess of Freeport; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Larry and Mary Gillespie of Calais; sister-in-law, Michelle Brown and her husband, Dean, of Alexander; a niece who was special to his heart, Tonia Lanier and her husband, Austin, and their children, Carson, Delayne and Jack of Calais; special nephews, Shane Brown and his fiancée, Caitlin, of Bangor and Evan Brown and his wife, Kristin, and their daughter, Leah of Alexander; and many extended family members and lots of friends with a special mention to Donnie and Mary-Jo's dear friends, Kathy and Jeff Demmons and Faye and Joey Donovan. A celebration of Donnie's life will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. Services by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at
[Published in BDN Maine on September 12, 2013. Sharon Howland

Lynne Marie Hogue. PORTLAND - Lynne Marie Hogue, 47, of Scarborough, formerly of Brentwood, N.H., died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Maine Medical Center, Portland, following a long illness. She was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, a daughter of Douglas L. and Muriel M. (Perkins) Hogue. She was educated in Calais schools. Lynne was a lab technician for 25 years at various hospitals in North Carolina, New Hampshire, Illinois, and Maine. Surviving are a brother, Douglas B. Hogue; and wife, Linda of Scarborough; two nieces, Holly B. Hogue and Mia Ann Hogue. A memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at St. Maximillian Kolbe, 150 Black Point Road in Scarborough. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lynne's memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Maine, P.O. Box 1134, Portland, Maine 04104. Arrangements by Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, Portland. Jones, Rich & Hutchins 775-3763. Portland, ME Press Herald 19 Feb 03  Submitted by Sharon Howland & Marilyn Strout. 

Glennis Carla Johnson O’Neill, 55, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at a Bangor hospital. Glennis was born in Calais on June 15, 1956, daughter of Calvin and Elaine (Thompson) Johnson. She graduated from Calais High School, Class of 1974. Glennis worked various jobs with Duty Free, Georgia Pacific and Fenderson Insurance. She was a member of North Perry United Methodist Church, was Pastor Worthy Advisor for the Calais Assembley #18 Rainbow for Girls, Grand Cross of Color, and was Past Worthy Matron of Orion Chapter #45 Order of the Eastern Star, where she was serving as Associate Conductress of Orion Chapter #45 this year. Glennis enjoyed knitting, four wheeling, fishing and loved animals. She was predeceased by her father Calvin Johnson; a brother Craig Johnson; and sister Rebecca Joan Johnson. Surviving are her husband James O’Neill; her mother Elaine Johnson; her son Calvin Walker of Calais; a grandson Bryson Walker; brother Harold Douglas Johnson, all of Calais; two uncles Ernest Johnson of Robbinston and Bernard Johnson and his wife Ann of Calais; sister-in-law Kathleen O’Neill of Freeport; nieces and nephews Barekah Fisher, Joshu Fisher and Kelci O’Neill; several cousins; and her two faithful canine companions Ace and Evie. A celebration of Glennis’ life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Calais United Methodist Church, 849 Main St., Calais. Burial will follow in the Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.  Submitted by Sharon Howland

George "Normie" Moreshead. BARING - George. N. Moreshead, 47, died March 2, 2002, at his residence in Baring. Born in Calais, June 19, 1954, he was the son of George and Thelma (Doten) Moreshead. He was a member of the United Bikers of Maine. He was predeceased by a niece, Patty Moreshead. Surviving, in addition to his paren ts of Calais, are one brother, Jerry Moreshead and his wife, Pat of Florida; one sister, Sandra Sherrard and her husband, Mike of Calais; a special aunt, Ethel Fitzpatrick of Calais; two nieces, Kelly McCoubrey and Jerri-Mae Bryant; two nephews, Michael and Chris Sherrard, and many cousins. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, at the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Bob Hinton officiating. Burial will be in the Baring Cemetery. Friends may make donations in his memory to a charity of choice. [Bangor Daily News provided by Jill Thornton & Deborah Dow] 

Donna Kay O'Hara-Reilly. NEWPORT - Born July 16, 1955 passed away after a lengthy illness. She is predeceased by both parents. Most recent her mother, Kathleen this past August. Donna had two children, daughter Leeann Cyr of Levant, fiance Darren Sinclair; four grandchildren, Tyler, Alyssa, Abigail and Emily Cyr. Donna lived to spend time with her "grandbabies." Also surviving are her son, Christopher Reilly of Augusta and her brother, Michael O'Hara of Auburn and his children, Ryan, Lindsey and Reed O'Hara. Donna will be missed by family, friends and neighbors. A memorial will be scheduled for the spring. Funeral Home: Downeast Direct Cremation.
[Bangor Daily News 2/13/16. Provided by Sharon Howland.]  

Daniel T. O'Neill , CALAIS - Daniel T. O'Neill, 47, died unexpectedly Oct. 1, 2003, at his home in Calais. He was born June 3, 1956, in Pisa, Italy, the son of George and Phyllis (Dunton) O'Neill. Daniel served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was predeceased by his parents. Surviving are one brother, James O'Neill and his wife, Glennis, of Calais; one sister, Kathy O'Neill of Freeport; two uncles; two aunts; several cousins; two nephews and two nieces. A graveside memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in the Calais Cemetery by Jeremy Towne, Worship Leader of the North Perry Methodist Church. At the request of the family, donations in his memory to PAWS Humane Society, P.O. Box 182, Calais, ME 04619 would be greatly appreciated. A cremation service of the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, Calais. [provided by Marilyn Strout]

Dale Porter. A 17-year-old senior at CMHS was killed and two of his riding companions were hospitalized Thursday as their station wagon collided headon with a Georgia Pacific transport truck. A spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Unit in Charlotte Co. NB identified the Calais resident as Dale Porter, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Erlen Porter of Calais. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Donald Tupper Burgess, 17, also a student at Calais High School, and Gary W. Palmieri of Bangor, each sustained a fractured leg. All three were taken to the Charlotte Co. Hospital following the 5:30 pm accident. Palmieri was transferred to the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, and Burgess, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Burgess in Calais was transferred to the Calais Regional Hospital. Palmieri, the manager of McDonald's eating place in Calais, and the two Calais boys were reportedly northbound toward St. John to remove one of the company signs at the time. The transport truck was westbound. The driver was not seriously injured. Porter, the driver of the 1970 station wagon, and his two companions, were employees of the McDonald business in Calais. The scene of the accident was about five miles inside the St. Stephen town line at Oak Bay. Police attributed the accident to bad weather. [Bangor Daily News 3/22/1974]

Lawrence M. Smith, Jr.   CALAIS - Lawrence "Larry" Smith Jr., went to meet his Savior Jan. 6, 2009. Larry was born Sept. 6, 1956, the son of Ann (Crowley) Smith and Lawrence Smith Sr. He attended Calais schools, graduating in 1974. Directly after high school, Larry served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He was an active member of Calais Church of God, where he loved to go to "putter around," and also was devoted to being a part of the Calais Church of God Soup Kitchen. Larry is survived by his wife, Belinda Smith; his 16 children, Dianna Atcheson and her husband, Randy, Kristie Butler, Adam Smith, Sarah Pierson and her husband, Cristian, Angie Smith, Rebekah Smith, Scott Smith, Brian Smith, Kevin Smith, Krystal Smith, Melissa Smith, Jesse Smith, Logan Smith and Matthew Smith of Calais, Ashleigh Smith of Boston, and Raycheal Zanes and her husband, Walter Sr., of Laconia, N.H.; six grandchildren, Riley, Caleb, Montana, Molly, Amiyah and Walter Jr.; his mother, Ann Caswell; his sister, Jo-Anne Bartlett and her friend, Shane; his brother, Gary Smith and his wife, Amy, of New York; a niece, Amber Phillips and her husband, Kevin, of St. Stephen, New Brunswick; and a nephew, Jeremiah Smith and his family of Texas. He is also remembered by close friends, Bill and Linda Moffett. Larry was predeceased by his father, Lawrence Smith Sr.; and by his stepfather, Bill Caswell. At Larry's request, there will be no visiting hours. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Calais Church of God, 9 Germain St., Calais, with Pastor Richard Pant? officiating. Burial will be at Calais Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calais Church of God Soup Kitchen, care of Jo-Anne Bartlett, P.O. Box 1066, Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept my faith." 2 Timothy 4:7[BDN 1/7-8/09 provided by Sharon Howland & John Adams]

Dale E. Sprague - Bangor Daily News: CALAIS - Dale E. Sprague, 27, died Oct. 2, 1983, at the Calais Hospital, as the result of a car accident.  He was buried in the St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

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