Calais High School

Class of 1979

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Graduates Class of 1979

Richard Allen Eden Alward Robert Bailey

Larry Bailey

Daniel Barnard George Barnard

Nancy Bentum

Sam Brown Ann Butler
Elizabeth Campbell Alan Cavanaugh Wendy Cline

Debra Day

Joel Demmons Diane Drew
Denise Driscoll Brenda Fitzsimmons

Ron Footer

Janet Frost Tami Gibson Jeffrey Gidney
Phyllis Gorsuch David Hinson Douglas Hogue
Russell Johnson Anne Louise Kelly Tim Kelly
Elisa LaPointe William Lawless Danny Leavitt
Sherry Longino Cindy Lowell James Lucas
Tim Lutz Francis MacDonald Michael Maher
Dean Mallett Lisa Matte Brenda McClure
David McClure Joni McGlinchey Denise McGlaughlin
Ralph Mercier Barbara Milledge Melinda Miller Patterson
Karen Mingo Fred Moholland Laurie Murray
Cindy Mylen Kimberly Mylen Madeline Nielsen
Barbara Nixon Donnie Norton Ben Pierce
NoŽl Plourde Howard Poole Wayne Porter
Heidi Richter Elizabeth Robinson Jeannine Russell
Dana Sax Jeff Scott Marie Shelley
Allen Slater Wallace Small, Jr. Gary Smith
Mary Smith

Debbie Sprague Gordon

Alan Stanhope
Sheila Stanhope Russell Storer Larry Thompson
Paula Thompson Debra Townsend Diane Townsend
Karen Tracy Robert Urquhart Rick Whittaker
Ike Winchester Linda Woodside Stephen Wunder

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 Debra Day Ayers, Crawford ME is married to Wayne Ayers, class of '73. They have three children; Brittany, a freshman at CHS, Courtney, in the fifth grade at Alexander Grade School, Jordan, in kindergarden.

Nancy Bentum Gallinaro.  Anyone planning a 30th for this year class of 79? I plan to be home and would love to see old friends. I live in Wilmington NC now and LOVE it. Will post new e-mail. 011609

Ron Footer, Charleston, SC. Read an article in the "USA Today" paper this morning, and thought I'd look up Calais. A little surfing later, and here I am. Went thru all 133 pages,(nothing else going on today!!) really nice to read about everyone. Wish I had found this sooner. After moving and graduating from Fla., I joined the Marine Corps, and then the Air Force. Got out and became an electrician, been doing that since, currently waiting to write my master's test. I got married in '84, and have twin boys, Sam and Ben, 20 yrs. Ben is in the Marine Corps, Sam in the Air Force. I'm still in the Air National Guard in SC, as a cop, go figure!! Been doing that since 9/11. Got divorced in 98, that'll happen! I've been back a couple times, and may stop thru in Aug. Hope to see some old friends. It'd be great to hear from someone. Take care.  

Sherry Longino Hix, Plano, Texas (suburb of Dallas).  Came to Texas Instruments (Dallas) to work after college, married a native Texan in 1990 and have two sons (15 and 12). Brothers Roy ('77) and Toby ('78) are working in Iraq right now and sister Debbie ('75) lives in Arkansas. Texas is finally getting cooler now that it is late October! We have a 30 year reunion coming up next year! Wow - times flies. Would love to catch up with old 102408 

Cindy Lowell O'Brien, Calais ME is married to Ron O'Brien, class of '80. She now runs O'Brien's AutoCare on Main Street, and Ron is a full-time instructor at Washington County Technical College in Calais.  They have two great teenagers; Danielle 16 and Matthew 13 who keep them very busy running with all their activities especially in the sports department.   Anyone around town we would love to see you so stop by.  In the summer we can found at our cottage on Cathance Lake.  Drop us a line.  

Tim Lutz, Johnston, RI. Hi everyone! Married 30 years with 3 (2 girls & a boy) & 3 grand (2 boys & a girl). Actually in Maine this week visiting parents (Waterville) (Feb 26-). 27th year Providence fire dept (17 on Rescue & 10 as one of the fire marshals). Look forward to hearing from my friends from class of 79 & 78! 3/4/15 

Michael Maher, Calais ME. I would love to hear from anyone. 

Gary Smith, Upstate NY. Hope all is well in whatever part of the world you are all in. Heading back there next month (Aug/09), but probably won't be there for the reunion. 

Debbie Sprague Gordon, Calais,  

Paula Thompson Gough, Virginia Beach VA. My parents are Joan and Sam Thompson. I was born there in Calais and graduated from Calais High School in 1979 and joined the Navy right after graduation. I retired from the Navy and as Chief Warrant Officer (CWO3) in 1999. I currently live in Virginia Beach but try to make it home every August around the time of the International Festival.

Deceased Classmates

Lawrence Ugene (Larry) Bailey, 58 of Calais, Me, Passed away peacefully at Eastern Maine Medical Center on May 12,2017 after a long struggle with cancer and diabetes.  Larry was one of four children born to the late Warren Webster (Beetle) Bailey Jr. of Calais, and Geraldine Florence (Gerry) Bailey of Deer Island, New Brunswick, on November 28, 1958. Born in Calais, Larry attended the Calais School system, and went on to serving in the U.S. Navy as an Avaition Support Equipment Technician Mechanic (ASM) from 1978-1981. He completed Recruit Training in Great Lakes, IL; Apprentice training in Millington, TN; and achieved the rank of Petty Officer Third Class (P03/E4) prior to his Honorable Discharge. He was assigned duty as a member of ship's company with the USS Forrestal (CV-59), Homported in Mayport, FL. During his time of active duty he completed a Mediterranean Cruise with many port calls, including Rota, Spain. After serving in the Navy, Larry went on to work at Georgia Pacific Inc., where he started in the store room, and quickly moved onto obtaining his Master Journeyman's license in pipefitting. He was employed there for 25 years until he became ill with cancer. Among all Larry's achievements in his life, his greatest were his children and grandchildren. Two sons, Larry and Scott, One daughter Lyndsay Jean. Grandsons, Tobin and Nathan Jr. Larry was an avid outdoorsman, and obtained his outdoor Maine Guide license. He thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and fourwheeling with his family and friends. Larry was very energetic and enthusiastic about life and all it had to offer. He was a very kind and generous man, and always put his heart and soul into anything he pursued. Larry is survived by his lifelong companion of 30 years, Cathy Bailey of Calais, ME. Sons, Lawrence Bailey of Austin, TX. Scott Bailey of Calais, ME, Daughter, Lyndsay Wood and husband Nathan of Steep Falls, ME. Brothers, William (Billy) Bailey of Gulfport, MS., Roderick (Ricky) Bailey and wife Cindy of Calais, Sister Tammi Seeley and husband Ricky of Crawford, Me. Two grandsons. Tobin Webster Bailey, and Nathan Scott Wood Jr., as well as many nephews, neices, cousins and friends who loved him very much. Larry will be missed not only by family, but by the community for the vibrant life he brought, and the love he gave to all he came in contact with. A graveside service at Calais Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at St.Croix Country Club will be announced at a later date.

Francis Reid MacDonald, 51 PORTLAND -- Francis Reid MacDonald, 51, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. He was born in Calais on Dec. 14, 1960, to Francis Reid and Joan (Flood) MacDonald. Fran grew up in Calais attending Calais Elementary School and graduating from Calais High School in 1979. He continued on to the University of Maine at Orono where he graduated with a degree in Business and Marketing in 1983. Fran was an Account Executive for Procter and Gamble 1986 to present. Fran was a devoted employee, often working late into the night at home to meet the needs of his customers; but it was a job he enjoyed and made him many friends both in and outside of P&G. He was proud of the awards and accomplishments he and his team achieved. In July of 1999 he married the love of his life, Linda Qualey. In his personal life Fran was special in many ways; his thoughtfulness and caring as a son, brother, uncle, husband, and friend were exceptional. He rarely missed an opportunity to give a gift or flowers on a special occasion, and he was always there to support his wife and family in times of need. Fran was an avid sports fan - a 17 year Patriots ticket holder, Celtics fan, and college football enthusiast. He was a lifelong traveler, especially enjoying his trips to Germany and Italy. He enjoyed sharing great food and drink with intimate groups of family and friends. He coached little league baseball and basketball and was very supportive of his nieces and nephews, often traveling long distances to show up for a game. He was predeceased by his father, Francis Reid MacDonald; and grandparents, Shirley and Buster MacDonald, and Doris and Clinton Flood. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda; mother, Joan MacDonald; sisters, Mary Bartlett and Michele Robinson; aunt, Mary MacDonald; eight nephews, eight nieces and a great-niece. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, starting at 11 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 12 p.m., at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., in Portland. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Please visit for additional information and to sign Fran's guest book. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 7830, Portland, Maine 04112, Francis Reid MacDonald. Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home & Cremation Service 775-3763. [Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on February 4, 2012]

Stephen Wunder. My last entry was to update old friends on the status and location of myself and my 6 siblings. This entry I'm afraid has a much sadder purpose. My brother Stephen (class of 79) passed away on Aug. 22, 2003 at his home in Lancaster Ohio. Apparently Stephen was born with a heart defect that is undetectable until death. He is survived by his parents, Marjorie Cook and Harry Wunder both of Calais, his 6 siblings: scattered across the east, a son Gregory 22 of Portland me., a son Nicholas 19, a daughter Erin 22, a son Ryan 9, his wife of 11 yrs. Donna and 2 grandchildren all of Lancaster Ohio. He will be sorely missed by his brothers and sisters, his community (as was apparent by the attendance at his funeral), his parents and his immediate family. Stephen served for 17 yrs. in the U.S. Navy and has worked as plant supervisor for Mead Corp. in Ohio since retiring. he was involved in his church, his community and coached his sons ball team. He wrote poetry and short stories (some of which have been published). He truly was a great American man and his death is a loss to all who knew him. His Sister, Sharon Wunder Raven '82  

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