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Class of '61 50th Reunion

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BC: CLASS OF 1961 REUNIONS ARE HELD EVERY SUMMER THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF AUGUST KEEP YOUR ADDRESSES CURRENT TO RECEIVE NOTICES OF TIME & PLACE | HONORARY CLASSMATES Judy Perry Priscilla Morgan (deceased) Priscilla Edwards Karen Hill Spurgin Mary Lou Learned Georgette Bergeron Whittier Phyliss Tyler Hetzler Ruth Clemons Swanson (deceased) Elaine Haley


1: in memoriam | Gerard Robitaille | Beverly Thorne Howard

2: Diane Audette Dudley P.O. Box 676 Patten, ME 04765 E-mail: | After graduation, I worked in the accident room at CMG until I married my high school sweetheart, Donald Dudley. I worked for a doctor in Augusta for 2 years before we moved to Jay, Me where Donnie managed the A&P and our 2 children were born. In 1970 we purchased a campground in northern Maine on the East Branch of | Marcia Barter Bell 34 Ash Street Farmingdale, ME 04344 no profile | Rae Ellen Lewis *deceased 2/2011

3: the Penobscot River and operated Matagamon Wilderness Camps & Campground. This was wilderness living which meant we had to transport the children 15 miles to the school bus for their 10 mile ride to school both ways everyday. We used a generator for electricity but had no phone service. Retiring in 2003, we continue to live a half mile up the road at Matagamon Dam which we run for the East Branch Improvement Corp. We enjoy fishing from Maine to Alaska. We have been blessed with 49 wonderful years together,7 grandchildren, 2 great grands and their beautiful parents. | Martha Brown Farrington 9000 US HWY 192 Lot 92 Clermont, FL 34714 207-650-7191 | My nursing career spanned 25 years and included

4: positions at CMG & Stephens Memorial , ranging from a clinical nursing instructor to Director of Health Education. One of my most proud accomplishments was as a member of the original committee from which Project Graduation was born and grew to be a national event. During these years my husband, Phil, and I raised 2 children and worked our produce farm. My second career was owning for 18 years, with my husband, a very successful gift and candle shop in Oxford, Maine, THE CANDLE PLACE. We retired in 2001, spending the next 9 years living our dream traveling the country in our Motorhome. In 2009 we sold the Motorhome and bought a winter home in Florida. We now spend 6 months in Florida & 6 in Maine. | Louise M. DeAngelis Address Unknown | Norma Andrei Sweet address unknown

5: Pauline Dunlap Bockus 1 Oak Place Harpswell, ME 04079 207-833-2925 | After graduation, I worked E3 at CMG until January when I left to have our first child, Cynthia. During the next few years we had a son, William and a daughter, Deborah and I worked intermittently at CMG & St. Mary's various shifts and positions. In 1972 and for the next 10 years I was an Avon Manager. In 1982 a career change lead me to geriatric nursing in several area facilities. Fred & I will celebrate 50 years of marriage this year. We are proud of our offspring even though they only have gifted us with "grand animals" instead of grand children.

6: Barbara Everett Starbird P.O. Box 129 Casco, ME 04015-0129 207-627-4390 cell 207-838-0372 | Married: Dwight Starbird 9/25/62 Widow 9/9/96 Children: 3 female, 1 Male Hospital jobs since graduation: CMG, Norway,Bridgton, SAD 61 Asst. School Nurse 30+ years, Casco Rescue @ EMT-B level. Member: Casco Village Church, CMG/CMMC Alumni Association, Volunteer @ local events (i.e. ballot clerk, etc) Finally retired June 2010, now enjoy games, music, my cats, bi-annual trips to daughter's in NC, and living in Casco. Health is good ( only allergies , arthritis & hip prosthesis). My eldest daughter (disabled) lives with me.

7: Theresa Fournier Tack 5015 Cedar Springs Drive #103 Naples, FL 34110-2368 | Two weeks after graduation, I found myself married, living in Tulsa, OK, employed as charge nurse on the Neuro unit at Hillcrest Medical Center where Dr. Paul Coates was pioneering the Carotid Etardaectomy. The following year, we moved to Houston, TX. The next 4 years I worked at the Texas Medical Center in the cardiovascular floor where Michael BeBakey, pioneer of the heart transplant & artificial heart worked.I followed my husband, Denny, to LA where we resided for 10 years.In 1987 we moved to Utah mountains where I worked in a 16 bed facility and loved it. During this time my nursing biography was nominated for inclusion in "Who's Who in American Nursing".

8: This same biography ended recently after 20 years, with a 10 run in both "Who's Who in America" and Who's Who in the World". I was nominated by Pres. Jimmy Carter to be a Citizen Ambassador, traveling throughout China with other medical personnel, teaching and learning labor and delivery techniques, but had to decline because of my health. I am presently happily and busily retired 4 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. . | Roberta Hart Gamage 230 Church Hill Road Augusta, ME 04330-9749 207-622-5009 | Two days after graduation I married Newman Gamage and lived on a dairy farm in Augusta,ME where we milked 100 cows . I did some private duty nursing until the children started arriving:1963 Betsy,'65 Scott

9: '67 Steven, '68 Dale, 71 Barbara,'74 Thomas. By the time the 4th child arrived I retired my nursing career after working Saturdays on 2nd shift at Augusta Hospital. Ours was a busy farm family where our children learned good work ethics very early. 1989 we stopped milking but continued to grow crops and Newman became a seed and mineral salesman to farmers. We sold the farm 16 years ago and moved into a smaller ranch next door. Healthwise we have only a few issues and thoroughly enjoy our 19 grandchildren. We're involved with the Augusta Baptist Church ministries where Newman is a deacon and I play the organ. | Pauline Quirrion Rader address unknown | Dorothy Raynor Turner P.O. Box 141 Raymond, ME 04071 207-655-4841 camp 207-655-9190

10: Beverly Hatch Childs P.O.Box 102 Dixfield, ME 04224 | After graduation, I returned to Rumford Community Hospital, now known as Rumford Hospital, where I worked most of my years on Obstetrics. I became an RNC in that field and a Neonatal Resuscitation Instructor . During my years as a working RN, I experienced many surgeries from a patient's perspective. I have been involved in several organizations-Pres.Wilton Senior Citizens, Sec. TOPS Weight Watchers, Dixfield Neighborly Seniors. I also serve as a companion to a dear friend, taking her to appts, shopping etc. I have been a widow for 26 years. I enjoy knitting, cards, and eating out.

11: Beverly Holden Shaw P>O.Box 154 West Paris, ME 04289 207-674-3708 | After graduation I continued to work at CMG as a Night Supervisor, moving the following year to Pediatric HN 7-3. I went to Stephens Memorial Hospital in 1963 and was there until the late '60's as HN Med/Surg and Emergency. In 1964 I married Fred Shaw and we had 3 children and ultimately 5 grandchildren,divorcing in 1991. I was a stay at home Mom for 9 years, returning to work in '74 at Andrews Nursing Home. I pursued and achieved my BSA from St. Joseph's College in 1980 & a Master's of Business Administration from Husson University. My many "careers" spanned Real Estate Broker, Program Coordinator for senior & handicapped,telemarketer/insurance sales and several positions in health care administration.

12: Joanne Witham Newman 2107 Monterey Court Columbia, SC 29206 803-787-0258 | Following graduation, I worked at CMG a few months before going to Augusta General Hosp. until the fall of '62 when Bev Thorne & I went to Florida to work at Doctor's Hosp in Coral Gables. A year later I was back at CMG . In 1964 I went to Augusta State Hosp working there untiI I retired in June of 1995. At this time I started working at Stacy's Hallmark and stayed there until 2003. This was when Duane and I moved to SC to be near our daughter. We had a son and daughter and 3 grandchildren. Duane passed away June 2004. I am now living with my daughter and son-in-law, Chris, because I have health problems requiring I use a walker. Currently I belong to Red Hat Society, volunteer at Workshop Theater,and enjoy going on senior trips.

13: Melinda Chesley Kinder Johnson 4580 County Rd 7200 West Plains, MO 65775 417-256-2491 | I married Buzz Kinder in 1962. We had three children. He died in 1982. I have 3 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 1 step great grandchild. I remarried Howard Johnson and then divorced him. After Buzz got out of the Navy we moved to Missouri where I still live. I worked 21 years as a school nurse and as OR nurse weekends. I retired from that but have been substituting as a school nurse and sometimes teacher since. I enjoy knitting, sewing, gardening, flowers and my grand and great grand children. I hope to do more traveling now I am retired. I try to get back to Maine summers to visit family.

14: Dorothy Crowley Noel 11 Allain Park Auburn, ME 04210 207-783-4322 207-576-1978(cell) | I have been blessed. Life has taken twists and turns that I never could have imagined in 1962. I celebrate the joys...and try to accept the sorrows. My wonderful family and friends are my greatest joy. Graduated; worked evening shift on Peds;married '62;Instructor of Nursing;joined husband (Army) in VA for two years;Kathleen arrived '63. Returned to Maine '65 and bought first home '66. Son Ralph arrived in '67 and Sean in '68. Returned to nursing in '80 & became the Nurse for Androscoggin Head Start & Child Care in '81.."Nurse Dot".. eventually the Health/Nutrition Manager. My dream job. Retiring this summer -30 years later. I have 3 children, 4 grandchildren(sadly now-3) & a 2 yr old great grandson. They all live close by so we see each other regularly. Could be "The best is yet to come"!!!

15: Prudence Roberts Westerberg P.O.Box 100 Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-935-3488 (home) 207-935-2369 (business) | I stayed at CMG' working my way up to Head Nurse on Pediatrics. Fred and I married in August1963. August 1964 I left CMG to start my family. Beth was born that year, followed by Chris in 1966. We moved to Fryeburg in 1969. In 1971 "Saco River Canoe & Kayak" began with one canoe. For 40 years this business has been a passion, growing to over 156 canoes,17 kayaks,and most importantly 100's of 1000's of happy customers. It is a family business with Beth working full-time along with Chris, sons-in-laws and grandchildren. Blessed with 5 grandchildren, I enjoy watching, sharing and encouraging their endeavors. I am a 13-year Breast Cancer survivor, have had 2 corneal transplants and 2 cataract operations. It is said the measurement of richness is in the number of close friends one has~ I consider myself a very wealthy person.

16: Nancy Holmes Bailey 329 Bristol Road Damariscotta ME 04543-4022 207-563-3087 | I worked at Miles Memorial Hospital until I got my RN license and joined the US Air Force. I served 2 years and met my future husband, James Bailey. We married in 1964 while he was still on active duty. We lived in Shreveport, LA until he was discharged and we moved back to Maine. I worked at Miles Memorial in charge of the recovery room. In 1975 we were blessed with a son. I did private duty nights to be with him days. I later gave up nursing to care for my mother , then brother. After they passed, I went to work as a Home Health Consultant for Senior Spectrum, managing 60 clients for 5 yrs. At that time I worked doing hospital & nursing home assessments until I retired to care for my Dad & uncle. We have 2 grandchildren who are our pride & joy to spoil in our retirement.

17: Shirley Hillis Pagano 21 Drew Road Derry, NH 03038-5713 603-437-7117 | I worked three years in Forest Hills, NY for a pediatrician before moving to Westchester County in NY where I was a Med/Surg Nurse. My next move was to Massachuetts where I finally found my speciality area, Geriatrics. I worked the next 20 years in Supervisory and Administrative positions. When I moved to NH I continued in Geriatrics until 2004 when I fractured my hip at work. I was nearly ready to go back to work when I had a very serious auto accident and that ended my days of nursing. I had 3 children by my first husband, who I divorced in 1980. I lost one son in 2001, and have 5 beautiful grandchildren. I married Charlie Pagano in 1995

18: Beverly Hutchins Lefebvre 813 Farmington Road Strong, ME 04983-3120 207-778-5726 Cell 207-333-2572 | Shortly following CMG graduation I met Ted and we married exactly one year after our first date. Sometime within our year of dating, I left CMG and joined the Special Duty Registry which I worked while we started our family. In the fall of 1965 some kind soul submitted my name to the Administrator of Pease Nursing Home and I was launched into a 30 yr career in the long-term care industry. It was these years that did a job on my back resulting in 2 surgeries in 2004 & 8. In 1995 I started my retirement career as a Pharmacy Tech which I enjoyed for 10 years. Ted & I are proud grandparents of 5 & great-grandparents of one.

19: Lorraine Lathrop Black 143 Russell Street Grisborne, New Zeland | After graduation I worked ICU, soon becoming Head Nurse. I enjoyed ICU/CCU for most of my career. After 3 years I moved to California working ICU/CCU 4 years before traveling England & Europe. Back in Maine.I worked OR but missed California and moved back ..Iearned to ski and on the last day of ski season I broke my wrist. I met my husband, an Orthopedic Surgeon, who became my doctor. We married in 1972. He had 4 children and he had a daughter forming a very close family. Sadly my husband died suddenly 8 1/2 years ago. I am now retired, working to restore my husband's family home a 1895 Kauri villa and enjoying a lively 22 month old grandson.

20: Linda Leavitt Sherman 9749 EL Camino Real Arcadia, CA 91007 626-447-1376 | After graduation and 3 months in DC, I moved to California where I still reside. My son lives in Germany, my daughter and 2 grandchildren live in Valencia-close by. I have been widowed 2 1/2 years. My 48 years of nursing has been very diverse and included OR,PAR,Nurse Recruitment, Apheresis Specialist and currently Re-imbursement Specialist. It has been a rewarding journey. In my time away from work I enjoy gardening and manage to eat home grown vegetables 6 months of the year and fruits for at least 9 months. I enjoy knitting, sewing, family time and traveling. I spent Christmas 2010 in Germany, with a side trip to Paris.

21: Elizabeth Lord Chesley 7 Jusam Way Cumberland, ME 04021-3616 207-829-3996 | I married Paul in 1962 and we had 3 children then in 1972 we adopted 3 more. They have given us 6 grandchildren and 2 great grands. I received my BS in Nursing from USM. Most of my career involved emergency care nursing and teaching. I served 2 years as Maine's ENA president and attended several National Conferences. After retiring I continue to teach in the community. In my spare time I knit, quilt, hike, kayak,cross-country ski and spoil the grandchildren. Paul & I have traveled extensively seeing much of the US,PEI,Nova Scotia, the Caribbean, Ireland and Scotland.

22: Betty Robinson Maddocks 22 Sunrise Street Hudson, NH 03051 | After graduation I worked at Bath Memorial Hospital. In 1963 I married "the boy next door" and began life as a military family. We were in Texas, No. Carolina, and California and I was a stay at home Mom to raise our two daughters. We eventually ended up in Hudson, NH where I still live. My husband passed away March 2, 2009 I worked at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, NH in various departments with my favorite always med/surg. When I reached the "youth of old age" I worked a drug and alcohol detox unit until it closed and my job changed to Senior Adult Mental Health. I retlred from nursing at the age of 66 when my body told me it was time to "stop And smell the roses".

23: Sandra Sturtevant Terrell 12821 Dogwood Hills Lane Fairfax, VA 22033-3250 703-378-6513 | | After working 1 year at CMG, I moved to Massachusetts working the next 4 years at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. I met my husband Charles at church in Waltham and married him in 1967. We became the parents of 2 daughters while living in Ipswich,MA. In the 1970's we moved to Fairfax, VA where we still reside. I worked part time as a teacher's aid, bank teller, and retail. In 1989 Charles & I bought his parents' former home and guest house in Orleans on Cape Cod. We opened Academy Place Bed & Breakfast that summer. For the next 19 years we were innkeepers from mid-May -mid-Oct. We sold the Inn in 2008, bought a townhouse near our Fairfax home. In 2010 we moved to the townhouse and now consider ourselves officially retired.

24: Rosemary Verhille Bates-Ranks 991 High Street West Gardner, ME 04345 352-250-7959 | I worked in Emergency at CMG until our daughter was born. Ira had a serious car accident so I went to work in the Admitting Office until he was back to work. I worked for the Title 1 School Nurse at LHS. I was proud to work with the Home Economics teacher organizing a Nurse's Aid Program. When the Title 1 program ended I moved on to become an Avon Manager for 29 years. Retiring in 2009, we became Good Sam Sambassadors and Full Time RVers traveling the country to this day. My 2 children and 4 grandchildren are my blessings. Ira passed away in 2007. In the fall of 2008 I met Al, from my hometown, and we married in 2009. I'm learning to ski, fish, golf, kayak and hike. We spend summers in Maine & winters in Florida making memories.

25: Louise Nadeau Yokshus 5913 Hornbrook Court Las Vegas, NV 89130-1945 702-656-8967 | I accompanied my husband to a number of Air Force Bases around the country and overseas during the first three decades of our marriage. Our first stint was in Caribou, Me. The next three years were in Tripoli, Libya, Africa, followed by Michigan, Nebraska, Louisiana, Belgium. We visited 23 countries in Europe, getting to know Paris very well. Our last military 14 yrs was in Albuquerque,NM. I worked 35 years in various nursing fields , both military and civilian hospitals. The most interesting place was in an Arab hospital in Tripoli where I learned Arabic to get by. My favorites were ICU/CCU units and OR. We retired in 1997, moving to Las Vegas for some fun and have been here the past 14 years and still having fun!

26: Edith Perry McAllister 14 Morrill Road Norway, Me 04268 207-890-6375 | After graduation I worked a year for Dr. Joelle Hiebert . The following year I married Ernie and had 2 children who have blessed us with 6 grandchildren. Ernie and I divorced in 1992, however when he was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 1999, I cared for him until his death. Professionally I worked at Stephens Memorial Hospital, Androscoggin Home Health, Bridgton Hospital, St. Andrews Hospital, and finally 30 years as a school nurse with the Oxford Hills School District. I have a BS from St. Joseph's College and MS from Lesley College. I retired from nursing in 1999 and enjoy caring for my grandson, gardening, hiking and horseback riding, and spending some of the cold winters in Florida. I loved nursing and and still hope to do Hospice care in the future. | Dorothy Raynor Turner P.O. Box 141 Raymond, Me 04071 207-655-4841 camp 207-655-9190 no profile

27: Elizabeth Dunn Peaslee 23 Peaslee Road Windsor, ME 04079 207-443-2576 | I worked briefly at CMG until I married a man stationed in Ohio and worked at a Columbus Hospital. Subsequently I worked in Spokan,WA and Medical Lake,WA . My first son was born at the base there in '63. I returned to Norway that year to work nights at CMG, where my second son was born in '67. Hospitals in Southington and Bristol, Conn were my next jobs before I returned to Maine in '72 to work for a doctor. This doctor sponsored me to be a Nurse Practitioner. 1978 I divorced and moved to Augusta to work at the Augusta Mental Hosp for the next 9 years. During this time I married a wonderful man and in 1988 we moved back to Norway. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis which limited my nursing career. I was a Real Estate Broker for a while . In 1999 a stroke affected my speech and vision. Other medical issues have affected my life & I am happy to be here!

28: Kaye Ring Glines 36 Mountain View Road Danbury, NH 03230 603-768-3368 | I worked for a while at CMG before going to University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After a year I went to University of Connecticut graduating in 1969 with a BSN. I worked in Maine for a summer, going on to Dartmouth-Hitchcock for the next 18 years. Here I met my husband and we had 2 children who have presented us with 8 grandchildren (so far). In 1987 I started working at the VA of Franklin, holding several management positions during my 22 years there. I retired from full time to per diem in 2009. We enjoy our cabin in Pittsburg, NH fishing, hunting snowmobiling and entertaining our families.

29: Linda Rogalski Michaud P.O.Box 8 Wayne, ME 04284 207-685-9244 | Barbara Whittier Thomson 11942 Pioneer Ave Oakdale, CA 95361 no profile | I continued to work at CMMC for 10 years, followed by 11 years at St Mary's and 8 years at Togus VA Hospital. Marrying in 1964 , we had 2 children who subsequently presented us with 3 grandchildren. We divorced in '75. I met my present partner in '78 and have been together every since. I became disabled with back problems in '97. I pursued my B.S. while living in Winthrop for the past 20 years. I enjoy knitting and have made a lot mittens and slippers for Head Start children, as well as family and friends. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

30: Sandra Dudzik Hodgkins 6 Evergreen Road Lewiston, ME 04240 207-786-5512 cell 207-837-3333 | Even though I graduated with the Class of '62, you have all made me feel welcome with the Class of '61, and it means a great deal to me. I worked CMG part-time until 1972. I was married with 4 children. from 1972-1991 I worked St Mary's Regional Medical Center in several positions for 6 years. Moving to Boothbay Harbor in 1990 I worked Miles Memorial Hosp.I divorced in 1998. In 2000 I moved back to Lewiston to be near my children . I worked at D'Youville Pavillion for three years and retired for 2 years to care for a new grandson. In 2005, wanting more adult social contact, I returned to SMRMC in the Out-Patient , Per-Diem. I still work there, as well Per-Diem at Marshwood, a skilled nursing facility. I am very proud of my 14 grandchildren & their parents. I have no plans to retire ~ I am enjoying my life just the way it is!

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