CALAIS – William J. McNamara, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, surrounded by his loving family at his home. William was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Milltown, New Brunswick, the son of Francis and Ferne (Flemming) McNamara. He grew up in Calais and graduated from Calais Academy. After graduation, Bill worked for a time in Boston for the Gilchrist Co., but soon returned home to marry his high school sweetheart, Lois (Brown) McNamara. They have been Calais residents their entire lives and recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. William was for many years superintendent for the Northeast Industries Co. He later managed the Calais Building Supply Co. and after his retirement, worked part-time for the local Hardwicke Store. Bill was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church and was a past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 149. He was also a member of the Lions Club for a time. William was an avid golfer and for many years, was a member of the St. Croix Country Club, where in addition to participating in club leagues and tournaments, he served in many administrative capacities. His favorite activity was to be husband and dad to his wife and children, and he devoted himself to those roles. Bill was a selfless man, who provided a solid anchor of unconditional love for his family. He will be remembered by all as a gentle man and a gentleman. William was predeceased by two infant children, son, Mark and daughter, Roxanne. In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son, Michael McNamara and his wife, Patricia, of Cape Elizabeth; a daughter, Susan Ellen Clark and her husband, Arnold, of Milltown; four grandchildren, Michele McNamara of Portland, William McNamara and his wife, Alane, of Burlington, Vt., Arnold S. Clark and his wife, Tamara, of Winslow and Derek Clark of South Portland; three great-grandchildren, Sarah and Amy McNamara of Burlington, Vt., and Sofia Clark of Winslow; a sister, Joyce Bee-cher of Cape Elizabeth; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Daniel and Grace Brown of Bradenton, Fla., as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to visit with the family 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Church’s temporary location, the First Congregational Church, 21 Calais Ave., Calais, by Fr. Frank Morin. Burial will be after at Calais Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts in William’s memory may be sent to the Immaculate Conception Church, rebuilding fund, P.O. Box 898, Calais, ME 04619 or Calais Regional Hospital, 22 Hospital Lane, Calais, ME 04619. Friends may pay tribute at