Peter Caron

Peter Caron, 72, passed away on Nov. 11, 2017. He was born on Dec. 21, 1945, the son of Majorique and Georgette Caron, and was a lifelong resident of Berlin, N.H.  

He was a Vietnam veteran and thereafter was employed as a bartender at the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch, N.H.,  until the facility closed.

He is predeceased by his parents, Majorique and Georette; his brother Robert Caron, and his sister Jeanne Normand; and stepson Michael Faucher.

He is survived by his wife Ramona Caron; stepdaughter Gail Campbell; brother Armand Caron; sister Lucille Laramie; stepgrandchildren Lori Coulombe, Brian Lavigne and David Campbell and several nieces and nephews.

A mass will be held in his honor at Good Shepherd Church, Monday, Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m. Prior to the mass a meal will be served at the Northland Dairy Bar at 2 p.m.


Joseph P. Mondor

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Joseph P. Mondor, 75, of Berlin, N.H., passed away on Nov. 4, 2017, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. He was born in Manchester, N.H. on March 26, 1942, the son of Louis G. and Bella A. (Desruisseaux) Mondor and lived there much of his life. He moved to Colebrook, N.H., where he worked for Bose Electronics. He then moved to Groveton, N.H., where he lived for 15 years, and then lived in Whitefield, N.H., before moving to Berlin four years ago. During his life, he had been employed by shoe shops and had also worked at Vallee Steak House in Maine.

Family includes his wife Virginia (Bixby) Mondor of Berlin; children Maurice Mondor and Michael Mondor of Portsmouth, N.H.; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother Michael Mondor of Hooksett, N.H.; a sister Pauline Blondeau of Lakeshore, Fla.; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Matthew Mondor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. There will be no calling hours. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at


Sharon (Cooney) Holbrook

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Sharon Ellen Holbrook, 68, passed away on Nov. 12, 2017, at her home in Littleton, N.H., after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

She was born on Feb. 22, 1949, in Berlin N.H., the daughter of the late Francis and Winnifred (Moulton) Cooney. She was raised and educated in Berlin, and attended the N.H. Technical Institute where she received her LPN in nursing.

She met the love of her life, Wayne Holbrook, at NHTI. They were married on Aug. 16, 1969, and relocated to Littleton, N.H. She worked at Littleton Regional Hospital as an LPN and later as a CNA at North Country Home Health.

Sharon loved to watch her grandchildren play sports and often played raucous card games with her family.

She is survived by her siblings Andy and Diane Cooney of Berlin; Gary Cooney of Berlin; Sandy and Dennis Solinsky of Bath, N.H.; and Patrick Cooney of Berlin; her brother-in-law Bruce Holbrook of East Falmouth, Mass.; her children Tina and Bill Bedor of Franconia, N.H.; and Steven Holbrook of Waterford, Vt.; her grandchildren Derek Holbrook and Lindsay Holbrook of Waterford, Vt.; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be at Pillsbury Phaneuf Funeral Home in Littleton on Monday, Nov. 20, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency, 536 Cottage St., Littleton, NH 03561.

Arrangements and care have been entrusted to the Pillsbury Phaneuf Funeral Home. For more information, go to

Alan H. Dickinson

Alan H. Dickinson, 71, of Gorham, N.H., passed away on Monday Nov. 13, 2017, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital.

He was born in Berlin on March 8, 1946, the son of the late Frederick and Pauline (Gauthier) Dickinson and was a lifelong resident of Gorham. Alan had been a teacher in the Berlin School System and was later employed by the U.S. Post Office in Gorham.

He was a member of Holy Family Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing and hanging out with his friends at McDonalds.

Family includes several cousins, a nephew and a great nephew, Austin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday Nov. 17, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Gorham.

Interment will be in the Holy Family Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham on Friday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the Mass. Online guestbook at

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