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Lauretta V. Gagne



Lauretta V. Gagne, 91, of Cates Hill Road, Berlin NH passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Androscoggin Valley Hospital, surrounded by her family after a brief illness.

Born in Canada on August 18, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Lillian (Pelchat) Dumoulin.

She was a member of St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish.

On September 2, 1940 she married Ernest Gagne and together they raised three daughters.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Her greatest love was her family, she was a very loving, caring and devoted, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. 

Her past times included cooking, knitting, reading, watching the food channel and she also enjoyed the company of her cats.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Ernest.  

She is survived by her three daughters Laurette Bourbeau and husband Robert; Rita Gagne and Denise Gagne all of Berlin.  She also leaves behind six grandchildren; Lisa Marquis and husband Scott of Manchester, CT, Claude Bourbeau of Fond-du-Lac, WI, Rene Bourbeau from Berlin, Sylvia Lowe and husband Charles Jr of Randolph, NH, Diane Bourbeau of Milan and Paul Bourbeau and wife Lisa of Berlin; six great-grandchildren; Sisters Bertha Blais, Rita Blair and husband Victor both of Berlin; Brothers Leo Dumoulin and wife Denise of Berlin and Roland Dumoulin and wife Mary of NY, and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Monday, March 17, 2014 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin.  Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Berlin.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street in Berlin. (please use School St entrance)

Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com.


Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 18:33

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Bisson obit

Rene A. Bisson, 82 formerly of Berlin and of Fort Pierce, Florida passed away on March 5, 2014 at the St. Lucie Hospice House in Port St. Lucie. He was born on March 25, 1931 in Berlin, the son of Francois and Eugenie Pelletier Bisson. He had resided seasonal in Florida for the past 16 years and for the past four years has been a permanent resident in Port St. Lucie with his wife Jean Duquette Bisson. He was a member of St. Mark Evangelist Parish in Fort Pierce. He was a graduate of Berlin High School, Class of 1949, he served two years in the US Army from 1952 to 1954. He was a member of the Eagles and VFW for many years and was an avid sport enthusiast. He worked in CA for ten years as an alignment specialist and moved back to Berlin and was employed for many years at Bisson's Wheel Alignment. He is survived by two sons. Guy Bisson and wife Toni of Lampoc, CA and Derek Bisson and wife Mary of Escondido, CA. He is pre-deceased by a son David who passed away in 1995. Surviving step-children are Celeste Ramsey of Berlin, Marc Duquette of Orlando, Florida, Denis Duquette of Berlin, David Duquette of Portland, Maine, Les Croteau of Milan. Several nieces and nephews, eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at a later date in Berlin. Bisson

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 17:58

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Funeral service held for Beverly A. Hodgman

Funeral services for Beverly A. Hodgman, 56, of Berlin, N.H. were held on March 10, 2014 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Andrew Nelson. Interment was in the Russian City Cemetery. Father Andrew read the committal prayers. The pall and crucifix were placed by Scott Hodgman, Abbey Lafrance and Ryan Hodgman, the readings were done by Martha Laflamme and Ann Laflamme, the gifts were presented by Patty Poulin, Paula Hamel and Helen Stankelis and the words of remembrance were by Lucille Addington. The pall bearers were Larry Laflamme, Peter Laflamme, Alan Laflamme, Brian Laflamme, Troy Hamel, Connor Jewett, Colby Fournier and Cael Jewett. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 15:11

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Raymond Wheeler


Mr. Raymond “Ray” E. Wheeler, 87, of 12 River Street Cascade Flats, Gorham, NH passed away peacefully on March 6, 2014 after a brief illness.  He was surrounded by his family.

Ray leaves behind his wife Helen Micucci Wheeler of 57 years, a step-brother Leon Foster, several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Graveside Services will be held at Holy Family Cemetery in Gorham, NH at a later date.  

Donations in Ray’s memory may be made to Androscoggin Valley Hospital or North Woods Home Health & Hospice.

Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook www.fleury-patry.com.


Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 17:51

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Cecilia Derosier



Cecilia Derosier, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at age 92.



Former resident of Berlin and Cecilia retired from the Littleton District Office of the Social Security Administration in 1982. Her more than 40 year career included the Veterans Administration, Brown Paper Company, and the Social Security Administration.



Cecilia was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, Littleton. She was active in Catholic Daughters of the Americas and was a past-president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club in Berlin. 



Loving daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth Derosier, dear sister of the late Helen (Howard) Plummer, and aunt of Patricia (Louis) Williams. Also survived by great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, and friends.


Visitation will be at the Pillsbury Phaneuf Funeral Home, 101 Union Street, Littleton from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, 345 Pleasant Street, Berlin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 14. Interment will be at St. Kieran Cemetery, Berlin. Memorials may be made to Catholic Extension, 150 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, to Catholic Bishop of Northern Alaska, ATTN: Alaskan Shepherd Office, 1312 Peger Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709-5199, to St. Rose of Lima Church, 77 Clay Street, Littleton, NH 03561, or to a charity of donor’s choice. The Pillsbury Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is in charge of arrangements. For more information please go to www.phaneuf.net


Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 17:48

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