George "Pete" Lemire, former State Representative, passed away, Sunday, March 30. He was 84 years old. George married the love of his life, Stella (Bergeron) in 1951. They were together for 63 years, and proudly enjoyed their large, beautiful family of seven children, 23 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Mr. Lemire was a State Representative for Berlin's Ward 3 for 22 years. George also worked for James River Corporation before retiring in 1990 after 42 years of service. There, he worked on Paper Machine No.4 as a machine tender. He gained the respect of co-workers and management for his skill and understanding of paper making, and he negotiated many contracts on behalf of his co-workers as a member of the AFL-CIO. Along with all these duties, George "Pete" was also a Staff Sergeant in the N.H. National Guard.
George played bugle in the Joliette Drum Corps in his younger days and continued to love and live life to the fullest. George and Stella built their own home in Berlin where family and friends enjoyed countless gatherings. They spent winters at their Florida home once they were empty nesters, and George continued to be a proud Pepere who delighted in all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. George couldn't sit still, even in retirement, and continued to work part-time as a guard for Wackenhut Security in Tampa, Fla. One of his favorite assignments was security guard for the Florida State Fair.
George had many interests including watching hockey with his wife, playing card games with family, and playing pool with his buddies at the Eagles Club in Berlin or with his friends at the neighborhood clubhouse in Florida. Most especially, however, George was an avid golfer both in Berlin and in Florida. He enjoyed and raved about many rounds of golf with his sons and good friend, Ron Kimball.
George will be remembered fondly by his adoring wife Stella of Berlin; daughter Louise and Alain Fortier of Midlothian, Va.; son Paul and Mary of Lyndeborough; son Robert and Judith of Concord; son Charles and Kristine of Gibsonton, Fla.; daughter Rachel Nadeau of Berlin; daughter Sylvia and Brian Rasmussen of Berlin; daughter Bernadette and Howard Hrdlicka of Riverside, R.I.; sister Theresa Riendeau of Berlin; brother Richard Lemire and Stella of Englewood, Fla. George also leaves behind his loving grandchildren and great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
George was pre-deceased by his parents Adelard and Alice (Lauze) Lemire, his brothers Albert Lemire, Gerard Lemire, Henry Lemire, and Donald Lemire; his sisters Aline (Lemire) Boucher, Rita (Lemire) Girard, and Jeanne Lemire; and his grandson Peter Lemire.
Mr. Lemire was a communicant of St. Anne's Church, now Good Shepherd Parish Church, Berlin. Family and friends may pay their respects from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 8 at Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Avenue, Berlin. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Parish followed by interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society in memory of George Lemire. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 20:26
Frank P. Dinardo, 93, of Berlin, passed away on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at the Coos County Nursing Home. He was born in Berlin, on March 16, 1921 the son of Camilla T. and Mary (Corelli) Dinardo and lived most of his life in Berlin. He graduated from Berlin High School and was a US Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He lived in Westbrook, Maine for 11 years. Frank was employed by Coca Cola for 30 years, retiring in 1983, and was a member of Good Shepherd Parish and the F. O. E. in Berlin.
Family members include his wife Dorothy (Roers) Dinardo of Berlin; sons Michael Dinardo and wife Lucy of Littleton, and William Dinardo of Peidmont, S.C.; daughter Lynne Croteau and husband Ken of Berlin; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; stepchildren Richard Charette and wife Maureen, James Charette and wife Patricia, Patricia Charette, Kathryn Ouelette, Christine Power and Stephen LeBreton; ten step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife Yvette (Carrier) Dinardo, his second wife Ethel (Kilbride) Dinardo, his son Brian Dinardo and two brothers Albert Dinardo and Dominic Dinardo and three sisters Viola Jensen, Miff Gemmiti and Louise Simonian.
A Mass of Christian Burial will Burial will be held on Saturday April 5 at 1 p.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the St. Kieran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 20:26
Paul Bernard Belanger of Norway Street passed away unexpectedly, Monday evening March 31, 2014 at his home. He was 48.
Born on July 16, 1965, he was the son of Andre and Jeannette Pauline (LeFebvre) Belanger.
Paul grew up in Berlin, NH and was a 1986 graduate of Gorham High School.
He was seasonally employed as a caretaker with the Berlin City Cemeteries and as a dishwasher at Guldie's Restaurant in Berlin.
Paul participated in Special Olympics for 49 years. He participated in swimming, running (Track & Mile), bocchi, bowling, standing long jump, golf, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, basketball & bicycling.
He enjoyed Montreal Canadians Hockey.
Besides his father Andre Belanger (Feb 6, 1980), he is pre-deceased by paternal grandparents John & Marie-Laure (Tremblay) Belanger; maternal grandparents Gerard A. & Lucille (Gilmore) LeFebvre and Aunts & Uncles Roger LeFebvre, Bernadine Roy, Pauline Paquette.
He is survived by his loving mother Jeannette LeFebvre Belanger of Berlin, NH, A sister Lynda Belanger-Crete and husband Real of Ste. Hermenegilde, P.Q. Canada A brother Pierre Belanger of Concord, NH, nieces & nephews: Luc Crete and wife Jacynthe Dube, Eric Crete and companion Celine Sallenbach, , Melissa L'Esperance and husband Marc, and Liza Crete; Aunts & Uncles including his mother's identical twin sister Claudette (LeFebvre) Gaudreault and deceased husband Normand of Sherbrooke, P.Q., Canada, Geraldine Dubois and husband Andre of Florida, Pauline (LeFebvre) Roseberry and husband Albert of Sherbrooke, P.Q. Canada, Fleurette (LeFebvre) Leduc and husband Marcel of Montreal, P.Q. Canada, Renald LeFebvre and companion Rejeanne Sherbrooke, P.Q. Canada; Bernard Paquette of Coaticook, P.Q. Canada, Therese & Normand Gosselin of Coaticook, P.Q. Canada, Rolande Ladouceur and husband Laurent of Ste. Edwidge, P.Q. Canada, Roland Belanger and wife Diane (Picard) of Florida, Robert Belanger and wife Francoise (Crete) of Montreal, P.Q. Canada, Jeannine (Belanger) Roy of St. Hermenegilde, P.Q. Canada , Bertrand Belanger and wife Micheline (Viens) of Gatineau, P.Q. Canada, Gerard Belanger and wife Normande (Viens) of Gatineau, P.Q. Canada, Yvon Belanger and wife Johanne (Audet) of Compton, P.Q. Canada, Aline Belanger Bolduc and husband Robert of Montreal, P.Q. Canada, Gisele (Belanger) Bissonnette and husband Serge of Dixville, P.Q. Canada
First cousins: Gaetan Gaudreault and wife Brigitte Pesant of Burlington, Ontario , Christian Gaudreault of Sherbrooke, P.Q. Canada, , Ghyslain Gaudreault and wife Sylvie Pouliot of Montreal, P.Q. Canada, Robert Roseberry of Singapore, Phillip LeFebvre & wife Vanessa of Montreal, P.Q. Canada, Sabrina (LeFebvre) Breault and husband Eric of Compton, P.Q. Canada,
Five Great Nieces & Great Nephews and seven great-great nieces and great-great nephews. Twenty Four cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Rev. Kyle Stanton will officiate. Burial will follow at St Kieran's Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4 and from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH.
Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 18:44
Heather Lee (Broome) Roy of Milan Hill Road passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, NH following an eight month battle with cancer.
Born on June 28, 1952 in Berlin, NH, she was the daughter of William and Gloria (Woodward) Broome.
Heather grew up in Santa Anna area of California and moved back to Berlin shortly after graduating from High School.
On January 31, 1973, she married Richard Edward Roy.
She was an accomplished chef/cook and was employed at Sinibaldi's Restaurant in Berlin. She and her husband owned and operated their own restaurant Pisani's for a couple of years. She was employed as a home health care aid with Androscoggin Valley Home Care for the past several years.
Her past times included gardening, crafts, woodworking, fishing and camping. She will be most remembered for her devotion to family, especially her grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she is pre-deceased by a son Jeffrey Arnold Roy, a daughter Michelle Lee Hauger, and a brother Robert Broome.
She leaves her husband of 41 years Richard E. Roy of Milan, two daughters Jennifer Wentworth of Berlin and Jessica Remillard of Milan, grandchildren Samantha Roy, Shelly Hauger, Christopher Roy, Nicholas McMahon, Taylor Roy, Sam Roy, Dylan LaFlamme, and J-Lyn Roy and Anna Remillard, a great-grandson Bryke Gauthier, and Uncle Gordon Roy of Northumberland, NH.
Calling hours will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, N.H.
A Celebration of Life and burial at St. Kieran's Cemetery will be held later this spring.
Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 18:07
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Richard Lutz, of Gorham, on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Holy Family Church with Father Kyle Stanton as Celebrant. The Cantor was Denise Sanschagrin accompanied by Susan Ramsey as organist. The Altar Server was John Frechette.
Serving as readers were his mother Kathy Corrigan and friend Mary White. The offertory gifts were presented by his Godparents Dave Lutz and Ann Lutz. Kathy Corrigan and Rick Tuttle gave the Eulogy.
There were friends and family members that attended the service from in and out of town.
To post a tribute please visit www.fleury-patry.com
Arrangements were under the direction of Fleury-Patry Funeral Homes of Berlin and Gorham.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 18:00