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Bonnie L. Osborne

Bonnie L. (Kilton) Osborne,70, of Gorham, passed away at her home on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, with her family by her side. She was born in Manchester, on March 19, 1945 the daughter of Robert L. and Janice E. (Moulton) Kilton and was raised in Bedford and Amherst, and lived in Milford for many years. Bonnie lived in Washington State and Florida before moving to Berlin in 2000 and then to Gorham in 2011. She had been employed as an over the road truck driver and a home care provider. Bonnie enjoyed reading, crocheting, as well as her house plants and gardening.

Family members include her children; Amy Sturiale of Ohio, Allison Nestor of New Hampshire, Audrey Munn of New Hampsire, Russell Drew of New Hampshire, Jennifer Costello of Tennessee and Erica Drew of New Hampshire; 17 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters Nancy Kelley of New Hampshire and Judy Shay of Washington. She was predeceased by her husband Richard H. Osborne.

Graveside Services will be held in the Meadowview Cemetery in Amherst, on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 2 PM. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, on Monday afternoon September 14 from 1 to 3 p.m Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

Rita L. Adams

Rita L. (Morey) Adams, a resident of St. Vincent de Paul’s Rehab and Nursing Home, formally of 214 Bridge St., Berlin, passed away August 20, 2015.
She was born September 21, 1929, eighth child and daughter of Clarence and Flora Morey of Gorham.
Rita graduated from Gorham High School in 1947. She was a telephone operator for the Telephone Co. in Gorham from 1947-52.
She was married to George W. Adams Jr. of Berlin on May 31, 1952 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Berlin. Together they raised four children, Jody (Adams) Smith; Jill (Adams) Aube; Jayne (Adams) Laurion; and George W. Adams III. She was the grandmother of Jolie, Brandon, Justin, Jillian, Dylan, Owen, Jacob, and Josey. She also had four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Brian, Rowan, and Finley.
In Rita’s younger years, she enjoyed camping, picnicking, and all events that revolved around family and friends. Her ever pleasant, positive, and kind demeanor will be greatly missed, as well as her confident, loving response, “That’s OK”.
Rita was predeceased by her husband, parents, and siblings.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at Mt Calvary Cemetery on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Arrangements are under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH. Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com

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Yvonne Marie (Routhier) Morrissette

Yvonne Marie (Routhier) Morrissette, 96, of Cedar Street, passed away on Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at Coos Country Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past three weeks.

She was born in Berlin, on January 19, 1919 and was the daughter of Adelard and Laetitia (Bisson) Routhier.

On June 10, 1940 she married Clement Morrissette.

Yvonne was a lifetime communicant of St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. She was an avid knitter for St. Vincent de Paul store. She was also a dedicated volunteer for the Senior Meals program for ten years. She and Clement enjoyed over 28 years of wintering in Florida. After her husband past she still enjoyed wintering in Florida with her niece Helene Dumais. She was a loving and generous aunt and had a great love for her family.

Besides her parents she is predeceased by her husband Clement in 2008 and her siblings; Leopold Routhier, Antoinette Routhier and Lucienne Dumais.

She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish on Monday, September 14 at 10 a.m. with Interment to follow at St Kieran Cemetery, Berlin. Friends and relatives may call on the family prior to the Mass from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Mother Marie Rivier Food Pantry, 151 Emery Street, Berlin, NH 03570.

Online guestbook: www.fleury-patry.com

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Georgette Coulombe

Georgette Coulombe of Berlin, died September 1, 2015 at Coos County Nursing Home with her son, daughter and daughter-in-law by her side. She was born in 1927 to Treffle and Alice (Levesque) Lassonde. When she was eight months old, her mother passed away and she was adopted by Eugene and Eugenie (Nini) Lauze. Georgette was raised in Berlin, attended Berlin schools and later worked in the Towel Room at Brown Co. paper mill, retiring after 31 years.
In 1973, she became one of Jehovah's Witnesses. It was her greatest joy to share the Bible's message with people.
Another of her great joys was spending time with family and the visits of friends; she also enjoyed music and dancing and watching Lawrence Welk.
She was a wonderful cook and her guests enjoyed many home-cooked meals at her house.
She is survived by a son Adrien and his wife Jeannette Coulombe of Berlin, a daughter Elaine and her husband Robert Small of Durham, Maine, seven grandchildren Christopher Small, Derek Small, Andrea Blunda (husband John), Naomi Levesque, Matthew Coulombe (wife Bethany), Michael Coulombe and Joshua Coulombe, and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by a step-sister Lorraine Swann of Texas. She was predeceased by her parents, nine step-siblings, her adopted parents, and a son John.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 371 Gorham Hill Rd, Gorham, NH 03581.

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William Smith

William “Bill” Smith, 71, of Conway, passed away September 6, 2015 at his daughter’s home, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with cancer. He was well known for his big smile, twinkling blue eyes and his love of family, Harley Davidsons, and Mustangs. There will be no services. Bill’s final wish is that, in lieu of sadness, please feel free to do a smoke show in his honor. Anyone who knows him well will smile.