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Reginald Grover obit

On December 4, 2015, Reginald Grover, 73 of Green Bay, Wisconsin and North Port, Florida went on to be with the Lord.

Reg grew up in Errol, NH and was a graduate of BHS class of 1959. After serving in the Navy as a Seabee, he moved to Green Bay where he graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He worked for North West Engineering.

He leaves his wife of 54 years, Phyllis (Sunny) Gagne Grover, twin daughters Susan Porter and Sherri Cole, grandchildren, a brother Ronnie and a sister Judy.

Rene A. Caouette

Mr. Rene A. Caouette, 86, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2015 at Coos County Home after battling cancer.

Rene was born in Berlin on December 20, 1928, the son of Delpha and Melodia Caouette. Rene and his wife Pauline (Aube) Caouette resided on Rockingham Street most of their life.

He served in the U.S. Navy for three years. He then returned home before answering the call to serve his country in the Korean War. After his service, he married and worked at the Brown Paper Company and James River Corporation for 41 years. After retirement, his past times included gardening, walking and reminiscing about life in the Navy.

Rene was a devout Catholic and attended Mass at Guardian-Angel now known as Good Shepherd Parish.

He is survived by his wife Pauline, of 63 years, his three children: James and Carolyn (Morrissette) Caouette of Berlin, Louise (Caouette) and Don Morin of Manchester and Nancy (Caouette) and Leo Theroux of Pembroke. Rene is dearly loved by his eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his siblings: Arthur, Wilfred, Oscar, Roland and Sister Irene Caouette.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 12 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Relatives and friends are asked to meet directly at church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to Coos County Nursing Home, Activity Fund, PO BOX 416, Berlin, NH 03570.

Arrangements are by Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.

Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com.

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Philippe “Phil”Aurele DesCoteaux

Philippe “Phil”Aurele DesCoteaux, 58, of Simsbury, Conn., passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2015, after a long battle with an autoimmune disease called Scleroderma and lung cancer.
Born and raised in the Great North Woods area in New Hampshire in the City of Berlin, Phil attended local French Catholic schools along with public schools and was extremely proud of his French Canadian heritage. He was a lifelong Montreal Canadians fan and loved sports of all types.
He was a member of the 1974 Berlin High Mountaineers New Hampshire High School Championship Team. Phil also played hockey for Plymouth State College and one year for the Berlin Junior Maroons.
When hockey was over with, he took up the sport of snow skiing and immediately realized this was his passion. He began teaching on a full-time basis at the Balsams Wilderness with a valet position during the summer months. He eventually taught skiing with an emphasis on racing at Wildcat Mountain and for the Mount Washington Auto Road as a tour guide in the summer.
In all, Phil skied virtually every single day of the winter for eight winters. He was an avid hiker, boater, jet-skier, windsurfer, water-skier and tennis player.
Phil moved to Connecticut in 1987 to begin an entirely different career and to begin raising a family. He worked his entire career of 23 years with Aetna/ING/Voya before his illness prevented him from working any longer.
He leaves behind his pride and joy, his son, Jared DesCoteaux and their dog, Brie; the love of his life, his fiancé, Shellie LaVerde and her two children, Nicole LaVerde and Christopher LaVerde; his mother, Germaine “June” (Canuel) Descoteaux-Gauthier; a brother, Arthur DesCoteaux and his wife Susan Seeward; and a step sister, Kimberly Gauthier and her life partner, Steven Banks.
Phil was predeceased by his father, Omer J. DesCoteaux in 1971 and his stepfather, Leodore Gauthier in 2005.
His family will receive friends on Saturday, Dec.r 12, 1-2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby, Conn. Burial will be private.
Phil’s family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Dr., Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 or by visiting, www.scleroderma.org/donate.
For online condolences please visit, www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

Service held for Doris Baillargeon

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Doris Baillargeon, formerly of Berlin, on Monday, December 7, 2015 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Kyle Stanton as Celebrant. The Cantor was Madeline Jeffrey accompanied by Monique Lavertu as organist. The Altar Servers were Bob Pelchat and JP Poirier.
The Pall was placed by her son Richard Baillargeon and his wife Diane and her daughters Irene Fecteau and Virgina Bourassa. Richard placed the Cross. Serving as reader was her granddaughters Megan Baillargeon and Kimberly Dorsey. The offertory gifts were presented by her daughter-in-law Diane Baillargeon and son-in-law Roland Bourassa.
Interment followed the services at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Berlin. Serving as Pallbearers were her grandchildren Christopher Baillargeon, Mathew Baillargeon, Megan Baillargeon and Kimberly Dorsey.
To post a tribute please visit www.fleury-patry.com
Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin

Louis Labrecque

Louis Labrecque, 62, of Rochester and formerly of Berlin, passed away on November 24, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Berlin on January 23, 1953 a son of the late Lucien and Laurentia Labrecque.