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Service held for Omer R. Morin

Funeral Services for Omer R. Morin, 85, of Berlin, were held on July 1, 2017, at the Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin. Reverend Michael Sartori officiated. Words of remembrance were done by his daughter, Louise Valliere, and his friend, Dr. Robert Bach. One of his favorite hymns, Amazing Grace, was played by Melinda Enman. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Roland V. Roy

Roland V. Roy, 85, of Berlin passed away on June 2, 2017, in his home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Moises Roy and Josephine (Demers) Roy. He was a lifelong resident of Berlin. Many people knew him as Pollock, Barney or Mickey Rooney in his younger years.

He was proud to serve his country as a Marine, fought in the Korean War and was of member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had also worked in the woods as a wood cutter when they used cross cut saws and pulled wood by horses. He was employed by Brown Company and James River Co. also for Crown Vantage and served the paper industry for 44 years, receiving an award for never missing a day of work in all of those years that he devoted to the paper industry.

Roland was also known to many as a carpenter and mostly for the cabinets he built. Even to this day people would still call to have him build them cabinets.

Roland wore many hats — husband, dad, pepere, brother, uncle and friend. He was a devoted Roman Catholic and was a member of Guardian Angel Parish and then the Good Shepard Parish.

He had just celebrated 61 years of marriage with his loving wife Therese Roy of Berlin, who he married on Oct. 29, 1955. They had three children: daughter Patricia Piattoni and husband Richard (peppy) Piattoni of Gorham; son Donald Roy and his wife Karen Roy of Milan; daughter Jacqueline McDonald and husband Brian McDonald of Berlin. He is also survived by grandchildren Michael Piattoni and wife Bonnie Piattoni of Rollinsford; Lisa Bergeron and husband Marcel Bergeron of Berlin; Christoper Janecek and wife Kelly Janecek of Canada. Great grandchildren Sophia Bergeron, Emmalynn Piattoni; Joseph Piattoni, Benjamin Piattoni, Annabelle Janacek and Madeline Janacek; brothers Alicide Roy of Berlin and Maurice Roy of Berlin; sister Yvette Parent and husband Leo Paul of Berlin; and many many in-laws and nieces and nephews.

Roland was predeceased by his grandson Daniel Piattoni; Noel Roy, his brother-in-law, for whom he cared greatly for 28 years. He was also predeceased by brothers Lucian Roy, Rene Roy and Lionel Roy; and sisters Annette Chauvette, Rita Gagne and Doris Roberge.

Roland loved to spend time with his family and friends, especially at his camp at Akers Pond. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Loved to go fishing for Hornpout (Barbotte) with his wife and family whenever he could. He also enjoyed wood working on any projects that his family would bring him.

He was a great man and will be greatly missed by everyone.

Funeral services will be held at St Anne’s Church on Friday, July 7, 2017, at 10 a.m. Following a meal at the parish and grave side service at 2 p.m. in Errol. There will be no calling hours Fleury-Patry Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Online Guestbook: www.fleury-patry.com

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Service to be held for Kathryn Elaine Andrews Drown

A graveside committal service for Kathryn Elaine Andrews Drown, 95, of Randolph, who passed away on December 13, 2016, will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Randolph Cemetery in Randolph. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Home, Berlin.

Service held for Bernice L. (Erickson) Langlois

Funeral Services for Bernice L. (Erickson) Langlois, 99, of Berlin, who passed away on December 27, 2016, were held on June 30, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Reverend Gail Bauzenberger officiated and Marilyn Schroer was the organist. The readings were done by her grandson Edward C. Langlois and great granddaughter Brittany Weiner, the soloist was great granddaughter Elise Parker and great granddaughter Tara McCally performed a dance. The Words of Remembrance were ready by granddaughter Cynthia Langlois. Interment was in the Russian City Cemetery and Pastor Gail read the committal prayers. Many relatives and friends attended the service. The Bryant Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret (Masters) Desmond

Margaret (Masters) Desmond, 92 of Shelburne, passed away on June 30, 2017 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital following a brief illness. Born October 10, 1924 in Dorchester, Mass., Margaret attended local Catholic schools, graduating in 1942. She worked for several area businesses before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps in the second class of women admitted to this branch of service. Following boot camp at Paris Island, she was stationed in Washington, D.C. and worked in the U.S. Navy Department of Public Information. In 1950, she married Louis Desmond and was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps. Margaret raised her family in Holbrook, Mass., and upon retirement in 1982, moved to Shelburne. Margaret was an avid reader and loved cooking. She thoroughly enjoyed family get-togethers.

She is survived by Louis, her husband of 67 years, three sons and their wives, Richard and Coleen Desmond of East Falmouth, Mass., Dennis and Cynthia Desmond of Shelburne, and Alan and Jaletta Desmond of Winston-Salem, N.C.. Grandchildren include Erin Barber and her husband, Tom of North Attleboro, Mass., Derek Desmond of North Hollywood, Calif., and Julia Desmond of Winston-Salem, N.C. Margaret had one great-grandchild, Thomas (Teo) Barber of North Attleboro, Mass. The family wishes to thank the staff of Androscoggin Valley Hospital for the wonderful and compassionate care Margaret received while a patient.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham. Calling hours for close friends and neighbors will be held at the funeral home Monday, July 10, 2017, from 3 to 5 p.m. Interment will be in the Wheeler Cemetery, Shelburne. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

Margaret Desmond