Paul Gilbert

Mr. Paul Gilbert former of Willard St., Berlin passed away Nov. 22, 2016, in Florida.

Mr. Gilbert was a retired firefighter captain and a veteran.

Mr. Gilbert is survived by his daughter Donna Powers, grandson Brett Powers of Wesley Chapel, Fla. His nieces Candace Vallis, Felicia Nadeau, Kristin Shannon of Berlin and Linda Vallis Call of Auburn, Maine.

Paul and wife Connie will have their ashes placed in Bushnell National Cemetery. A Mass will be held at St. Anne parish on Sunday, Jan. 1, by Mr. and Mrs. Gerald and Jackie Chabot

Claude M. Bizier

Claude M. Bizier, 49, of Barrington, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at the Concord Hospice House in Concord. He was born in Berlin, on June 28, 1967, the son of Raymond and Gemma (Dallaire) Bizier and graduated from Berlin High School and the University of New Hampshire. He was employed as an electrical engineer by Lydall Filtration in Rochester. Claude was very proud of the fact that he and his family had climbed all of the 4000 foot mountains in New Hampshire. He loved his family, the outdoors, riding his motorcycle and his dogs, Emmett and Stella.

Family includes his wife Patricia (Bonney) Bizier of Barrington; his children Allison Thompson of Ossipee, and Douglas Thompson of Gorham: his mother Gemma Bizier of Berlin: his sister Linda Pivin of Berlin; his brother Richard Bizier and wife Roberta of Acton, Mass.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Raymond on August 12, 2016.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Church St., Gorham. Spring interment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Donations in his memory may made to The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Sarcoma and Bone Oncology, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA, 02284-9168. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at

Claude Bizier

Service held for Walter 'Bucky' Edmondson

A funeral service for Walter “Bucky” Edmondson, 86, of Gorham, was held on Monday, November 28, 2016, at the Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham. Reverend Dean Stiles officiated. Interment will be held in the spring in Fairview Cemetery, North Stratford. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Service held for Francisco 'Francis' Alimandi

A funeral service for Francisco “Francis” Alimandi, 85, of Berlin was held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at the Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin. Reverend Michael Sartori officiated. Interment followed in St. Kieran Cemetery in Berlin. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Rerun: Florrie 'Fio' Torro

Florrie “Fio” Torro from Hamsphire Street passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital following a brief illness. He was 94 years old.

Born in Berlin, on April 4, 1922, he was the son of Dominic and Nicolina (Dalphone) Torro.

Florrie served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946. He served in World War II aboard the battleship Iowa, and received many medals during the time he served.

He married Josephine (Nicoletti) and they made their home here in Berlin.

Florrie worked for James River Corp as an oiler until his retirement in the 1980’s.

He enjoyed being outdoors and loved taking care of his garden.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Josephine who passed away in 2011, his aunts Tina Gemmiti, Mary Berquist; an uncle Tony Dalphonse; his sisters Catherine Morin, Theresa Landry; a brother Joseph Torro; brother-in-law’s Paul Morin, Lawrence Roy, Victor Savchick and Donald Nicoletti; sister-in-law’s Theresa (Nicoletti) Ramsey and Janet Nicoletti; nephews David Landry and Roger Torro.

He leaves behind his brother Albert Torro; sisters Voila Roy, Mary Savchick all of Berlin; sister Doris Torro of Watertown, Mass.; brother-in-law’s Robert Landry, Gerard Ramsey, Sr. and John Nicoletti and wife Julie of Manchester; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Burial will follow at St. Kieran Cemetery.

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