Robert S. Platt, 82, of Gorham, died on Saturday Sept. 27, 2014 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. Born on Aug. 11, 1932 in Modesto, Calif., he was the son of Lorel and Joan (Fautt) Platt. He was a 1950 graduate of Richmond Trade Technical School in Richmond, Calif., and an alumnus of Heald's Business College, Alan Hancock College and the Community College of the Air Force.
He retired in 1984 from the U.S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant after having served on active duty for 31 years, two months and 28 days. During his military career he was stationed in Korea, Germany, England, Italy, Vietnam, Thailand, California, Arizona, New Hampshire, Washington, Illinois, Mississippi and Oklahoma.
He served in the Korean Police Action as a member of a unit of the 3rd Bomb Group, and in Vietnam as a member of the 1876th Communications Squadron. He was the recipient of 38 decorations and devices which included four meritorious service medals for military contributions of international significance.
After retirement from the military, Chief Platt became active in political and civic activities. For a period of time, he served as chairman of the Berlin Democratic Committee and later as Chairman of the Coos County Democratic Committee.
He was elected to a four year term as Berlin City Councilor, was Chairman of the Berlin Charter Commission, Chairman of the Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal District and later worked as its Administrator/Coordinator, served five years as a Berlin Police Commissioner and six months as the Interim City Manager for the City of Berlin.
For several years he was closely associated with the U.S. Small Business Administration serving as a small business counselor for the Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE). He served four terms of office as Chairman of SCORE Chapter 525, Alternate SCORE Director for the State of New Hampshire, Veterans Affairs Officer for SCORE New Hampshire and Veterans Affairs Officer for SCORE New England.
The family includes his spouse Annemarie Platt of Gorham; a son Robert T. Platt and his wife Trinidad Saldana of San Bernardino, Calif.; nieces and nephews including Brett Fagrey of Castro Valley, Calif.; a sister Joyce Gevertz of Castro Valley, Calif.; a brother in law Hans-Karl Katzmann and his companion Edith-Wimmers-Wirsig of Heidesheim, Germany.
A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade Street, Gorham. Anyone who wishes may make a donation to one's own favorite political party in his memory. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 20:57
Funeral services for Mrs. Olive Sullivan, 98, of Berlin were held on September 26, 2014 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Andrew Nelson. The pall was placed by Paul Beaulieu, Suzanne Amato and Harold Sullivan, the crucifix was placed by Adeline Ramsey, the readers were by Rick Beaulieu and Lynn Bedard, the gifts were presented by Jo Hovious and Gina Boucher and the words of remembrance were by Harold Sullivan. The organist was Sue Ramsey, the cantor was Emilie Stiles and the servers were Cecile Sickler and Phyllis Morrissette. Interment was in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery where Father Andrew read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Rick Beaulieu, Dan Beaulieu, Craig Sullivan, Joseph Bedard, Shawn Boucher and Stefan Bedard. Many relatives and friends attended the service.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 20:51
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Sheryl Robert, of Berlin, on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Reverend Andrew Nelson as Celebrant. The Cantor was Shirley Jackson, accompanied by Monique Lavertu as organist. The Altar Server was Paul Breault.
Serving as reader was Helene Francoeur.
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Arrangements were under the direction of Fleury-Patry Funeral Homes of Berlin and Gorham.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 20:50
Michael A. Mann, residing in Columbia, Maine, passed away September 22, 2014 at Down East Community Hospital at the age of 68. He was born in Berlin, April 24, 1946. Michael served in U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1970, and previously served in the National Guard.
Michael was predeceased by his parents Harold and Frances Mann of Berlin. He was survived by his wife Jacky and five children. Son Nick and Sandy of Cherryfield, Maine. Daughters Megan Perry, Heather and Clint Colson, Erica and Greg Batson and Windy and Russell Benton. Brother, Ron and Alice Mann. Sisters, Mary and Conrad Hamel, Martha Denis and Patricia Munroe. Eight grandchildren and one great grand daughter. He was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Burial will be held at the N.H. Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. Donations can be made to a charity of ones choice.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 20:34
Donald G. Croteau, age 56, died unexpectedly at his home in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday, September 26, 2014. He was born on February 3, 1958 to the loving parents of Rosario A. Croteau and Madeliene A. Riendeau (Croteau).
He was employed at James River, was a cosmetologist and a licensed medical nursing assistant at St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Home. He also owned his own business known as Wardon's General Store. He retired in 2010 where he was enjoying his life in the sunshine state.
He is survived by his partner James McKibben of Brandenton, Fla., his three children Kelly Croteau of Milan, Cindy Croteau of Berlin, Germany and Kevin Croteau of Berlin, his three siblings, Diane Smith of Reno Nevada, Maurice Croteau of Berlin, and Paul Croteau of Cape Coral, Fla., his eight grandchildren, Jessica, Andrew, Julia, Devyn, Ashton, Carter, Ali and Owen. Lorraine Croteau, stepmother and stepsisters Rita Gagne, and Marie Riendeau, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He lived for his family and cherished them dearly.
He enjoyed traveling the most. Recently spending Christmas 2013 with his daughter Cindy and family in Berlin, Germany, his daughter Kelly in Berlin, in May for her college graduation and in August for both family reunions, Riendeau and Croteau.
The service will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. Family and friends will gather at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan, and are welcome to gather at the Northland Dairy Bar following the service.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family to help cover funeral expenses.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:25