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Rene W. Roy

Rene W. Roy, 94, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2016, in his home in Park City, Utah surrounded by his family.
Born in Berlin, on September 7, 1921, he was the son of Moise and Josephine (Demars) Roy.
Rene was a WWII veteran, serving as a corporal in the army in the 13th Airborne Division, 515th Parachute Infantry Regiment in France and England.
On September 3, 1945, he married Irene Roberge and together they raised three children. They raised their children in Berlin and lived here until last October when they moved to Park City, Utah to live with their son Paul and his wife Dianne.
He worked as a machine tender at Brown Company, James River and Crown Vantage for 42 years, retiring in 1983. His favorite retirement saying was "give me 10 good years and I'll be happy". Well, he got 33 good years!
Rene loved spending as much time as he could at their camp at Akers pond, enjoying fishing and hunting and teaching his grandchildren how to fish. He was a lifetime member of the Eagles and a lifelong member of the VFW.
Besides his parents he is pre-deceased by his daughter Claire in 1970; a brother Lucien Roy and sisters Rita Gagnon, Annette Chauvette and Doris Roberge.
He is survived by his loving wife Irene Roy of Park City, Utah; two sons Paul Roy and wife Dianne of Park City, Utah and Roger Roy and wife Debora of Litchfield; five grandchildren Cindy Levine and husband Andy of Park City, Utah, Michael Roy of Park City, Utah, Naomi Alosso and husband Tom of Manchester, Alicia Houston of Londonderry, and Camron Roy of Litchfield; nine great-grandchildren; Maya Rose Levine and Asher Levine of Park City, Utah, Summer, Dominic, Roman, Deacon and Sawyer Alosso of Manchester, and Jordan and Kobe Martel of Londonderry. He is also survived by his brothers; Maurice Roy, Alcide Roy, Roland Roy and wife Therese, Lionel Roy and wife Beverly and a sister Yvette and husband Leo Paul Parent. Many nieces and nephews.
Burial will be at Mt Calvary Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH 03570.
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Florence Houle

Florence Houle, 89, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Coos County Nursing Home.
Born in Berlin, on May 11, 1927, she was the daughter of Joseph and Laurette (Gagne) Robichaud.
Florence was married to Emile Houle and together they raised three children. They were communicants of Guardian Angel Church, now Good Shepherd Parish.
Her greatest love was her family, she enjoyed going to Bingo and traveling to the casino. She also loved to go shopping and enjoyed playing games especially LCR.
Besides her parents she is pre-deceased by her husband Emile, two brothers Antonio Gagne and Normand Gagne and one sister Beatrice Bergeron; a son-in-law Normand Bedard and a daughter-in-law Ruth Houle.
She leaves behind her son Paul Houle and wife Marcella, a daughter Lorraine Bedard and a son Raymond Houle all of Berlin; four grandchildren Gary Bedard and wife Kim, Elvis Houle and wife Michelle, Jody Houle and his wife Laurie, Lucinda Skaradosky and husband Jim; three great-grandchildren Brandon Bedard, Larissa Skaradosky and Jeremy Skaradosky; a sister Lucienne Rossignol of Maine. Several nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by all of her friends at Coos Country Nursing Home, they will miss that infectious smile.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish at 10 a.m. Father Kyle Stanton will serve as celebrant. Interment will follow at St Kieran Cemetery in Berlin.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.
Online guestbook at www.fleury-Patry.com
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Service to be held for Florence Houle

Florence Houle passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Coos County Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016, at 10 a.m. at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. There will be no calling hours.
Full obituary can be seen at www.fleury-patry.com and will be printed in the paper on Saturday.

Robert R. St. Hilaire

Robert R. St. Hilaire, 82, of Nashua, passed away on Sunday, July 17, at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, with his devoted grandson, Justin, and loving dog, Sandy, by his side.

Born in Berlin, he was the son of the late Emile and Marie Anna (Nadeau) St. Hilaire.

A retired veteran, Robert proudly served his country as a Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1951 to 1971. He served in the 3rd Marine Division during the Vietnam War and the 1st Marine Division during the Korean Conflict. Robert was a member of the Cryptological Association and operated as a code breaker. Following his military career, Robert worked as a military consultant at BAE, formerly Sanders.

A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Robert's family was paramount in his life. Robert loved preparing delicious meals for family and friends, especially for the holidays. Taking great pride in his home, he enjoyed making home repairs and working in the shed. Robert will be best remembered for his generous heart and dedication to family.

Robert is survived by his wife, Nancy (Griffith) St. Hilaire; his daughter, Linda Aubin and husband Gary of Merrimack; two sons, George Kent and wife Cathy of Ponce Inlet, Fla., and John St. Hilaire and wife Jill of Milford; nine grandchildren, Justin Burton, Melissa Aubin, Stephanie Aubin, George Kent, Jr., Amanda Kent, Jeremy Sloane, Chris Sloane, Jarrett St. Hilaire, and Megan St. Hilaire; four great grandchildren, Finely, Jackson, Madelyn, and Delaney; two sisters-in-laws, Gertrude St. Hilaire and Leona St. Hilaire; several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by five siblings, Maurice St. Hilaire, Jean Paul St. Hilaire, Henry St. Hilaire, Yvette Ouellette, and Cecile St. Hilaire.

His Memorial Service will be held at the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover St., Manchester on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 10 a.m. followed by his Committal Service with full Military Honors at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen, at noon. Friends and relatives invited. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Robert's memory to the Merrimack Tigers, C/O Special Olympics, 650 Elm St. #200, Manchester, NH 03101 or the Humane Society of Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Rd, Nashua, NH 03064.

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Ruth L. (Wheelock) Morneau

Ruth L. (Wheelock) Morneau, 83, of Berlin, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016, at the Coos County Nursing Home. She was born in Hanover, on November 27, 1932, the daughter of the late Dorman and Christabelle (Drudge) Wheelock and moved to Berlin at the age of three. She was a graduate of Berlin High School in 1951 and had been employed by Brown Company before her marriage and later on by Converse Rubber Company. Ruth was a member of St. Kieran Church, now Good Shepherd Parish and loved to dance, play cards, read and go camping.

Family includes her children Gary Morneau and his wife Heather of Littleton, and Scott Morneau of Manchester; grandchildren Austin, Maddox and Garron; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband T. Robert Morneau, a son Steven Morneau, sisters Katherine Gauthier and Beverly Carignan and brothers Dorman Wheelock and Robert Wheelock.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Avenue, Berlin. Interment will follow in St. Kieran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Coos County Nursing Home Sunshine Fund, P.O. Box 416, Berlin. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.