Irene M. Franklin

Irene M. Franklin, 90, of East Hartford, Conn. more recently of Hartford, Conn. passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on August 7, 2015. Irene was born on October 19, 1924 in Berlin, a daughter of the late Jules and Rose (Vaillancourt) Montminy. She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard J. Franklin.
Irene is survived by her sisters Lillian Cyr, of Berlin, Cecil Roy of Enfield, Conn., Pauline Houle of Berlin, and Jeanette Goudreau of Gorham, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Irene is predeceased by her son Robert Franklin of East Hartford, Conn.
She is also predeceased by four brothers Aime Montminy and Lucien Montminy of Berlin. Ernest Montminy of Aurora, Ill. and Edward (Pete) Montminy of Enfield, Conn. Two sisters, Doris Montminy and Beatrice (Montminy) Bertin of Berlin.
A Funeral Liturgy will be held on September 1, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 36 Cambridge Dr., East Hartford, CT with burial to follow immediately in Hillside Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford CT 06108 is assisting with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Germaine L. Cloutier

Germaine L. (Vaillancourt) Cloutier, 81, formerly of 273 Coos Street, Berlin, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the Coos County Nursing Home in Berlin. She was born in Stanhope, P.Q., Canada on March 13, 1934 the daughter of the late Emile and Marie (Morin) Vaillancourt and has resided in Berlin, most of her life. She had been a member of Guardian Angel Church and the Ladies of St. Anne. She loved knitting, making crafts, cooking, dancing and time spent with her family.

Members of her family include her son Daniel Cloutier and wife Sue of Berlin; two daughters Susan Frenette and husband Denis of Berlin and Lise Cloutier of Roxbury, Vt.; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters Aurore Pelletier of Coaticook, P.Q. Canada and Irene Goulet of Barre, Vt.; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Roland R. Cloutier.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday morning August 31, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Avenue, Berlin, on Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Online guestbook at


Pierrette A. Murphy

Mrs. Pierrette Agnes (Morency) Murphy formerly of Gorham, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2015, while in the loving care of staff of the St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Home, where she has been a resident since 2012. She was 94.

She was born in Trois Pistoles, Canada, on March 5, 1921, the daughter of Alfred and Marie Rose (St. Pierre) Morency. She came with her family to the United States at the age of five and they settled in Berlin. Pierrette graduated from Berlin High School with the class of 1938. She married Arnold J. Murphy on May 21, 1945 and resided in Gorham for most of her life. She was employed in the office at PSNH for several years and later for John Hancock Insurance, retiring in 1973. Pierrette was known as "Aunt Murph", "Tante Murph" or just "Murph" to all who loved her. She spent many wonderful years at her camp on Twitchell Pond in Locke Mills, Maine, where she entertained many of her nieces and nephews, each their turn, every summer for many years. All family members have wonderful memories of their time spent at camp. Her dogs Rusty and Browny were the only pets that many of the cousins knew while growing up and we got to play with them and ride in the car with them while at camp. Murph was a very generous person who liked to laugh. She was the historian of our family and could always be trusted to give an unbiased version of family events.

Pierrette is survived by one brother, John Morency, and his wife Joan of LaHabra, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Gertrude Bisson of Berlin and Georgette Morency of Fort Pierce, Fla.; one brother-in-law, Roland Pouliot of Berlin; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband in 1977; sisters Emilienne Pouliot, Rachel Therriault, Theresa Pouliot and Mary LeClair, and one brother, Marcel Morency; as well as one nephew, James Murphy.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Church in Gorham. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham on Monday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral mass. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Berlin. In lieu of flowers, Murph would like donations made to N.H. Catholic Charities, Macular Degeneration Assoc. or to the St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Home Activity Fund. Online guestbook at


Olivette M. Riendeau

Olivette M. Riendeau of Hillsboro Street passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin following a period of declining health. She was 79 years young.

Born on June 15, 1936 in Berlin, she was the daughter of Hormidas and Eleanore (Bourassa) Riendeau.

A lifelong resident of Berlin, she attended Guardian Angel School and was a communicant of Guardian Angel Parish now St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish.

She was employed by the Pot Luck Restaurant, which was owned by her brother Armand Riendeau, Converse Shoe and James River Corporation.

Her past times included hunting, fishing and playing cards, which also included a glass of J. Roget. She loved going to camp and spending time with nieces and nephews swimming in the pond. She also had a great love for any kind of animal which she would continuously feed, stray cats, dogs, raccoons, squirrels, deer and last, but not least, she would feed the cub bears Oreo cookies right out of her mouth. She reminded us of Ellie Mae Clampett from the Beverly Hillbilly's who also had a great love for animals. She also liked to photograph all her animals and show everyone who would stop by for a visit.

Olivette was blessed with a big heart and love for all.

Besides her parents, she is pre-deceased by brothers Robert, Arthur, Armand, and her twin brother Oliva Riendeau and sister-in-law Bertha Riendeau.

She leaves behind her sister Stella Duchesne of Berlin; her brothers and sister in laws: Pauline Costa and partner Ernest Vienneau, Henri Riendeau and wife Lise, Pauline Riendeau, Claire Riendeau and Larry Riendeau and wife Rita all of Berlin. Several nieces and nephews especially her niece Helen Duchesne who cared for her for many years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 1 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Burial will follow at Holy Family Cemetery in Gorham.

Calling hours will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 31 and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday morning (prior to the Mass) at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.

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Patrick Joseph Sinibaldi

Patrick Joseph Sinibaldi, 47, of 39 Crescent Ave. North Windham, Maine died peacefully at his home on Aug. 23, 2015.
He was born Sept. 1, 1967 in Berlin, the son of Patricia (Tilton) Sinibaldi and the late Joseph John Sinibaldi. He was a graduate of St. Josephs College in 1990 in Maine with a major in communications and had worked for a brief time in that field. He then started his career as a driver for 24 years for UPS working out of Portland.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Help Church. Patrick enjoyed kayaking, swimming, bicycling, running and the outdoors. He liked his music and watching movies but especially loved spending time with family and friends. Patrick was a hard worker and will be missed by many.
Members of his family include his mother, Patricia (Tilton) Sinibaldi; his brother, Fr. Daniel John Sinibaldi, both of Rochester; his aunt, Sister Mary Antoinetta Sinibaldi of Windham, and several cousins.
Family and friends may visit Friday Aug. 28, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the R.M. Edgerly and Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, Rochester.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11AM at St. Mary Church, 71 Lowell Street, Rochester, with his brother, Fr. Dan as celebrant.
Burial will be Thursday September 3, 2015 in Holy Family Cemetery in Gorham.
Flowers are acceptable or donations in his memory may be made to the charity of ones' choice.
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