Service held for Gladys M. Murphy

Funeral Services for Gladys M. Murphy, 91, of Berlin, were held on February 6, 2016 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Marc Montminy who was assisted by Reverend Andrew Nelson and Deacon Michael Johnson. The pall was placed by her children and the crucifix was placed by her daughter Helen Tucker. The readings were done by her granddaughters Alana Bergeron and Elizabeth Murphy O’Brien, the gifts were presented by her granddaughters Rebecca Murphy and Cynthia Murphy by and the words of remembrance were done by her son Henry Murphy. Interment was in St. Kieran Cemetery. Reverend Montminy read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were all her grandsons, Ryan Murphy, Andy Murphy, Steven Murphy, David Montminy, Alan Montminy, Matthew Montminy, Keith Tucker and Marty Tucker. The honorary pall bearers were her great grandsons, Brandon Murphy and Ben Montminy. Relatives and friends attended the services from England, Utah, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Yolande Vallieres

Yolande Vallieres, for many years a resident of Hawthorne House Nursing Home, Freeport, Maine, died there on February 8. She was 96 years old.

Born in Berlin on November 5, 1919, Ms. Vallieres was one of four children of Arthur and Antoinette Vallieres, both natives of Berlin. Her brothers, Jean-Joffre, Vincent, and Cyril, predeceased her. She is survived by two cousins, Howard Webber, of Bedford, Mass., and George Brooks, of South Burlington, Vt.

Ms. Vallieres attended St. Regis Academy in Berlin and graduated from Berlin High School in 1937. After graduation, she served as a nanny to the Angelides family in Berlin and became close to the Angelides children, particularly to Kay and Cynthia (now Kay Bournakel and Cynthia Arnold), who live in Yarmouth and Brunswick, Maine. Later Ms. Vallieres was appointed secretary of the Public Works Department of the City of Berlin, remaining in that position until her retirement.

When she gave up her private apartment in Berlin, she moved to an apartment in St. Regis House, an assisted-living facility that occupies the same space as the school she went to as a girl. Later she was invited by Kay and Cynthia to move to Hawthorne House, where they would be nearby and she could receive the care she needed.

Ms. Vallieres was for many years a member of St. Anne’s church, now the Good Shepherd Parish, in Berlin. A memorial service is planned later in the year. Yolande was beloved in the community.

Arrangements are under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH 03570.

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George R. Harrington

George R. Harrington of Keenan Street, Gorham, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction, Vt. He was 79.

Born on August 26, 1936 in Londonderry, Vt., he was the son of Raymond E. and Nola D. (Johnson) Harrington.

He graduated from a Military School in Vermont.

George served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Arthur M. Potter

Arthur M. Potter, 87, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at Orono Commons in Orono, Maine. He was born on May 18, 1928, in Milan, a son of the late R. Wilbur and Margaret (Goehler) Potter.

Arthur enlisted with the U.S. Army in 1945 and served in World War II and the Korean War. He went to the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and graduated in 1951 with a degree in Agriculture. He then enlisted in The Air Force in 1955, and he served at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas and Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine. Then he worked for the USDA as an Agricultural Inspector for 36 years in New Jersey, Texas, South Carolina, and Bangor, Maine.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia A. Potter of Bangor, Maine, his son, Gregory A. Potter of Wyckoff, N.J., and his daughter, Roxanne C. Meek of Kenduskeag, Maine.

He was a member of the Free Masons of Eagle Pass, Texas, the Audubon Society, Nature Club, and the Senior Center in Bangor. His hobbies included gardening, traveling, nature walks, bird watching, trains, and going to bean suppers.

His burial will be in the spring at Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. Arrangements have been made by Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin, New Hampshire. Donations in Arthur’s name may be made to: The Audubon Society, 216 Fields Pond Rd, Holden, ME 04429. To share condolences online, please visit


Sandra A. (Fillion) Duclos

Sandra A. (Fillion) Duclos, 54, of Berlin, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 after a brief illness. She was born in Berlin on September 21, 1961 the daughter of Ray and Cecile Fillion and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Berlin High School. Sandra was a devoted mother who cherished her loving daughter and family. She will be deeply missed.

Family includes her loving daughter Lori Duclos of Berlin; her parents Ray and Cecile Fillion of Berlin; brother Gary Fillion and his wife JoAnn and their daughter Alyssa of Concord.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Interment will be in St. Anne Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice