Jean Susan Mainguy, 59, of Milan, passed away unexpectedly on May 17, 2014 at her home. She was born in Boston, Mass. on June 19, 1954 the daughter of Leo J. and Helen (Loven) Mainguy and was a lifelong resident of the Berlin-Milan area. Jean had been employed by the State of New Hampshire for many years as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. She was a very active athlete, who was involved in several local leagues and directed them. She enjoyed time spent relaxing at the beach with friends, was very devoted to her animals and enjoyed her flower gardens.
She is survived by her brother Richard L. Mainguy of Berlin; aunts Lucille Mainguy and Shirley Bockman, both of Berlin; an uncle Robert "Butch" Loven and his wife Karen of Dummer; and cousins. Jean was predeceased by her parents and her companion Dick Labrecque.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will follow in the St. Kieran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, on Tuesday afternoon and evening from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Anyone who wishes may make a donation in her memory to the American Diabetes Foundation or to the Local Humane Society.
Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 May 2014 22:52
Brooksville, Fla. and Berlin — Sylvio J. Croteau, of 3094 Westland Road, Brooksville, Fla. and formerly of Grafton Street Berlin, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Sturgill Care Hospice Center in Brooksville, Fla. following a period of declining health. He was 83.
Born on November 30, 1930 in Berlin, he was the son of Leo L. and Beatrice (Gallant) Croteau.
Sylvio attended Guardian Angel Grammar School and was a 1950 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Berlin. While in high school, he was a varsity letterman in both baseball and hockey. He later played for the Berlin Maroons who won the 1954 National AHA Hockey Championship. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and camper.
On June 2, 1952, he married Rita L. Pinette of Berlin.
He was employed at Brown Company for many years and retired as foreman from James River Corporation in 1988. He was a former member of Local 75.
He was very active in local politics and community affairs, serving on the Berlin City Council for 10 years and then as Mayor of Berlin, serving from 1972-1976. While Mayor, he was instrumental in gaining the funding for Jericho Lake Park, and in the Berlin Industrial Park. He was also Chairman of the Committee for Boy Scouts Troup 235 in Berlin.
Besides his parents, he is pre-deceased by two brothers Joseph R. Croteau and Norman Croteau.
He leaves his wife of 61 years Rita L. (Pinette) Croteau of Brooksville, Fla.; a daughter Sylvia Charest and her husband Roger of Berlin; Two sons Paul L. Croteau and wife Lizanne of North Reading, Mass., and Ronald R. Croteau and his wife Diane of Barrington; six grandchildren: Stephanie Blair, Mark Charest, Matthew Charest, Andrew Croteau, Kayla Croteau and Michael Keyichian; four great-grandchildren: Caitlin and Lindsey Blair and Benjamin and Tyler Charest. Two brothers Rodrique Croteau of Keene, and Lucien Croteau of Berlin; three sisters: Sister Roberta Croteau, Presentation of Mary, Gracia Chauvin, and Marcelle Aubin all of Manchester. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin.
Calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 and also from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014 (prior to the mass) at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH.
Memorial donations may be made in his honor to HPH Hospice Foundation, 12107 Majestic Boulevard, Hudson FL 34667-2455.
Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 May 2014 21:05
Leo Albert Roy, 85, passed away Friday May 16, 2014 after a period of declining health. He had resided at Presidential Oakes in Concord for the past 14 months.
Mr. Roy was born in Berlin on June 17, 1928, the son of the late Albert and Bertha Roy. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School class of 1946 and served in the U.S. Army during the Occupation of Japan. He married the love of his life on February 20, 1950. He held various jobs in Berlin and retired as Postmaster in Colebrook in 1988. After retirement he enjoyed traveling with his wife Rita to England, France and to Alaska for their 50th anniversary. He also enjoyed visiting family and had a passion of playing racquetball.
He is survived by his four children, Raymond and wife Lynne of Milford, Louise and husband Ron of Sterling Heights, Mich., Richard and wife Mary of Concord, and David and wife Rushaniya of Houston, Texas, four grandchildren Matthew Roy of Concord, Emily Roy of Concord, Eric Scholtes and wife Christine of Clinton Township, Mich. and Leo Roy of Houston, Texas, one great grandchild Ethan Scholtes of Clinton Township, Mich., three sisters Pauline Rancourt of Lady Lake, Fla., Lorraine Croteau of Berlin and Irene Bourassa of Berlin, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years Rita (Mailhot) Roy in March 2007 and two brothers Robert Roy and Paul Roy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin on Tuesday May 20, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Kieran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice. On line guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 May 2014 20:58
Gerard Paul Dupont, 88, of Gilead passed away on Wednesday, May 7 at Ledgeview Living Center. He was born in St. Lambert, De Lauzon, Quebec, Canada on November 11, 1925 the son of Napoleon and Leda Guay Dupont. He married Edna Dion on August 16, 1947 and enjoyed 57 years of marriage before her passing on April 8, 2004. He worked as a logger and was owner/operator of Dupont Trucking. His last employer was Kellogg Inc. in Milan. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years. He loved antique cars and was an avid reader. He enjoyed history and loved Jackie Kennedy.
He is survived by his five children, Andre R. Dupont and his wife Eileen of Gorham, Lise McLain and her husband Stephen of Gilead, Aline Dupont of East Bethel, Diane Bean and her husband John of Baker City, Oregon and Richard D. Dupont of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held on May 31 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Church St., Gorham, with interment to follow at Lary Cemetery, Route 2, Gilead. All are invited to attend a luncheon at Gilead Town Hall following the burial. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 37 Vernon St., Bethel. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com
Last Updated on Monday, 19 May 2014 16:33
Richard E. Turgeon of Maynesboro Street died unexpectedly Sunday May 11, 2014.
Born on January 11, 1957 in Berlin, he was the son of Raymond and Louise (Duchesnaye)
Richard attended Angel Guardian Grammar School and was a 1975 graduate of Berlin High School.
He enjoyed everything outdoors-hunting, fishing, camping and being outside.
He also enjoyed spending time with his family.
He leaves a daughter Melissa Turgeon of Massachusetts and two sisters Donna Demers of Dummer, and Rae Ann Hood of Berlin.
A grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.
Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 20:13