Services held for Romeo Morin

Funeral services for Romeo Morin, 82, of Berlin, were held on Sept.18, 2017, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Rev. Kyle Stanton. The pall was placed by Jacqueline Morin, Paul Morin and Claude Morin, and the crucifix was placed by Jacqueline Morin. The readings were done by Ann Marie Morin and Rita Marois; the gifts were presented by Melanie Morin, Abby Morin and Mary Davis; and the words of remembrance were given by Diane Light. Interment was in the Russian City Cemetery, where Father Kyle read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Claude Morin, Paul Morin, Matthew Morin, David Marois, Donald Marois and Gene Marois.
Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Service held for Rita A. Collins

Graveside funeral services for Rita A. Collins, 74, of Milan, were held on Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Kieran Cemetery.
The Rev. Kyle Stanton officiated. The pall bearers were Roland Arsenault, Billy Fortin, Billy Fortin, Jr., Jake Arsenault, Bradley Dike and Neko Sanchez. Many relatives and friends attended the service.
The Bryant Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Paul A. Vallee Sr.

Paul A. Vallee Sr., 75, of North Reading, Mass., formerly of Berlin, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, following a lengthy illness.
He was a retired police officer for the Reading, Mass., Police Department.
In addition to being a devoted husband to his wife Anita for 52 years and their children, he also served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years.
Paul was an avid golfer and enjoyed many trips to Florida to play golf with family and friends.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Anita (Mayo) Vallee of North Reading, Mass.; two brothers, Leo and his wife Clare of Milan, and Richard and his wife Melody of Cheyenne, Wyo.; one sister, Louise LaBarge and her husband Bernie of Nashua; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were held at the Croswell Funeral home in North Reading, Mass. followed by a funeral mass at St. Patrick Church in Stoneham, Mass. on Thursday, September 14, 2017. 
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Paul made be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Emilienne M. Hamel

Emilienne M. Hamel, 98, of Cambridge, formerly of Milan, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at the Rumford Community Home in Rumford, Maine.

She was born in Berlin on May 24, 1919 the daughter of Alfred and Lydia (Leclerc) Guay, and was educated in Berlin schools. She lived in Milan for many years and was a member of Good Shepherd Parish. Emilienne loved painting, music, dancing, baking, walking her dog, spending time at her camp at Lake Umbagog and spending time with her family.

Family includes her daughters Ann Dolan of Millsboro, Del., and Loreen Brigham and husband Steven of Derry; sons Robert Hamel of Cambridge, and Gary Hamel and wife Bonnie of Milan; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Armand Hamel, who passed away on 1983.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Anyone who wishes may make a donation in her memory to the Rumford Community Home, 11 John F. Kennedy Lane, Rumford, ME, 04276. Online guestbook is at

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