Funeral services for Mildred L. (James) Hayes, 85, of Shelburne, were held on October 17, 2014 at the Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham. Reverend Dean Stiles officiated and Wendy Williams was the organist. Interment was in the Peabody Cemetery in Shelburne where Reverend Stiles read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Jeffrey Smith, James Hayes, David Becker, Adams Hayes, Matthew Becker, Aaron Becker, Thomas Walker, Ian Walker and Joshua Walker. Many relatives and friends attended the services including a delegation of N.H. State Police Officers.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2014 19:37
Funeral Services for Gertrude F. Charest, 94, of Berlin were held on October 4, 2014 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Andrew Nelson. The readings were done by Cheryl Charest and Lisa Paradis and the gifts were presented by Connor Charest and Jared Nguyen. Interment was in the St. Kieran Cemetery where Father Andrew read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Donald Charest, Travis Gardner, Daniel Belmore, David Skaradosky, Brian Charest and Ryan Nguyen. Many relatives and friends attended the service.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2014 19:25
Lorraine Lillian (Fortier) Morin, 75, of The Villages, Florida, passed on to heaven peacefully, surrounded by her family, on October 19, 2014. Born in Berlin, she attended Notre Dame High School, class of 1958. She then went on to obtain her Registered Nursing degree in 1961. Lorraine was married for 52 years to her high school sweetheart, Roland. Prior to retiring to The Villages in 2003, they set out together on an amazing journey, taking them to reside in eight states and two foreign countries. She raised her family while supporting her husband’s career. She also continued her career as a nurse part time. Her love for friends, cooking, reading, entertaining and playing cards could only be out done by the love she had for family. Lorraine is survived by her loving husband Roland and their three children. Daughter, Kristine Martin of Berlin, son, Douglas Morin and wife Carrie of Flagstaff, Ariz. and son, Kevin Morin and wife Cheryl of Peachtree City, G.A. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Ashlynn and Jesse Martin, Kori and Kali Morin, Roxanne and Jude Morin. She leaves behind her sister Jeanette and brother-in-law Richard Morin, two nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Theresa and Raymond Fortier. A memorial service will be held at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please make donations to The Villagers for Hospice, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, F.L. 32162
Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2014 19:23
Leon Joseph Lamontagne 76, of Belleview, Florida passed away after a long illness on August 12, 2014 at the Veterans Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Born in Berlin, on October 15, 1937, he was the son of Ephraim and Aurelie (Lessard) Lamontagne.
He was predeceased by his cherished wife Winifred 'Winnie' on August 8, 1976, brothers, Emery, Clarence, Norman, Dennis Lamontagne, and sisters Dora Jacques, Jeanne Bouchard.
Leon is survived by two sisters, Doris Tardiff of Milan, Yvette Gagne of Bristol Conn., and one brother Emil J. Lamontagne of Satellite Beach, Florida. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, as well as grandnieces-grandnephews and great-grandnieces--great-grandnephews.
He attended Saint Joseph Elementary School and Notre Dame High School in Berlin. He then joined the U.S. Army and served in Germany. Leon owned and operated several businesses during his life. Although Leon had moved to Florida a dozen years ago, his heart always remained in the N.H. North Country.
Leon loved panning for gold, cruising in his 1948 Packard, helping to host an annual fishing derby with his good friend, Reggie in Hampshire Woods, and baking goodies for the staff at the Veterans Hospital. He was also a great hockey fan and in his youth loved to attend the Berlin Maroons games. His friends and family could always count on him to share his wisdom and lend a helping hand. His love of life will be missed by all who knew him.
There will not be any calling hours, but a future memorial mass is planned. A private burial at his wife Winnie's gravesite will take place at the Calvary Cemetery in Gloucester, Mass.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2014 19:10