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Rose E. Dion

Mrs. Rose E. Dion, 98, of Columbia, passed away early on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at her home after a brief period of declining health.

She was born on Jan. 9, 1916, in Berlin, a daughter to the late Joseph and Mary (Truka) Markovich. She was a 1934 graduate of Berlin High School.

Early in her life, Rose worked as a waitress at the Ravine House in Randolph where she met her future husband, Albert. After moving to Colebrook, and later Columbia, and while Mr. Dion managed grocery stores for 1st National, Rose worked as a supervisor for more than 25 years at the Tillotson Rubber Co., in Dixville. She enjoyed sewing, crochet, and knitting, tending her flower garden which she grew from seed, and was known by her family as a very good cook. Even to the last week of her life, Rose's day was not complete without reading the entire Union Leader and completing most of the puzzles in the paper. She was a communicant at St. Brendan's Church and a life-long member of the Catholic Women's Club.

Rose leaves behind her two children, Peter Dion and wife Helen of Columbia, and Suzanne Gray of Colebrook; two granddaughters, Stephanie Lemay and husband Ryan, and Sarah Gray of Colebrook; and three grandchildren, Genevievre, Gaege, and Gabriealla Lemay.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Albert "Pete" Dion in 2006; a brother, Joseph Markovich and a sister, Mary Lovejoy.

Calling hours will be on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Jenkins and Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at St. Brendan's Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Interment will be at St. Brendan's Cemetery in the spring.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Dion may be made to the Two Rivers Ride for Cancer, c/o R. Mulliken, 53 Spring St., Colebrook, NH 03576.

Condolences may be offered to the family on-line by going to

Funeral arrangements in New Hampshire are under the direction of Jenkins and Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 17:39

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Service held for Bernice M. Bisson

Funeral Services for Bernice M. Bisson, 90, of Berlin were held on December 13, 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 Isaac Honsan. Interment was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Father Isaac read the committal prayers. The crucifix was given to her daughter Gail Charron. Many family members and friends attended the service.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 17:30

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David Rodriguez

David Rodriguez, 72, of Berlin, passed away on Monday afternoon December 15, 2014 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. Mr. Rodriguez was born in East Derry, on November 4, 1942 a son of Armando Rodriguez and Shirley Poor and resided in the Derry / Londonderry area most of his life until moving to Danielson, Conn. David was a self-employed contractor for many years. He moved to Berlin in 2002. He was a member of the Greeley-Parmenter-Harrington American Legion Post #27 in Londonderry and enjoyed fishing and riding ATV's.

Family members include his children, David A. Adams of Conn., Pamela M. Rodriguez of RI, Ginger M. Rodriguez -Whitney of Mass. and Armando B. Rodriguez of Tenn., brothers; Verne L. Ball of Maine and Raymond Rodriguez of Fla., sisters Dolla Pigeon of Conn., Penny Wells of Fla., Wendy Rodriguez of Conn., Terri Larrow of Conn., Candi Verrette of Conn., Jamie Vargas of Conn., several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Judith (Smith) Rodriguez, a son Douglas A. Rodriguez and a sister Robin Ball.

Calling hours will be held Friday evening December 19, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be held in the spring in Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry. Donations may be made in his memory to the Greeley-Parmenter-Harrington American Legion Post 27, 6 Sargent Rd., Londonderry, NH 03053. Online guestbook at

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 17:20

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Service held for Roger Villeneuve

A Chapel Service was held at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home on Friday, December 12, 2014 for Roger Villeneuve with Father Andrew Nelson as Celebrant.

His wife Sue and daughters Tara and Jamie said words of remembrance.

The service was well attended by family and friends from near and far.

The arrangements were entrusted to the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.


Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 20:23

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