Henry W. Coulombe

Mr. Henry W. Coulombe has passed away at the age of 80. He left us November 7, Saturday morning after a short battle with cancer. Mr. Coulombe was very involved with the Berlin community. He held various jobs in the area. Henry was a member of the National Guard from the age of 17 to 26. In 1963 he joined the Berlin Fire Dept. Captain Henry was well liked and respected by all the firefighters. He retired from there in 1987. Representative Coulombe served the people of New Hampshire in the State House. Henry found his time on the Fish and Game committee very rewarding. He also was a Berlin City Councilman. Throughout his life he enjoyed the surrounding woods with hunting and family camping. There were times that he was competitive in canoe racing along with many family members in the old canoe club. After retiring to Florida, Henry enjoyed fishing and billiards and more. He was always a helping hand around the retirement park and had many dear friends in Brooksville, Fla. He is predeceased by his first wife Honorable Yvonne Coulombe. Henry will be missed by his second wife Margaret Coulombe and his son Raymond Coulombe, wife Cindy, the grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will be a Memorial gathering at Berlin's Northland Restaurant and Dairy Bar on Saturday November 28 at 1 p.m.

Normand G. Cote

Normand G. Cote, 85, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 in Naples, Fla.

Normand is survived by his wife, Dorothea (Lamothe Mills), to whom he was married for 38 years, three children, Normand Jr., Raymond, and Michelle Hinds, two stepchildren, Robert Mills and Linda (Mills) Brouillette, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Normand was born in Berlin, on April 4, 1930 to Ernest Cote and Annie Hamann. He was the last survivor of his eight siblings: brothers Leandre, George, Roland, Henry, and Noel, and sisters Lorraine Montminy, Yvonne Bergeron, and Jeanette. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Jane (Jennie) Popadic, to whom he was married for 23 years.

In the 1950’s, Normand served as a member of the United States Armed Forces, and he loved to tell stories about the time he spent in El Paso, Texas at Ft. Bliss. Norm and Jane made their life in Newtown, Conn. and then Berlin, where they were members of the Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection for many years.

After relocating to Berlin in 1967, Normand entered into partnership with Bergeron and Cote Roofing, where he ran a thriving business until 1977. In 1977, he married Dorothea, and together they owned and operated the Colebrook Country Club in Colebrook, from 1979-1992, during which time they also enjoyed their second home on Lake Wallace in St. Hermenegilde, Quebec.

In 1992, they retired to sunny Naples, Fla., where Normand enjoyed relaxing on the lanai while observing wildlife, riding his bicycle, reading, and working on jigsaw puzzles and other projects on his computer.

The family would like to thank the staff of VITAS Hospice in Naples for the excellent and compassionate care and support given to Normand and his family. Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Normand’s name to VITAS Hospice may do so at https://www.vitas.com/community-connection.

A memorial service will be held in New Hampshire at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences may be offered to the family by going to www.LegacyOptionsLLC.com.


Susan A. Tendler

Susan A. Tendler passed unexpectedly in her home November 4 2015.

Susan was born October 30, 1953 the daughter of Helen (Zegulich) Mclain and Andrew Mclain of Milan. She lived the majority of her years in Milan and Stark. She graduated third in her class from White Mountains Community College with an Associate degree in Social Services.

Susan was predeased by her parents, Helen and Andrew Mclain, brother Michael Mclain, and sister Dorothy Derosier. She is survived by her daughter, Christine Renes and Sean of Jefferson. A son, Anthony Tendler of Bethlehem, her grandchildren Anna, Jenna and Ethan Renes of Jefferson, and Lilian Tendler of Littleton. She is also survived by her sister Mary Mclain of Milan, sister Sally Conrad and Jan of Boca Raton, Fla., sister Helen Koeckeritz of Green Valley Ariz., sister Phyllis Jones of Weems, Va., brother Kenneth Mclain and Darlene of Milan, brother Andrew Mclain and Lynn of Milan and sister Gail Beroney and Jimmy of Stark.

Susan enjoyed playing games with friends, spending time with her family, playing with her cat, crocheting, wood burning, loved and collected snowmen, watching and feeding birds, gardening especially flowers, enjoying the sun, watching TV and playing with her kindle. She had a smile that brightened a room and just made you feel good. Over the years she was a steadfast friend to many and would give the shirt off her back to help you.

To us her children, she was our rock. We always knew she loved us with all that she was. She was a generous spirit giving more than she had on many occasions. She taught her children to be givers by example. She attended Jefferson Christian Church and knew Jesus as Lord and Savior. Susan didn’t have an easy life but she managed to get back up when being knocked down throughout it all. She survived many brushes with death over the years.

We her family, were so blessed to have been given the time God allowed us with her. She is greatly missed to say the very least. She has gained Heaven and Heaven has gained her. We always parted ways by hugging, saying sweet dreams and love you. To this, I add till we meet again. This life is but a blink in eternity. We are here to love one another. Give a compliment, make a meal, lend a helping hand. A simple gesture could leave a lasting mark on someone and change their life for the better, a ripple effect that lives on. My mom practiced these principles and taught this to her children by example. Make sure you let your loved ones know how you feel because you never know when they will be called home. I have the peace of knowing my mom knew I loved her as deeply as I could love anyone. Now she knows the even deeper love God gives.

At my mom’s request there will be no services. She chose to be cremated and to be returned to me her daughter. In lieu of flowers, take a moment and remember a funny memory or time spent with my mom. She wanted no tears just happy memories. Life is to be celebrated and she has moved on to a higher living. I know there are many stories out there and I would love to hear some if you want to leave them on the funeral home condolences page for her. If you prefer you can send me your memory/story to 82 Abigails Cir., Jefferson NH 03583. Thank you.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. Please go to www.baileyfh.net for more information or to send an online condolence.


Raymond L. Blais

Raymond L. Blais, 85, of Villa Rica, Ga. and formerly of Berlin and Gorham, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2015 at his home with family by his side. He was born in Berlin, on July 25, 1930 the son of the late Albert and Germaine (Gagne) Blais and lived most of his life in Berlin and Gorham and was a winter resident of Arizona until two years ago, when he moved to Georgia. Raymond was a graduate of Notre Dame High School with the class of 1949. He had been employed by Joseph G. Blais Wholesale for 36 years and had been Co-Owner for the last 14 years of his employment. He was a member of Holy Family Church.

Members of the family include his wife of 63 years Lorraine C. (Lamoureux) Blais of Villa Rica, Ga.; two daughters Sylvia Lagerquist and her husband John of Hyattsville, Maryland and Rachel McGirt and her husband Rick of Douglasville, Ga.; two sons Donald Blais and his wife Susan of Weare, and Robert L. Blais and his wife Ramona of York, Maine; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; a brother Richard Blais and his wife Helen of Nashua; a sister Sr. Jeannine Blais of the Sisters of Presentation of Mary in Manchester; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers Fernand Blais and Donald Blais.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, 345 Pleasant St., Berlin. There will be no calling hours. Interment will follow in the St. Kieran Cemetery, Berlin. Those attending the services are asked to meet directly at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Sisters of Presentation of Mary Retirement Fund, 495 Mammoth Rd., Manchester, NH, 03104; or may be made to Good Shepherd Parish for Masses to be said in his name, 151 Emery Street, Berlin, NH 03570.

Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham. Online guest book at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.