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Arthur Fortier

Arthur Fortier, 86, formally of Berlin passed away on Monday, August 10, 2015 in Lakeland, Fla.

Born on August 30, 1928, in Cascade, he was the son of Thomas and Florence (Guerin) Fortier.

Arthur served in WW II, with the U.S. Army. He also served many years in the National Guard.

On January 10, 1949 he married Rolande Belanger and together they raised six children.

Arthur was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was a communicant of Guardian Angel Parish and now St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish.

He loved to travel and spend time with his family. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his son Paul and his brother Thomas Fortier.

He leaves behind his wife of 66 years Rolande (Belanger); three sons Arthur Fortier and wife Holly of New Boston, Peter Fortier of Berlin, Richard Fortier of Nashua; two daughters Mary Jane Chevarie and husband Conrad of Lakeland, Fla. and Doris Lapointe of Berlin; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother Bobby Fortier of North Carolina and a sister Mary Ann Baillargeon of Berlin. Several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside service will be held in the spring of 2016.

Arrangements are under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home.

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Service held for Robert H. Holland

Funeral services for Robert H. Holland, 85, of Center Ossippe, were held on August 22, 2015 at the Bryant Funeral Home. Reverend Richard Davenport officiated and Jeannie Bosa was the organist. Several family members gave words of remembrance. Interment was in the New City Cemetery where Reverend Davenport read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Jamie Holland, David Holland, Jason Bickerton, Fisher Bickerton, Michael Guay and Bob Lorenz. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 21:28

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Janice Rose Donaldson

Janice Rose Donaldson, 65, of Berlin passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Mrs. Donaldson was born in Bellows Falls, Vt. on July 1, 1951, a daughter of the late Ernest and Eva (Overko) Simoneau and was raised in Boston, Mass. She resided in Manchester for a time and then moved to Milan. She has been a resident of Berlin for the past 15 years. She had been employed as a Nurse's Aide for over 40 years, most recently for St. Vincent de Paul Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She is survived by her husband Reginald A. Donaldson of Berlin, three daughters Diane Paris of St. Petersburg, Fla., Deborah 'Debbie' Masone of Newbury, and Karen Lessard of Manchester, three sons, William 'Bill' Bureau of Indian Trails, N.C., Franklin 'Frank' Major of Durham, and Joseph Major of Berlin; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; her siblings, Ernie Simoneau of Kentucky, Linda Rose of Massachusetts, Jimmy Simoneau of Kentucky, Rose Boudreau of Florida, Marion Doherty of Maine and Theodore 'Ted' Overko of Florida; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening August 28, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. Online guest book at


Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 21:28

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Emily Witham

Emily Witham of Charlestown, beloved wife of Charlie Witham, died at home on August 22, 2015, surrounded by their family. Born on November 20, 1931 in New York, N.Y. to Rogelio Padilla Ramírez and Emilia Morales Alves, she was the mother of Francisco 'Frankie' Pagán of Añasco, Puerto Rico; Nancy Ferrer-Tatkowska (Witold Tatkowski) of Merrimack; and Steven Ferrer Padilla (Timothy Groves) of Cambridge, Mass. Baptized at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, New York, N.Y., she lived and worked in New York until 44 years of age, when she moved to Manchester. In 1990, she met Charlie Witham, whom she subsequently married on September 17, 1995. They lived in Claremont, Croydon, Grantham and lastly Charlestown, where they spent eleven wonderful years cultivating their garden, caring for their pets, working on projects and entertaining family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband, Charlie Witham, her three children, four step-children, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.

Interment will be at Willis Cemetery in Dummer, on Sunday, August 30 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to David's House, PO Box 660, Lebanon, NH 03766. The Bryant Funeral in Berlin is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at


Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 21:27

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