Service to be held for Florence Houle

Florence Houle passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Coos County Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016, at 10 a.m. at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. There will be no calling hours.
Full obituary can be seen at and will be printed in the paper on Saturday.

Robert R. St. Hilaire

Robert R. St. Hilaire, 82, of Nashua, passed away on Sunday, July 17, at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, with his devoted grandson, Justin, and loving dog, Sandy, by his side.

Born in Berlin, he was the son of the late Emile and Marie Anna (Nadeau) St. Hilaire.

A retired veteran, Robert proudly served his country as a Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1951 to 1971. He served in the 3rd Marine Division during the Vietnam War and the 1st Marine Division during the Korean Conflict. Robert was a member of the Cryptological Association and operated as a code breaker. Following his military career, Robert worked as a military consultant at BAE, formerly Sanders.

A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Robert's family was paramount in his life. Robert loved preparing delicious meals for family and friends, especially for the holidays. Taking great pride in his home, he enjoyed making home repairs and working in the shed. Robert will be best remembered for his generous heart and dedication to family.

Robert is survived by his wife, Nancy (Griffith) St. Hilaire; his daughter, Linda Aubin and husband Gary of Merrimack; two sons, George Kent and wife Cathy of Ponce Inlet, Fla., and John St. Hilaire and wife Jill of Milford; nine grandchildren, Justin Burton, Melissa Aubin, Stephanie Aubin, George Kent, Jr., Amanda Kent, Jeremy Sloane, Chris Sloane, Jarrett St. Hilaire, and Megan St. Hilaire; four great grandchildren, Finely, Jackson, Madelyn, and Delaney; two sisters-in-laws, Gertrude St. Hilaire and Leona St. Hilaire; several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by five siblings, Maurice St. Hilaire, Jean Paul St. Hilaire, Henry St. Hilaire, Yvette Ouellette, and Cecile St. Hilaire.

His Memorial Service will be held at the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover St., Manchester on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 10 a.m. followed by his Committal Service with full Military Honors at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen, at noon. Friends and relatives invited. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Robert's memory to the Merrimack Tigers, C/O Special Olympics, 650 Elm St. #200, Manchester, NH 03101 or the Humane Society of Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Rd, Nashua, NH 03064.

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Ruth L. (Wheelock) Morneau

Ruth L. (Wheelock) Morneau, 83, of Berlin, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016, at the Coos County Nursing Home. She was born in Hanover, on November 27, 1932, the daughter of the late Dorman and Christabelle (Drudge) Wheelock and moved to Berlin at the age of three. She was a graduate of Berlin High School in 1951 and had been employed by Brown Company before her marriage and later on by Converse Rubber Company. Ruth was a member of St. Kieran Church, now Good Shepherd Parish and loved to dance, play cards, read and go camping.

Family includes her children Gary Morneau and his wife Heather of Littleton, and Scott Morneau of Manchester; grandchildren Austin, Maddox and Garron; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband T. Robert Morneau, a son Steven Morneau, sisters Katherine Gauthier and Beverly Carignan and brothers Dorman Wheelock and Robert Wheelock.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Avenue, Berlin. Interment will follow in St. Kieran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Coos County Nursing Home Sunshine Fund, P.O. Box 416, Berlin. Online guestbook at

Irmgard E. Lafrance

Irmgard E. Lafrance, 90, formerly of Evans Street in Gorham, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, at the Coos County Nursing Home in Berlin. Mrs. Lafrance was born in Frankfort, Germany on May 15, 1926, a daughter of the late Gustav and Lena (Brethaur) Schreiner and has lived in the Berlin-Gorham area since her marriage in 1948. Irmgard worked at F. W. Woolworth Co., in Berlin and was a former member of the Gorham Women’s Club. She enjoyed her winters spent in Florida.
Members of the family include her daughter Linda Reichert and husband James of Gorham; two grandchildren Angie Lewis of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Tobey Reichert of Gorham; two great granddaughters Trista Lewis and Blakelee Lewis; one great grandson Camden Reichert. She was predeceased by her husband Normand Lafrance.
At Irmgard’s request there will be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade Street, Gorham. Online guestbook at