BERLIN - Eva G.(St. Pierre) Roberge passed away peacefully on March 3, 2014 surrounded by her family following a lengthy illness. She was born on April 8, 1928 to the late Alphonse and Marie-Louise (Levesque) St. Pierre.
A lifelong resident of Berlin, Eva worked at Granite State Rubber Company and Brown Company where she met her husband Lawrence Roberge. They were married on May 29, 1950.
She enjoyed spending time at Akers Pond, knitting, crocheting and playing cards. She will be remembered as a loving a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who cherished the time she spent with her family.
Eva was predeceased by her husband Larry in 2011. Family members include her two sons, Rene Roberge and his companion Rita Morel of Berlin, Ronald Roberge and his wife Louise of Manchester, NH, her grandson and wife Timothy and Victoria Roberge of Manchester and her granddaughter Jeana Roberge also of Manchester. She is also survived by her sisters Irene Plante and Cecile Belanger of Nashua, Jeannette L’Heureux and Pauline Lariviere of Berlin, Yvette Routhier of Hudson, a brother Henry St. Pierre of Newport News, Virginia and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Beatrice Belanger.
The family is greatly appreciative of the wonderful care Eva received from the staff at Androscoggin Valley Hospital and the Oncology Department at Weeks Medical Center.
SERVICES: At her request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at St. Anne’s Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. A private burial will follow in the spring.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:34
Written by Barbara Tetreault
Claire L. Lemerise, 86, of Conway died March 1, 2014 at her home. Born in Berlin, the daughter of Archie and Imelda (Roux) Boucher, she grew up in Berlin, lived in Fryeburg, Maine for ten years, moved to Gorham in 1997 and became a resident of Conway in 1999.
Claire graduated from Notre Dame High School in Berlin and worked for ONCO in Berlin in the 1940's. Among the many jobs she had, she especially enjoyed being a Title I reading tutor at Marston School in Berlin where she helped many young children learn to read. She also worked for Bearpaw Lumber in Fryeburg in the 1980's and she owned and operated Claire's Transport Service from 1991 to 1999. She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, William P. Lemerise, and by her siblings: Raymond, Robert, Mike, and Stella.
Mrs. Lemerise enjoyed cooking, quilting, reading, skiing in Tuckerman's Ravine in the spring and Wildcat in winter. She was an avid Boston Bruins fan and New York Yankee fan, and she loved to watch professional tennis.
The family includes: a son, William T. Lemerise of Conway, a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Lemerise and son-in-law, Dale Beaty of Bowling Green, KY and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.
To send a message of condolence, or for more information visit www.furberandwhite.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:22
Written by Barbara Tetreault
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Romeo P. Croteau, of Berlin, on Monday, March 3, 2014 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Reverend Andrew Nelson as Celebrant. The cantor was Emily Stiles, accompanied by Sue Ramsey as organist. The altar servers were Jean Poirier and Phyllis Morrissette.
The Pall was placed by his three daughters Joan Couture, Cecile Baldassara, Rita Gagnon and their spouses Ron Couture, Nick Baldassara and Pierre Gagnon. His Godchild, Elaine Caron, placed the cross. Serving as readers were his daughter Joan Couture and his granddaughter Karen Gagnon. The offertory gifts were presented by his three granddaughters Karen Gagnon, Lynn Lemay and Lori Szakal.
Interment followed the services at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Berlin. Serving as pallbearers were his nephews Gary Lavoie, Paul Croteau, Jim Thayer, Pierre Couture, Daniel Couture, Gaetan Gagnon, his niece Diane Laplante and his grandson-in-law Chris Lemay.
During calling hours Romeo was honored for his years of service by the 4th degree Knights of Columbus.
Full Military Honors were performed by the New Hampshire National Honor Guard, the Marine Core League and the VFW. The flag was folded by the US Army and presented to Romeo's wife, Therese by their grandson-in-law LTJG Joshua Szakal.
There were numerous friends and family members that attended the service from in and out of town.
To post a tribute please visit www.fleury-patry.com
Arrangements were under the direction of Fleury-Patry Funeral Homes of Berlin and Gorham.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:18
Written by Barbara Tetreault
Monique J. Gagnon, 86, of 10 Paradise Street, Gorham, NH passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, NH. She was born in St. Ferdinand, P.Q., Canada on September 12, 1927, the daughter of Simion and Ophelia (Fortier) Simoneau and was educated there. Monique came to the United States in the early 1960's with her husband Gilles and her eldest son Mitch, first living in North Stratford and later moving to Gorham where she has since resided. She had been employed at Converse Rubber Company and later at the Tourist Village Motel. She was a devout Catholic and a member of Holy Family Church. She loved classic country music, loved to cook and was an avid card player.
Members of the family include her son Donald Gagnon and his wife Wendy of Gorham; two grandsons Christopher Gagnon and his wife Isis of Cape Cod, MA and Nicholas Gagnon of Gorham; seven siblings residing in Canada; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Gilles on June 1, 2011, by her son Mitch on April 23, 2012 and by four siblings.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at a later date in Canada. Interment for Monique, her husband Gilles and her son Mitch will follow the funeral in Canada. In lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes may make a donation in her memory to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Homes of Berlin & Gorham, NH. Online guest book at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 03:11