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Service held for Fernande Roy

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Fernande Roy, of Berlin, on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Reverend Monsignor Eddie Bisson as Celebrant. The Cantor was Shirley Jackson, accompanied by Sue Ramsey as organist. The Altar Servers were JP Poirier and Bob Pelchat.
The Pall was placed by her six children Normand Roy, Paul Roy, Louise Lacasse, Jeanne Nadeau, Denise Fortin and Rose Roy. Her husband Normand placed the cross. Serving as readers were her nieces Pauline Plourde and Linda Huot. The offertory gifts were presented by her brother Aime L'Heureux and her sister-in-law Helen Leveille.
Interment followed the services at St Anne Cemetery, Berlin. Serving as Pallbearers were her nephews Jesse Lacasse, Mark Nadeau, Kyle Lacasse, Nicholas Roy, Kevin Fortin and Christopher Roy.
The service was well attended by family and friends from near and far.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.
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Ronald G. Fortin

Ronald G. Fortin, 75 years old, of Leominster, Mass., a loving husband, father and grandfather, died Saturday, April 4, 2015. He was born in Berlin, son of Godias and Yvette (Gauthier) Fortin. He lived most of his life in Leominster, Mass. He graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Berlin, and attended Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner. He was a Navy Veteran, serving on the Newport News, a heavy cruiser during the Cuban Conflict. Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing and motorcycling with his wife for many years touring New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Maine and the Cape. He was also an experienced taxidermist.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years Nancy M. (Patient) Fortin, two sons Daniel Fortin of Leominster, Mass. and Mark Fortin and his wife Lisa of Lunenburg, Vt. a daughter Michele Beauvais and her husband Vernon of Westminster, Mass. a brother Richard Fortin of Berlin, three sisters Anita Dupont of Errol and Florida, Claudette James and Priscilla Fortin both of Berlin. He also leaves five grandchildren Joshua, Zachary and Rebecca Beauvais, Aaron Alfredson and Jesse Fortin, many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Lake Church, 1400 Main Street, Leominster, Mass. Burial with military honors will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Fitchburg, Mass. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

The Silas F. Richardson and Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster is assisting the family with arrangements.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 19:59

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Linda M. Tanguay

Linda M. Tanguay, 54, of Gorham, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at her home. She was born in Berlin on February 7, 1961 the daughter of Maurice "Smokey" and Doris (Arguin) Tanguay and was a lifelong resident of Gorham. She had been employed by Converse Rubber Co., Gamm, Inc. and lastly by the Town & Country Inn and Resort. She was a member of Holy Family Church.

Family members include her son Aaron Edmondson of Gorham; her mother Doris (Arguin) Tanguay of Gorham; her boyfriend Wallace Corrigan, Jr., of Gorham; brothers Kenneth Tanguay and wife Helen of Littleton, and Randy Tanguay and wife Wanda of Gorham; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father Maurice "Smokey" Tanguay and a brother Gary Tanguay.

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Lary Cemetery in Gorham. There will be no calling hours. The Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham is in charge of the arrangements. Anyone who wishes may make a donation to Weeks Medical Center, Oncology Dept., 173 Middle Street, Lancaster, NH 03584. Online guestbook at



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Everett B. Poitras

Everett B. Poitras, 83, of Enfield Center and Berlin, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 after a brief illness.

He was born on August 6, 1931 in Rumney, and was a graduate of Plymouth High School.

Everett was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1952 to 1956.

After 25 years of service, he retired from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon, where he was employed as the remodeling supervisor.

Everett and his wife enjoyed many years of traveling the country in their motor home during his retirement. He was very active in many ways; skiing, kayaking, snowshoeing and hiking to name a few. Everett climbed Mt Washington at age 79, zip lined a two hour canopy tour on this 80th birthday and went downhill skiing at age 81. He will be greatly missed by his "Bucket List Buddy".

Three brothers and a sister died before him.

He is survived by his wife Patricia; two sons Kevin and his wife Tammy of Goshen, Eric of Lebanon; five Grandchildren, Zachary, Erica, Trisha, Timothy and Kelly; one great-granddaughter Zara; four stepchildren Nancy, Karen, Michael and Scott all from Maine; his brother Ralph Poitras of Rumney, several nieces and nephews.

A service will be held in the Lebanon area at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.

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