Kenneth William Henderson Sr.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine – Maj. Kenneth W. Henderson, 66, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, was peacefully promoted to Glory on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, while at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

For 39 years he has been the beloved husband of Jeanmarie (Lanagan) Henderson and a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

Ken was born in Waltham, Mass., on May 4, 1951, one of six children of the late Joseph K. and Mary Alice (Arsenault) Henderson.

In addition to his wife, he leaves a son, Kenneth Henderson Jr., and two daughters, Bonnie Leighton, and Kathleen “Katie” and husband Jon Frisk; 13 cherished grandchildren, Kristopher, Makayla, Casey, Jeff, Alex, Anthony, Myla, Elaina, Alexis, Kenneth III, Brian, William and Jackson; and two great-grandchildren, Owen and Elijah Henderson, all of whom he was extremely proud; three brothers, John “Jack” and wife Connie Henderson, Richard and wife Lee Henderson, and Wayne and wife Marcy Henderson; and a sister, Patricia and husband Fred Marzetta. A brother, Brian Henderson, predeceased him.

He will be missed by countless children  and young adults who considered him to be like a dad to them.

Ken was a longtime minister at The Salvation Army corps in Berlin, N.H., and Bath, Maine, and previously worked as a computer technician at IBM and Digital Equipment Corp. of Massachusetts and Vermont. Some of his interests and hobbies include his love for music (teaching guitar), reading, history and theology. Ken’s love for music and devotion to not only his, but others’ children, will change lives for the better in generations to come.

Two celebration of life services will be held at the Salvation Army in Milford, Mass., on Saturday, Dec. 16, at noon; and at The Salvation Army, OOB, on Monday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army in Berlin, N.H.

Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, Saco, Maine is in charge of the arrangements.


Service held for Ida Lapointe

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Ida Lapointe, of Berlin, N.H., on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Reverend Michael Sartori as celebrant. The cantor was Denise Sanschagrin accompanied by Sandra Patrick as organist. The altar servers were Cecile Sickler and Bob Pelchat.

The pall was placed by her Children Helen Piche, Richard and Romeo Lapointe. Helen placed the Cross. Serving as reader was Laurie Burton. The gifts were presented by Shaun Lapointe and Eric Piche.

Interment followed at St. Kieran Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were her sons Richard and Romeo Lapointe, son-in-law Joe Piche and grandsons Shaun Lapointe, Eric and Brian Piche.

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Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.

Obituary: Carol A. Kolinsky

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Carol A. Kolinsky, 66, of Berlin, N.H. passed away on Dec. 6, 2017, at her home.

She was born in Berlin on Nov. 10, 1951, the daughter of William W. and Frances L. (Klingler) Kolinsky, and was educated in Berlin Schools. She had lived in Key West, Fla.; Charleston, S.C.; and in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., prior to returning to Berlin over 20 years ago.

Carol enjoyed going to Foxwoods and Sunday barbeques. She had been employed as a licensed practical nurse at St. Vincent de Paul Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin.

Members of the family include a daughter Allison Roberge and her husband Nathan of Gorham, N.H.; a son Christopher Gagnon of Semi Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren; a brother Greg Kolinsky and his wife Sharon of Berlin; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Barbara Kolinsky.

There will be no calling hours. Services and interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Homes in Berlin and Gorham, N.H. Find the online guest book at


Obituary: Ida Lapointe

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Ida Lapointe of Berlin, N.H., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the St. Vincent de Paul Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was 93 years old.

Born in Berlin on June 29, 1924, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ida (Arsenault) Frenette.

She was employed at the Cascade Towel Room as a packer for Brown Company for 19 years. She retired in 1990. She was a member of the Local 75, a communicant of St. Anne Church and a member of the Ladies of St. Anne’s.

Ida was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest love was her family. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, playing cards, reading and entertaining for family gatherings.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by husband Armand Lapointe; a son Lucien Lapointe; six brothers Lionel, Normand, Gerard, Edmond, Roger and Romeo Frenette.

She leaves behind four children: Louise Connelly and husband Mark of Winchester, Mass., Richard Lapointe and wife Lise of Berlin, Helen Piche and husband Joe of Berlin, and Romeo Lapointe and wife Cindy of Berlin; nine grandchildren: Laurie Burton and husband Jack, Eric Piche and wife Tiffany, Shaun Lapointe and Marissa, Brian Piche, Corey Lapointe and wife Ashley, Patricia Simmer and husband Mike, Ashley Lapointe, Tommy Connelly, and Mathew Connelly; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.

Calling hours will be held prior to the service on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, N.H.

Donations in her memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, Activities, 29 Providence Avenue, Berlin, NH 03570

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