Written by Barbara Tetreault
Beverly A. Hodgman
Beverly A. Hodgman, 56, of Berlin, passed away on Thursday March 6, 2014 at her home. She was born in Berlin on June 21, 1957, the daughter of Norman and Doris (Gagnon) Laflamme and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Berlin High School in 1975 and also graduated from the N.H. Vocational Technical Institute with a degree in nursing. Bev had been employed by Coos County Family Health Services, St. Luke Medical Center and the Coos County Nursing Home. She adored her grandchildren, loved camping at Littlefield Beaches, quilting and motorcycle riding. She enjoyed the holidays, especially Halloween.
Family includes her husband of 37 years Scott Hodgman of Berlin; daughter Abbey Lafrance and husband Brian of Topsham, Maine; son Ryan Hodgman and wife Emily of Portland, Maine; granddaughters Brynna Hodgman and Leah Lafrance; her mother Doris (Gagnon) Laflamme of Berlin; brothers Larry Laflamme and wife Martha of Berlin, Peter Laflamme and wife Tammy of Berlin; Alan Laflamme and wife Audrey of Berlin; and Brian Laflamme and wife Annette of Pittsfield; sisters Helen Stankelis and companion Joe of Glen; and Ann Laflamme and fiancee Leo King of Berlin; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her son Derek Hodgman and her father Norman Laflamme.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday March 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the Russian City Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, on Sunday from 2 p.m to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Derek Hodgman Memorial Scholarship, c/o Northway Bank, 9 Main St., Berlin, NH, 03570.
Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 19:53
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