SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT--Theresa M. (Aperawic) Sanschagrin, 52, was received in the arms of her heavenly Father on November 19, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and raised in New Jersey, Theresa always had a high degree of volunteerism in spite of her illness. She volunteered for many years at the Hope House in Dover, N.J. being a buddy to many AIDs patients. She was a big sister to several teens and most recently helped other cancer patients as part of the Vermont Cancer Survivor Network and Kindred Connections. Her motto from Victor Hugo 'To love another person is to see the face of God'.
Theresa is survived by her husband and soul-mate of 13 years Peter Sanschagrin, her mother Theresa Aperawic, Pulaski, N.Y., sister Veronica Aperawic, Oklahoma City, Okla., sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Drew Wyndner, Pulaski.
She was also loved and will be missed by her in-laws; Robert and Denise Sanschagrin, Berlin; Ken and Lucy Gordon, Littleton; Michael and Carol Roy, Gorham, Daniel and Connie Sanschagrin, Morgantown, W. Va., and by her stepson Paul Sanschagrin and his family Suzanne and grandson Kyle. She leaves many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her father Peter Aperawic, her grandparents and stepson Allan Sanschagrin.
The family wants to extend a special thanks to the Vermont Nursing Association (VNA) and the hospice staff for the excellent care and support over these months.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Road, Williston, VT 05494, https://www.vnacares.org/donate/remembering-honoring-loved-ones.
Her funeral mass is being held at Holy Family Church on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Gorham.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:18
Louis L. Savard, 67, of Milan, passed away Monday morning November 24, 2014, at the Androscoggin Hospital in Berlin. Mr. Savard was born in Rumford, Maine on June 30, 1947, a son of William and Adeline (Cayouette) Savard, and was a graduate of Stephens High School and was a lifelong resident of Maine and New Hampshire.
He served in the U.S. Army and with the Army National Guard, retiring after 20 years. Louis worked for Sherwin Williams, Caron Building Center and also for Pulp and Paper of America. He was a member of the Milan Fire Dept. and was a Forest Fire Deputy Warden in the town of Milan.
Family members include his wife Anita (Allen) Savard of Milan, sons James Bilodeau of Berlin and Peter Savard of Milan, five grandchildren, three step grandchildren, a brother Jean Savard of Machias, Maine, a sister Marguerite Stone of Arlington, Va., nieces, nephews, cousins and an aunt. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother William Savard and a sister Louise Savard.
There are no funeral services at this time. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Monday Dec. 1, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory Northwoods Home Health and Hospice, 278 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584. On line condolences at www.bryantfuneralhome.net .
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:18
Glen R. Eastman, II, 64, of Vernon, Conn., passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Rockville General Hospital in Rockville, Conn. He was born in Portsmouth, on October 18, 1950 the son of Glen R. and Dorothy (Stearns) Eastman and was raised in Gorham. He graduated from Gorham High School and has resided in Connecticut for the past 36 years.
Glen was an Army National Guard Veteran and had served in Germany. He had been employed as an inspector with Ammerbelle, was an avid skier and enjoyed music. Glen was a former member of the Dupont-Holmes Post #82 American Legion in Gorham and was a current member of the American Legion in Connecticut.
Family members include his wife Pauline (Tardiff) Eastman of Vernon, Conn.; his mother and step-father Dorothy and Roland Mahurin of Tolland, Conn.; his father and step-mother Glen and Janice Eastman of Gorham; brothers Mark Mahurin of Niantic, Conn., Mike Eastman and Mark Eastman of Berlin; sisters Carol Terreson of Hilo, HA, Joanne Bowland of Sanford, Maine, June Eastman of Keene, and Toni Taylor of Bedford; nieces, nephews and two special cousins Merrily McGillvery and Jim Tanguay.
Funeral Services will be held at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes may make a donation to the Wounded Warriors. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 20:27
Oliva Riendeau of Burgess Street passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin following a period of declining health. He was 78.
Born on June 15, 1936 in Berlin, he was the son of Hormidas and Eleanore (Bourassa) Riendeau.
A lifelong resident of Berlin, he attended Guardian Angel School and was a communicant of Guardian Angel Parish now St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish.
In earlier years, he was employed at the Brown Company and then was employed as a janitor for many years at Isaacson Steel Company. He retired from New Hampshire Public Service.
His pastimes included hunting, fishing, and ceramic crafts. He will be remembered best known for his gardening from which he canned Dill and Hot Pickles and Crab apple jelly which he often would give to others.
Besides his parents, he is pre-deceased by brothers Robert, Arthur, and Armand Riendeau and sister-in-law Bertha Riendeau.
He leaves his wife of 23 years Dolores H. Riendeau; his twin sister Olivette Riendeau and sister Stella Duchesne all of Berlin; brothers and sister in laws: Pauline Costa and partner Ernest Vienneau, Henri Riendeau and wife Lise, Pauline Riendeau, Claire Riendeau and Larry Riendeau and wife Rita all of Berlin. Several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 26 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Rev. Andrew K. Nelson, Parochial Vicar will officiate. Burial will be at St. Kieran's Cemetery in Berlin.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 25 and from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (prior to the Mass) at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin. (Please use School Street entrance).
Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 19:29