Francis J. Sheridan

Francis J. Sheridan, age 70, of Browns Mills, N.J., formerly of Berlin, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 6, 2016. He was born in Brighton, Mass., to the late Francis and Jesse Sheridan. Francis worked for the N.H. Fish and Game Dept. He developed a passion for cooking and became a chef and worked in many establishments. Later Francis was a respite care provider. He was a member of the Dalton N.H. Volunteer Fire Dept. for 13 years, The Knights of Columbus and The Boy Scouts. Francis loved being an outdoorsman, camping, fishing and exploring. He was a loving father and grandfather who will be deeply missed.

Francis is predeceased by his parents; his wife Mary Jane.

He leaves behind his children, Charline Gladden and husband Anthony of Browns Mills, N.J., Sharon Viens of Berlin, Keith Michael Sheridan of Quincey, Mass., John Francis Sheridan and wife Maliaka of Lancaster and Baribie Sheridan also of Berlin. Francis had nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and his brother William Sheridan and wife Tess from Hawaii. Francis also leaves behind his longtime companion Shirley Leclere and her children Christine Leclere, Brenda Letellier and her husband Randy, their two children and grandchild.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather for a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Dummer Town Hall in Dummer. All services are under the direction of the Tilghman Funeral Home, located at 52 Main Street, New Egypt, N.J. 08533 (

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Alberta D. Roberge

Alberta D. Roberge, 97, died peacefully at Coos County Nursing Home in Berlin, on October 8, 2016, where she had been a resident for the past several years.

Alberta was born on October 11, 1918, in Disraeli, Quebec Canada, to the late Joseph and Cesarie (Turgeon) Roberge. She was the youngest of five children. Alberta entered religious life in her late teens and became a member of Les Petites Soeurs de la Sainte Famille (The Little Sisters of the Holy Family) where she remained for eight years until she left the community due to ill health. She continued to work in religious institutions
in Canada and eventually moved to Berlin where her parents had relocated. Alberta became a housekeeper at Guardian Angel Parish during the time of Msgr. Omer Bousquet. After his death in 1958, she returned to Canada to work until Rev. Robert Simard invited her to work at Guardian Angel as housekeeper, cook and receptionist. She would follow him to St. Francis Parish in Groveton where she served in the same capacity until his passing in 1980 at which time she retired and returned to Berlin.

Alberta dedicated her life to serving God and the Church. She was a member of the Third Order Franciscans. During her lifetime, she was very prayerful and devoted to her catholic faith. She enjoyed crocheting and crafting all kinds of Christmas centerpieces. She always made sure that family members had one of her hand made creations for Christmas.

She was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Yvette Roberge, her brothers: Alphonse Roberge, Omer and his wife Juliette (Gagnon) Roberge, Emile and his wife Olivette (Fournier) Roberge, her niece, Rita (Roberge) Arsenault, and nephews Paul Roberge and Denis Roberge.

Alberta is survived by several nieces and nephews: Normand (late Rita) Arsenault of Berlin, Sr. Cecile Roberge, pm of Hudson, Sr. Jeanne Roberge, pm of Biddeford Pool, Maine, Pauline, McGee of Berlin, Lillian (Roland) Rivard of Berlin Louise (Maurice) Roy of Gorham, Leo (Sue) Roberge of Berlin, Lucille (Raymond) King of Gorham, Donald (Freda) Roberge of Berlin, Gertraud (Paul) Roberge of Berwick, Maine, Norman (Claire) Roberge of Dunbarton, Muriel (Lucien) Blais of Berlin, Rev. Richard Roberge of Concord, and Emilie (Rev Dean) Stiles of Berlin.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 12, at 11 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish; 345 Pleasant St., Berlin. Interment will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Berlin.

Visiting hours will be at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High St. Berlin, prior to the funeral beginning at 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Parish memorial fund, 151 Emery St. Berlin, N.H. 03570.

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Lorraine M. Gagnon

Lorraine M. Gagnon, 90, of Berlin, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. She was born in Berlin, the daughter of Ralph and Alice Albertine (Therrien) Roberge. Mrs. Gagnon was one of the few remaining members of Berlin High School’s class of 1944. She was employed by the City of Berlin for 26 years as a Tax Collector and also worked at the Water Works Dept. Lorraine was a member of Good Shepherd Parish, AVH Auxiliary, she enjoyed dancing especially line dancing, and loved to travel after her retirement. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren, enjoyed her winters in Raleigh for 10 years with her daughter and son-in-law.

Family members include her daughter Muriel Bijeau and husband Robert of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren Gary Bijeau of Anchorage, Ala., and Jay Bijeau and wife Christina of Woodbridge, Va.; great grandchildren Brody, Maggie and Evan Bijeau, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Romeo J. Gagnon in 1967.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Interment in the St. Anne Cemetery will be private. Friends and relatives may call on the Bryant Funeral Home on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary, 59 Page Hill Road, Berlin, NH 03570. Messages of condolence may be left online at