Service held for Roland Roy

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Roland Roy, of Berlin, on Friday, July 7, 2017, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Reverend Kyle Stanton as Celebrant. The Cantor was Madeline Jeffrey accompanied by Sandra Patrick as Organist. The Altar Servers were Cecile Sickler and Seminarian David Wong.

Serving as readers were Karen Roy and Seminarian David Wong. The offertory gifts were presented by Sophia Bergeron and Emmalynn Piattoni, Michael Piattoni and Lisa Bergeron shared words of Remembrances.
Full Military Honors were performed by the U.S. Marine Corps, the local Marine Corps and the VFW. The flag was presented to his wife Therese.

Interment followed at St. Pius Cemetery, Errol. Serving as pallbearers were his children, Donald, Patricia and Jacqueline.

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

Everett Edward Rasys

Everett Edward Rasys, 75 of Poland, Maine and formerly of Berlin, passed into his next life early in the morning of July 10, 2017.

Everett was born in Springfield, Mass., on June 15, 1942, to the late George J. and Eunice (Hardie) Rasys. As a teenager, he worked with his brothers at the family business, The Berlin All Star Dairy where a lifelong love of ice cream began. After graduating from Berlin High School in 1960 he served with the U.S. Army at various posts in Germany. Upon his honorable discharge in 1963 he returned to Berlin and worked for the Groveton Paper Company for many years. During the late 70s and early 80s he was also a familiar face to anyone getting work done at Bob’s Tire Service. He moved to Maine in 1987 and there was a longtime employee of New England Furniture.

In his youth Everett was an avid outdoorsman, being especially fond of snowmobiling, hunting, and fishing. He also loved fast cars. In his later years, he turned his attention to computers and big TVs. Everett was well liked by all who knew him and had a hard time to pass up a good prank.

He is survived by his longtime friend and companion Debbie Edwards as well as children Scott and Kurt in New Hampshire and Preston and Christine in Maine as well as grandchildren Wesley, Dakotah, Shawna, Mckyle, Brent, Kyanna, Katie, and Gavin. He also leaves behind two sisters and a brother; Isabel Sousa, Constance Rasys, and George Rasys Jr. and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers; John and Philip Rasys.

A graveside service will be held at noon on July 24, 2017 at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street in Auburn, Maine.


Service to be held for Anna Kristine Johnson

Funeral Services for Anna Kristine Johnson, 67, of Fairfield County, Conn., who died on March 19, 2017, will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 101 Norway St., Berlin. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert R. Salvas

Robert R. Salvas of Berlin passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, July 15, 2017. He was 88 years old.

Born on September 16, 1928, in Berlin, he was the son of Thomas and Exilda (Cote) Salvas.

Robert served in the United States Army during the Korean War where he earned various medals and service stars. Following his time in the service he worked for and retired from Brown Company.

He married Dora Gagnon and together they raised two children.

Robert was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His greatest joys were spending time with his family. He and Dora enjoyed spending their summer at their camper in Old Orchard Beach. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and hunting. He could often be found working with his son Brian at Tire Connection, something he loved to do. In recent years he also enjoyed playing cards and going on Sunday outings with his dear friend Jeannette Roy and with Bob and Louise Dube.

Besides his parents he is predeceased by his wife Dora who passed away in 1987 and several siblings; Edouard, Jeanne, Solange, Leo, Joseph, Victor, Emile, Florence, Yvette, Arthur, Simone, Fleurette and Aline.

He leaves behind his son Brian Salvas and wife Lisa of Berlin; his daughter Linda Blanchette and husband Claude of Berlin; grandchildren Brandee Pelletier and husband Phil, Brad Salvas and companion Shayna Fournier, Kevin Blanchette and wife Andrea, and Keith Blanchette; great-grandchildren Pierce Pelletier, Priscilla Pelletier, Leo Salvas, Chantal Blanchette and Luc Blanchette; two sisters, Laurette Merrill and Cecile Bourque; he also leaves behind his dear friend Jeannette Roy and her children, Louise and Bob Dube, Rachel and Richard St. Croix, Ron and Laura Roy and Gary and Connie Roy. Several nieces and nephews.

Callings hours will be held prior to the service on Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH 03570.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Interment will follow at St. Kieran’s Cemetery.

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