Tracy R. Riff

Tracy Robert Riff, 76, of Berlin, N.H., passed away peacefully on Thursday November 24, 2016, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon surrounded by his family. He was born on March 19, 1940, in Berlin the son of the late Lawrence T. “Manny” Riff and D. Grace (Whitcher) Riff. He was a graduate of Berlin High School and proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. Tracy worked as a custodian for the Berlin Public School System for many years.

His family includes his wife of 52 years Barbara Riff of Berlin; children Heather Green and husband John of Berlin, Vt., and Walter Riff and partner Summer Smith of Manchester, N.H.; three granddaughters Miranda and Samantha Green and Amelia Riff; sisters Marion Letarte of Jefferson, N.H., and Kristine Skilling of Gray, Maine; three brothers, William Riff of Berlin, Donald Riff of Berlin and Gary Riff of Gorham, N.H.; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, N.H., on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services and interment will be in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen in the spring. Donations may be made in his memory to the Oncology Dept. at Dartmouth Hitchcock or to Weeks Oncology in Lancaster. Visit the online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

Florrie Vincenzo T. Torro

BERLIN - Florrie Vincenzo T. Torro from Hampshire Street passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital following a brief illness. He was 94 years old.

Born in Berlin, N.H. on April 4, 1922, he was the son of Dominic and Nicolina (Dalphone) Torro.

Florrie served in the Navy from 1942 to 1946. He served in World War II and received many metals during the time he served.

In 1964, he married Josephine, and they made their home here in Berlin.

Florrie worked as an oiler for James River Corp.

He enjoyed being outdoors and loved taking care of his garden.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Josephine who passed away in 1980, his sisters Catherine Morin, Theresa Landry and a brother Joseph Torro.

He leaves behind his sisters Doris Torro, Mary Savchick and Viola Roy; a brother Albert Torro; sister and brother-in-law’s Gerard Ramsey, Sr. and John and Julie Nicoletti;many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 10 a.m., at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Burial will follow at St. Kieran Cemetery.

Online guestbook: www.fleury-patry.com

Francisco Joseph Alimandi

Francisco Joseph Alimandi, 85, of Berlin, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2016, at 4:45 a.m. at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, after a battle of bone marrow cancer. He was born in Berlin on March 7, 1931, the son of the late Eugene and Antonia (Grannucci) Alimandi and was a lifelong resident. Francis had been employed by Brown Company/James River for 44 years and was a member of Good Shepherd Parish, Millsfield Camp Club and the F. O. E and had served as a cook in the National Guard for many years. Francis married the love of his life and soul-mate Aldea Perry on June 23, 1951, and together they raised four children: Daniel Francis, Michael Leo, Anna Marie Pearl and Francis Joseph, Jr. His passions in life were his family, which always came first, and his friends. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed playing cards (especially cribbage), horseshoes, his vegetable garden and playing the harmonica, accordion and spoons. He had plenty of rhythm. Francis was a good singer and dancer who enjoyed the foot jig, square dancing and the polka. He was a very generous person and was always there if anyone ever needed a hand. He was loved by many.

Family includes his children Daniel Alimandi and wife Brinda of Berlin, Francis Alimandi, Jr. of Berlin and Anna Marie Lutz and husband David of Berlin; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Aldea (Perry) Alimandi in 2012, son Michael L. Alimandi in 2010 and siblings Maria Rudisill, Menjol Alimandi, Elizabeth Roy, Stephen Alimandi and Joseph Alimandi.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Interment will be in St. Kieran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

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Victoria Reishus

Victoria Reishus, 46, of Rollinsford, died November 16, 2016, at home after a brave six year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Dover on February 11, 1970, the daughter of Christina Hermanson-Reishus of Rollinsford.

Victoria was raised in Rollinsford and graduated from Somersworth High with the Class of 1988. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from UNH and went on to earn her Master’s Degree from Emporia State University of Kansas. She also attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, University of Arizona, Florida State University, and McIntosh College in Dover where she received her Degree in Marketing. She had been employed as the Assistant Vice President of Marketing with Northeast Credit Union since 2000.

Victoria loved sports, both playing and coaching. She coached basketball, soccer and volleyball for over 16 years in the Chester Recreation League and Somersworth High.

She met many special friends throughout the country due to her travels in search of education. She had also traveled to Mexico, Canada, Norway and the Bahamas.

In addition to her mother, Victoria leaves her brother Bill Reishus and his wife Corinna and her beloved niece, Alexis of Chester. Victoria also leaves her loving partner Chet Ersoy of Portsmouth. No words can express how Vick will be missed by her family and friends. She left us with joyous memories.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 27, at the Rollinsford Grade School, 487 Locust Street, Rollinsford. Family and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to The V Foundation for Cancer Research in memory of Victoria at 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 or online at http://www.jimmyv.org/. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home – Crematory, Hampton. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Victoria’s memorial website, sign her tribute wall or for directions.

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