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Robert M. Hood

Robert M. Hood, 87, of Berlin, passed away on Sunday July 6, 2014 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. He was born in Berlin on February 24, 1927 the son of Ray and Clara (Roy) Hood and was a lifelong resident. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and had been employed by Brown Company, James River and Crown Vantage, retiring in 1998 after 46 years of employment. He had been a member of St. Kieran Church, now Good Shepherd Parish.

Family includes a daughter Sue Valliere and husband Barney of Gorham; sons Bin Hood and wife Patty of Berlin and Donnie Hood of Berlin; grandchildren Erik Hood, Kelly Hood, Bryan Hood and Megan Hood; sister Claire Thomas of Berlin and brother Rudy Hood of Berlin; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Joan (Croteau) Hood and his daughter-in-law Nancy Hood.

Funeral Services will be held at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Thursday July 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 10 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow at St. Kieran Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital, 59 Page Hill Rd, Berlin, N.H., 03570. Online guestbook at


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Service held for Lucille Cote

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Lucille Cote, of Berlin, on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Andrew Nelson as Celebrant. The Cantors were Madeline Jeffrey accompanied by Sandra Patrick as organist. The Altar Servers were Seminarian Michael Sartori and Brandon Sargent.
The Pall was placed by her children Marie and Michael. Serving as reader was Seminarian Brandon Sargent.
Internment followed the services at St Anne Cemetery, Berlin; serving as pallbearers were Andy Gauthier, Maurice Tremblay, Donald Piper, Henri Riendeau and Donald Duquette.
Arrangements were under the direction of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.
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Grace Elizabeth (Lee) Cicchetto

Grace Elizabeth (Lee) Cicchetto, 89, of 7 Wellsweep Circle died Thursday July 3, 2014 at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, after a period of failing health.
She was born Dec. 1, 1924 in Billerica, Mass. the daughter of the late Hiram C. and Lillie I. (Letteney) Lee. She has resided in this area since 1982 previously living in Deerfield, and Wilmington, Mass. Grace was a member of St. Mary Church of Rochester. She loved to cook and enjoyed knitting for grandchildren and great grandchildren. Grace also liked to fish and do crossword puzzles but especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

The widower of John "Giovanni" Cicchetto who died in 1992, she is survived by five sons, John R. and Mark , both of Rochester, Robert L. and wife Helen of Deerfield, Russell and his companion, Susan Pelletier of Rochester, Randal A. of Berlin; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Suitter of Mississippi; Eleanor Schools of Maine and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sons, Richard Cicchetto in 1998 and David Cicchetto in 2000 and grandson, Matthew Cicchetto in 2002.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, July 8, 2014 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the R.M. Edgerly and Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, Rochester.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Lowell Street, Rochester, with Fr. Daniel J. Sinibaldi, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial will be in the Rochester Cemetery, Franklin Street, Rochester.

If desired memorial donations may be made to Hyder Family Hospice House, 275 County Farm Road, Dover, N.H. 03820.

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Bernard L. Arguin

Bernard L. "Ben" Arguin, 83, formerly of Hampton, died peacefully Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Strafford County Nursing Home in Dover, with his wife and daughters by his side.

He was born in Berlin, November 14, 1930 a son of the late Willie N. and AnnMarie (Gosselin) Arguin. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army.

Ben excelled in hockey and played for the Berlin Maroons and was later inducted into the New Hampshire Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005.

He was employed as a sales representative for HD Baumann, Inc. of Portsmouth a manufacturer of valves for many years as well as GTE Sylvania in Exeter prior to that

Ben moved to Hampton in 1966 coming from Berlin and was a communicant of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, OLMM Men's Choir, Holy Name Society and St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was also a member of the Hampton's American Legion Post 35.

He was an avid Montreal Canadian and Boston Red Sox fan.

He shared nearly 62 years of marriage with his wife, Margaret M. (Ottolini) Arguin.

In addition to his wife, family members include two daughters, Audrey A. Arguin and her husband C.E. "Mac" McGinley of Bethel, Maine, Amy A. Pender and her husband Jim of Hampton, six grandchildren, Abigail and Anna Pender, Alison, Timothy Erica and Nathan Arguin, two great grandchildren, Mason Giles and Ava Arguin, two step granddaughters, three great step great granchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Peter Arguin in 2007.

Visiting hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Remick and Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Hampton. Burial will be in the High Street Cemetery, Hampton at a later date. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 289 Lafayette Road, Hampton 03842 or Beacon Hospice, 10 Brewery Lane, Unit 10, Portsmouth, N.H. 03801. Please visit to view Ben's memorial Web site, sign the tribute wall or for directions.



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