John (Jean) F. Lefebvre

John (Jean) F. Lefebvre of Bristol, Conn. died on November, 14, 2015, his 94th birthday. John was born in Berlin, on November 14, 1921, the youngest son of Emilien and Anna (Thibeault) Lefebvre. John attended schools in Berlin and Colebrook. He moved to Bristol in 1941 and lived with his brothers Roland and Robert, prior to serving in the Army in WWII in North Africa. There, he served as a French interpreter for officers in communication with village elders in Algiers, as well as for Bob Hope and Frances Langford during USO tours. John was awarded the Purple Heart. He returned to Bristol and was employed as a tool maker/machinist at General Electric for 42 years. John married Mary Ann Doyle, the love of his life, in 1949. They were married for 61 years, prior to her passing in July of 2010. He was a member of St. Gregory parish since its founding and served as an usher and a member of the Holy Name Society and the Retreat League. John enjoyed golfing, wood working, bowling, and researching genealogy. John and Mary raised four children and were very involved with their grandchildren also. John was predeceased by his brothers, Gerard, Gabriel, Andre, Paul, Roland, and Robert; and his sisters, Solange, Isola, and Sister Aline. He leaves his children and their spouses, Rachel L. and Randy Schmitt, Dan Lefebvre, Annette L. Phillips, Gerard and Josephine Lefebvre. Grandchildren who cherished John’s love and affection include: Kenneth and Rebecca Schmitt; Adam Schmitt; Christine P. and Nick Piro; Renee P. and Joseph Sullivan; Matthew Rooney; and Michele Cyr. John also leaves his in-laws on Mary’s side of the family, Helen D. and Narcisse Deneu. John always expressed great affection towards his many nieces and nephews. His later years were brightened by the presence of three great grandsons, Xavier, Finn, and Cole. They inspired John to remain with us just a little bit longer.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 9 a.m. from Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, to St. Gregory Church, 235 Maltby St., Bristol, Conn. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol, Conn. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home on Tuesday between 6 and 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rosary Society Scholarship Fund, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, to support the memorial scholarship established in honor of his wife, Mary, for high school parishioners entering universities. Please visit John’s memorial website at

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Maurice J. Cote

Maurice J. “Moe” Côté of Percy Road passed away Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Coos County Nursing Home in Berlin following a period of declining health. He was 70.
Born on May 26, 1945, he was the son of Robert J. and Irene D. (Roy) Côté.
Moe attended St. Joseph School until the 4th grade and was a graduate of St. Regis School and Notre Dame High School Class of 1963. He then attended St. Philip Neri Seminary in Boston.

Elizabeth Harp Moreau

Elizabeth Harp Moreau, 95, died Saturday, November 14, 2015. Born June 27, 1920 in Daeman, Lebanon, Elizabeth was a daughter of the late Richard Assad and Jennie Habib Harp. She moved to the United States at the age of seven where she lived in Berlin, for the majority of her life until she moved to Spartanburg, S.C. two years ago. Elizabeth was an avid Bridge player, accomplished seamstress, and voracious reader. Her nieces and nephew remember her making the best snickerdoodles and multi-dimensional Jello desserts. She always took pride in her appearance and had a keen sense of style. As an early practitioner of yoga, she remained in great physical shape and her mind was sharper in her nineties than many at any age. Elizabeth watched Jeopardy nightly and could answer most of the questions. She was a volunteer at Androscoggin Valley Hospital and a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Berlin, and was a devout Catholic.

Elizabeth is survived by her brother, Anthony Harp of Spartanburg, S.C.; sister in-law, Nancy Harp of Spartanburg, S.C.; nephew and nieces, Richard Harp and his wife, Terri, of Spartanburg, S.C., Amy Harp and Thomas Hausle of Winston Salem, N.C., Diane and Ford Rayfield of Riverside, Ill., Susan Harp and Jim Prostka of Redmond, Wash., Lisa and John Zinck of Barrington, Ill.; and great nephew and nieces, Cole and Ryan Harp, Brian and Christian Hausle, Ashley and Cassidy Rayfield, Anna, William, and Michael Prostka, and Mitchell, Patrick, Jackson, and Kelly Zinck. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by brothers, Aziz and Emile Harp; and sisters, Julia and Helen Harp.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, November 17, 10 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in the Historic Chapel, conducted by the Reverend David R. Whitman. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Committal prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. with Reverend Kyle Stanton. Interment will follow in St. Kieran Cemetery. In remembrance of Elizabeth, memorials may be made to Food for the Poor, P.O. Box 979005, Coconut Creek, FL 33097-9005. Condolences may be made to the family at Arrangements by the JM Dunbar Funeral Home, Sportenburg, S.C.

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Donald J. Mangine

Donald J. Mangine, 80, passed away on Sunday morning, November 15, 2015 at home.
He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on February 2, 1935, the only son of Joseph and Ona Mangine.
He received his Master’s Degree from University of Pittsburgh in Public Administration and moved his family to Berlin in 1965 to begin his job as Executive Director of the Berlin Housing Authority, a position he held until retiring in 2000.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary, sons Joe and John, grandchildren Lauren, Kelsey and Adrian, and great grandson Nolan.
Don worked tirelessly to realize his vision of a revitalized Berlin and provide quality, affordable housing to its elderly and others in need. Don loved horse racing, vacationing with Mary in Saratoga Springs every August for nearly 50 years.
There will be no calling hours or service.
On line guestbook at

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