Jeanne A. Given

Jeanne A. Given, 67, of Reno, Nev. passed away peacefully at a nursing home on Thursday, May 11, 2017, following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
She was born on Dec. 16, 1947, in Berlin, the daughter of the late Edna Given Tremblay (Gallant) and Stanwood Libby Given Jr. Earlier in her life, she had been married to the late Lloyd D. Nolin of Stark, and the late Leo Desgroseillers of Florida.
Jeanne's brother, Mr. Stanwood L. Given III, of West Falmouth, Maine, and two daughters, Dr. Anna Nolin, of Westborough, Mass., and Ms. Katie Nolin, of Reno, Nev., and Katie's husband, Mr. Ron LaBlue of Reno, Nev., survive her. She also leaves behind her brother's beloved family, his wife Mrs. Pamela Given of Falmouth, Maine, and her nieces, Hannah and Sarah Given of West Falmouth; three grandchildren, Marcus LaBlue, of Reno, Nev., and Ethan Nolin-Halpern and Ava Nolin-Halpern of Westborough, Mass.
Jeanne was a skilled career registered nurse who worked in hospitals, doctors' offices and nursing homes across the North Country and Reno areas until her illness prohibited her from doing so. While living in the White Mountains area, she was an active member of the Holy Family Church and sponsored and counseled many through her work in Alcoholics Anonymous. An avid skier and food lover, Jeanne left the North Country to pursue life and adventure in the West in 1991 and remained there the rest of her life with her companion, Bill Clark, of Natick, Mass., until her illness made her unable to live without constant medical treatment. A passionate and loving person, Jeanne sought adventure and excitement in her life while balancing her deep love of family and her close circle of friends. Services will be held in the fall, her favorite time of year, and will be detailed closer to that time. Tributes can be made on her behalf to Coos County Nursing Home, where she enjoyed working and helping others.

Edgar N. Oliver

Edgar N. Oliver, 75, of Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Berlin, died in Port Richey on May 3, 2017 after a long illness.
Ed was born in Berlin on March 3, 1942 the son of Norman and Mary (Brisson) Oliver. He graduated from Berlin High School in 1959. Ed was employed for Brown Company for several years and owned and operated the Pine Tree Motel in Lancaster. Following the sale of the motel, Ed moved to Florida where he continued to work in property management.
Ed loved spending time at the family camp in Bryant Pond Maine and loved playing golf. His idol was Larry Bird, and he was an avid Celtics fan. He was also a New York Giants fan.
Ed is survived by his wife Gail (Anderson) Oliver; two daughters, Debbie (Oliver) Pendleton of Colorado and Lori Hatch of Wolfeboro; two sisters, Sylvia Metivier and Mary Ann Wilson of Laconia; four grandchildren, three stepchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, along with step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother-in-law, Clark Metivier, and a niece Sheila Emanuel. Memorial services for Ed will be held in June and July in Port Richey and New Hampshire.

Linwood H. Edwards

Linwood H. Edwards, 68, of Berlin, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Lewiston, Maine, on April 4, 1948, the son of Arlington H. and Rosella Blair Edwards. He married Claire Larrivee. He had been employed by the City of Auburn for 10 years, Palmer Construction Co., for 23 years, he worked on the pipeline for three years and had been a truck driver for two years. He enjoyed cookouts, fishing, hunting with family, wrestling and Star Trek.
He is survived by his wife, of Berlin; two sons, Arlington Edwards and Fred Edwards and wife Judith; a daughter, Denise Berube and husband Raymond; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Arlington Edwards and wife Sherri, Steven Edwards and wife Kelly, and Jeff Fisher; four sisters, Jeanie Trembley and husband Richard, Arlene Fountaine and husband Roger, Charlene Wood and husband Kevin and Jenny Ouellette and husband Bert; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Arlington Edwards; his mother, Rose Rideout; a son, Linwood Edwards; and a sister, Robin Demmons.
Interment will be held on Friday, May 19, at Highland Cemetery in Poland, Maine, at 1 p.m.
Linwood H. Edwards

Service held for Arthur Lang

Funeral services for Arthur Lang, Jr., 79, of Berlin, were held on May 11, 2017 at the Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin. Reverend Dean Stiles officiated. Interment was in the Sand Hill Cemetery where Reverend Stiles read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Brian Rasmussen, Randy Fortin, Aaron Rasmussen, Shawn Robinson, Jay Rasmussen and John Desliets. Many relatives and friends attended the service.