Stella M. (Riendeau) Duchesne

Stella M. (Riendeau) Duchesne of Berlin passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. She was 90 years old.

Born in Berlin on November 2, 1926, she was the daughter of Hormidas and Eleonore (Bourassa) Riendeau.

Stella attended Guardian Angel School and Berlin High School. She was a member of the Guardian Angel Parish. She was a devoted Catholic, when she couldn’t be in church she would watch Mass on television.

Her greatest love was her family, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed Bingo, playing scat, puzzles, yard sales, listening to French Canadian music and spending time outside on her swing, watching the birds.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Maurice; her brothers Armand, Oliva, Robert and Arthur; a sister Olivette Riendeau.

She leaves behind her sons Michael Duchesne and wife Rolanda of Milan, Roland Duchesne and wife Lorraine of Dummer; daughters Helen Duchesne of Berlin, Diane Dupuis and husband Minet of Milan and Suzanne Langevin of Troy; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Special caregivers Ann Marie Gingues, Shannon Katz, Jamie Bouchard, Shalyn Roy and Amber Morency.

Calling hours will be held prior to the service on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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Service held for Leo E. Patry

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Leo E. Patry, of Berlin, on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Rev. Michael Sartori as celebrant. The cantor was Denise Sanschagrin, accompanied by Sandra Patrick as organist. The altar servers were Paul Savard and Douglas Roy.

Serving as readers were Mary Patry and Tim Dion. The offertory gifts were presented by Abigail and Isabella Ptolemy. Words of remembrances were said by his nephew James Patry.

Serving as pallbearers were Oscan Patry, Paul Patry, Robert Patry and Ronn Chiasson.

The service was well attended by family and friends near and far.

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

Service held for Leslie (Olson) Aubin

Funeral Services for Leslie (Olson) Aubin, 74, of Berlin, were held on May 4, 2017, at the Bryant Funeral Home. Reverend Dean Stiles officiated. Interment was in the Wentworth Location Cemetery in Wentworth Location, where Reverend Stiles read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Keith Aubin, David Olson, Nick Byrns, Christian Desilets, Dan Levesque and Kevin McCall. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Arthur Lang

Arthur Lang, age 79, of Berlin, passed away on Sunday morning, May 7, 2017, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital.

Arthur was born in Berlin on January 16, 1938, the son of Arthur and Grace (Delano) Lang. He grew up and went to school in Lancaster, then lived in North Conway and Long Beach, Calif., before returning to Berlin. In earlier years, he was employed as a manager of Clarendon Motel in North Conway. He later worked at the Balsams and Eagle Mountain House. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and with the staff at the Coos County Nursing Home where he resided for the past eight years. He loved dancing, puzzles and playing his harmonica.

Family includes his sister, Lillian Rasmussen and husband, Robert Rasmussen of Berlin; one brother, Richard Lang and wife, Linda, of Fallon, Nev.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Grace Lang, and two sisters, Addie Flynn and Viola Shields.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, 180 Hillside Ave, Berlin. Interment will follow at the Sand Hill Cemetery, West Dummer. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Coos County Nursing Home Activities Dept. Online guestbook at