Theresa M. Landry (Torro), 80, of Keene, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015.
She was born in Berlin, on July 9, 1934, the daughter of Dominic and Nicolina (D'Alphonse) Torro.
She resided in Keene for the past 30 years. She was known and loved for her infinite nurturing, kind spirit, selfless giving, sense of humor and deep devotion to her children, grandchildren and siblings. True to her Italian heritage, her meatballs were worth fighting over.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Bob "Moose" Landry, daughters Carole (Paul) Janson, Lynn (Brian) Jenkins, daughter-in-law Martha (David) Landry, grandchildren, Paige, Jack, Nicolas and Hannah Landry; Sydney, Jasper, and Teddy Jenkins; brothers, Fio and Albert Torro, of Berlin; and sisters, Viola Roy and Mary Savchick, also of Berlin, and Doris Torro of Watertown, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, David R. Landry, her brother Joseph Torro and her sister Catherine Morin.
Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral mass on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 33 Arch Street, Keene followed by burial at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Avenue, Keene.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Theresa's memory to: Patient Care at HCS, PO Box 564, Keene NH 03431.
The Foley Funeral Home (www.foleyfuneralhome.com) 49 Court Street, Keene is assisting the family with arrangements.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 19:41
Amanda Russell (Bourque), also known as Manders, Mandy, Fridgie and Buttercup (she wasn't a fan) decided to check out what secrets were hidden behind the sky around brunch time on April 6, 2015. Over the past five and a half years, she "ruled the school" in an arm wrestling match with cancer, and showed the world who was boss. It was not Tony Danza.
With an incredible sense of style and grace, she taught all who encountered her to love big, love hard and to wear great shoes. Her fan club was large and constantly growing; because no matter who sat across from her-she made them feel completely at ease, and was able to bring out everyone's individual strengths. She turned friendships into family-ships; she was the real deal. Even when she was ill, she worried about us. If any of us had snot coming out of our faces and horrible hair she would let us know we were beautiful. She meant it, she always did.
Amanda will be remembered by her many talents and interests, the most important of which the writers of this blurb could never quantify or describe. You'll have to believe us on this one. In a wholehearted attempt to illustrate-here is a list in no particular order: tinkering with old technology, learning new technology, rebuilding broken bits and bobbles, coloring, duct tape in every color, hats, throwing the proverbial "bird", tattoos, animals, ginger chews, taking photos of people in "unique outfits", brutal honesty, X-Files, making quilts because she can and why not, having the best hair ever, sneaking into your heart and making it bigger than you thought was possible, remembering birthdays, Halloween, Bob Ross videos (they are totally zen) texting like a fiend, sneakers, coffee, sarcasm, Dolly Copp, long car rides, her pup Manley and kitten trio Karma/Oliver/Azreal, teaching others what resilience truly is, obsessing over music, speaking through lyrics and much more that there aren't enough words for. The loss is big. Work with us here.
Because Amanda was an infinitely thoughtful gal whose impact on others was too big to contain – she left an Amanda sized hole in our hearts (for reference – imagine the universe) A few of these people affected by this superhuman of awesomeness include her wife Kelly Russell, father Gerry Bourque and step-mom Debbie, sisters, Crystal Aubut and hubby Mike and Lisa Bourque with hubby Ian, grandmother Ruth (Loupie) Bourque, sisters from other uteruses (you know who you are) her favorite lil dudes, Isaiah, Rivir and Ryan, and an endless amount of other people, such as Jennifer McCoy, Jamie and Nicole Losch, Erica and Chris McGuire, Jess Guerica and Rogena Russell, who are proud to say they are members of the best fan club for one of the best people – ever. Her grandfather Gerry Bourque Sr. and her pups Cali and Rift were scheduled to meet her in the ether, they are currently showing her the ropes.
To those who didn't know her, just know that someone insanely fantastic was here.
A celebration of Amanda's life will be held at Dolly Copp at a date to be announced, all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please visit and donate to Amanda's Go Fund Me Page (because cancer is unnecessarily expensive) www.gofundme.com/amanda-russell or send cards and any much appreciated funds to Kelly Russell, PO Box 342, Center Conway, NH 03813 (Also thank you to all who have already donated and sent so much love our way. We love you right back.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Home, Berlin. On line guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 19:16
Written by Barbara Tetreault
Gloria M. (Tanguay) Robitaille, 88, passed away on Sunday afternoon April 5, 2015, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. Mrs. Robitaille was born in Gorham on October 15, 1926 a daughter of the late Ludger and Alexandrine (Duquette) Tanguay and was a lifelong resident of the Berlin – Gorham area. She was a 1945 graduate of Gorham High School and had a Letter in Music. Gloria was well known in the area as a genealogist and worked in the office at Brown Company until she married. She also worked as a meat packer at one of the local grocery stores. She was a member of Holy Family Church, where she sang in the choir for many years, and was the President of Holy Family Catholic Women’s Club.
She is survived by her children, Paul Robitaille and Kathy of Gorham, Robert Robitaille and Tracey of Locke Mills, Maine and Ann Ottolini and Alan of Sebasitan, Fla.; 4 step grandchildren; three step great- grandchildren nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Robitaille and a sister Rita Beaulac.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 1 p.m at at Holy Family Church in Gorham. Interment will be in Holy Family Cemetery in Gorham. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham, on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Dorothy’s Gift, c/o AV Home Care, 795 Main St., Berlin, NH, 03570. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015 20:54
Rene R. Bisson, 86, of Berlin, beloved husband, father and grandfather was called to his Lord's side, Easter Sunday, April 5th, 2015.
He was born in Berlin on February 5th, 1929, the son of Louis Bisson and Laura (Turgeon) Bisson. He graduated from Berlin High School. Rene proudly served our country in the United States Army, serving in the Korean war. After returning from the war, he married his bride of 62 years, Lorraine (Villeneuve) Bisson on May 30th, 1953. Rene then worked for Brown Co. (James River) for 36 years, retiring in 1991. Rene enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing, traveling with his wife and sons, dancing at the VFW, spending time with his grandchildren and watching the Red Sox. He was a member of the VFW and F.O.E. Rene's strong Catholic faith was felt by all of those who knew him well.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Lorraine; three sons, and daughters-in-law. Gary and Sue Bisson, Danny and Sheila Bisson, Jimmy and Peggy Bisson. Seven grandsons, Timothy Chabot and wife Shannon. Nathan Bisson and wife Heather, Jason Bisson and his girlfriend Darcey, Brandon, Dylan, Tommy and his girlfriend Marissas, and Mark. Two great-grand daughters, Makayla, Jada Chabot, his brother Donald Bisson, his sister Lorraine Pinette and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is pre-deceased by his mother, father and brother Richard Bisson.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will follow at St. Kieran's Cemetery.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015 20:14