Lucille (Poulin) Addington

Lucille (Poulin) Addington, 57, of Jefferson, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. Lou was born in Berlin on November 10, 1958, a daughter of Leo Paul and Doris M. (Carrier) Poulin and was a 1976 graduate of Berlin High School and graduated from Concord School of Nursing in 1979. She lived in Florida and North Carolina until returning to the area in 2005. She worked for Coos County Family Health Services as a nursing supervisor, she truly enjoyed caring for people.

She is survived by her husband William F. Addington of Jefferson; two sisters Jeanie Begin and husband Bob of Lisbon, Maine and Patty Grondin and husband Roger of Jefferson; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter Katie Addington and her nephew Amos Paul Grondin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 4742 North 24th St., Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016. On line guest book at

Lou Addington

Margaret (Peggy) Grant

On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Margaret (Peggy) Grant passed away at the age of 98.

Her affiliation with the Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park was a central part of her life. She had been a resident as a teenager attending the University of Chicago High School, and moved back for the rest of her life in 1952 when her husband joined the University of Chicago Divinity School Faculty.

Peggy was born Margaret Huntington Horton in Middletown, Conn., on December 3, 1917. Her father, Douglas Horton, became Pastor of the United Church of Hyde Park. He subsequently became the general secretary of the Congregational Church and later dean of the Harvard Divinity School.

Peggy graduated from Wellesley College in the class of 1939, and then obtained an master of arts in philosophy from Columbia University. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert McQueen Grant, Carl Darling Buck Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, whom she married in 1940. Peggy was a 30-year volunteer at the Oriental Institute including volunteer director for a number of years. She was the third honoree of their James Breasted Award since its inception.

Peggy had a long term relationship with Chicago’s St. Paul and the Redeemer Episcopal Church where she had been director of the Sunday School. Some of her other interests included writing, acting and directing in University of Chicago Service League and Hyde Park Neighborhood plays, and attending the opera and symphony. She was outgoing and enjoyed a wide circle of friends. At Montgomery Place, the retirement home she moved to in her 90s, she was active in the poetry club and painting, and participated in the French Table and the German Table.

Randolph was the other important location in her life. She summered in her family compound there for more than 70 years. She always welcomed anyone of any age who came to her door. In the Randolph community she was active in the Randolph Mountain Club, where she was camps supervisor, board member and vice president. She was a lifelong believer in exercise and swam laps every morning until her mid-90s. She was an active hiker and almost every hiker in Randolph has hiked with her. She is survived by four children, Douglas Grant, Peter Grant, Susan Slattery and James Snyder-Grant, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Additional survivors include her three siblings, Alan Horton, Alice Tibbetts and Elizabeth Breunig, 14 nieces and nephews, and 24 grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Chicago’s Montgomery Place in the East Room at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. A memorial event will also be held in Randolph in August 2017.


Service held for Alice Robitaille

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Alice Robitaille, of Berlin, on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Michael Sartori as Celebrant. The Cantor was Madeline Jeffrey accompanied by Sue Ramsey as Organist. The Altar Servers were Jean Poirier and Douglas Roy.
Father Michael placed the Cross. Serving as readers were Jackie Leclerc and Jennifer Cormier.
Interment followed the service at Holy Family Cemetery, Gorham. Serving as Pallbearers were Paul Leclerc, Mike Leclerc, Marc Leclerc, Russell Smith, Paul Robitaille and Maurice Cormier.
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Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.

Norman L. Roy

Norman L. Roy, 76, of Dummer passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Mr. Roy was born in Berlin, on June 18, 1940, the son of Romeo and Dorilda (Bredeau) Roy and was raised in Berlin and lived in the area for most of his life. He was a United States Army veteran, where he served overseas during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Mr. Roy was a call firefighter for several years with the Berlin Fire Department, was a former police chief in Dummer and worked for many years at the local paper mill, beginning with the Brown Company, then James River Corporation and retired from Crown Vantage Corporation.

Members of the family include his wife Anita Roy of Dummer; two sons Dan Roy and his wife Stephanie of Milan and Brian Roy and wife Pam of Berlin; two daughters Rhonda Beroney of Concord and Judy Marcou of Dummer; grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandson James Brooks and by two brothers Richard Roy and Edward Roy.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at 1 p.m. at St. Anne Cemetery in Berlin. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes may make a donation to a charity of one’s choice in his memory. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham. Messages of condolence may be left online at