Service held for Diane M. Horne

A funeral service for Diane M. Horne, 62, of Berlin, was held on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin. Reverend Michael Sartori officiated. Interment followed in Russian City Cemetery.

Bernard G. Thompson

Bernard G. (Bernie) Thompson Jr. of Neshkoro, Wis., passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh at the age of 75.
Bernie was born to parents Bernard and Irene (Bagley) Thompson on October 10, 1941 in Berlin. Bernie grew up in Gorham, and joined the Army at age 17. Finding his way to Neshkoro, Wis., Bernie and Elaine’s boats bumped into each other while fishing and soon married her after only a short courtship of three weeks. Bernie and Elaine married on October 12, 1963, at St. James Catholic Church in Neshkoro, Wis. Bernie and Elaine welcomed a daughter, Antoinette Thompson and a son, Bernard Thompson III.
Through the years Bernie worked for Timblin Transit out of Eden, Wis. Bernie was also an active member of the Neshkoro Veterans Post as well as the American Legion of Gorham. Bernie was a one-of-a-kind person with a sense of humor that lasted to the very end. Black is black and white is white, an honesty he had above all else. He enjoyed sharing his hobbies with his grand-children. Cribbage, solitaire and "war" were avidly played, and always competitive. Bernie loved hunting and fishing; getting a lifetime buck several years ago. He loved sitting outside, with his dog at his feet and a can of beer in his hand, watching his garden grow.
Bernie is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughter Toni (Craig) Mantei, Neshkoro, Wis.; son Bernie (Linda) Thompson, Stevens Point, Wis.; siblings, Wilfred (Janice) Thompson, New Hampshire; Betty (Fred) Rano, New Hampshire; Hughie (Lynn) Thompson, New Hampshire; Darlene (Mike) Patry, New Hampshire; Janice Vaughn, Ohio; grandchildren, Samantha (Ryan) Nowak, Wautoma, Wis.; Kristi (Josh Neitzke) Salentine, Berlin; Becky (Paul) Retzlaff, Berlin; Ben Mantei, Neshkoro; Andrew Mantei, Neshkoro, Wis.; Tori Cook, Neshkoro, Wis.; and great-grandchildren, Easton and Emmersyn Nowak, Brady, Evelyn, and Maverick Retzlaff, and Abigail Neitzke. He is preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law Paul Salentine.
A visitation will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Neshkoro, Wis. A service will follow at 1 p.m. Following the service a luncheon will take place at Kayla’s Pub on Main Street in Neshkoro, Wis.
The family is grateful for condolences but respectfully declines flowers being sent but encourages plants or trees that can be planted at the family home.

Bernard Thompson

Guy Denis Belanger

Guy Denis Belanger, 65, of Rumford, Maine, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Berlin, to Therese and Arthur Belanger on January 16, 1952, he married Michelle Breault on July 27, 1974. He retired after 37 years of employment from the New Page paper mill in Rumford, Maine. He was a communicant of the Parish of the Holy Savior.
Guy is survived by his wife Michelle, son Keith Belanger and wife Rebecca, and grandson Conor; daughter Denise Watson and husband James; his brother Carl Belanger, sisters Estelle Belanger, Jeannine Birch and companion Wallace Anctil, Louisette Wiswell and husband James; brother-in-law Reginald Breault and wife Candi, sisters-in-law Joan and husband James Meese, Ann Marie and husband James Sinclair, Jeannine and husband Robert Law, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents, and his mother and father in law Lionel and Cecile Breault.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Drs. Erickson and Caldwell, and the staffs at the oncology-infusion department at Rumford Hospital, Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, and the Hospice House in Auburn.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon, Saturday, January 21, at the Parish of the Holy Savior in Rumford, Maine. Spring burial will be in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Guy’s family asks that donations be made in his memory to The Holy Savior School at 115 Maine Ave. Rumford, ME 04276. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 250 Penobscot St. Rumford ME 04276. (207) 364-4366
You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family by visiting their guestbook at

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Service held for Jeannette Nadeau

A Memorial Service was held for Jeannette Nadeau at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home on Monday, January 16, 2017. Father Michael Sartori served as Celebrant. .

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