Jean-Paul St. Hilaire, 91, passed away in the comfort of his home Monday, September 8, 2014. He was born July 25, 1923 in Plessisville, Quebec to the late Emile and Marie Anna (Nadeau) St. Hilaire. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theatre and received a purple heart for injuries sustained during his service.
Following his military service, he was employed by the Brown Paper company in Berlin. He married Gertrude Dube June 23, 1952 in Berlin. In 1963, he moved his young family to Lebanon when he accepted new employment with the VA Hospital in White River Junction, Vt. Jean-Paul was a life time member of the VFW in Berlin, American Legion Post 22 in Lebanon and the DAV.
He served as a volunteer firefighter with the Hanover, Fire Dept. and was a long time communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Jean-Paul enjoyed fishing with his father and brother, camping, stamp collecting, traveling and spending time at various beaches with his family and following New England Sports teams. Fondly known as Pepere to his granddaughters, he enjoyed following their sporting events and school functions.
He was among several local WWII veterans honored by American Legion Post 22 invited to attend the dedication ceremony of the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC in 2004. In 2010, he and his son Roger shared a special trip to Washington, DC sponsored by Honor Flight New England, visiting veteran memorials while being recognized as American Heroes.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gertrude St. Hilaire of Lebanon, two sons, Paul St. Hilaire and his wife Janet of Midland, Texas and Roger St. Hilaire and his wife Judy of Lebanon, a brother Robert St. Hilaire and his wife Nancy of Nashua, three granddaughters Kristin (St. Hilaire) Stabach and her husband Christopher of Weymouth, Mass., Ashley St. Hilaire of Portland, Maine and Janette St. Hilaire of Midland, Texas also many nieces, nephews and sisters-and brothers-in-law.
He was predeceased by five siblings, Maurice St. Hilaire, Jeannette St. Hilaire, Yvette Ouellette, Henry St. Hilaire, and Cecile St. Hilaire.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will take place Friday at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart followed by burial in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Berlin.
Memorial donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project.org, Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Dr., Suite 202, Cambridge, M.A. 02140 or HonorFlightNewEngland.org, Honor Flight New England, PO Box 16287, Hooksett, N.H. 03106.
An online guest book is available to leave a message of condolence by visiting www.rickerfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 15:40
Beatrice G. (Legere) Landry, 88, of Berlin, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at her home. She was born in Berlin on December 31, 1925 the daughter of Theothim and Marie (Baillargeon) Legere and was a lifelong resident. She had been employed by the City of Berlin in the Finance Department and was a member of Good Shepherd Parish. Beatrice enjoyed knitting, sewing, playing cards with her friends and was an avid reader. She also loved watching old movies and going to the casino.
Family includes her children David Landry of West Milan, Paulette Lambert and husband Michael of Penacook, Gerard Landry and wife Beatriz of the Philipine Islands and Joanne Landry of Scottsdale, Ariz.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister Jeannette Demers of Berlin; many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. She was predeceased by her husband Norman Landry and brothers Arthur Legere, Paul Legere, Hubert Legere, Maurice Legere and sister Juliette Merrill.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the St. Kieran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 18:15
Carole A. Cochrane of Enfield Conn., passed away Thursday, September 4 2014. She was 78.
Born on July 11, 1936, she was the daughter Aristed and Lucy (Hickey) Rheaume.
She was married to Ernest Cochrane.
Carole was employed at the Gypsey Restaurant in Gorham. Resided during the winter in Florida after her retirement.
She was a communicant of St Kieran Parish now St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish.
Her favorite past times included spending time with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She loved Carousels. She enjoyed going camping, country music, dancing, bingo and card games. She also enjoyed going to Tag-sales with her daughters and gardening, especially her yellow roses. Most of all she enjoyed celebrating life with her friends and family.
She is pre-deceased by her parents and her sister's June Thompson, Elaine Allen and her first husband Raymond Lavoie and her brother Edward Paquette.
She also leaves her husband Ernest, whom she loved dearly; two daughters Linda Glazier and husband Dave of Colchester, Conn. and Sharon Lamb and husband Gregg of Enfield Conn.; Grandson Aj Kaufman and wife Heather, from Berlin and granddaughter Rhea Brown and husband Robert from Pulaski, Va. Great-Grandchildren Duncan Brown, William Brown, Andrew Kaufman, Allina Kaufman and Aydan Kaufman; her sisters Elaine, Lola and Juju and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish.
Interment will follow at St Anne Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers make donations to your local Humane Society.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.
Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:51
Doreen (Washburn) Charbonneau, 55, of Western Ave., Berlin passed away at her home on Saturday morning September 6, 2014. She was born in Berlin on September 15, 1958 the daughter of the late Donald and Pauline (Amero) Washburn. Doreen grew up in Berlin and resided in Groveton for several years, before returning to Berlin. She worked as a Licensed Nurses Assistant for 27 years at Country Village Nursing Home in Lancaster and most recently at St. Vincent de Paul. She enjoyed fishing, camping, listening to music, taking rides looking for wildlife and she loved her dogs Buddy and Pal.
Family members include a brother Ronald Washburn of Berlin, her longtime companion Robert Langlois of Berlin, a nephew Brian Nance, two nieces Sherry Dalryple and Crystal Lutz, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother Steven Washburn and a nephew Richard Lutz in March 2014.
A funeral service will be held Monday September 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Interment will follow in the New City Cemetery, Berlin. Relative and friends may call the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made in her memory to the New England Diabetes Assoc., 40 2nd Ave #170, Waltham, M.A. 02451. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:33