Service held for Claude M. Bizier

A Mass of Christian Burial for Claude M. Bizier, 49, of Barrington, was celebrated on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Holy Family Church following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin. Reverend Michael Sartori officiated. The gifts were presented by Douglas Thompson and Allison Thompson. Richard Bizier and Linda Pivin read the words of remembrance.

Service held for Florrie 'Fio' Torro

A Memorial Mass was celebrated for Florrie “Fio” Torro, of Berlin, on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Reverend Kyle Stanton as Celebrant. The Cantor was Denise Sanschagrin, accompanied by Sue Ramsey as organist. The Altar Servers were Jean Poirier and Cecile Sickler.

Serving as reader was his niece Diane Ramsey. The offertory gifts were presented by his nephews Gerard Ramsey Jr, and Michael Ramsey.
Full Military Honors were performed by the U.S. Navy, the Marine Corps League and the VFW. Interment followed at St. Kieran’s Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home of Berlin.

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Marion Therese (Leclerc) Tremblay

Marion Therese (Leclerc) Tremblay passed away peacefully in Deerfield, Fla., on November 4, 2016. Marion was born in Berlin, on July 25, 1926, to Edward and Mabel (Nolan) LeClerc.

Marion attended St. Josephs' School, Berlin High, and Notre Dame High School in Berlin, and worked for Larochelle's Pharmacy and at her parents, Cafe, LeClercs', before meeting and eloping with a young logger/veteran named Lucien Gustave Tremblay. Marion and Lou settled into their home at the base of Mount Forest in Berlin were they had their six children and Lou worked as a millwright at The Brown Company (Nibroc Towels). In 1959, the family moved south to North Miami Florida where they had enjoyed many vacations. The couple lived and raised their family in the same home in North Miami until Lou's retirement in December 1992, from the Miami Herald where he worked in Facilities Maintenance. Upon retirement, Lou and Marion moved to Edgewater, Fla., where they enjoyed bingo, the beach, NASCAR, motorcycle rides and numerous trips in their camper to visit friends and relatives. After Lou's passing in 1999, Marion moved to Sunrise, Fla., to be near family and made a new group of Bingo friends.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, her older brother, Raymond LeClerc, and two great grandchildren- Jake Paul Conway and Elias Nikola Tremblay. She is survived by her sister Leona St. Hilaire, her sister-in-law, Noella LeClerc, her six children- Nancy (Paul) Smith of Plantation, Fla., Milton (Judy) Tremblay of Buckley, Washington, Denise (John) Conway of Ocala, Florida, Robert (Kathy) Tremblay of Blythewood, S.C., Earl (Kathy) Tremblay of Dania, Fla., and Gary (Christa) Tremblay of North Miami Beach, Fla., her 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and relatives. Marion was reunited with Lou, her husband of 50 years at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens in Edgewater, Fla., in a service held on Wednesday, November 9. Marion was the mother to, not only her children, but many of the neighborhood kids. She brought joy and laughter to many and will be missed for her counsel, spirit, and compassion. "We love you 'Mere."


Paul Gilbert

Mr. Paul Gilbert former of Willard St., Berlin passed away Nov. 22, 2016, in Florida.

Mr. Gilbert was a retired firefighter captain and a veteran.

Mr. Gilbert is survived by his daughter Donna Powers, grandson Brett Powers of Wesley Chapel, Fla. His nieces Candace Vallis, Felicia Nadeau, Kristin Shannon of Berlin and Linda Vallis Call of Auburn, Maine.

Paul and wife Connie will have their ashes placed in Bushnell National Cemetery. A Mass will be held at St. Anne parish on Sunday, Jan. 1, by Mr. and Mrs. Gerald and Jackie Chabot