Funeral Services for David P. Lowe, 81, of Goffstown, were held on April 6, 2015 at the Bryant Funeral Home. Reverend Dean Stiles officiated and several friends and family gave Words of Remembrance. David's son, Michael Eastman, sang a special son. An Honor Guard of members of the City of Berlin Police Department was in attendance. Interment was in the New City Cemetery. Many relatives and friends attended the service.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 18:31
Fernande M. (L'Heureux) Roy passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, with her family by her side. She was 87.
Born on September 27, 1927 in Berlin, she was the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Cusson) L'Heureux. She was a lifelong resident of Berlin.
Family includes her loving and devoted husband Normand W. of 67 years.
She leaves two sons Normand R. Roy and wife Ginette of Berlin and Paul R. Roy and wife Krystal of Florida, and daughter-in law Cathy Leblanc.
Four daughters Louise Lacasse of Berlin, Jeanne Nadeau and husband Raymond of Milan, Denise Fortin and husband Benoit of Gorham, and Rose Marie Roy of Berlin.
Besides her parents, she is pre-deceased by her sisters Rita Horner, Florette Boucher, Claire Labbe, Anita L'Heureux, Simonne Bisson, Jeanne Grenier, and also her brothers Eddie, Robert, Roland and Rene L'Heureux.
She is survived one brother Aime L'Heureux and wife Vivian of Berlin, sister-in-laws Penny L'Heureux of Laconia, Annette L'Heureux of Berlin and Helen Leveille of Berlin.
Grandchildren Jesse, Kyle and Dana Lacasse, John, Craig and Mark Nadeau, Kevin Fortin and Kathy Frank, Christopher and Natalie Roy, Nicholas and Anthony Roy.
She leaves behind 12 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Burial will be at St. Anne's Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 13, also Tuesday, April 14 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.
Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015 22:44
Written by Barbara Tetreault
Jeffrey Haydn Taylor of Hopkinton died peacefully and surrounded by his family at Concord Hospital on the morning of April 7. He was 67.
He is survived by Dijit Tripp Taylor, his college sweetheart and wife of forty-four years; his daughters Hannah, Bethany, and Emily; his mother Betsy Ross Taylor and sister, Sally Beote, as well as many beloved family members and dear friends.
Jeff was born in Marblehead, Mass., became an Eagle Scout and attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Middlebury College. He served as a Lieutenant, junior grade, in the Coast Guard, before turning his leadership talents and passion for service towards community development in New Hampshire. He served as the City Planner in Berlin from 1977-1989. Governor Judd Gregg selected Jeff as the Director of the Office of State Planning in 1989, a position which Jeff was delighted to hold under three governors until 2003, when he started his community planning and preservation consulting firm.
Jeff was pleased and proud to be part of the statewide planning community. Valuing practical over political, he excelled at bringing communities together to in design charettes and encouraging outside the box thinking and design. Of his many professional accomplishments, he was proudest of his involvement in building the Cleveland Bridge in Berlin, restoring the Mountain View Grand Hotel in Whitefield, protecting the Belmont Mill, the Wentworth-by-the-Sea in New Castle, the Eagle Block in Newport, and his work with the Gundalow Company, including building and 2011 launch of the Piscataqua. From 1995, he was also instrumental in restarting Inherit New Hampshire—now the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance. Always drawn to the sea, he worked extensively to reaffirm and elevate the identity of the Great Bay and Piscataqua River as a maritime region. The interdisciplinary book—Cross Grained & Wily Waters: A Guide to the Piscataqua Maritime Region—was created from a partnership between all folks who envisioned Piscataqua as a place, and made it so.
Outside of his professional life, Jeff loved being out and about in NH. He hiked all of the NH 4000 Footers—finishing under bemused duress with his daughters in 2002—and gleefully rowed along the NH Seacoast in all months and weathers. He and Dijit spent twenty-five years restoring their Colonial-era home in Hopkinton with skill, love, and tears. An enthusiastic amateur fiddle player, Jeff enjoyed twenty years of making music and occasionally fishing with friends at Tim Pond Camps in Maine. Recently, he joyfully came to the community at Dimond Hill Farm as a stonewall builder and Santa Claus.
Jeff was a loud, lovely, complex and curiously practical man who will be much missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service is planned for 2 pm on Sunday, April 12 at the First Congregational Church in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to First Church or the Gundalow Company be considered. Any who would like to continue Jeff's legacy of community building and story-telling are encouraged to send his family their best Jeff stories to be compiled and shared in the future.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 20:13
Jay P. Zapolski, 44, of Commerce Street, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. He was born in Lynn, Mass., the son of Rober and Simone (Fillion) Zapolski. The family moved to Berlin, where Jay grew up. He most recently moved to Hill. Jay had a love of music, movies, writing, martial arts and dirt bikes.
Family members include is father Robert Zapolski; two sisters: Nicole and brother-in-law Brian Veinotte of Andover, Lisa DesRosiers of Sullivan; a brother; Michael Zapolski of Hill; and a daughter; Krysha Santaniello of New York, many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, 8 Green Sq, Berlin.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 19:59