Janice Rose Donaldson

Janice Rose Donaldson, 65, of Berlin passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Mrs. Donaldson was born in Bellows Falls, Vt. on July 1, 1951, a daughter of the late Ernest and Eva (Overko) Simoneau and was raised in Boston, Mass. She resided in Manchester for a time and then moved to Milan. She has been a resident of Berlin for the past 15 years. She had been employed as a Nurse's Aide for over 40 years, most recently for St. Vincent de Paul Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She is survived by her husband Reginald A. Donaldson of Berlin, three daughters Diane Paris of St. Petersburg, Fla., Deborah 'Debbie' Masone of Newbury, and Karen Lessard of Manchester, three sons, William 'Bill' Bureau of Indian Trails, N.C., Franklin 'Frank' Major of Durham, and Joseph Major of Berlin; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; her siblings, Ernie Simoneau of Kentucky, Linda Rose of Massachusetts, Jimmy Simoneau of Kentucky, Rose Boudreau of Florida, Marion Doherty of Maine and Theodore 'Ted' Overko of Florida; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening August 28, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. Online guest book at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.


Emily Witham

Emily Witham of Charlestown, beloved wife of Charlie Witham, died at home on August 22, 2015, surrounded by their family. Born on November 20, 1931 in New York, N.Y. to Rogelio Padilla Ramírez and Emilia Morales Alves, she was the mother of Francisco 'Frankie' Pagán of Añasco, Puerto Rico; Nancy Ferrer-Tatkowska (Witold Tatkowski) of Merrimack; and Steven Ferrer Padilla (Timothy Groves) of Cambridge, Mass. Baptized at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, New York, N.Y., she lived and worked in New York until 44 years of age, when she moved to Manchester. In 1990, she met Charlie Witham, whom she subsequently married on September 17, 1995. They lived in Claremont, Croydon, Grantham and lastly Charlestown, where they spent eleven wonderful years cultivating their garden, caring for their pets, working on projects and entertaining family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband, Charlie Witham, her three children, four step-children, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.

Interment will be at Willis Cemetery in Dummer, on Sunday, August 30 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to David's House, PO Box 660, Lebanon, NH 03766. The Bryant Funeral in Berlin is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.


Donald Roger Beaudet

Donald Roger Beaudet, 78, passed away peacefully at the Hyder Family Hospice House after a long illness on August 18, 2015.

He was born September 28, 1936 in Berlin the son of Herman and Simone (Poisson) Beaudet.

Donald served over 10 years in the N.H. National Guard, earning the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He went onto a career as a tool and die maker, retiring after almost 30 years with Janco/J-Pac. He enjoyed spending his free time with his wife of 52 years and his two children. He was passionate about woodworking. He designed and built unique pieces of furniture for family and friends. He and his wife enjoyed camping, cruising and traveling to different states. He was an avid hockey fan, but his heart belonged to the Boston Bruins.

He was predeceased by his parents as well as his brother Reverend Richard Beaudet O.M.I. and his sister Jeannine Astle.

He is survived by his loving wife Ann (Nolette) Beaudet, his daughter Karen Beaudet of Eliot, Maine, and his son Steven Beaudet of Attleboro, Mass., as well as his grandchildren Joshua, Jessica and Rebecca. He is also survived by his sister Jeannette Morin and her husband Phillip of Berlin as well as his brother Raymond Beaudet and his wife Dorothy of Berlin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, August 25 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's church, 71 Lowell St, Rochester. Afterwards, relatives and friends are invited to attend a luncheon to celebrate Don's life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hyder House, 285 County Farm Rd, Dover NH, 03820.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Ortiz and Diane Jones, as well as the entire staff at the Seacoast Cancer Center in Dover for their excellent care to Donald.

Please go to www.taskerfh.com to sign the on-line guest book.


Diane C. Stiles

Diane C. Stiles, 55, of Randolph, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident in Maine. She was born in Berlin on January 8, 1960 the daughter of Gerard and Olive (Dupuis) Albert and was a lifelong resident of the area. She had been employed by Moe's Variety Store for many years, was a member of Holy Family Church and the Dupont-Holmes Post #82 American Legion Auxiliary. She loved knitting, sewing, fixing things, being out at camp and spending time traveling to see her grandchildren.

Family includes her husband Gregory S. Stiles of Randolph; daughter Michele Vaughan and husband Russell of Cumming, Ga.; sons Richard Theberge, Jr. and wife Jessica of Conway, and Lanson Stiles of Berlin; grandchildren PFC Keenan Aldrich, Lakelee, Connor, Landon, Lexi and Eva; brothers Gerald Albert and significant other Maureen of Norway, Maine and Richard Albert of Ariz.; sister Louise Corcoran and husband Jim of Hinesburg, Vt.; sister-in-law Joyce Stewart and husband Malcolm of Concord; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, great nieces and great nephews.

Calling Hours will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a short prayer service following the calling hours on Tuesday evening at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, NH, 03570 to assist the family with funeral expenses. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.