Bertha R. (Dumoulin) Blais

Bertha R. (Dumoulin) Blais, 92, of Berlin, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Coos County Nursing Home. She was born in East Hereford, PQ, Canada on September 17, 1923 the daughter of the late Leon and Lillian (Pelchat) Dumoulin and has been a resident of Berlin for most of her life. She married Gerard Blais on May 4, 1946 and had worked for Tri County CAP cooking for Senior Meals and at the weekly BINGO games. Bertha was a member of St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish and enjoyed BINGO, cooking and taking care of her grandchildren. “Her house was never empty.”

Family includes her daughter Anita Belval of Berlin; sons Raymond E. Blais and wife Peggy of Berlin and Paul G. Blais and wife Candy of Berlin; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; brothers Leo Dumoulin and wife Denise of Berlin and Roland Dumoulin and wife Mary of New York; sister Rita Blair and husband Victor of Berlin; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Gerard in 1973, grandson Jonathan Blais, great granddaughter Alexandria Marie Rich; son-in-law Gerard Belval and five siblings, Rene, Robert, Gerard, Arthur and Lauretta Gagne.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Avenue, Berlin on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Online guestbook at


Service to be held for Arthur M. Potter

A graveside service for Arthur M. Potter, 87, of Orono, Maine, who passed away on February 2, 2016, will be held on Saturday, May 28, at 1 p.m. in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Home, Berlin.

Spring Committal Service for Edna Gagne

A graveside committal service for Edna Gagne, 88, of Berlin, who passed away on January 16, 2016, will be held Friday, May 27, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the St. Kieran Cemetery in Berlin. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Home, Berlin.

Service held for Raymond L. Nolin

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Raymond L. Nolin, of Berlin, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at St Anne’s Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Kyle Stanton as Celebrant. The Cantor was Denise Sanschagrin accompanied by Sue Ramsey as Organist. The Altar Servers were Jean Poirier and Douglas Roy.
The Pall was placed by his wife Ann Nolin and their daughters Karen Daley, Maureen Nolin, Kristine Roberge and Paula Poirier. His wife Ann placed the Cross. Serving as reader were his granddaughters Kayla Steady and Ella Roberge. The offertory gifts were presented by his granddaughters Erin Holt and Eve Roberge. Words of remembrance were by his daughter Kristine Roberge.
As a former police officer and former police chief, he was honored, and escorted by law enforcement officials.
Following the service a long precession of cars lead by police escort, proceeded to Mt. Calvary Cemetery for the Interment. Serving as Pallbearers were his grandson Jake Drouin, son-in-laws Jon Daley, Bill Pike, Jeremy Roberge and Rollie Poirier, Mike Holt and grandson-in-law Brandon Steady.
The ceremony and celebration of Ray’s life was well attended with many family members and friends paying their respects.
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Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.