Rita Pike

Rita Pike, 86, of Berlin passed away on Tuesday September 20, 2016, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin.
Mrs. Pike was born in Berlin on August 28, 1930, the daughter of Albert and Mabel (Dumesnil) Morin and was a lifelong resident of the area.
She loved spending time with her family and friends at home and camp.
Rita was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and had been employed in the family business, Berlin Furniture Mart. She was a member of St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish.
The family thanked The Northwood Home Health and Hospice Services and the Androscoggin Valley Hospital for their care and compassion that they provided to Rita.
She is survived by; a son David Pike and wife Wanda of Berlin, daughters Debbie Ouellette and husband Larry of Berlin and Lynne Langley of Portsmouth; grandchildren Allan and wife Lisa, Staci, Craig and JoHannah Stuart and husband Mike; great-grandchildren Cody and Kyle and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband William Pike Jr. in 2014.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave, Berlin on Monday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Everyone who remembers her is asked to celebrate her life in their own way.
In lieu of flowers, the family would hope that you will do an unexpected act of kindness for someone in her honor. Online guest book at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

Elisabeth M.A. Davidson

Elisabeth M.A. Davidson, formerly of Berlin, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016, at the HealthAlliance Hospital-Broadway Campus (Kingston Hospital). She was 84 years old.

Born on May 31, 1932, in Offenbach am Main, Germany, she was the daughter of Georg and Katharina (nee Bauhoff) Kreis.

Elisabeth married Ronald A. Davidson in June 1954. She later became a naturalized U.S. citizen on May 1, 1959, of which she was very proud. Together, they raised their son John.

Her greatest love was her family, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, reading, craftwork, and spending time with her grandchildren whenever she could.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Ronald, who passed away in 2004. She is also predeceased by all of her six siblings.

She leaves behind her son, John D. Davidson, and wife, Monique (Baker) Davidson of Port Ewen, N.Y.; grandson Matthew I. Davidson and granddaughter Alyssa N. Davidson; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend Gail Bauzenberge from the St. Paul Lutheran Church. Relatives and friends may call on the family an hour prior to the service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the New City Cemetery, Berlin.

Visit the online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com

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Service held for D. Grace Riff

A funeral service for D. Grace Riff, 96, of Berlin, was held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Rev. Gail Bauzenberger officiated. Music was provided by Jon Lafleur. Interment followed in New City Cemetery in Berlin. The pall bearers were her grandsons, Walter Riff, Michael Riff, John Valliere, Jody Valliere, Justin Lapointe and Travis Lapointe. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Rose Ann Giordono

Rose Ann Giordono, formerly of Strafford Street in Berlin, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Grafton County Nursing Home following a period of declining health. She was 92 years old.

She was born on June 18, 1924 in Berlin. She was the daughter of Joseph and Geni (Morando) Accardi.

She attended Berlin Schools and was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Church of Good Shepherd Parish (formerly St. Kieran’s Church).

On February 1, 1945, she married Carl P. Giordono. They had been married for 59 years at the time of his passing in 2004.

She was employed as a sales clerk at W.T. Grant’s Department Store for several years and then as a clerk at the Pleasant Street Pharmacy. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and gardening, participated in a bowling league, and was a member of the Androscoggin Valley Golf Club. In retirement, she wintered in West Palm Beach, Fla., with her sister. She enjoyed spending time with her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter Antoinette Thomas and husband Robert of Littleton; two granddaughters, Carlene Whitcomb and her husband Jeffrey, and Kate Paradice and her husband Charles, all of Littleton; five great-grandchildren, Emma and Sara Whitcomb, Olivia, Cooper, and Parker Paradice; and a sister, Mommina A. Craft of West Palm Beach, Fla., as well as several nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her husband Carl, as well her parents and her two brothers John and Patsy Accardi and her sister Florence Pickford.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 23, at St. Anne’s Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Burial will follow at St. Kieran’s Cemetery in Berlin. There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:
Grafton County Nursing Home
Attention Home Association
3855 Dartmouth College Highway
North Haverhill, N.H. 03774-4909
Or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at www.alz.org/donate

Arrangements by Fleury-Patry Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.

Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com.

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