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Yvonne G. Bergeron

Yvonne G. Bergeron of Plainfield, Conn. passed away on June 23, 2014 at the Villa Maria. She was 79. She was born on April 19, 1935 in Berlin, the daughter of the late Armand and Aurelia (Roy) Desgroseilliers. Yvonne was employed as an assembler at the former Wyre Wynd in Jewett City, Conn. before retiring. She loved her grandchildren and was an avid Elvis fan. Yvonne enjoyed her stay at the Villa Maria and the family would like to thank the staff for the care and compassion shown to Yvonne. On October 31, 1959 she married Norman E. Bergeron who passed away on January 11, 1998. Survivors include one son, Allen Bergeron of Lisbon, Conn.; one daughter, Sandy Hayes of Canterbury, Conn.; two grandchildren; and one sister, Rolande Blanchette of Berlin. Funeral services and burial were private. Guillot Funeral Home, 75 South B. Street, Taftville, C.T. was in charge of arrangements.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 21:00

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Service held for Doris Blanchette

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Doris Blanchette, of Berlin, on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Andrew Nelson as Celebrant. The Cantor was Shirley Jackson accompanied by Sue Ramsey as organist. The Altar Servers were Seminarians Michael Sartori and Brandon Sargent.
The Pall and Cross were placed by her two daughters Louise Morneau and Denise Hawkins. The offertory gifts were presented by her grandchildren, Brianne Morneau, Nelson Hawkins and Jonathan Hawkins. Her son-in-law Renney Morneau said words of remembrance.
Internment followed the services at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Berlin; serving as pallbearers were Andy Gauthier, Maurice Tremblay, Donald Piper, Henri Riendeau and Donald Duquette.
Donations in her name may be made to Coos Country Nursing Home, Activity Fund, PO Box 416, Berlin, N.H. 03570
Arrangements were under the direction of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.
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Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 20:11

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Pearl L. “Wee Wee” (Vashaw) Lessard

Pearl L. "Wee Wee" (Vashaw) Lessard, 77, formerly of Milan, passed away on Friday July 4, 2014 at the St. Vincent de Paul Rehab and Healthcare Center in Berlin, surrounded by family. She was born in Gorham, on October 19, 1936 the daughter of Clayson and Idel (Crotto) Vashaw and lived most of her life in the Berlin area, residing in Maine for a time and in Milan for over 20 years. She enjoyed her grandchildren, crossword puzzles and horror shows.

Family includes her sons James Tibbetts, Jr., of Berlin, David Tibbetts of Berlin and Danny Tibbetts and wife Celeste of Milan; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and was expecting a sixth; brothers James Vashaw of Florida and Leslie Vashaw of Berlin; sisters Sally Leberge of Dummer and Yvette Morel of Gilford; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Roland Lessard, brother Edward "Butch" Vashaw and sister Gloria Tibbetts.

A graveside service will be held on Friday July 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. Online guestbook at



Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 19:55

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Jean (Cameron) Howard

Jean (Cameron) Howard, 91, formerly of Colebrook, and Magalloway Plantation, Maine passed away on July 4, 2014 at Valley Terrace in White River Jct., Vt. She was born in Magalloway Plantation, Maine on Feb. 7, 1923 the daughter of Ewen and Evelyn (Menchin) Cameron and was a proud graduate of Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine. Jean was a lifelong resident of the North Country, having co-owned and operated Howard's Restaurant in Colebrook for 40 years with her husband Dean. Jean was well known for her pastry skills; many people drove miles to get her pies and donuts made daily at the restaurant. Upon retirement, she and Dean were able to travel and had wintered in Florida for many years. She was a longtime member of Eureka Chapter No. 2 Order of Eastern Star, was an active member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Colebrook, active with the Errol Congregational Church and in fundraising for the Magalloway Plantation Pink Church. Jean will be remembered for her lively and gracious persona and as a kind and caring friend to many.

Members of the family include her daughter Deanna Howard of Etna; three sons William Hooper of Doaktown, N.B., Canada, Douglas Howard of Pittsburg, and Cameron Howard of Colebrook; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her first husband William Hooper, who was killed during WW2 and by her second husband Dean E. Howard, who died on April 24, 2011.

Services: A funeral service will be held on Friday July 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Magalloway Pink Church in Magalloway Plantation, Maine. Interment will follow in the Magalloway Plantation Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Donations in Jean's memory may be made to the Magalloway Pink Church, C/O JoAnne Bean, 161 Sturdevant Pond Road, Errol, N.H. 03579. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham, N.H. Online guestbook at



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