Service held for Fernande Rodriques

A Memorial Service was held for Fernande Rodriques at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Father Kyle Stanton served as Celebrant.

Her great-granddaughter sang Amazing Grace.

Interment followed at St. Kieran Cemetery, serving as pallbearers were her son-in-law Maurice Bagley, grandsons Gary Bagley and Blake Smith, great-grandsons Jacob Lang and Garrett Lang and grandson in law Rick Testa.

Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home.

William Theo Corcoran

William Theo Corcoran, of 87 Fitch Reservoir Road in Claremont, died Thursday, December 29, at his home following a three months battle with liver cancer. He was born in Errol, on August 31, 1929, the son of Martin J. Corcoran and Leah (Fanjoy) Corcoran. He received his education in schools in Errol, Milan, Dummer and Berlin and graduated from Berlin High School in the class of 1949. He worked for a short time in New York after graduation, returned to Berlin, where he enlisted in the U.S. Army in the fall of 1949. He did basic training at Fort Devens, Mass., and then was assigned to Fort Monmouth, N.J., where he received training in radio repair. He served two years in Korea with the Signal Corp during the Korean war. He returned to the USA and was assigned to Fort Monmouth until discharged.

He returned to Berlin and was employed by Brown Company, in the paper making industry, until 1962. William moved with his family to Claremont and worked for Joy Manufacturing Company until it closed and later he worked for other local companies.

William (also known as Theo, Bill or Teak) loved the outdoors, he enjoyed hiking, fishing, hunting, boating and in earlier times he was a member and past president of the Shugah Valley Snow Riders Club. In that time family and friends joined with him and Shirley in riding their snow machines. He was also a member of the American Legion, Post 29, Claremont. He loved to travel and made many trips with his sister Jean, who lives in Seattle, Wash. One of the many trips they enjoyed was a camping trip to Alaska. In recent times he spent time at the Claremont Senior Center where he had many friends and participated in the activities of the center. He was always ready to play ping pong or pool.

Members of his family include his son Kenneth R. Corcoran and his wife, Lois (Moran) Corcoran, of Charlestown, a granddaughter, Carolyn Russell and her husband Kurt, of Winter Haven, Fla., and their children, Jenna Lynn Foster, Harmony Russell, Ilo Russell, and Ondine Russell; four brothers, Chester A. Corcoran, Berlin, Mark F. Corcoran and his wife Christina of Berlin, Norman J. Corcoran and his wife Violette of Apache Junction, Ariz., James S. Corcoran and his wife Louise, of Starksboro, Vt., five sisters, Charlotte C. Bolduc, of Waterville, Maine, Frances I. Gallagher, and her husband Robert of Berlin, Priscilla A. Gorton and her husband Leonard of River Bend, N.C., Jean Hall of Seattle, Wash., Carol M. Kilmain and her husband Charles of West Roxbury, Mass., two sisters-in-law, Janice L. Corcoran, Milan, and Patricia Gemmiti, and her daughter Catherine, in Proctor, Vt., and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was blessed with many dear friends, including Marge Rock and a best friend, Joe LaPointe, who worked with him during their time at Joy Manufacturing Company. William was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Ann (Lawrence) Corcoran on May 23, 2004, following a long illness, his parents, his sister Helen L. Corcoran (2005), his brother Robert M. Corcoran (2008) and a brother-in-law, Danny Gemmiti.

Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan Street, Claremont. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. also on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Kilyk, officiating. Graveside committal services will be held later in the Spring in the N.H. Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Claremont Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights, Claremont, NH 03743 or the Lake Sunapee, VNA/Hospice, 107 Newport Road, New London, NH 03257.

You are invited to share a memory of William with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roy Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Service held for Doris Moreau

A Memorial Service was held for Doris Moreau at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Father Michael Sartori served as Celebrant. Interment followed at St. Anne Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home.

Norman Dumont

Norman Dumont of Berlin, passed away due to illness on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Coos County Nursing Home. He was 83 years old. He was born on October 18, 1933, to his parents Blanche and Joseph Dumont of 520 School Street, Berlin.
Norman loved spending time with his family. He was a devoted father and husband. His hobbies were crossword puzzles, reading, jigsaw puzzles, cribbage, woodworking, motorcycle riding, smoking his pipe (also while riding his motorcycle) and fishing with his sons. Norman was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in 1951. He attended the University of New Hampshire for two years, and later was drafted into the U.S Army. He served two years in the U.S. Army first as one of the Nike missile control console operators on Long Island, then at that base’s headquarters in the personnel dept. He returned to Berlin after an honorable discharge and began work at Brown Company as he served his required time in the Army National Guard. After a few years he tested very well on the Civil Service Exam and found his true calling as a Letter Carrier in the U.S. Postal Service.
On May 30, 1964 he married Joanne Dumont, who he had two sons with, Ronald William and Michael Leo. They resided at 492 Champlain Street until June of 1977 when they moved to 55 Williamson Avenue. He became widowed on May 9, 1999. He was later married to Lorraine Langlois on March 17, 2012, and continued to reside at 55 Williamson Avenue in Berlin.
He loved to listen to classical music and show tunes and sang along with the record to entertain all in attendance. He was active in the church choir for many years. He was an accomplished ballroom and polka dancer and often talked about how he learned how to dance at the USO during his time stationed on Long Island. Norman also served on the School Board for Catholic schools during the 1970s. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years before his retirement in 1997. He also held several leadership positions in the local chapter of the National Association of Letter Carrier’s Union.
Norman was predeceased by his parents, wife Joanne Dumont, his siblings Olive Quimby of Berlin, Robert Dumont of Berlin, Roger Dumont of Nashua, and William Dumont of Berlin, and nephew Paul Dumont of Berlin.
He is survived by his wife Lorraine Dumont of Berlin, two children Ronald Dumont of Bedford, and Michael Dumont of Bedford, daughter in law Melissa Dumont of Bedford, two grandchildren Joshua and Nicole Dumont of Bedford, nieces Rachel Anderson of Millsboro, Del., Linda Quimby of Exeter, nephews David Quimby of Santa Ana, Calif., and Mark Dumont of Berlin, step sons Richard Langlois of Laconia, Michel Langlois of Berlin, and step daughter Lisa Langlois Tucker of Tamworth, step grandchildren Joshua Langlois of Laconia, Emmitt Langlois of Berlin, Jacob Tucker of Tamworth, Christian Tucker of Tamworth and Danielle Tucker of Tamworth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepard Parish, Berlin.
Calling hours will be at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, on Friday, January 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to the service on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
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