Vincent A. Ruel

Vincent A. Ruel passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was 64 years old.
Born in Berlin, N.H., on Oct. 19, 1952, he was the son of Robert and Irene (Latulippe) Ruel. Vince was raised in Berlin and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1970. He was in the National Guard for six years and was employed as a millwright at the Burgess Mill for 30 years until the mill closed. He then embarked on a new career as a corrections officer for the State of New Hampshire until his retirement.
Vince enjoyed camping with his family, spending time with his sons and spending time at his father-in-law’s camp in Upton. He also enjoyed reading, martial arts and “get-aways” at Bar Harbor. He also picked up the hobby of jewelry making which he shared with all his family.
A special joy in his life was the birth of his granddaughter Olivia. He loved taking trips out to Tennessee to see her as often as he could, which was a highlight in his life.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law Charles Boucher. He leaves behind his loving wife of 42 years, Elaine (Roy) Ruel of Berlin; two sons, Joseph Ruel and wife Erica of Tennessee, a son Timothy Ruel and fiancé Heather Gibbons of overseas; a granddaughter, Olivia Ruel of Tennessee; two sisters, Janet Laroche and Margaret Boucher; one aunt, Jeanne Ruel; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial and Interment at St. Kieran’s Cemetery will be held at a later date next summer. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin, N.H. To post a tribute, visit
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Peter A. LaFoe Jr.

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Peter A. LaFoe Jr., 57, Berlin, N.H., died at home on Monday Oct. 16, 2017, after a period of failing health.
He was born on Nov. 3, 1959, in Woodsville, N.H., to Peter and Judith (Priest) LaFoe. Peter was raised in Wells River, Vt., and Littleton, N.H. attending local schools.
As a child, Peter was his father's “right hand man.” They did everything together, and he enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his dad.
Peter Sr’s untimely death in 1974 marked a changing point in Peter’s life. He always had a good heart, but for many years he had a hard time finding the right path.
This all changed in 2007, when his daughter, Prudence, came into his life. She became his “right hand girl” and they did everything together. Peter set positive goals for himself and would work hard to meet each goal he set. He worked for himself as a handyman and with his sister, Bridet, helping out at her family's business for as long as his health allowed. In his free time he enjoyed fishing and spending time in the outdoors.
Peter is survived by his mother, Judy Mathers of Belmont; his wife, Tabby LaFoe; daughter Prudence, and step-children, Isaac, Tyler and Erica; a brother, Greg LaFoe of Belmont; two sisters, Tammy Arpin of Arizona, and Bridget Parent and her husband, David, of Wentworth Location; aunts Jean Melino, Elizabeth Rial of Tennessee, and Fonda Beard of Lincoln, N.H.; an uncle, Dexter Priest of Tennessee; best friend Richard Knight; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends and family will gather at the Eagles Club 1464, 8 Green Square, Berlin, on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to share memories and food (potluck). Burial will take place on Friday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Swiftwater Road, in Woodsville, N.H. In lieu of flowers those who wish are asked to make contributions to Peter’s final expenses at

Reginald D. Marquis

Reginald D. "Reggie" Marquis, 65, passed away unexpectedly, surrounded by loved ones on Oct. 14, 2017.
He was born in Berlin, N.H., on Sept. 8, 1952, the son of the late David and Dorothy (Murray) Marquis and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Berlin High School in 1970 and attended Plymouth State College majoring in physical education, but passionately minoring in partying. He was employed by the local paper mill for 46 years.
He was selfless. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was always looking to help others. His children and grandchildren brought him great joy, and he especially enjoyed watching them playing ball of any kind, often traveling many hours with his wife to catch a game and head home.
Reggie was blessed with many friends that spanned a number of generations, but everyone he met would immediately be treated as a friend. He was an accomplished athlete, and earned regional attention for his efforts. He cared for and supported the youth of Berlin, N.H., through his service as a coach and referee of local youth sports programs, but those friendships went beyond the fields and courts.
He was an avid cross-country skier and could often be found maintaining his yard, which was an oft-frequented social stop for locals.
He is survived by his brothers, Ronnie Marquis of Gorham N.H., and Steve Marquis and wife Paulette of Berlin; his wife, Christine (Goyette) Marquis of Berlin; sons Shawn Marquis of Auburndale, Mass., Kevin Marquis and wife Tareena (Petrie) Marquis of Penacook, N.H., and their children, Britteny Marquis of Berlin and Kylie Marquis of Penacook, N.H.; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday Oct. 22, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Town & Country in Shelburne, N.H. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations in his memory may be made to the Nansen Ski Club, P.O. Box 222, Berlin, NH, 03570. Online guestbook is at
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Robert R. Rivard

U. S. Army Command Sergeant Major Robert R. Rivard (Ret.) 81, a resident of Plaistow for the past 50 years, died Sept. 19, 2017, one day before his 82nd birthday, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. 
Born in Berlin, N.H., son of the late Albert and Emily (Montambault) Rivard, he attended local schools and was a member of the Notre Dame High School, class of 1954. 
Mr. Rivard was employed for many years as the manager of the Custeau's Market in Plaistow before owning and operating a distributorship for Bachman's Snacks of New Hampshire. He most recently was employed in the advertising department of News of America. 
Mr. Rivard served for 35 years in the New Hampshire National Guard until his retirement in 1988, and served as the senior non-commissioned officer for the 197th Field Artillery in Berlin. 
A member of Saint Anne's Parish of Hampstead, he was a 4th Degree member and Past Grand Knight of the Saint Jude Council of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the New Hampshire National Guard Enlisted Association. 
He enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling to Florida and Hawaii and most importantly the time he spent with his family. 
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Lois J. (Couture) Rivard; two daughters, Susan J. Peters and her husband, Glenn, of Stoddard, N.H., and Debbie A. Watkins of Atkinson; a brother, Donald R. Rivard and his wife Irene of Berlin; and four grandchildren, Jaron Peters, Brittany Helzer, Paige Watkins and Blake-Mari Watkins. 
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