Paul A. Vallee Sr.

Paul A. Vallee Sr., 75, of North Reading, Mass., formerly of Berlin, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, following a lengthy illness.
He was a retired police officer for the Reading, Mass., Police Department.
In addition to being a devoted husband to his wife Anita for 52 years and their children, he also served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years.
Paul was an avid golfer and enjoyed many trips to Florida to play golf with family and friends.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Anita (Mayo) Vallee of North Reading, Mass.; two brothers, Leo and his wife Clare of Milan, and Richard and his wife Melody of Cheyenne, Wyo.; one sister, Louise LaBarge and her husband Bernie of Nashua; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were held at the Croswell Funeral home in North Reading, Mass. followed by a funeral mass at St. Patrick Church in Stoneham, Mass. on Thursday, September 14, 2017. 
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Paul made be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Emilienne M. Hamel

Emilienne M. Hamel, 98, of Cambridge, formerly of Milan, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at the Rumford Community Home in Rumford, Maine.

She was born in Berlin on May 24, 1919 the daughter of Alfred and Lydia (Leclerc) Guay, and was educated in Berlin schools. She lived in Milan for many years and was a member of Good Shepherd Parish. Emilienne loved painting, music, dancing, baking, walking her dog, spending time at her camp at Lake Umbagog and spending time with her family.

Family includes her daughters Ann Dolan of Millsboro, Del., and Loreen Brigham and husband Steven of Derry; sons Robert Hamel of Cambridge, and Gary Hamel and wife Bonnie of Milan; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Armand Hamel, who passed away on 1983.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Anyone who wishes may make a donation in her memory to the Rumford Community Home, 11 John F. Kennedy Lane, Rumford, ME, 04276. Online guestbook is at

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Germaine (Duchesnaye) Fontaine

Germaine (Duchesnaye) Fontaine formally of Gorham passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at the Coos County Nursing Home. She was 95 years old.
Born in Berlin on Jan. 13, 1922 she was the daughter of Simeon and Delina (Pelchat) Duchesnaye.
Germaine spent her earlier years living in Berlin until she married Roger Fontaine at St. Benedicts Church in Cascade, where they later made their home. She was a communicant of St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. She was employed at Granite State Rubber Company, and later she was a nurse’s aide at Coos County Nursing Home.
Her greatest love was her family. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed quilting, knitting and traveling; she traveled to Spain, Italy and Portugal among many other destinations.
Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Roger, who passed away in 1967; a daughter, Irene Caron; two grandsons, Roger Robert Fontaine and Brent Rusnak, and several brothers and sisters.
She leaves behind her son, Roger Fontaine Jr. and wife Roberta of Texas; a sister, Gertrude Bruso of Massachusetts; grandchildren Angel Brown, Danita Thompson and Roberta Peters; great-grandchildren Keith Rusnak, Sarah Brown, Emily Anderson, Lily Thompson and Kelsey Peters; great-great-grandchildren Aubree Chouinard, Bailee Rusnak and Keanum Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, and on Monday, Sept. 18, at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Sept. 18, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment followed at Holy Family Cemetery, Gorham.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association of N.H., 1 Sundial Ave, No. 208N Manchester, NH 03052, and the Alzheimer’s Association, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 427B, Concord, NH 03301-5004
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Romeo Morin

Romeo Morin, 82, of Berlin, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at his home.
He was born in Berlin on April 12, 1935 the son of Edward and Cecile (Therriault) Morin, and was a lifelong resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had been employed as a mechanic for Laroche Chevrolet, Glen Motors, Patenaude Motors and McLaughlin Chevrolet. Romeo was a member of the White Mountain Ridge Runners and enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, going to camp, woodworking and working in his beautiful garden. He had volunteered for many years at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop.
Family includes his wife, Jacqueline (Guilmette) Morin of Berlin; sons Claude Morin and wife Ann Marie of West Milan, and Paul Morin and wife Lisa of Berlin; step-children Diane Light of Wisconsin, Eugene Marois and wife Rita of Berlin, Donald Marois of Oxford, Maine and David Marois and wife Lynda of Berlin; siblings Anita Morin of Berlin, Robert Morin and wife Zanita of Milan and Lorette Fecteau and husband Richard of Berlin; grandchildren Mary Davis and husband Travis of Berlin, Abigail Morin of West Milan, Melanie Morin of Berlin and Matthew Morin of Berlin; many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Priscilla (Gallant) Morin in 1977.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment was in the Russian City Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Mother Marie Rivier Food Pantry, 151 Emery St., Berlin, NH, 03570, or to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop, 153 Grafton St., Berlin, NH, 03570. Online guestbook at
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