Service held for Jeannette Nadeau

A Memorial Service was held for Jeannette Nadeau at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home on Monday, January 16, 2017. Father Michael Sartori served as Celebrant. .

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

William H. Astle

William H. Astle, 63, died suddenly at his home Sunday morning, January 8, 2017.
Mr. Astle was born in Lancaster on August 4, 1953, the son of Edgar and Marian (Teare) Astle.
Bill worked as a social worker at Alpha House and N.H. Human Services. Later he worked at the Groveton Wausau Paper Mills as the Shipping and Warehouse Superintendent until retirement in 2005.
Bill and Regina designed their home on Fellows Road in Guildhall, Vt. He enjoyed being outdoors creating a landscaper’s dream lawn and gardens. On the property both he and Regina worked to create trails through the woods to snowshoe or ski in the winter, and to walk throughout the year. He loved to listen to folk and bluegrass music, and attending live performances. He was a wonderful husband and brother and a kind friend to all who knew him.
He was raised in Groveton, and attended school there. He graduated valedictorian of his class, and went to UNH. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences.
He has a sister, Susan L. Astle of Berlin. Regina’s brothers: Stephen (Donna) DeBoer and their children Lindsay (Bill) Simurra and Chip DeBoer; Fred (Mary) DeBoer and their children Michele DeBoer and Lynda DeBoer. He has a goddaughter, Katherine Christopher (Doug) McMann of Lancaster. He also leaves aunts Carolyn Astle of Berlin, Conn., and Pearl Koskela of Dublin, many cousins and extended family. He leaves many wonderful, caring friends who supported him and Regina in life and during his illness.
A memorial service is being planned at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to your favorite local charity, and give your love and kindness to someone each day. Peace to all.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. Please go to for more information or to send an online condolence.

Dustin James Smithurst

Dustin James Smithurst, 27, of Gorham, died tragically on Monday morning January 9, 2017, of injuries received in a motor vehicle, pedestrian accident in Maine. He was born in Portland, Maine, on September 28, 1989, the son of Donna M. Beckwith Calvert and Wayne Smithurst and has lived in the Dummer- Berlin – Gorham area for many years with his cousins: Katie Bisson, Robert Bisson, Emily Bisson and Mary Bisson, aunt Nancy Bisson and aunt Valerie Hollinrake. Dustin was a graduate of Berlin High School, Class of 2008. He was a devout Christian who enjoyed teaching folks the Word of God and providing outreach services to the homeless, exposing them to God's teachings. In his younger years, he enjoyed roller blading and ski blading, making many a crazy videos with his cousin Robert. Dustin had most recently been a valued employee of the Holiday Inn in Portland, Maine. He had a phenomenal sense of humor, vibrant personality, and was adored by many.

In addition to the Bisson family, he enjoyed spending time with his brother and sister-in-law John E. Calvert Jr. and Brandi Calvert, niece Taylor Calvert and nephew Hudson Calvert, cousins Kamdyn Jae Bisson Post, Harte Matthew Bisson Post and Jacob A. Beckwith Smith. Dustin was survived by his aunt Shelly Beckwith Sylvester and family as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides of his family.

He was predeceased by his parents Donna Beckwith Calvert and Wayne Smithurst, his grandparents Elizabeth and Arthur Beckwith and numerous Aunts.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Online guestbook at

Service held for Robert Laflamme

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Robert Laflamme, of Berlin, on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Michael Sartori as Celebrant. The Cantor was Madeline Jeffrey accompanied by Sandra Patrick as Organist. The Altar Servers were Jean Poirier and Douglas Roy.
Serving as reader was Helene Francoeur.
Interment followed at Mt Calvary Cemetery.
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Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.