Service Held: Yolande Landry

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Yolande Landry of Berlin on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Rev. Michael Sartori as celebrant. The cantor was Shirley Jackson accompanied by Sandra Patrick as organist. The altar servers were Bob Pelchat and Douglas Roy.

Her brother Joseph placed the cross. Serving as reader was Eileen Rooney. The offertory gifts were presented by Christine Landry and Renee Landry.

Interment followed at St. Anne Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Joe Bossie, Bernie Bean, Adam Marsh, Maurice Tremblay, Ray Francoeur and Paula Poirier.

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

Edward R. Bisson Jr.

ANSONIA, Conn. — Edward R. Bisson Jr., 82, of Ansonia, Conn., peacefully entered into The House of the Lord on Nov. 3, 2017; he was surrounded by his loving family at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, Conn.

Ed is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Katherine Bisson (Kay Lombardi) of Ansonia; son Edward “Eddie" Bisson III of Derby, Conn.; daughters Karen Bisson of Torrington, Conn.; Karlene (Bisson) Bowns of Naugatuck, Conn.; and Katherine Bisson of Ansonia, brother Gary Bisson of New Hampshire, sister Beverly Bisson of Pennsylvania, and his most cherished loving granddaughters Kori Bowns of Chicago and Brooke Bowns of Seymour, Conn.

He was proceeded in death by his father Edward Bisson Sr. and mother Goldie (Schroder) Bisson of Berlin, N.H.

Ed was born on May 8, 1935 in Berlin, where he was raised and educated as a young man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing alongside his father and playing ice hockey.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army; he spent his early working life in the forests of northern New England cutting and hauling lumber for the Brown Paper Co. Upon moving to Connecticut in the late 1950s, he met his wife and was employed by Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Conn. During his employment at Sikorsky he worked on the first U. S. Army Blackhawk prototype and the  X-Wing, and concluded his career as a general manager on the Boeing Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche and S-92 programs. Ed retired in 1996 after 39 years of service.

He is a communicant of the Church of the Assumption, taught religious education classes and served as a eucharist minister up until his illness had limited his availability to do so. Ed was generous about helping people and devoted his time locally at the Tinney Center, Spooner House and the Assumption Parish along side his wife.

Together they volunteered and assisted students and families.

Upon request of the family there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend his mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Assumption., 23 N. Cliff St., Ansonia, Conn.

Memorial donation may be made to the Assumption School in care of the Bennett Funeral Home, 91 N. Cliff St., Ansonia, CT, 06401.

Aline Lacroix


Funeral Services for Aline Lacroix, 79, of Berlin, were held on Oct. 30, 2017, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by her brother, Monsignor Eddy Bisson. The readings were done by her granddaughter, Missy L’Heureux and the gifts were presented by her grandchildren, Ryan Nolin Missy L’Heureux, Matthew MacArthur and Andrew MacArthur and the words of remembrance were done by her daughter, Gail Nolin. The pall bearers were her grandchildren Ryan Nolin, Missy L’Heureux, Matthew MacArthur and Andrew MacArthur. Interment was in the N.H. State Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H. where her brother, Monsignor Eddy Bisson read the committal prayers. Many relatives and friends attended the service.


Service held: Alton A. Watson


Funeral Services for Alton A. Watson, 80, of Berlin, were held on Nov. 1, 2017, at the Bryant Funeral Home. Deacon Mitch Couture officiated. The readings were done by his son, Matthew Watson, and grandson, Ethan Arnault, and the words of remembrance were done by his children, James Watson and Catherine Arnault. Interment was in the St. Kieran Cemetery. Deacon Mitch read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Justin Roy, Chris Roy, Ethan Arnault, Brianna Watson and Danica Watson. Many relatives and friends attended the service.