Roger W. Frenette

Roger W. Frenette, 84, of Berlin, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Catholic Medical Center from complications during surgery.

He was born in Berlin on September 13, 1932, the son of Joseph and Ida (Arsenault) Frenette and was a lifelong resident.

He graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1952, and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Roger had been employed by the local paper mill for 42 years and had also done roofing. He was a member of Good Shepherd Parish, enjoyed camping on Songo Pond in Maine, and he was a big Bruins fan. Roger enjoyed playing the harmonica, listening to country music, telling stories and making people laugh. He will be greatly missed by all.

Family includes his wife of 61 years Marguerite (Croteau) Frenette of Berlin; his children Denis Frenette and wife Susan of Berlin, Lucy Patry and husband Bob of Berlin, Claire Frenette of Berlin, Claude Frenette and wife Sandy of Berlin, Gisele Mercier and husband Brian of Litchfield, Giles Frenette and wife Colleen of Berlin, Estelle Lamare and husband Dave of Colchester, Conn., Francis Frenette and companion Shelley of Greenwich, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister Ida (Frenette) Lapointe of Berlin; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Norman, Gerard, Edmond, Lionel and Romeo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at 1 p.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in St. Kieran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop, 153 Grafton St., Berlin, NH, 03570. Online guestbook at

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Service held for Daniel M. Coulombe

Funeral Services for Daniel M. Coulombe, 57, of Berlin, were held on September 8, 2017, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Michael Sartori. The readings were done by Lucille St. Arnaud and Gary Coulombe, the gifts were presented by Lorraine Coulombe and Shelby Fillion and the words of remembrance were done by Richard Bizier. The pall bearers were Jacob Donaldson, Zack Donaldson, Tyler Coulombe and Justin Fillion. Many relatives and friends attended the services.

Daniel M. Coulombe

Daniel M. Coulombe, 57, of Berlin, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He was born in Berlin on August 24, 1960, the son of Leo E. and Jeannine L. (Grenier) Coulombe and was a lifelong resident. Daniel loved nature, playing the guitar and playing pool.

Family includes his mother Jeannine Coulombe of Berlin; sisters Carol Coulombe of Colebrook, Donna Donaldson and husband Leo of Berlin, Rachel Fillion and husband Gerard of Berlin; brothers Steven Coulombe and companion Georgia Fortin of Gorham, Ronald Coulombe and wife Lorraine of Gorham and Gary Coulombe and companion Laura Jamison of Berlin; 10 nieces and nephews and three great nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins; his good friend Tracie Leberge and her daughter. He was predeceased by his father Leo E. Coulombe.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 1 p.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., prior to the Mass. Online guestbook at


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Roger Poulin

Roger Poulin passed into the wonder and joy of the next life on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at age 72 after suffering a stroke while his wife, Laureen, was battling cancer that took her life on July 29.

Roger was born on April 8, 1945, the son of Joseph and Mary Rose (Gastonguay) Poulin. He was a lifelong resident in Berlin. He was a graduate of Berlin High School in the Class of 1963.

On June 3, 1967, he married Laureen Marois of Berlin and spent five decades as husband and wife, but more so, as best friends and companions.

While Roger worked at many places in Berlin, he often shared memories of his 17 years at the Converse Rubber Company — Granite State Division and his time at the James River Paper Mill.

Roger’s passions were going to the Eagles Club, playing poker and trying to win at the casino. While not a bingo player, he often accompanied his wife, Laureen, who loved the game. He was the most hardcore John Wayne fan, having watched every one of his movies and having named his eldest son, Wayne, after the Hollywood actor. He loved to collect McDonald’s memorabilia and playing solitaire on his iPad.

He was impeccably on time and lived his life by the clock and the calendar. Punctuality was the bane of his existence and many of his relatives could share a story or two about his obsession of being punctual. He was a creature of habit, with a routine that he created and truly loved. He had to go out daily and was a lover of all animals, especially his special friend, Benny, a loving pet Schnoodle. He was a favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews.

While he often proclaimed that he was a “Scrooge,” and enjoyed being called the “Bah Humbug” famous Charles Dickens character, he had a heart of gold and was kind and caring to many. In fact, he was really more like the reformed Scrooge.

A few days before he passed, he told relatives that his wife, Laureen, had come to visit him and told him that she was at peace in the afterlife. He said that he missed her terribly and that he prayed every night that he might join her. His last wish came true.

While medical conditions ultimately ended his life, many believe that he truly died from a broken heart after his wife’s passing.

Roger is survived by his son, Eric Poulin and partner, Kent Walsh of Berlin, and his son, Wayne Poulin-Jenks and spouse, Michael Jenks of Agawam, Mass. He is also survived by his only grandchild, Ryan Poulin of Orlando, Fla. He also leaves behind his siblings, Regina Lapointe and companion Pete of Berlin, Beatrice Labeaumont of Berlin, Claudette Campbell and husband, Maurice of Lyman, Maine; brother Robert Poulin and companion Diane of Laconia and Berlin. Several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years Laureen Poulin who passed away on July 29 of this year; a brother, Armand Poulin, and a sister, Theresa Emmett.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Sept.16, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, Berlin.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to his caregiver/son Eric Poulin to assist with any final expenses, PO Box 215, Berlin, NH 03750.

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