Steven Philip Fortier

Steven Philip Fortier passed away June 20, 2017, after several days at the Shell Point Hope Hospice facility in Fort Myers, Fla.

Steven was born in Berlin on June 23, 1950, the son of Phil and Ce (Couhie) Fortier. He graduated from Berlin High School and the Berlin Vocational College.

After working at various resorts and restaurants in the White Mountain area of New Hampshire, he moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1981. Steven worked as a chef in several high-end restaurants and in 1992 became general manager of the wholesale fish division of Sagaya Foods. He retired in 2014 and moved to Fort Myers to be near family.

Steven was an avid New England sports fan with a wealth of knowledge about various players. He and his brother won many Red Sox sports trivia contests sponsored by the Far From Fenway Fan Club in Anchorage. During play-off season, it was not unusual for him to be watching a Bruins hockey game on TV, while listening to a Red Sox game on the radio.

Steven is survived by his brother John Fortier and sisters Sherry Turgeon and Nancy Collins all living in Fort Myers, three nieces, four “grand” nieces and nephews and his golden retriever pals Vinnie and Wesley.

In addition to his general kindness and positive outlook towards life (except for computers), he will be remembered as being the neighborhood’s big brother to all growing up, for his French toast recipe (that he never shared), his ability to talk like Donald Duck, his preference for listening to '60s and '70s rock music and his refusal to recognize any music from the last three decades.

A private service will be held in Fort Myers and, per his request, his ashes taken to Anchorage to be scattered in several favorite places.

Service held for Lise Lizzie

Funeral Services for Lise Lizzie, 77, of Safety Harbor, Fla. and formerly of Berlin, were held on June 17, 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 Kyle Stanton. The readings were done by Nancy Arguin and Jerry Lizzie, the gifts were presented by Kiera Arguin and Allysa Gowen and the words of remembrance were by Krista Arguin. Interment was in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery where Father Kyle read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Butch Bouchard, Greg Xiggoros, Dennis Arguin and Wayne Gowen. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Service held for Michael E. Pelletier

Funeral Services for Michael E. Pelletier, 38, of Berlin, were held on June 20, 2017, at the Heritage Baptist Church. Pastor Dana Hoyt officiated. Several relatives and friends read words of remembrance including Lise Lugg, Maggie Laccasse, Chad, Doreen, Tammy and Christy. Interment was in the Russian City Cemetery. Pastor Hoyt read the committal prayers. The Bryant Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Nancy J. Bellomy

Nancy J. Bellomy, 74, of Berlin, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. She was born in Berlin on January 10, 1943 the daughter of the late George W. and Henrietta R. (Carter) Morin and lived most of her life in Berlin. She had been employed in the housekeeping department at the Coos County Nursing Home and was a member of the American Legion Post 36 Auxiliary and the Joliette Snowshoe Club. Nancy had attended the Salvation Army.

Family includes her sons Michael Bellomy of Florida and Jay Bellomy of Berlin; daughter Jill Albert of Gorham; grandchildren Shannon Bellomy and Kali Bellomy of Orlando, Fla., Misty Albert of Nashua, Kody Albert of Conway, and Brittany Bilodeau of Gorham; step children Jason, Patrick and Louis Bilodeau; an aunt, an uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Louis J. Bilodeau and her sister Linda Morin.

Services will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 15 Cole St., Berlin, NH, 03570. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at