Romeo Cote

Romeo Cote of Gorham passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017. He was 91 years old.

Born on November 6, 1925, in Berlin, he was the son of Fertunat and Emulia (Lacasse) Cote.

Romeo served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he received Combat Infantryman Bade, United Nations Service Medal and Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars.

In 1988 he retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft where he worked as a welder. He was a member of the VFW Post 2520 and a Communicant of St. Anne’s Church of Good Shepherd Parish.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by two brothers Rudolph Cote and Reverend Donald Cote; and one sister Olivette Lauzier.

He leaves behind two sisters, Marguerite Larochelle and husband Leo and Sister Agnes Marie along with his nieces and nephews.

A private burial will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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Jeannette Nadeau (Meunier)

Jeannette Nadeau (Meunier) of Jasper Street passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. She was 77 years old.

She was born on October 17, 1939, in Pawtucket, R.I. She was the daughter of George and Bertha (Langlois) Meunier.

Jeannette’s greatest joy was her family. She enjoyed traveling and going to the casinos. She was employed at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store for over 14 years.

Besides her parents she is predeceased by her brother, her sister and a grandchild Kerri.

She leaves behind her husband of 23 years Ernest Nadeau of Berlin; a daughter Michelle Libby of Berlin; two sons Michael Imondi and wife Kristina of Loudon, Richard Prime and wife Nancy of Stratford; grandchildren Cody, Zachary, Cameron, Ashley, Ricky, and Denise; great-grandson Tyler; a sister Joanne; and nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 3 p.m. Calling hours will be prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to AV Home Care, 795 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570.

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Claudette L. James

Claudette L. James, 73, passed away on Tuesday January 10, 2017 at Androscoggin Valley Hospital after a period of declining health. She was born in Berlin on January 14, 1943 the daughter of Godias and Yvette (Gauthier) Fortin and was a lifelong resident of the area. A graduate of Notre Dame High School she was employed part time as a telephone operator for a brief time.
Members of her family include her sons Steve Dahms and companion Lisa Lastowka Doyle of Manchester, Brian Dahms of Berlin and daughter Nicole (Dahms) Hawkins of Gorham. Grandchildren Eric Roy and wife Amanda of Gorham, Yvette Roy of Gorham, Abby Dahms of Drumore, Penn., Remy Dahms of Manchester, NH. Great grandchildren Gavin, Haven, Kendall, Kailee and Erik.
In accordance of Claudette's wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Richard Barth - Colon Cancer Research, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766. The Bryant Funeral Homes have been entrusted with the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at

Diane M. Horne

Diane M. Horne, 62, of Berlin, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017, at her home after a two year courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Berlin on April 26, 1954, the daughter of John and Jeannette (Couture) Croteau and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Berlin High School in 1973 and had been employed as a cook for the Berlin School System for many years. Diane enjoyed her grandchildren, being at camp, boating, fishing, bird hunting and being with family and friends.

Family includes her husband Michael P. Horne of Berlin; sons Colby Horne and companion Stephenie Bean of Webster, and Anthony Horne and wife Kelly of Berlin; grandchildren Ariana, Annika, Acadia, Leilah, Mason and Harmony; mother Jeannette (Couture) King of Berlin; sister Brenda Grenier and husband Paul of Berlin; brother Kevin Croteau and wife Susan of Greenville, S.C.; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her father John Croteau and a sister Maureen Theriault.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Interment will be in the Russian City Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Northwoods Home Health & Hospice, 278 Main St., Lancaster, NH, 03584. Online guestbook at

Diane Horne