Service held for Annette Sage

Funeral services for Annette Sage of Berlin were held on Monday, March 20, 2017, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by her nephew, the Very Rev. Richard Dion V.F. of Manchester concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Kyle Stanton, pastor and Rev. Fr. Michael Satori. The readings were proclaimed by her nieces Janice Leeman and Sue Boucher. The offertory gifts were presented by her sisters Lucienne Harrington and Fernande Dion. Music was by Denise Sanschagrin. Internment followed at St. Edmond Cemetery in Cooaticook P.Q. where her husband Bernard rests. Committal prayers were offered by Fr. Richard and Rev. Fr. Jocelyn Plante, pastor of St. Edmond's. Arrangements were under the direction of Fleury-Patry Funeral Homes of Berlin and Gorham. The family would like to thank her many friends and relatives who expressed their condolences through their presence and prayers.

Jacqueline M. (Beaudry) Lajoie

Jacqueline M. (Beaudry) Lajoie, 83, of Berlin, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. She was born in Grassmere, on August 14, 1933, the daughter of Ralph and Isabelle (Boucher) Beaudry and was a lifelong resident of Berlin. She had been employed by Granite State Rubber Co. and had worked in the family business, Lajoie Garden Center, for over 20 years. Jacqueline was a member of Good Shepherd Parish. Jackie’s life was filled with love and laughter, especially with family.

Family includes her husband Joseph T. Lajoie of Berlin; sons Ronald Lajoie and wife Corrine of Hopkinton, and Roger Lajoie and wife Lorraine of Gorham; daughter Susan Coulombe and husband Brian of Berlin; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother Maurice Page and his wife Estelleof Berlin; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter Debra Lajoie in 2015 and a brother, Ralph Page and a sister, Joyce Kimball.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Friday, March 31, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be private. Interment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

Anna Kristine Johnson

Anna Kristine Johnson died of cancer at the age of 67 on March 19, 2017, surrounded by her family in their Connecticut home. Kristine was born October 22, 1949, in Berlin, a daughter of Dr. Edgar Johnson and Mrs. Florence Johnson. After graduating from Berlin High School in 1967, Kristine earned her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1971 and proudly completed her graduate degree in business administration from Russell Sage College in 1998.

Kristine’s career was dedicated to raising money for education and research. In 2015, she retired as the director of Planned Giving and Constituent Relations at the University of Chicago’s Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., where she served for nearly twenty years. Prior to this, Kristine worked in development at Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. Her devotion to philanthropy extended to her personal life, having served on the Parents’ Committees at both Phillips Exeter Academy and Princeton University.

A gifted artist, Kristine’s creative legacy is treasured by her family. She was a patient student of each medium she pursued, from painting, sculpture and ceramics in her early years to needlepoint, graphic design, beadwork and basket weaving later in life. Most recently, Kristine’s travels throughout Montana and Wyoming sparked a passion for photography. Her portfolio of the western landscape, Sioux Indians, rodeos and Yellowstone wildlife are a testament to her talent and also to her deep love of Western life.

Kristine was an avid traveler. Her experience with Outward Bound included expeditions to Hurricane Island, Maine, and Baja, Calif. She was most proud of her trek up Mt. Kenya in Africa. Kristine found a home away from home at the Lonesome Spur Ranch in Bridger, Mont., where she delighted in riding horses, herding cattle and participating in reenactments of the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

She is survived by her daughters, Sarah Daley Popescu and Heather Daley Lamberton; sons-in-law, Daniel Popescu and Stephen Lamberton; siblings, Frederick Johnson, Eric Johnson and Linnea Mangan; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Berlin, on July 22, 2017, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to YMCA Camp Huckins in Freedom. Services are under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

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Raymond Bergeron

Raymond Bergeron formally of Countryside Ave died peacefully with his granddaughter by his side on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at St. Vincent de Paul Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, he was 83 years old. Ray leaves his wife, Pauline, of 42 years, who he doted on and was the love of his life. Ray was known by all as MacGyver. He was gifted with an imaginative mind and he used it plenty. He made unique and numerous toys for the kids. He loved antique cars and for many years would attend many of the car meets. He also used his antique cars for weddings. He loved being with his son Ray Jr. and looked forward to spending time with him at his shop. He also loved spending time at their camp in Millsfield. He will be sorely missed but will always be remembered in many ways.

Born and raised in Berlin, he was the son of Conrad and Maria (Dube) Bergeron. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1957.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his infant daughter Rose Marie; his brothers Roland, Marcel and Ronald and his sister Rolande.

He leaves behind his loving wife Pauline (Pepin-Mercier) Bergeron of Berlin; a son Raymond Bergeron Jr. and wife Ann of Milan; stepchildren Debora Payeur and husband David of Berlin, Pamela Van Vlaanderen and husband Robert of Berlin, Brian Mercier and wife Gisele of Litchfield, and Carl Mercier and wife Lynne of Berlin; grandchildren Ryan Duquette, Amy Porter and husband Trey, Nicholas Payeur and wife Christa, Ariel Cusson and husband Joshua, Julia Mercier and fiance Adam Bessel, Jacob Mercier, Kyle Mercier, Kara Mercier and David McGloughlin; great-grandchildren Travis and Josie Duquette and Alice and Liam Porter; a sister Muriel Roy and husband Normand, sisters-in-law Claire, Jeannine and Charlene Bergeron; brother-in-law Leo (Joe) Pepin and wife Lucille; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date.

Online guestbook: www.fleury-patry.com

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