Lionel R. Roy

Lionel R. Roy, 81, of Berlin, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his home. He was born in Berlin, on September 9, 1935 the son of the late Moses and Josephine (Demers) Roy and was a lifelong resident. He had been employed by the City of Berlin Public Works Department for 47 years, retiring in 1997. Lionel was a member of Good Shepherd Parish and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Family members include his wife of 62 years Beverly (Ross) Roy of Berlin; sons Robert Roy and his wife Nancy of Otisfield, Maine and Richard Roy and wife Cathy of East Ryegate, Vt.; daughters Catherine Rouleau and husband Jerry of West Milan, Sue Ladd of Manchester, and Mary Dakin of Canton, Maine; 12 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; brothers Roland Roy, Alcide Roy and Maurice Roy all of Berlin; sister Yvette Parent of Berlin; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his daughter Debbie Roy and by siblings Lucien Roy, Rene Roy, Annette Chauvette, Doris Roberge and Rita Gagnon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the St. Kieran Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Donations in his memory may be made to the Good Shepherd Parish Memorial Fund, 151 Emery St., Berlin, NH, 03570. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at

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Service held for Mark I. Carter

A graveside service for Mark I. Carter, 61, of Berlin, was held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Berlin. Deacon Mitch Couture officiated and read the words of remembrance written by Mark’s wife Suzanne. Many relatives and friends attended the service. Arrangements were under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham.

Dolores A. Dandeneau

Dolores A. Dandeneau, 74, of Dummer, passed away on June 15, 2017, at her home. She was born in Berlin on August 18, 1942 the daughter of Normand and Charlotte (Drew) Routhier. Dolores had been a social worker for Northern N.H. Mental Health.

Family includes her husband Roger R. Dandeneau of Dummer; children Michael Dandeneau and wife Ruthie of West Dummer, Ann-Marie Smith of Errol, and Tammy Donovan and husband Peter of Milan; grandchildren Rachel Whitaker, Sarah and Nathan Dandeneau, Jasmine and Joshua Smith, and Maygan and Melyssa Donovan; great grandchildren Theodore and Kendal.

At Dolores’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Anyone who wishes may make a donation in her memory to the North Country Home Health and Hospice, 536 Cottage St., Littleton, N.H., 03561. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Edgar Joseph Thibodeau

Edgar Joseph Thibodeau, “Ed,” 86, died June 15, 2017, at his winter home in Naples, Fla. He was born in Berlin, son of Dr. Edgar J. and Olive H. Thibodeau.

His origins were deeply French, with maternal Saint Laurent family originating in the Burgundy region, and paternal Thibodeau family originating in the Normandy region, before they immigrated to the United States and Canada. His father was the physician and surgeon in Berlin for 17 years.

Ed attended Guardian Angel Elementary School and Notre Dame High School of his native Berlin, where he was valedictorian of his class, before proceeding to earn a bachelor of science degree from Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y., in 1953. One fateful day at Fordham, Ed’s roommate fell ill and needed Ed to take his place that evening on a blind date with a young woman from the neighboring College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, N.Y. At first sight, Mary Lou stole Ed’s heart, and so the story began.

After graduation from Fordham University, he began medical school at the University of Ottawa, Canada, where he attended for one year before he was enlisted in the U.S. Army and moved to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington D.C., where he conducted medical research for two years. He then began his lifelong career in the pharmaceutical industry at Parke-Davis. This evolved into the field of clinical research for new drug studies with private physicians and hospitals in the New York Metropolitan region. His areas of concentration included Herpes Simplex Virus and critical advancements in burn treatments, as well as many other leading medical developments. His career continued along the trajectory of an industry frontrunner at Warner-Lambert, eventually Pfizer.

He and Mary Lou first settled in Woodbridge, N.J. and then Morganville, N.J. to raise their children. From Morganville, they moved to Long Branch, N.J. After his 40-year career, they retired in Northville, Mich., before establishing their final residence in Hopkinton, for the last 20 years with their winter home in Naples, Fla., and family cabin on Lake Umbagog, Maine.

In addition to his loving family, he thoroughly enjoyed fine food and wine, and most especially boating, fishing, hunting and keeping up his camp on serene Lake Umbagog. He and Mary Lou found great pleasure in watching the prolific local wildlife such as moose, bald eagles, and loons in the cove. Throughout their lives, they had been generous donors to children’s charitable foundations.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 61 years, Mary Louise Thibodeau, “Mary Lou,” in late spring of 2015; and his adored grandson, Michael Thibodeau Jr., who recently predeceased him in February of 2017, and is dearly missed.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather “Poppy,” and lifelong friend.

He is survived by four children and eight grandchildren including his oldest son Edgar “Jay” Thibodeau with his daughter Christel Thibodeau-Barr and son-in-law Brian Barr of Fair Haven, N.J. and son Brett Thibodeau of Belmar, N.J.; daughter Louise A. Salatino, her husband Mike Salatino, and children Katie, Cristina, and Matthew Salatino of Wilton, Conn.; son Michael G. Thibodeau, his wife Barbara Thibodeau, and children Amy Thibodeau of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Henry Thibodeau of Pittsgrove, N.J.; and Paul F. Thibodeau and his wife Ellen Thibodeau of Charlton, Mass.

Friends and relativities may call on the family prior to the service on Friday, June 23, at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 23, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, Berlin. Interment will follow at St. Anne Cemetery, Berlin.

Family and friends are invited to a luncheon following the cemetery burial served at Town & Country Inn, 20 Route 2, Shelburne (Gorham).

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin, or to honor his grandson by donating to the Michael G. Thibodeau Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) at

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