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Sean Patrick McCullough

Sean Patrick McCullough, 50, of Gorham, passed away unexpectedly on January 31, 2017, at his home. He was born in Brockton, Mass., on July 25, 1966, to Robert and Rosemary (Flynn) McCullough and was raised there, where he graduated high school. He then moved to Colorado where he lived until six years ago, and then he returned to Brockton. He has resided in Gorham for the past two and a half years. Sean was employed in the restaurant business for many years and was most recently employed by Walmart in Gorham. He enjoyed ringing the bell for the Salvation Army during the holiday seasons. Sean was an avid skier, and especially relished backcountry skiing while he was in Colorado. He also enjoyed hiking and biking and the outdoors. He always had dogs, loved spending time with them, and always had a treat in his pocket. Sean had a humble and heartfelt soul. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Family members include his sisters Patty Weathers and her husband Mitch and Mary Opie and her husband Bob of Seymour, Tenn.; a brother Michael McCullough of Brockton, Mass.; a niece Colleen; a nephew Dan; an aunt and several cousins. Sean was predeceased by his parents and his brother Bob McCullough.

Services will be held in the spring in Brockton, Mass. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Home, Gorham. Donations in his memory may be made to the Conway Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 260, Conway, NH 03818, http://www.conwayshelter.org. Online guest book at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

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Jean A. Donnell

Jean A. Donnell died on Friday morning, February 3, 2017, at her home in Gorham, at the age of 79. She was born in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of William G. and Hazel I. Sinclair (Stuart). Jean was predeceased by her devoted husband Dr. James M. Donnell.

Jean graduated from Rosemount High School (year 12 at Montreal High) in 1955, where she had been selected to represent her school as a Junior Executive for Eaton’s Junior Council in 1953-54. She then attended the Montreal General Hospital School of Nursing, where she majored in Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn. Jean graduated in the top of her class as a Registered Nurse with honors in 1959.

Jean was employed in Obstetrics at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, where she met the love of her life and husband Dr. James M. Donnell, whom she married in 1959.

Settling in Randolph, in 1965, with her husband, Jean raised her family and took great joy in life in the White Mountains, where she met an abundance of wonderful life-long friends, and enjoyed many activities including alpine and Nordic skiing, gardening, swimming, kayaking, and golf. Jean enjoyed traveling, and cherished great memories of adventures around the world, but she truly was most happy to be home with her family in the mountains where she knew the members of her community and would meet friends on the slopes at Wildcat, and at the Randolph Pool, and the Androscoggin Valley and Waumbek golf courses in the summer.

Jean reveled in the wonders of nature, and in the company of family and friends, always ready to offer a wise and open-minded perspective on matters of life and current events. All who knew Jean Donnell will remember her genuine good nature and beautiful smile. And, of course, her amazing blueberry pies.

Jean is survived by daughters Jessica M. Donnell and life partner Tom Rousseau of Acton, Maine, Jean Anne Donnell of San Raphael, Calif., and Irene M. Donnell of Intervale. Jean is also survived by her sisters NH Representative Mary Stuart Gile and husband, Robert H., of Concord, and Mrs. Katherine I. Clancy of Palo Alto, Calif.; sister-in-law Mrs. Irene M. Slater of Cochrane, Ontario; nephews Christopher Trider of Concord, and Robertson S. Gile of Washington, D.C.; nieces Julia (Trider) Bagley and husband Thomas of Oakdale, Conn., Jeannie Clancy of Breckenridge, Colo., Heather Clancy of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Wendy (Slater) Dodds and husband Francis of Cochrane, Ontario, Catherine Donnell of Hardwick, Vt., and Mrs. Johanna Slater and Dr. Ben Chaouch of Windsor, Ontario. In addition to her parents and husband, Jean was predeceased by her brothers-in-law, Dr. Thomas P. Clancy of Palo Alto, Calif., and Dr. John Slater of Cochrane, Ontario.

Please join us in Celebration of Jean’s Life at the Town & Country Motor Inn on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jean’s memory to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary, in Berlin, or to another favorite charity of one’s choice. The Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham is assisting with the arrangements. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

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James Arthur Young

James Arthur Young, 61, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017, at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville. Mr. Young was born on March 11, 1955, in St. Johnsbury, Vt., the son of Frederick Brown and Ferne (Arthur) Young. James was a graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy and has been a resident of Berlin for many years and was a resident of the Coos County Nursing Hospital in West Stewartstown for the past four years. He was an avid sports fan.

Family members include his mother Ferne of Berlin; a sister Cindy Griffin and her husband Steve of Berlin; a nephew Nicholas Griffin of Berlin; and an aunt Janet Toussaint and her husband Paul of Frankfort, Ky. He was predeceased by his father Frederick Brown and his step-father Howard Young.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Avenue, Berlin. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the funeral service. Burial will be held in the spring in the Monroe Cemetery. To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

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Service held for Claire Campbell

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Claire Campbell, of Berlin, on Monday, January 30, 2017, at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Kyle Stanton as Celebrant. The Cantor was Denise Sanschagrin accompanied by Sandra Patrick as Organist. The Altar Servers were Jean Poirier and Douglas Roy.
Serving as readers were her granddaughter Ashley L’Heureux and her nephew Eric Breault. The offertory gifts were presented by her grandsons Logan McLain and Kolby L’Heureux. Her daughter Kelley Corcoran said words of Remembrances.
Serving as pallbearers were her granddaughters Ashley L’Heureux, Kelsey L’Heureux, Serenity McLain and Lexi Lacasse.
The service was well attended by family and friends near and far.
To post a tribute please visit www.fleury-patry.com
Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.

Cecile M. (Aube) Fournier

Cecile M. (Aube) Fournier, a longtime resident of Berlin, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, following a period of declining health. She was 78.
Born on June 16, 1938, in Berlin, she was the daughter of Delphis and Rose Anna (Charest) Aube. She attended Notre Dame High School.
On April 8, 1961, she married Richard “Dick” Fournier of Berlin. In addition to being a homemaker, she was employed as a grocery clerk at Berlin IGA. She was a communicant of St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Cecile loved to go camping with family, especially at Littlefield Beach in Maine and Roger's Campground in Lancaster.
She is pre-deceased by her loving husband of 52 years Richard (2013), a daughter Rose Jerwell (2015); sisters Theresa Goudreau and Jeannine Moreau and brother Gerry Aube.
She leaves a daughter Marianne Francoeur of Berlin, and a son Rick Fournier and his wife Donna of Hooksett; four grandchildren Lacee and Logan Fournier and Jeremy and Powell Wilson and two step-grandchildren Michael and Stephanie LeClerc; a great-granddaughter Aurora Wilson; brothers Ray Aube of Manchester, Paul Aube and Roland Aube both of Laconia; sisters Pauline Caouette of Berlin and Priscille Lamontagne of Goffstown as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Berlin.
Calling hours will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, February 9, at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.
Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com.
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