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June B. Mortenson

June B. Mortenson, 98, of Pittsfield and formerly of Berlin, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at the Epsom Healthcare Center in Epsom. Mrs. Mortenson was born in Berlin on June 2, 1918, a daughter of Ernest and Evelyn (Barbin) Bushway. She resided in Berlin for most of her life and was a 1937 graduate of Berlin High School. June was the librarian for the Berlin Public Library for over 14 years and was a member of St. Barnabas Church. She enjoyed reading and knitting.
Family members include her children; Karen Olson of Wolfeboro, and Kenton Mortenson and wife Carol of Danbury; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband George Mortenson in 1981 and a son Keith Mortenson in 2013.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Old City Cemetery in Berlin. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

Leonard Carroll Parker

Leonard Carroll Parker, 66, of Berlin passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at St. Vincent de Paul Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in West Stewartstown, on March 19, 1950. Leonard was raised in Colebrook and graduated from Colebrook Academy. He has resided in Berlin for many years, where he worked for White Mountain Lumber Company for over 22 years, retiring in 2009. He enjoyed playing cards and games over coffee. Len loved time spent with his family. He was a quiet man and will be missed.

He is survived by his mother Carolyn Parker Banks of Berlin; two sons; Jason Parker and Benjamin Parker; six siblings; Cindy Morin and husband David of Berlin, Harold Parker of Florida, Rose Fortin and husband Henry of Berlin, Lucienne (LuLu) Schunemann of Berlin, Peter Robichaud of Berlin and Paula Gogan of Nashua, many nieces and nephews that he loved, as well as his great nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

Service held for James M. O'Donnell

Funeral services for James M. O’Donnell, 78, of Berlin, were held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Holy Family Church, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Kyle Stanton. The pall was placed by his children James O’Donnell, Linda Fortini and Susan Osborne and the crucifix was placed by his wife, Rita O’Donnell. The readings were done by his grandchildren Justin and Lauren Fortini and the gifts were presented by his granddaughters Natasha and Jillian Osborne. The pall bearers were Don Fortini, Justin Fortini, James McCarthy, Jason Dubord, Jon Erickson and David Bryant. Graveside committal services were held on Wednesday, September 7, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Danvers, Mass. Reverend Michael Lawlor read the committal prayers. Military Honors were provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and Taps was played by a retired member of the U.S. Coast Guard. The American flag was presented to his wife, Rita. Many relatives and friends attended the services.

William D. Britton

William D. Britton, 67, of Milan, passed away on September 10, 2016, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. He was born in Ridley Park, Pa., on July 31, 1949, the son of the late David and Barbara (Sprague) Britton and moved to New England as a young child. He has lived in Milan for the past 20 years. William had been employed at Walmart and enjoyed his motorcycle, loved animals and building computers. He had also done blacksmithing at Heritage Park.

Family includes his wife Cynthia (Cartwright) Britton of Milan; step sons Jon Frisk of Gorham, and Tim Frisk of Rumford, Maine. He was predeceased by a step daughter Chandra Sanfratello.

A service will be held on Sunday evening September 18, 2016, at Lamb’s Chapel in Berlin. There will be no calling hours. The Bryant Funeral Home, Berlin and Gorham, is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

Service to be held for Dorothy 'Dolly' Honnon

A graveside service for Dorothy “Dolly” Honnon, 93, of Gorham who passed away on August 21, 2016, will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Lary Cemetery in Gorham. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham.