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Inez (Nutbrown) Hamlin

Inez (Nutbrown) Hamlin, 94, of Berlin, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. She was born in Whitefield, on July 20, 1921 the daughter of Harold C. and Lila (Perkins) Nutbrown and lived in Berlin most of her life. She graduated from Berlin High School in 1939 and then from UNH with a degree in Library Science. Inez had been employed by the Berlin Public Library, retiring in 1986. She attended the Gorham Congregational Church, was a member of the OES in Berlin where she served many years as “Ruth”, was a member of the Berlin and Gorham Woman’s Club, the AVH Hospital Auxiliary and helped with the Blood Mobile. Inez was a charter member and had been the treasurer of the Berlin Historical Society.

Family includes her daughter Janice Gessewein of Centreville, Va.; grandchildren James and Kurt Gesswein, Diana Morello and Trina Fontneau; great grandchildren Amber Gesswein, Aaron Gesswein, Aidan Gesswein and Jacob Fontneau. She was predeceased by her husband Oscar Hamlin and a daughter Judith (Hamlin) Sutera.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Interment will be in the Lary Cemetery in Gorham. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home on Saturday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

Leon Sazonick

Leon Sazonick, 87, of Berlin, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. He was born in Berlin, on March 23, 1928 the son of John and Olga (Kluchnick) Sazonick and was a lifelong resident. He was educated in Berlin and served with the U.S. Navy. Leon had been employed by the Boston and Maine Railroad for over 45 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Gorham Sabattis Lodge # 73 for over 60 years and was also a member of the Bektash Shrine Temple in Concord, the VFW and the American Legion. He enjoyed having coffee with friends at Dunkin Donuts and was well known in area restaurants and coffee shops, where he will be missed. Leon also enjoyed long walks in the woods, shooting sports and elk hunting in Colorado with his brother Paul.

Family includes his brothers Alfred Sazonick of Butte, Mont. and Paul Sazonick of Salida, Colo.; sisters Jennie Stevens of Williamsburg, Mass., Lydia Sazonick of California and Diana Sazonick of California; cousins, numerous nieces and nephews.

A Masonic Burial Service will be held at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in Old City Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

Donald R. Langevin

Donald R. Langevin, 88, of Berlin, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. He was born in Berlin on January 27, 1928 the son of Adelard J. and Eva D. (Letellier) Langevin and was a lifelong resident. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and owned and operated Don Langevin and Son Plumbing and Heating and had also been employed at the local paper mill for 43 years, retiring in 1987. Donald was a member of Good Shepherd Parish, the Ryan-Scammon Post #36 American Legion and the VFW Post #2520.

Service held for Addie Flynn

Funeral services for Addie Flynn, 83, of Gorham, were held on Tuesday morning February 23, 2016 at the Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham. Reverend Dean Stiles officiated. Interment followed in Mt. Hayes Cemetery. The Pall Bearers were Gary Mortenson, Steven Flynn, Mike Webb and Jay Rasmussen. Many relatives and friends attended the services.

Service held for Norbert Labrecque

Funeral Services for Norbert Labrecque, 65, of Berlin, were held on Feb. 19, 2016 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Kyle Stanton. The pall was placed by his wife, Julie, and children Thomas and Kate and the crucifix was placed by his wife. The readings were done by Jonathan Labrecque and Randall Grondin and the gifts were presented by Lorraine Donavan and Paul Labrecque. The pall bearers were Tom Labrecque, Mike Grondin, Jonathan Labrecque, Nicholas Labrecque, Alan Clark and Maurice Doherty. Many relatives and friends attended the services.