Service held for Marcia A. Hanson

Funeral services for Marcia A. Hanson, 83, of Dummer, were held on May 18, 2016 at the First Baptist Church. Reverend Dean Stiles officiated and several family members spoke. The pall bearers included Norman Frechette, Laura Ouelette and Gus Oullette. Interment was in the Gibson Cemetery in Pelham, where Reverend Stiles read the committal prayers. Many relatives and friends attended the services.

Service held for Gabrielle Langlois

A Graveside Service was held on Friday, May 20, 2016 for Gabrielle Langlois who passed away on January 22, 2016 at Coos Country Nursing Home.
Serving as Celebrant was Father Andrew at St. Anne Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High St, Berlin, NH 03570.

Barry Gale Antonio Bisson

Barry Gale Antonio Bisson, of Huntington Beach, Calif., died on Wednesday, May 11, at home surrounded by his immediate family following complications from colon cancer surgery. Barry was born in Gorham, May 24, 1934 to the late Antonio and Alice (Philippon) Bisson. A graduate of Gorham High School’s Class of 1952, he was a gifted student throughout his academic career, receiving a full scholarship to UNH through the Brown Company. Following graduation in 1956 with a B.S. in Chemistry, he was employed for several years as a chemist for companies in New Hampshire and New Jersey. He decided to pursue a law degree at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where his younger brother was already enrolled. After graduation in 1963 with a JD specializing in Patent Law, he worked with Bancroft and Company, a subsidiary of Indian Head Mills in Wilmington, Del., and with Sun Oil Company as a Patent Attorney in their Marcus Hook, PA offices. After his years with Sunoco, the family moved to California where Barry began general and patent law work with Occidental Petroleum at their new research center in Irvine, Calif. When Occidental closed its Irvine offices, Barry opened a private law office handling general disputes involving primarily landlord-tenant law. Barry held Bar Association memberships in the District of Columbia and for almost 40 years was a member of the California Bar. He and his wife, Marie, were married in September 1961. They were the parents of four children, three of whom survive: daughters Giselle “Gigi” Bisson and Michelle “Mimi” Fernandez (Adrian), and son Anthony “Tony” Bisson, all living in California. A fourth child, son Alexandre “Zandy”, who was autistic, died while the family was living in Delaware. Because of their love for Zandy, and experiences with his wellbeing and development, Barry served on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Exceptional Children and was active in drafting legislation benefiting Delaware’s special needs children. He and Marie also started Delaware’s first chapter of the National Society for Autistic Children. Barry was an enthusiastic and regular sight at southern California’s flea markets and swap meets, a lifelong collector with wide interests and knowledge of old books, stamps, vinyl records, and numerous other items. He loved classical music, especially his favored collection of opera recordings. When time permitted, he enjoyed fishing, playing squash and a good game of golf, an interest which dated to his teenage days as Caddy Master at the Androscoggin Valley CC. He was particularly proud of two holes-in-one which came quite late in his life. Barry is also survived by his younger brother, Gary Bryan Bisson, of Winchester, Va., as well as numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. A memorial service in June is being planned by the family. Burial will be private. Gifts in memory of Barry Bisson can be made to the SOS Share Ourselves Clinic, 1550 Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.

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Lionel A. Dion

Lionel A. Dion, 67, of Berlin, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at his home. He was born in Berlin on March 9, 1949 the son of the late Oscar J. and Leonie (Laflamme) Dion and was raised and educated in Berlin. He graduated from Berlin High School in 1967, where he played football and was on the Championship Team in 1967. He also made the All State Championship Team and playing in the Shrine Football Game. Lionel had worked in construction for many years in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lionel was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, was an avid fisherman, loved hunting and enjoyed playing Texas Holdem Poker.

Family includes his sisters Barbara Dion of Berlin and Alice Levy and husband Milford of Auburndale, Fla.; a nephew Jonathan Levy; a niece Samantha Levy; stepchildren Tracy and Tricia; several cousins and many good friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 1 p.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the St. Kieran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Tuesday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., prior to the Mass. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online guestbook at

Harvey Joseph Martineau

Harvey Joseph Martineau of Alpine Street in Gorham passed away, following a short illness, on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. He was 93.

Born in Hardwick, Vt. on March 14, 1923 he was the son of Seraphin and Pauline (Spaulding) Martineau.

During World War II, Harvey served in the U.S. Army and participated in the 3rd Wave of infantry at the Battle at Normandy and marched the streets of Paris during the liberation of the city.

On August 29, 1986 he and Theresa (Berthiaume) were married. They spent their years together living in Gorham. They enjoyed traveling to Florida and camping in Canada.

He was a self-employed Logger as well as working in the Shipping Department at James River Corporation. After retirement he was employed by White Mountain Lumber Co and also worked for the Forest Service repairing signs.

Harvey was a talented wood craftsman and enjoyed building wishing wells which he created for all his family throughout New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Canada.

Besides his parents he is predeceased by two step children Donald Leborgne and Suzanne Patry; a son-in-law Larry Boucher; two brothers and two sisters.

He leaves behind his loving wife Theresa of Gorham; a son Denis Martineau of Gorham; a daughter Suzanne Boucher of Berlin; a step-son Paul Leborgne and wife Celine of Berlin; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a son-in-law Michael Patry and wife Darlene; three sister Mary Jewett of Center Conway, Annette King and husband Robert of Florida, and Nancy White and husband William of Lyndonville, Vt.; close friends Pierre and Denise Morris of Canada and some nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at St Kieran’s Cemetery, Berlin. There will be no calling hours, at Harvey’s request, so family and friends are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

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