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Norman R. Berube

Norman R. Berube, 87, of Berlin, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016. Mr. Berube was born in Cascade – Gorham, on July 27, 1928, a son of Joseph and Anna (Gouin) Berube and was a lifelong resident of the area. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for many years at Brown Company and James River, retiring in 1990. He was a very talented craftsman and enjoyed building and beautifying their many homes. Norman was a member of St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish and was a life member of the VFW Post 2520 in Berlin.

Family includes two sons; Randall Berube and companion Laurie Legere of Berlin and Scott Berube and his wife Karen of Berlin; grandchildren Angela, Cameron, Emily and Tessa; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Priscilla (Couture) Berube; sisters, Simonne and Teresa; brothers, George Berube, Rene Berube, Oliver Berube, Lionel Berube, Andrew Berube.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment with military honors will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net

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Richard E. Hayes

Richard E. Hayes, age 90, went home to be with the Lord on June 10, 2016, after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 26, 1925 in Shelburne, the son of Roland Sr. and Margaret (Wilson) Hayes. He was raised in Shelburne and attended schools in Shelburne and Gorham. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 3rd Infantry Regiment. He was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, during the last few months of the war. He met Mildred (James) Hayes of Presque Isle , Maine, and they were married on Sept. 6, 1948. They lived in Shelburne their entire marriage, with the exception of five years when they lived in Presque Isle. It was in Shelburne that they raised their five children.
One of his most recent memorable events was participating on Sept. 27, 2015 with the Honor Flight of New England on a tour of Washington D.C. This organization brings Veterans of war to Washington D.C. to tour the many monuments and memorials of the Armed Services and to pay tribute to their service. World War II veterans are given first consideration because of their age.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Wanda Smith, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; son, Timothy Hayes, of Shelburne; daughter, Patrice Becker, and husband, Michael, of Westbrook, Maine; son, James Hayes, and wife, Cheryl, of Laconia; and daughter, Heidi Walker, and husband, Thomas, of Weare. He also is survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Richard is survived by brother, Roland Jr., and wife, Roma Hayes, of Manchester; brother, Warren (Tommy), and wife, Nina Hayes, of Shelburne; sister, Shirley (Hayes), and husband, George Lemay, of Merrimack; and brother, Charles, and wife, Jodie Hayes, of Wisconsin, along with several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his wife Mildred Hayes, infant son Randall, son-in-law Bernard Smith, daughter-in-law Tina Hayes, and sisters Helen Saunders, Dorothy Bean, Doris Gorham and Priscilla Meyers.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham, NH. Interment will follow at the Leadmine Cemetery, North Road, Shelburne. Friends and relatives may call at the Bryant Funeral Home on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Honor Flight of New England, PO Box 16287, Hooksett, NH 03106. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

Marylee A. Woodall

Marylee A. Woodall, a former resident of Berlin, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Glencliff Home in Glencliff, where she had resided for the past several years. She was 70.
Born on March 27, 1946, in Berlin, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Doris (Morneau) Curran.
Marylee grew up in Berlin and was a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She then attended the N.H. Technical College in Berlin where she studied Nursing. She was employed as a nurse at Coos County Nursing Home for many years prior to her long term illness.
She will be remembered for her love of her grandchildren and animals.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by an ex-husband Robert Woodall, brother Wayne Curran, and granddaughter Lacey Woodall.
She leaves three sons: Kelly Woodall and girlfriend Kim of Rochester, N.Y., Mikl Woodall and wife Stephanie of Lost Creek, W.Va., and Adam Woodall and girlfriend Courtney of Laconia; two brothers Michael Curran of Portland, Maine and Brian Curran of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister Debbie Morin of North Conway; six grandchildren Anthony, Alex, Marshall, Kaylee Joe, Iesa, and Ryder, two great-granddaughters Lilianna and Brynlee, and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hour will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, followed by a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. at the family lot at St. Kieran’s Cemetery in Berlin.
Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com
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Alice E. Leclerc

On June 5, 2016, Alice E. Leclerc, 91, of 820 Third Avenue, Berlin, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Alice was born in Berlin, on December 15, 1924, to Walter and Anita (Frasier) Hynes. She attended local schools and worked in the offices of Brown Company for a number of years before her marriage to Robert C. Leclerc Sr. in 1948. Together, they raised five children while operating their family business known as Leclerc's Auto Body Shop. After her children were grown, Alice worked for Tri-County CAP until she retired. She was a life long member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Alice was an expert seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for herself and her young children. She also made the gowns and bridesmaid dresses for two of her daughters' weddings.

Spending time at the family camp at Pike Pond, relaxing with family and friends, and snowmobiling in the winter were among her favorite pastimes.

In retirement, Alice enjoyed daily walks, cross-stitching, crossword puzzles and Sudoku. She was an expert at answering game show questions and loved watching figure skating and Dancing With the Stars.

Nothing made her happier than having family around, especially during summer reunions at camp, and in her home on Christmas Eve, where everyone gathered to share their favorite family dishes, and make lasting memories.

Alice was predeceased by her parents, her five brothers, Edward Hynes of Berlin, Richard Hynes of Plattsburg, N.Y., William Hynes of Kittery, Maine, John Walter Hynes of Portsmouth, and George Hynes of Meridan. She was also predeceased by grandchild Kristi Galipeau of Gorham.

She is survived by her husband Robert C. Leclerc Sr., five children, Anita Potter and husband John of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Robert C. Leclerc Jr. and wife Joyce of Randolph, Carolyn Leclerc of North Fort Myers, Fla., Elaine Bergeron and husband Maurice of Berlin, and Laurie Binette and husband Denis of Milan. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Christopher Potter of Vero Beach, Fla., Amy Galipeau of Gorham, Megan Strahle of Jupiter, Fla., BU2 Robert Bergeron of Gulfport, Miss., Alyssa Roberts of Penacook, Sarah Binette of Berlin, and Marissa Labbe of Rochester, five great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, friends and in-laws.

There will be no calling hours. A funeral mass for Alice will be held on June 11 at 10 a.m. at St Anne's Church of Good Shepherd Parish, in Berlin. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested gift cards be sent to her husband Robert Leclerc. This is a great local source for puzzles. http://www.whitemountainpuzzles.com/Gift-Cards/departments/163/

Her husband is an avid puzzle maker and this would be a great activity to select and make puzzles in memory of his wife.

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Service to be held for Lacey Woodall

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Lacey Woodall, of Berlin, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at St Anne’s Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Kyle Stanton as Celebrant. The Cantor was Denise Madeline Jeffrey accompanied by Sue Ramsey as Organist. The Altar Servers were John Frechette and Bob Pelchat.
The Pall was placed by her parents Kelly Woodall and Jessica and Bobby Hill, her brother Evan Hill and her godmother Rebecca Riff. Her mother Jessica placed the Cross. Serving as reader was John Frechette. The offertory gifts were presented by her brother Evan Hill and her aunt Meghan Hill. Words of remembrance were by a close family friend Tina Duval.
Serving as Pallbearers were Adam Woodall, Mikl Woodall, Ryan Lacasse, James Cote, Matt Henry and Moses Henry. Interment will be at Mt Calvary Cemetery on Friday, June 10, at 1 p.m.
The ceremony was well attended with many family and friends filling the Church.
To post a tribute please visit www.fleury-patry.com
Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.