Joseph Howard Grandchamp, 68, passed away at his home on Friday June 13, 2014. He was born in North Conway on March 30, 1946 the son of Joseph Oliver Grandchamp and Minnie (Bowers) Grandchamp. Joe was raised in Conway and was a 1965 graduate of Berlin High School. He was former member of the Stark Volunteer Fire Dept., loved fishing and the outdoors.
Family members include a sister Donna Wheelock of Berlin, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held at 1256 Rt 110, Millbrook Apartments, Stark on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Thursday June 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Conway Village Cemetery. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at www.bryant funeralhome.net.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 17:17
Written by Barbara Tetreault
Helene G. Vallieres of Rockingham Street died evening June 12, 2014 at Country Village Center in Lancaster, NH. She was 75.
Born on April 8, 1939 in Berlin, NH, she was the daughter of Wilfred and Laurette (Napert) Dugas.
Helene was a 1957 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Berlin. She was a communicant of Guardian Angel Church now St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish.
She was an accomplished artist and will be remembered for her oil paintings.
She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and scratch tickets.
Her husband Charles Vallieres died July 28, 2003 and a brother Jean Louis Dugas died in 2011.
She leaves two sons Ronald Bernard and Marc Vallieres both of Berlin; a sister Lorraine Langlois-Dumont and her husband Norman of Berlin; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins including Theresa Martineau of Gorham and nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Burial will be at St. Kieran’s Cemetery in Berlin. There are no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH.
Online guestbook at www.fleury-patry.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 19:29
Richard "Red" Girard 57, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 12, 2014 following a long illness. He was born on September 8,1956 and a lifelong resident of Berlin. He was a very special man who touched many lives with his varied talents, kindness and wonderful sense of humor. All of which won the heart of his beloved wife of 36 years.
He was a devoted husband, father and friend. He leaves behind his wife, Jolene (Morin) Girard and two sons. Corey Girard of Pembroke, and Christopher Girard and fiancé Shannon Whitehead of Concord. His extended family includes Charles Ware, his wife Brandi and two grandchildren, Zachary and Sydney of Kingston, N.Y. A sister Janet Gosselin and husband Dennis of Auburn, Maine; brother Ronald Girard and wife Debbie of Milan; nieces Laurie Howard and Kathy Smith, and many cousins; Brothers-in-law Joe Morin and wife Noella, Gary Morin and wife Janet, Phil Morin and wife Jeannette, John Morin and wife Debra; mother-in-law Marie Morin; sisters-in-law Dean Low and Marlene Christopher; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Robert Girard and Eva (Dube) Girard.
He was a graduate of Berlin High School, Class of 1974. He received an Associates Degree in Industrial Electricity from NH Technical College in 1976 and later a second Degree in Mechanical Maintenance. He started working for the Brown Co.paper mill in 1976 and remained there through its many changes working primarily as an Electrician until its closing in 2010. His most recent position was with the Berlin School System as the Building and Grounds Director. He was a member of the IBEW Electrician's Union and the Red Knights firefighters motorcycle club. He had been an on call Firefighter since 1977 for the Berlin Fire Dept. and held the rank of Lieutenant. He was also the President of the its Association. He was an EMT. He was a member of Good Shepherd Parish. He was an avid skier, enjoyed working w/stain glass, kayaking and his most cherished past time, riding his Harley Davidson. Richard dedicated his time to his community as Scout Master for many years for Troop 207. Under his leadership there were nine scouts that obtained their Eagle Rank, beginning with his oldest son Corey, which made him truly proud. He will be truly missed by all who loved him.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday June 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the Mt Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Monday afternoon and evening from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Granite State Fire Service Support Team, 55 Constitution Dr., Bedford, N.H. 03110 or to Weeks Medical Center Oncology Dept., 173 Middle St., Lancaster, N.H. 03584. Online
guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 18:43
Written by Barbara Tetreault
A memorial will be held with the immediate family on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Caouette home in Bristol Ct.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 18:38
LACONIA--Jeanne Edna (Ouellette) Bennett, 68, of 103 Blueberry Lane, died at the Concord Hospice House on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
Jeanne was born October 11, 1945 in Laconia, the daughter of the late Arthur and Gertrude (Vallie) Ouellette. She resided in Laconia for most of her life and had been employed in the Housekeeping Department at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia for nineteen years before retiring in 2009.
Survivors include her daughter, Theresa Plummer French, and her husband, Mike, of Belmont; one grandchild, Sabrina J. LaPage, of Belmont; one great grandson, Lucas Houten, also of Belmont; three brothers, William Ouellette and his wife, Lynn, of Hooksett, Joseph Ouellette and Jim Novak and his wife, Denise, all of Laconia; three nieces and one nephew. In addition to her parents, Jeanne was predeceased by her partner, Lawrence C. Pouliot, Sr.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the family lot in St. John Cemetery in Tilton.
A Celebration of Life will follow from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the N.H. Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N.H. 03247 or to CRVNA Hospice Program ( Concord Hospice House) 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, N.H. 03301.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com
Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 18:33