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Service held for Florence Vashaw

Funeral services for Florence Vashaw, 85, of Berlin, were held on Tuesday January 19, 2016, at the Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin. Reverend David Rollert officiated. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Eveline (Fleurquin) Theriault

Eveline (Fleurquin) Theriault, 85, of Berlin, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 at her home. She was born in Montreal, PQ, Canada on February 23, 1930 the daughter of Eugene and Yvonne (Morin) Fleurquin and moved to Berlin in her 20’s. She was a member of Good Shepherd Parish and had been employed by Brown Company, James River Corp and Granite State Rubber. Eveline was an avid swimmer, diver, snow shoer, enjoyed sewing, made wedding gowns, was an avid seamstress, taught ceramics and enjoyed painting. She had been a competitive swimmer for the City of Montreal and had been a member of the Laurier Snow Shoe Club in Montreal.

Family includes her children Michael Theriault and wife Louanne of Jeckyl Island, Ga., Joanne Bruce and husband Roger of Londonderry, Linda Billings and husband Dudley of Hinsdale, Mass, Raymond Theriault and wife Janet of Leominster, Mass., Anne Marie Theriault of Laurel, Md., Louise Blake and husband Keith of Peru, Mass., and Lisa McCarthy and husband Bob of Johnston, S.C.; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters Yolande Guay of Gorham, and Jackie Kislanko of Montreal, Canada; brother Jean-Guy Fleurquin of Montreal, Canada; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Theriault and brothers Randolph Fleurquin and Vincent Fleurquin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 1 p.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 Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Anne Church. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

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Edna (Ouellette) Gagne

Edna (Ouellette) Gagne, 88, of Berlin, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Coos County Nursing Home. She was born in Gorham on May 21, 1927 the daughter of George and Rose (Lavigne) Ouellette and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of Good Shepherd Parish.

Family includes sisters Florence Blanchfield of West Milford, N.J. and Madeline McCarthy of Staten Island, N.Y.; a brother, Marist Brother Alfred George of Roselle, N.J.; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Lionel Gagne and siblings Rose LePage, Chubby Willette, Jeanine Aikens and George Ouellette.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Parish. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in St. Kieran Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Good Shepherd Parish. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

Service held for Frank A. Oleson

Funeral services for Frank A. Oleson, 91, of Berlin, were held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Bryant Funeral Home, Berlin. Reverend Andrew Nelson officiated. Interment with military honors followed in the Holy Family Cemetery. Military honors were provided by the U.S. Army, the flag was folded and presented to his wife Marion. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Service held for Leo "Paul" Poulin

Funeral Services for Leo “Paul” Poulin, 88, of Gorham, were held on January 11, 2016 at Holy Family Church, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Jason Jalbert. The pall and crucifix were placed by his children Jeanie Begin, Patty Grondin and Lou Addington, the readings were done by granddaughters in law Tina Begin and Lisa Begin, the gifts were presented by his great grandchildren Ryan, Matthew, Tony and Emma Begin and his daughter Patty Grondin read a poem. The pall bearers were Mike Begin, Greg Begin, Ryan Begin, Leo Carrier, Bobby Poulin and Leo LaRoche. Many relatives and friends came from Maine, Massachusetts and Canada and his great granddaughter Izzy Grondin came from Ohio.