George L. Mullen, 83, of Berlin, passed away on Sunday May 11, 2014 at his home. He was born in Berlin on April 29, 1931 the son of the late Andrew and Valentine (Belanger) Mullen and was a lifelong resident of Berlin. He attended St. Patrick School and graduated from Berlin High. George had served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He had been employed by Brown Company, James River, Crown Vantage, Nadeau Lumber and New England Lumber. He was a logging instructor and drove for Berlin City. George was a member of the VFW and the Eagles and enjoyed sports and playing cards. He wintered in Florida and enjoyed spending time with his daughter and his family.
Family includes his wife Jeannette (Melanson) Mullen of Berlin; daughter Gail Drouin and husband David of Merrimack; grandchildren Jay and Ethan Drouin and brother Norman Mullen of Woodsville; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Gary Mullen and a brother Donald Mullen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday May 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in St. Kieran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave, Berlin on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to Northwoods Home Health and Hospice, Muscular Dystrophy or American Cancer Society. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 14:26
Benoit Roger Richard (Ben) died on Sunday, March 2, 2014, of natural causes in the home of his daughter Shelley Holt and son in law Robert Holt where he resided for six joy filled years. Benoit was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Cleona Hartshorn Richards.
Born January 22, 1922, Ben was one of five children of the late Arthur and Annette Richards.
Following graduation from high school he joined the United States Coast Guard during WWII. Following his honorable discharge from the Coast Guard, he and his wife returned to Berlin, where they lived for 56 years. They retired to Sun City Center Florida and he remained very active with Prince of Peace Church and the Knights of Columbus, however they continued to come back to New Hampshire during the summer every year until 2001.
Prior to his retirement he owned a small shop on Main Street that eventually was renamed Ben's Ski Shop. He was a mentor to many young people and because of him most of the young people had something to do in the winter, skiing. He was a Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Berlin Cooperative Bank but his first love, (unknown to many) was mentoring men and women trying to start small businesses in Berlin and Gorham. He was the success behind many of these people, as well as their children.
Ben was loved by so many in Berlin and had so many wonderful friends. He skied during the winter during lunch time and on weekends and played Golf and tennis during the summer. This healthy lifestyle led to a full happy life until his death at the age of 92.
Ben is survived by his loving sister Lucille Ottolini, his daughter Julie Harper and her husband Donald Harper, his grandchildren Jason and Joel Gosselin, Cory Holt, Christopher Oliver and Tasha Harper, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews of the Ottolini family.
A funeral Mass will be held at Good Shepherd Parish on May 22, at 1 p.m. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 14:25
Funeral services for Scott D. Fletcher, 28, of Berlin were held on May 8, 2014 at the Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin. Reverend Kyle Stanton and Reverend Andrew Nelson co-officiated. Words of Remembrance were by Scott's mother, Diane, and by Angie Tupick and Rick Tuttle. Many relatives and friends attended the service. He will be sadly missed.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 12:02
A Mass of Christian Burial for Andrew M. Roy who passed away on Feb. 7, 2014 and his wife Dorothy (McCready) Roy, who passed away on Aug. 26, 2012 will be held on Saturday May 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will follow in St. Kieran Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Homes.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 11:58
A graveside committal service for Emma L. Wight, 92, of Berlin, who died on January 16, 2014 will be held on Saturday May 17, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Homes.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 11:54