Service held for Lucille (Gauvin) Young

A Mass of Christian Burial for Lucille (Gauvin) Young, 75, of Berlin, was celebrated on Friday, October 21, 2016, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin. Rev. Michael Sartori officiated. Interment followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Peter W. Brockett

Peter W. Brockett, 57, of Randolph, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 22, 2016, while biking. He was born in Hartford, Conn., on October 13, 1959, the son of Donald and Phyllis Brockett, lived in Shrewsbury, Mass., and graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1977. He graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1982 from the Mechanical Engineering Department. For the last 21 years, he lived in Randolph where he was active in the community. Peter had been employed by the Boise Cascade Mill in Rumford, Maine, where he met his wife Laura. He later worked for James River in Oregon and New Hampshire, for Issacson Steel, and was currently employed by Brookfield Renewable Power as a Project Manager.
Peter’s passion was being in the outdoors and sharing his enthusiasm with others. He was a natural coach and his life was a continuous pursuit of inspiring, teaching, and sharing his love of athletics and technique with everyone.
Family includes his wife Laura (Lewis) Brockett of Randolph; children Christopher L. Brockett and Sarah V. Brockett of Randolph; his mother Phyllis Brockett of Shrewsbury, Mass.; a brother David Brockett of Hampton; a sister Elizabeth Brockett of Barrington; nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather to share stories, memories and laughter that Peter brought to everyone’s lives on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Great Glen Trails on Rt 16. Donations in his memory may be made to the Coos Cycling Club, c/o Jason Hunter or to the Randolph Mountain Club, PO Box 279, Gorham, NH, 03581. The Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at

June C. (Varney) York

June C. (Varney) York, 94, passed away on October 22, 2016, at the St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Home in Berlin.

She was born on November, 18, 1921, in Lisbon Falls, Maine, the daughter of Chester and Annie (McGinnis) Varney. She graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1939, and had been employed as a secretary at Hyde Windlass Company in Bath, Maine, where she met her husband, William H. York. June was a member of the Gorham Congregational Church.

Family members include her son, William G. York and wife Alison of Hebron, and daughters, Elizabeth Forestall of Berlin, and Sally Berkowitz and husband Mitchell of Gray, Maine. Five grandchildren, Shelli Fortin and husband Paul of Gorham, Kelly Rigg and partner David Crear of Manchester, Kimberly Forestall of North Conway, Devon York and partner Matt Borlaug of Plymouth, and Adam York and wife Sarah of Twenty Nine Palms, California, as well as seven great-grandchildren, and her nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister, two brothers, and her son-in-law, Patrick Forestall.

In her earlier years, June was involved in the life of her church, the Gorham Woman’s Club, and served as a Brownie/Girl Scout leader. She was an avid golfer and loved to play bridge. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, had a wonderful sense of humor, was a laughing partner extraordinaire and was a worthy Scrabble opponent till the end.

Per her wishes, there will be no calling hours, and a private graveside service will be held at the convenience of family members. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made in her memory to either the Activity Fund at St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Home or the Gorham Congregational Church.

She will always be lovingly remembered as seeing the best and the beauty in everyone and everything, and her spirit of kindness, tolerance, and giving will live on. She was our role model and will be dearly missed.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham. Online guestbook at


Jean Paul Beaudoin

Jean Paul Beaudoin, 88, died Thursday, October 13, 2016, at his home after a period of failing health. 

Jean Paul was born on October 14, 1927, in Berlin, the son of Napoleon and Germaine (Lambert) Beaudoin and had been living in Dover for the past eight years, moving from Somersworth, and previously from Rochester. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force after serving for thirty years, retiring as a Lt Col. He enjoyed playing golf and playing hockey in his youth. He was predeceased by his wife Muriel (Reimer) Beaudoin who died in 1985, and was also predeceased by a sister Clarisse Voiselle and by a great-grandchild Dylan.  

Surviving members of the family include: two sons, John Beaudoin and his wife Joyce of Palm Beach Garden, Fla., and Paul Beaudoin and his wife, Debbie of Manchester, Conn., one daughter, Suzanne Schober and her husband Mike of Tucson, Ariz., two brothers, Richard Beaudoin of Canada, Jos Lionel Beaudoin and wife Sharon of N.Y.; three sisters, Cecile Sickler and husband Gerry of Berlin, Marguerite Lettre and husband Normand of Berlin and Rita Lamontagne and husband Richard of Milan, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on October 18, 2016, at the St. Mary's Church in Dover. Interment was at the Holy Rosary Cemetery in Rochester. 

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