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Service held for Lea Leclerc

A Chapel Service was held at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home on Friday, September 19, 2014 for Lea Leclerc with Father Andrew Nelson as Celebrant.

Her granddaughter Brenda recorded a song and played it during the service.

Interment followed at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Berlin. Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons Roger Leclerc, Albert Leclerc, Andy Leclerc and Bobby Joe Leclerc and her great-grandsons Jessi Fecteau, Nathan Fecteau and Ryan Letellier.

The service was well attended by family and friends from near and far.

The arrangements were entrusted to the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.


Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 22:02

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Olive I. (Bisson) Sullivan

Olive I. (Bisson) Sullivan, 98, passed away on September 21, 2014 after an extended period of failing health. Olive was born in Berlin on June 3, 1916 the daughter of Francois and Maxima (Nadeau) Bisson. She was a lifelong resident of Berlin and took great pride in her community and her Franco-American heritage.

Olive was one of 15 children and retained close ties to her extended family throughout her life. Cates Hill in Berlin was the sight of several large family gatherings. A lover of flowers and gardening, Olive was known throughout town as the "lady with all the flowers". She was known for giving away plantings to anyone who stopped.

The focus of Olive's life was her family, her faith and her love of gardening, painting, cooking and sewing clothes for all her family. During her life Olive worked at Converse Rubber Company and at Notre Dame High School. She also volunteered for several years with the American Cancer Society and teaching art at the Berlin Recreational Department.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sullivan was predeceased by her husbands, Henry Beaulieu in World War II and by Harry Sullivan in 2000. She was also predeceased by 13 of 14 of her siblings and her son in law, Louis Amato. She is survived by her children, Paul Beaulieu and his wife Marjorie of Bow, Suzanne Amato of Nashua, and Harold Sullivan and his wife Nancy of Manchester. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Roderick Beaulieu, Daniel Beaulieu, Gina Boucher, Jo Hovious, Lynn Bedard, Craig Sullivan and her step grandchildren, Ryan McLaughlin and Scott McLaughlin. In addition she is survived by eight great grandchildren and by her sister Adeline Ramsey.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 26, 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 Thursday afternoon and evening from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory. Online guestbook at


Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 21:56

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Colleen R. (Sweet) Goupil

Colleen R. (Sweet) Goupil, 87, of Gorham, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Coos County Nursing Home in Berlin. Born in Berlin, July 30, 1927, she was the daughter of Harry and Iris (Jangro) Sweet.

She graduated from Berlin High School and the Golden School of Beauty Culture in Portland, Maine. After a year working in Portland, she returned to Berlin and married Roger Goupil on October 25, 1948.

Colleen was a 4-H volunteer leader for the Liberty Park Club, an active member of the Brown School PTA and a co-chair of the annual Easter Seal Drive. She worked at the Granite State Division of Converse Rubber Co. in the stitching department for 18 years.

Colleen spent many retirement years lovingly making cloth dolls, sculpted Santa dolls and teddy bears for family and friends. She also made dolls to sell at craft fairs. Colleen found pleasure in crafting with her daughters, dabbling in oil painting, and regularly attending class reunions.

She was an excellent swimmer and swam often in her later years. She was an exceptional cook and took delight in cooking and baking for others. She prepared the most delicious Sunday dinners and made the best sweet rolls, a family favorite. Her homemade root beer and glazed donuts were always a special treat. 

While wintering in Florida, Colleen greatly enjoyed playing the maracas for Homestead's popular Four Season's Kitchen Band, a volunteer retirement band, performing for schools, nursing homes and hospitals. She was a lifelong dog lover and opened up her heart and home to several unwanted dogs.

Her last adoptee and love was a Pekingese named Jazzy. Most of all, Colleen loved her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She treasured her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were her pride and joy. Colleen leaves behind a legacy of love and caring. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Family includes her two daughters, Jacqueline McCready and husband Richard (Magoo) of Milan, Donna Perry and husband Courtland of So. Hero, Vt.; five grandchildren, Courtland R. and Chad Perry, Melissa Chevarie, Stacey Adams and Shanna Goupil; six great-grandchildren, Caleb and Cameron Chevarie, Ty and Abby Adams, Courtland D. Perry, and Jamal Jackson; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Roger R. Goupil, who died April 6, 2014; her son, Roger Goupil; sisters, Della Bernstsen and June Sutherland; and a brother, Paul Sweet. 

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 the New City Cemetery. Funeral services will be private.

If desired, donations may be made to Coos County Nursing Home Activity Fund, P.O. Box 416, Berlin, N.H. 03570. Online guest book at


Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 21:48

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Andrew G. Welsh

Andrew G. Welsh, 55, born November 6, 1958 in Berlin, passed away unexpectedly on September 19, 2014 leaving his family and friends with memories of his smile, charm and love for life.
Andy loved life and lived it to the fullest never wasting a moment. He was an avid skier, hiker and loved to ride his Harley. The raising of the Flag on Blueberry Hill was something he enjoyed taking part in with his friends. Andy's love of music gave him great comfort.
He gave all he had and even though he may not have given us what we expected it was all he could give. Andy never realized how loved he was.
Andy is survived by his father, David Welsh Sr. of Gorham, his daughters Stephanie Welsh of Portland, Oregon and Amy Richardson and her husband Justin Richardson of Limington, Maine. His longtime companion, Linda Thompson of Concord. His brothers; David Welsh of Gorham, Steve Welsh of Raleigh Durham, N.C., Scott and his wife Bobbi Jo Welsh of Gorham, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Andy was predeceased by his beloved mother Nancy Boiselle Welsh.
Calling hours will be at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street in Berlin, on Wednesday September 24, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Teen Challenge, 147 Laurel Street, Manchester, N.H. 03103 in Andy's memory.
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Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 21:33

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