Andre F. Caron

Andre F. Caron, 68, of Berlin, died peacefully at his home on July 21, 2017, with his wife and family at his side, after a long battle with renal cancer.

He was born in Sherbrook, Quebec, Canada, the son of Ovila and Aline Caron, on July 30, 1949.

He moved to Berlin in 1958 and attended Berlin schools, graduating from Berlin High School in 1967. He graduated from New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord in 1969 and obtained a bachelor of arts in business administration from University System of New Hampshire in 1989.

He married his high school sweetheart, Colette Garon, in 1971, and they resided in Manchester, where Mr. Caron was employed by New England Telephone and Telegraph. He later worked in Gibraltar and London, England for NYNEX. Following his retirement from NYNEX in 1996, he worked in Africa for Comstar, then for FLAG in Bermuda and Dubai and finally for Conversant in Manchester when he fully retired from telecoms and moved to Berlin full-time. He was employed by the City of Berlin as its first housing coordinator from 2004-2013.

Upon making his residence in Berlin in 1999, Mr. Caron was a member of Guardian Angel Parish, now Good Shepherd Parish, where he was an altar server. He was a board director of Family Resource Center in Gorham, past member of the Berlin Zoning Board, the Coos Economic Development Corporation and various DES subcommittees. He had also served in the Army National Guard in Manchester.

Family includes his wife of 46 years, Colette of Berlin, his mother Aline Caron of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; his brother Michel (Mitch) Caron and wife Cindy, his mother-in-law Jeanne d’Arc Garon, his brothers-in-law Larry Garon and wife Maggie, Andre Garon and wife Linda, sister-in-law Estelle Lamontagne and husband Roland, Jr., his nephews and godsons, Eric and Brad Caron and niece and goddaughter Amy Welch, all of Berlin; his niece Dr. Kelly Wood of Wyndemere, Fla., great nephews Connor Welch of Berlin and Dmitri Wood of Florida. Several aunts and cousins in Canada and Berlin. He was predeceased by his father Ovila Caron and a brother Rene Caron.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Sunday afternoon and evening from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to North Country Home Health and Hospice, 536 Cottage St., Littleton, NH 03561.

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Mary Sheehan

Mary Sheehan, 77, of Northway Circle died at the Hyder Hospice House on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

Mary was born October 9, 1939, in East Millinocket, Maine, she was the daughter of John and Josephine (Ianiello) Amato. Mary was valedictorian of her high school class and graduated from Schenck High School in 1957. She and her family moved to Berlin, in 1971, where Mary worked as a reading and literacy teacher for the Berlin Public School system for 35 years. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, traveling, yoga and playing golf.

Mary is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charles H. Sheehan; two sons, Christopher Sheehan and his wife, Wendy of Northfield, and Patrick Sheehan of Portsmouth; a daughter, Cara Walker and her husband, Darryl, of Newmarket; four grandchildren Marah, Michael, Chelsea and Dylan; a great grandchild, Aiden; and a brother, Rev. Anthony Amato, of Lewiston, Maine.

Mary was predeceased by her parents; a daughter, Teresa Sheehan, and a brother, Paul Amato.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, July 24, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Exeter Country Club, 58 Jady Hill Ave. in Exeter. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Arrangements are under the direction of the Tasker Funeral Home. Visit to sign the online guestbook


Kent A. 'Dee' Woods

Kent A. “Dee” Woods, 53, of Stark passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 21, 2017. He was born and raised in Franklin, the son of Albert E. Woods, Sr. and Beverly F. (Cross) Ober. He raised his children in Northfield and moved to the North Country in 2004. Dee was employed by Mr. Neat Roofing. He loved wood working, fishing, gardening, sitting by the campfire, loved his cats and living in the town of Stark.

Members of the family include his wife Mandy (Lafleur) Woods of Stark; children Amy Woods and companion Kyler of Franklin, Abe Grover and companion Heidi of Hill and Ian Woods; his mother Beverly Ober of Franklin; a sister Shirley LaRoche and husband Mike of Franklin; brothers George Woods of Franklin and Garth S. Woods Sr. and wife Rhonda of Berlin; grandson Owen Woods; sister-in-law Jeannie Woods of Franklin; step-mother Joyce Woods of Barnstead; stepbrother Mark Mudgett of St. Albans, Vt.; step-sister Kimberly Perkins-Goble of Barnstead; father and mother in-law Richard and Linda Lafleur of Berlin; sister-in-law Amy Carmody and husband Craig of Scottsdale, Ariz.; many nieces and nephews and his “partner in crime” Dave Middleton. Dee was predeceased by his father Albert E. Woods, Sr., step-father Richard Ober, brother Albert E. “Bugs” Woods, Jr., and step-sister Rhonda Mudgett.

Friends and relatives may call on the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a prayer service to follow at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Dee’s family asks that you perform an act of kindness in his memory as he was always willing to help others. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham. Messages of condolence may be left online at



Georgette B. Raymond


LEBANON, NH--Mrs. Georgette B. (Roy) Raymond, age 74, of 524 Goebel St., Berlin, NH, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday April 24, 2004 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, where she had been admitted as a patient. She was born February 19, 1930 in Windsor, PQ, Canada, the daughter of Henry and Berthe Francis Roy. A resident of Berlin, NH, for most of her adult life, Mrs. Raymond was a member of the Guardian Angel Parish, now known as Good Shepherd Parish. She ...