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Service held for Virginia B. Balon

Funeral Services for Virginia B. Balon, 73, of Gorham were held on Friday Oct. 24, 2014 at Holy Family Church in Gorham. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Andrew Nelson. The pall was placed by Cameron Balon and Christine Kokinchak and the crucifix was placed by Bernard Balon. The readings were done by Bernard Kokinchak and Richard Balon and the gifts were presented by Robert Balon and Christine Kokinchak. Words of remembrance were said by Mark Kokinchak. Interment was in Holy family Cemetery where Father Andrew read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Cameron Balon, Bernard Kokinchak, Mark Kokinchak, Robert Balon and Richard Kokinchak. Many relatives and friends attended the service. Arrangements were under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Home.

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Service held for Edward L. Lessard

Funeral Services for Edward L. Lessard, 77, of Berlin and Wildwood, Fla. were held on Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Andrew Nelson. The readings were done by Leo Lessard and Mark Lessard and the gifts were presented by Diane Elder and Lise Rivard. Words of remembrance were said by Paul E. Groleau. Interment was in St. Kieran Cemetery where Father Andrew read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Jay Michaud, Amy Michaud, Lisa Dodson, Jennie Lessard-Davila and Kellan Lessard. Many friends and relatives from Florida, Virginia, New York, Texas, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and Southern New Hampshire attended the service.

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Anthony M. Morin

Anthony M. Morin 48, of Claremont, passed away unexpectedly on October 19, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on August 24, 1966 the son of the late William and Ruth (Bosco) Morin.

As a young child he moved to Berlin, where he resided until 2011 when he relocated to Claremont. Anthony was employed by Sturm, Ruger and Company and prior to that he was employed by Isaacson Structural Steel for 17 years as the Paint Department Supervisor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his only daughter Mariah Morin and her companion Lauren Eames of Largo, Fla. two grandsons Isaiah Raymond of Largo, Fla. and Gavin Anthony of Alexandria; his fiancé Michelle Laliberte of Claremont; two brothers Robert Morin of Berlin, and Shawn Morin of Rochester; two sisters Kathy Audette of Lebanon, and Anita Wilkinson of Lebanon and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Kyle "Tunzy" Morin on May 15, 2013.

A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Parish. There are no calling hours. Anyone who wishes may make a donation in his memory to a charity of one's choice.


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Norman B. Hansen

SAUGUS, MA--Mr. Norman B. Hansen, age 90, died on Monday, October 27 at the Port Health Care Center in Newburyport, Mass. He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Pratt) Hansen.

Born and raised in Berlin, he was the son of the late Bjarne and Dagne (Johnson) Hansen and lived in Saugus, Mass. since 1946. Mr. Hansen served as the Accountant for the town of Saugus, former Saugus Town Manager, Finance Committee Meeting member, Town Moderator, and member of the Board of Selectmen for six years. He also worked as an accountant for General Electric for 21 years. He was a member of the VFW, Sgt. Arthur F. DeFranzo Post 2346, the American Legion Post 210 – D.A.V. and the National Association of Accountants. Mr. Hansen was a former Treasurer for the Saugus American Little League and active in Saugus Youth Hockey. He was a U.S. Marine Corps, WWII veteran.

Mr. Hansen leaves five children, Nancy Bishop and her husband Ralph of Virginia Beach, Va., John Hansen and his wife Denyce of Saugus, Mass., Richard Hansen of Seabrook, Janice DeFranzo and her husband John of Deerfield, Eric Hansen and his wife Diane of Newburyport, Mass.; fourteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Brother-in-law of Marian (Pratt) Shipulski of Saugus, Mass. and Marilyn (Pratt) Ward and her husband Robie of Saugus, Mass. Cousin of Donald Sloane, Robert Sloane and his wife Gloria all of Berlin. He is predeceased by one grandchild, Casey Hansen and two brothers, Lawrence Johnson and Robert Hansen.

Service Information
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, Mass. on Thursday 4-8 p.m. Funeral on Friday from the funeral home at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the First Congregational Church-Saugus Center, 300 Central St., Saugus, Mass. at 11 a.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus, Mass. For directions and condolences


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