Elsie M. (Dalphonse) Marcou, 89, of Gorham, passed away on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at the Coos County Nursing Home in Berlin, surrounded by her family. She was born in Cascade-Gorham on February 8, 1925 the daughter of Camille and Marie (DiMattio) Dalphonse and was a lifelong resident of Gorham. She graduated from Gorham High School and had been employed as an operator for New England Tel & Tel and later as a receptionist at Brown Company and James River Corp. Elsie was a member of Holy Family Church and liked to travel with family and friends. Many people enjoyed her great Italian cooking.
Family includes her daughter Suzanne D'Ercole and husband Don of Brunswick, Ga.; sons Timothy Marcou of Cascade-Gorham, and Gerald Marcou and wife Gail of Gorham; brother Nick Dalphonse and wife Peggy of Gorham; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Gerald "Pat" Marcou in 2007 and a sister Anna DePaolo in 2012.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Church on Saturday November 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Holy Family Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 19:44
Richard Albert Drouin Sr., 80 years young, of Conway, passed away Oct. 28, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his beloved and adoring wife, Eleanor A. "Ellieann" Drouin. He was the son of the late Albert Joseph and Christine Lyman Drouin. He is survived by his siblings Mary Gerrish, Bruce Drouin and Jeanette Wiggin. He is predeceased by his brothers Albert Jr., Arthur and Robert Drouin, a daughter Margaret Seekins and a grandson Adam Hodgdon. Father of Richard Albert Drouin Jr. and his wife Deb, Mona Ford and her husband Mike, Krislyn Harmon and her husband Bill, Brenton W. Drouin, James Arthur Drouin and his wife Tina and their mother Edna A. Heath, Wanda Bartlett and her husband Lindon, Elyata Tonnesen and partner Kevin, Dennis O'Brian, Douglas Frost and Wayne Drouin and his fiancé Penny. Grandfather of Christopher Drouin, Hollie Sanborn, Becky Florence, Steven Hall Jr., Matthew Hall, Amanda Santa Maria, Crystal Harmon, Dexter Drouin, Blake Drouin, Chase Drouin, Cain Drouin, Kyle Drouin, Jason Bartlett, Joseph Shackford, II, Juston Bartlett, Sonya Harding, Nichole Tonnesen, Ashley O'Brian, Cody O'Brian, Jessica Massey, Jennifer Massey and Richard Massey Jr. 25 Great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and family members.
Richard was born in Albany, on June 10, 1934 but raised in Rumford, Maine. He returned to Albany in 1957 where he worked many places as a heavy machine operator, including owner/operator of R.A. Drouin & Sons Excavation. He worked for Glen Sand and Gravel and other local construction firms where he was affectionately known as "LOADERMAN." He also spent time working for Arthur Leavitt, and as Albany town constable and Albany road agent.
His last adventure of his career was helping his son Richard and his wife Deborah run the family-operated restaurant in Fryeburg, Maine until he retired in 2013. Late in life he and Eleanor discovered a real passion for travel. They enjoyed many trips together, with Aruba being a favorite destination. Card games were a favorite pastime especially the regular poker nights with wife Eleanor, daughter Wanda, grandchildren Chris and Hollie and Hollie's husband Larry Sanborn. Richards last years were spent with his loving companions; his wife "Ellieann" and his dog Nyla Jane Drouin.
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. Richard was a wonderful man and will be missed by all those he touched in his life. At Richards request there will be no services. There will be a private family gathering at a later date.
Special thanks from the family to Memorial Hospital's Oncology Staff, Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation and Visiting Nurses Homecare & Hospice of Carroll County.
Mr. Drouin and his family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation, 230 E. Conway Road, Center Conway, NH 03813.
Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 19:44
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.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 21:59
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.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 21:48