Sr. Cecile Morrissette

Sr. Cecile Morrissette, PM, (Sr. Rosanne-Marie), 77, of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Manchester, died July 15, 2016, at her home.

She was born in Berlin on December 8, 1938, to Phil and Marie Anna (Bosa) Morrissette.

Sr. Cecile earned a bachelor’s degree from Rivier University in Nashua. She taught at various elementary schools in New Hampshire, spent two years in New Mexico and seven years as a missionary in Cameroon, West Africa. She was a staff member at Our Lady of Hope Retreat House in New Ipswich and later was in active ministry at Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson until the end of this school year, when she fell ill.

She was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Sr. Rachel Morrissette, PM and a brother, Arthur Morrissette.

The family includes a brother, Roger Morrissette and his wife, Jackie; a sister-in-law, Phylis Morrissette and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. with a prayer service at 4 p.m. in the Resurrection Chapel of St. Marie Residence, 495 Mammoth Rd., Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 25, at 10:30 a.m. in the Resurrection Chapel. Burial will be in Presentation of Mary Cemetery in Hudson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Presentation of Mary Retirement Fund, 495 Mammoth Rd., Manchester, NH 03104.
Lambert Funeral Home and Crematory, Manchester is assisting with arrangements. To leave a message of condolence, visit

Rose M. Dodge

Rose M. Dodge, 73, of 75 Denmark Street, Berlin, passed away on Thursday afternoon July 21, 2016, at the St. Vincent de Paul Rehab and Nursing Center in Berlin. She was born in Berlin, on November 9, 1942, the daughter of Lyman P. and Persis M. (Lambert) Dunham and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a graduate of Berlin High School. Rose had been employed by the Berlin Reporter and the Sun Journal in Lewiston, Maine, prior to becoming employed by the Berlin Daily Sun, where she was the managing editor.

Members of the family include her husband Charles F. “Chuck” Dodge of Berlin; a daughter in law Lori Dodge of Salem, Mass.; grandchildren Emily Rose Dodge, Amie Marie Dodge, Elise and Lorin Moustakis, all of Salem, Mass., and a special grandson Michael Albert of Portland, Maine; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents and a son Charles A. Dodge, who died in 2014.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Berlin, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Russian City Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, on Tuesday evening July 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Anyone who wishes may make a donation to the American Cancer Society in her memory. Online guestbook at

Paul A. Delisle

Paul A. Delisle, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Portsmouth.

Born in Berlin on February 27, 1933, he was the son of Andrew and Eva (Michaud) Delisle. He had spent his recent years in Berlin, after raising his family,with the love of his life Priscilla, on Peverly Hill Road in Portsmouth. He was employed by Atherton’s Furniture for many years and owned Delisle Construction with his children.

Paul was a father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend to many. He is survived by his daughter Dorothy Chapman, sons David, Donald (Dolores), Daniel (Patricia), Douglas, Dennis, and Dale Delisle, 17 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, many special nieces and nephews, his dear uncle Buddy (Betty), and extended family and friends including Lydia Cochran of Berlin, his siblings Roland (Nancy), George, and Beatrice.

He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Priscilla, his son Dana (Lynn) siblings Lucille, Richard, Andrew, Maurice and Leo.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Saint James Church, 2075 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Dana C. Delisle Leadership Award, which provides an annual scholarship to a Portsmouth Clipper Hockey athlete demonstrating leadership skills and elected by their peers, c/o Lynn Delisle Vara, 2241 St. Clair Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105. Arrangements are by the Farrell Funeral Home, 684 State Street, Portsmouth.

Ida Margaret Wheeler

Ida Margaret Wheeler, age 86, of Danville, died at her home Friday, July 15, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

Ida was born in Gorham, on March 24, 1930, daughter of the late Irving and Marion (Littlehale) Jones. She grew up in Gorham, graduating as Salutatorian from Gorham High School in 1948. She received an academic scholarship to Plymouth Teachers College, for which she was eternally grateful. She graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Education and started teaching at Danville High School the next fall. She boarded in Danville with Fred and Mary Houghton on Hill Street, who introduced her to their good friend, Edward (Ed) Wheeler. By December 22, 1953, the two were married, becoming lifelong residents of Danville. Ida stopped working in 1955 to raise their family, eventually working part-time at the Pope Memorial Library and finally resuming work at Danville High School as the Librarian in 1964. Ida retired in 1982, enjoying thirty-one years of retirement and nearly sixty years of marriage with Ed, who predeceased her in 2013.

Ida was a voracious reader and instilled the love of reading in her children. She especially loved gifting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with books, magazines and workbooks at an early age. During her retirement years with Ed, a favorite pastime was traveling to do research for the Jones and Wheeler genealogies. She also enjoyed feeding/watching birds, was a passionate Red Sox fan and loved the mental challenge of crossword puzzles, Sudoku puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. Above all, she simply loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include two daughters: Martha Wheeler of Danville and Janice Ouellette and husband, Dan, also of Danville; two grandchildren: Jeremy Ouellette and wife, Anja, of Lebanon, and Amanda Tanner and husband, Nick, of Underhill Center, Vt.; four great-grandchildren: Kolja, Annika, Lucy and Luka. She was excitedly anticipating the arrival of her fifth great-grandchild at the end of July. Ida is also survived by four sisters: Patty Kovalik and husband, Eli, of New Hampshire, Joan Donaldson of New Hampshire, Pearl Pelletier and husband, Herman, of New Hampshire and Hazel Jones of Nevada; two sisters-in-law Joyce Wheeler and Janette Wheeler of Vermont; many cousins, nieces, nephews and her beloved cat, Hobo.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ida was predeceased by her sister, Arlene Corrigan and husband, Tom; her two brothers Bobby and John Jones; her brother-in-law Leo "Chummy" Donaldson and all of Ed's brothers and sisters.

Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Danville Green Cemetery, with John Sleeper officiating. There will be no visiting hours.

To continue to foster Ida's love of books, donations may be made to the Pope Memorial Library, P.O. Box 260, Danville, VT, 05828.

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