Geneva (McKenna) Legendre, 93, of Berlin, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Coos County Nursing Home. She was born in Cascade-Gorham, on March 18, 1921 the daughter of Alfred E. and Lena (Coulombe) McKenna and was a lifelong resident. She had been employed by McCready's Dairy and Converse Rubber Company and was a member of Holy Family Church.
Family includes her son Rodney Legendre and wife Pamela of Randolph, and Venice, Fla.; grandsons Scott Legendre of Gorham, and Dana Legendre of Berlin; three great-grandchildren Jeremy Legendre, Daniel Legendre and Kaylea McLeod; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Maurice J. Legendre and siblings Alfred "Babe" McKenna, Michael "Mac" McKenna, Marshall "Bucky" McKenna, Agatha "Gaddy" Martin, Vivian Mainguy and Sherman McKenna.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church with interment in Holy Family Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Northwoods Home Health and Hospice, 278 Main St., Lancaster, NH, 03584. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Saturday, 23 May 2015 00:30
E. Norman Lacroix, 92, of Berlin, passed away on Wednesday evening May 20, 2015 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. He was born in Berlin on September 22, 1922 the son of Adolphe and Cordelia (Brideau) Lacroix and was a lifelong resident of Berlin. He graduated from Berlin High and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Norman had been employed by his father at the Filling Station on Pleasant Street, later worked for General Electric and lastly for the City of Berlin Fire Department, retiring as Fire Chief in 1982. He was a member of Good Shepherd Parish, the White Mountain Post # 2520 VFW, the Berlin-Coos Historical Society, the Holiday Center and Senior Meals. He also volunteered at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital, served on the board of the Golden Age Club, was a member of the Board of Trustees of the N.H. Retirement System, was an officer in the State Association, was President of the Union for six years and was a certified fire fighter instructor.
Family includes his wife of 66 years Lorraine (Valliere) Lacroix of Berlin; daughters Pamela Lamson and husband Larry of Essex Jct., Vt. and Suzanne Evans and husband William of Satsuma, Ala.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister Lorraine Cummings of Spokane, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the St. Kieran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Good Shepherd Parish, PO Box 570, Berlin, NH, 03570 or to the Holiday Center, 27 Green Square, Berlin, NH, 03570. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 20:28
Helen (Tupick) Radsky, 91, of Berlin, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Morrison Nursing Home in Whitefield. She was born in Berlin on July 28, 1923, daughter of the late Michael and Eugenia (Tarasevich) Tupick and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Berlin High School and was a very devoted daughter to her parents and her family, helping any of them when they needed it. Helen was a very active member of the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, was a lifelong member of the church choir and had served as the church treasurer. She loved to travel, was an avid gardener, knitter and crocheter who enjoyed making items for the church fair. She also loved to paint and had sold some of her paintings.
Helen is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Donna Pallaria and husband Domenic of Lancaster; grandchildren Kelley Stafford and husband Robert of Stowe, Vt. and Molly Harrigan and husband Thomas of York, Maine; great-grandchildren Riley, Sarah, Rose and Rachel Stafford and Alex and Grady Harrigan; a brother Alex "Sha" Tupick of Berlin; and generation of nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her very dear friend, Teresa Pallaria of Lancaster. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander A. Radsky, on June 28, 2014, brothers Harry Tupick, Michael Tupick and a sister Olga Darchik. She was also predeceased by her lifelong friend Margaret Sicotte.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 23, at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Berlin. Interment will in the Russian City Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., in Berlin on Friday, May 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations may be made in her memory to the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 20 Petrograd St., Berlin, NH 03570, or The Morrison Nursing Home, 6 Terrace Street, Whitefield, NH 03598. Thoughts and remembrances may be left on the online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 20:28
Clifford H. Carberry, 89, died peacefully of natural causes on Sunday, May 17, in West Paris, Maine, with his family by his side.
He was born in his grandparents' home on November 2, 1925, in a section of Gorham, called Jimtown, which is now known as Moose Brook State Park. He was the son of E. Henry and Mary Berry Carberry. His early years were spent roaming the woods around his grandparents' house, along with his "kid uncle" George "Sonny" Berry who was born four days after him. His father was a woodsman for the Brown Paper company in Gorham, and he spent many hours teaching his son about the plants and animals in the woods, instilling his life-long love of animals and the outdoors.
In his teenage years he worked in various summer jobs. When he was 15 years old, he worked on the Portland to Montreal Pipeline. A photograph of him working on the pipeline appeared in an issue of Life Magazine in 1941. When he was 16 years old, he worked for the railroad, and when he was 17 years old he worked as a shipfitter's helper at Bath Iron Works Corporation in Bath, Maine.
He attended Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine, where he played left field in baseball, center in basketball, and left tackle in football. He left during his senior year to serve in the Army Air Corp from 1943-1945. Here he found his life-long love of aviation. He entered as a Private and left as an S/SGT AAF Gunnery Instructor. He was in combat over 11 European countries and was a member of a heavy bombardment group cited by the War Department for outstanding performance of duty. When his enlistment ended, he returned home and finished his high school education, graduating from Edward Little High School in 1946.
He then enlisted in the United States Navy in 1946, married Doris Alphonse of Berlin, in 1948, and together they had five children. He pursued his love of aviation, applying for training in anything that had fixed wings. His assignments took him to Lakehurst, N.J.; Norfolk, Va.; Pensacola, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada; Hutchinson, Kan.; Memphis, Tenn.; Corpus Christi, Texas; and ultimately to Brunswick, Maine, where he was in charge of 13 aviation crews and 12 planes. During his military career he flew in a B-24 Liberator, B-17, B-25, B-26, A-26, PBY Catalina, P2V2, P2V3, PsV4, P2V5, P2V6, and P3 Orion. He visited 31 foreign countries and 30 states, always exploring the places where he traveled. He retired from the Navy as an E7 Chief Petty Officer in 1967. Following his retirement, he worked as a tractor trailer driver for Merrill Transport and in the Civil Service at Brunswick Naval Air Station.
"Cliff" is a World War II United States Army Air Corps veteran (United States Air Force) and a self-described "Adventurer, Outdoorsman, and Hobo at Heart." He will be missed - Rest in Peace, Dad.
Cliff is predeceased by his sister Elizabeth Carberry (1976), brothers James Carberry (1993) and Harold Carberry (2000), and daughter Jeannine Carberry Cohen (1999).
He is survived by sister Patricia Valliere of Bedford, son Gary Carberry of Lisbon Falls, Maine; daughters Barbara LaChance of Lisbon Falls, Maine, Marie Carr (Richard Turgeon) of Somersworth, and Karen Carberry Warhola (James) of Bangor, Maine; four grandchildren Chad A. LaChance, M.D., Brian LaChance, Michelle Carr, and Tiffany Carr, and three great-grandchildren, Ethan and Caroline LaChance and Eva Carr.
Friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 22, at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine. The funeral service will be held there on Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. followed by interment with military honors at Riverside Cemetery in Brunswick, Maine. Condolences can also be expressed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 19:43