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Service held for Francis Pelchat

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Francis Pelchat, formally of Berlin, on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Holy Family Parish with Reverend Kyle Stanton as Celebrant. The Cantor was Madeline Jeffrey, accompanied by Sandra Patrick as organist. The Altar Server was John Frechette.
The Pall was placed by the pallbearers, his nephews Jerry Croteau, Maurice Pelchat Jr., Bill Pelchat, Bobby Pelchat and his nephew in laws David Bonilla and Louis Abruzzese. Father Kyle placed the cross. Serving as reader was his niece Annette Abruzzese. The offertory gifts were presented by his niece Annette and his nephew David Pelchat. His brother Ralph Pelchat gave the Eulogy.
Interment followed the services at Holy Family Cemetery, Gorham. Serving as Pallbearers were Jerry Croteau, Maurice Pelchat Jr., Bill Pelchat, Bobby Pelchat, David Bonilla and Louis Abruzzese.
Full Military Honors were performed by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and the Marine Corps League.
The U.S. Army presented the flag to his sister Anita Cooper.
The service was well attended by family and friends from near and far.
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Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home of Berlin.

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Lucille Morneau

Lucille Morneau, 95, of Berlin, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Coos County Nursing Home. She was born in Berlin on October 3, 1919 the daughter of George and Lauria (Bisson) Boire and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Berlin High and attended secretarial college for two years in Massachusetts. Lucille was a member of Good Shepherd Parish, the Ladies of St. Anne, the Daughters of Isabella and loved to bake, cook, shop and play cards. She enjoyed her grandchildren and the 75 summers she spent at her camp on Cedar Pond.

Family includes her son George Morneau and wife Claudette of Milan; grandchildren Janice Landry and husband Ryan of Berlin, and Greg Morneau and wife Donna of Grantham; great-grandchildren Emily and Matthew Landry and Nate Morneau; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Albert Morneau, sister Jeannette Merrill and brother Laurier Bisson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1 p.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the St. Anne Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Online guestbook at



Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 20:17

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Therese Y. (Guay) Larin

Therese Y. (Guay) Larin, 97, of Berlin, passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the St. Vincent de Paul Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born in Montreal, PQ, Canada on September 28, 1917 the daughter of Dollard and Alice (Roy) Guay and resided there until she moved to Lewiston, Maine in 1949. Therese moved to Berlin in 1959, where she has since resided. She was a member of Good Shepherd Parish and had been employed by the Traveler Motel. She loved gardening, reading, painting, knitting and cooking.

Family includes her daughters Nicole Morin and husband Pierre of Berlin, and Claudette Aviles and husband Albert of West Richland, Wash.; her son Pierre Larin and wife Jeannine of Berlin: nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; her brother Gilles Guay of Montreal, PQ and sisters Estelle Charbonneau and Claire Lachalpelle of Montreal, PQ. She was predeceased by her husband Rene Larin, a daughter Monique Kenison and brothers Jean Guay, Sarto Guay and Paulo Guay.

Graveside services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family at the Forest Vale Cemetery in Jefferson. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at


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Francis J. Pelchat

Francis J. Pelchat of Iceland Street, Berlin died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Morrison Nursing Home in Whitefield, following a period of declining health. He was 91.

Born on October 16, 1923 in Gorham, he was the son of Omer J. and Ida B. (Gilbert) Pelchat.

Francis grew up in Gorham and attended Gorham schools.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Combat Engineers and received several medals and commendations for his service.

He was employed at the Brown Company in the beater room and retired from the Company under the ownership of James River Corp after 39 years of service.

In addition to working at the papermill, he owned and operated Francis Auto Repair for more than 30 years.

He was past commander of the Berlin Disabled American Veterans Post and a life member of Berlin VFW Post 2520.

He was a communicant of Good Shepherd Parish and volunteered at the VFW bingo.

Besides his parents, he is pre-deceased by his wife Rita, an infant son, brothers Maurice J. Pelchat and Omer J. Pelchat, Jr., and sisters Rita Croteau and Jeannette Accardi.

He leaves a brother Ralph J. Pelchat of Battle Creek, Mich., a sister Anita Cooper of Gorham, brother in laws George and Roger St. Amant both of Berlin. Many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 2, at Holy Family Church in Gorham. Burial will follow at Holy Family Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.

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