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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 US 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 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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Services held for Sylvia J. Davenport

Funeral services for Sylvia J. Davenport, 75, of Berlin, were held on February 23, 2015 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Kyle Stanton. The pall was placed by her children, Brian Davenport, Daniel Davenport, Scott Davenport and Scott Davenport and the crucifix was placed by her husband Paul Davenport. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

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Service held for Liliane Boulanger

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Liliane Boulanger, of Berlin, on Friday, February 20, 2015 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Kyle Stanton as Celebrant. The Cantor was Patty Berube accompanied by Monique Lavertu as organist. The Altar Server was Paul Brault, Jordan Neil and Joshua Arsenault.
The Pall and Cross were placed by her sister Lorraine Martin. Serving as reader was Helene Francoeur.
Interment followed the service at St Anne Cemetery, Berlin. Serving as Pallbearers were Andy Gauthier, Donald Duquette and Maurice Tremblay.
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, Berlin.

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Phyllis A. Pelkey

Phyllis A. Pelkey, 65, of Gorham passed away with her family by her side on Saturday February 21, 2015 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. Mrs. Pelkey was born in Berlin on March 1, 1949 a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Potter) Reardon was a lifelong resident of the Berlin Gorham area. She was a 1967 graduate of Berlin High School and worked at several local shoe and clothing factories previous to her 25 years of employment at Labonville Clothing in Gorham where she retired as management. Phyllis loved spending quality time with her grandchildren, children and sisters, often enjoying her sister's and or daughter's company over an afternoon out for lunch.
Family members included her husband of 41 years Ralph Pelkey of Gorham, a son James Pelkey and his wife LouAnne Pelkey of Gorham, a daughter Karen Pelkey of Gorham, three grandchildren, Ryley Vallieres, Emma Pelkey and Caleb Moffett, sisters Mary Fortier and husband Roland of Brooksville, Fla. and Faye Ruel of Berlin, uncles, several nieces, nephews, mother in law and numerous sisters and brothers in law. She was predeceased by a son Roland Pelkey and a brother Frank Reardon Jr.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday afternoon February 25, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will be in the New City Cemetery in Berlin.
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