Quentin N. Reisch, 81, of 11 Corbin Ave., Gorham, NH passed away on Thursday November 14, 2013 at his home. He was born in Berlin, NH on November 25, 1931 the son of the late Albert and Anna (Michaud) Reisch. “Quinnie” graduated from Gorham High School with the Class of 1950. In 1952, he enlisted in the U. S. Naval Air Force where he served aboard the U.S.S. Bennington aircraft carrier (Fighter Squadron 13) during the Korean War. He was able to visit Hong Kong and many places in Asia while on leave. He was discharged from the service at the San Francisco Naval Station Treasure Island on February 20, 1956. While in the service in Pensacola, FL, he married the love of his life, Joyce E. Corrigan on October 11, 1952 in Jacksonville, FL with Raymond and Rita Lessard standing up for them. Upon returning to Gorham with their baby son, Russell, he worked at Resi-Chem on the Lancaster Rd with Joe Micucci and Walter Gilbert until they closed. He then worked at James River/Crown Vantage until his retirement in 1991.
He was an avid New England Sports Fan, in all five Boston sports. He could talk sports; any team, any player-past or present-for hours on end. We are all thankful that he got to watch the Patriots, the Bruins, the Celtics and especially the Red Sox win multiple Championships during his life. For many years, he coached and was the catcher for Roland Chabot’s Gorham Hardware softball team with his buddies; Nelson Lapierre, Eddie Drew, Bob Dandaneau, , Bobby Corrigan, Steve Lauze, Dave Lauze, Scott Lapierre and many others, including his son Russell. Also for many years, he enjoyed golfing at A.V.C.C.. One of his many pleasures was reminiscing about the Gorham Baseball team coached by “Doc” Johnson when they went to the Amateur Baseball World Series in Battle creek, MI. Another enjoyment was bowling in Berlin, winning many trophies. He also loved playing cards, cribbage and buying scratch tickets.
Qunnie just loved people in general. He loved going to the casino and Gorham common to see the Tuesday evening concerts with his daughter, granddaughter and occasionally his great-grandchildren. Quinnie was a lifelong member of the American Legion and assisted in many functions for them, including marching in parades and working the chuck-a-luck at the Fourth of July Celebration. He will be sadly missed by his family and the many, many friends that he had. He touched many people’s lives.
He is survived by his son Russell and wife Laurie of Berlin; his daughter Laurie and her companion David Roy of Gorham; his grandsons Brandon and wife Katarina of Madison, NH and Shayne of Berlin; his granddaughters Stacey and her companion Mike Wach of Berlin and Holly (SR. Rouen) of Italy; his great-grandchildren Ivan Reisch and Anya Reisch of Groveton, NH; his brother-in-law Wallace Corrigan and wife Janet of Gorham; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Joyce on June 14, 2011, his brother Robert (Jack) Reisch in Dec. 2000 and his sister Corinne Gaddis in Dec. 1992). We would like to thank everyone that knew our Dad, for making his life very happy and very enjoyable and sharing life with him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 10 AM at Holy Family Church in Gorham. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. The American Legion will do a service at 7 PM on Tuesday evening. Interment will be in the Lary Cemetery at a later date. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 19:33
Arline (Perkins) Sheridan, 92, formerly of Gorham, NH passed away on Monday November 11, 2013 at the Coos County Nursing Home in Berlin. She was born in Groveton, NH on April 26, 1921 the daughter of the late John L. and Isabelle (Morin) Perkins and had resided in Gorham from 1941 until she entered the nursing home. Arline was a member of the Dupont-Holmes Post #82 American Legion Auxiliary, the R.S.V.P., had been a unit hostess at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital and was a long time member of Holy Family Church in Gorham.
Members of the family include her son Stephen Sheridan and wife Melinda of Waterboro, ME; her daughter Deborah Chapman and her husband Charles of Gorham; five grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two brothers Gordon Perkins of Fitchburg, MA and Kenneth Perkins of Gorham; two sisters Shirley Brown and Patricia Woodward, both of Groveton; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Wilfred G. Sheridan in 1989 and a sister Pauline Gallant.
A private graveside service will be held at the Lary Cemetery in Gorham. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes may make a donation in her memory to the Coos County Nursing Home Activities Fund, PO Box 416, Berlin, NH, 03570. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Homes. Online guest book at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 19:27
Abain Morris Demers
He was well-known for his stories of often myth-like proportions. He loved to recount winters when the snow was so deep it could not even be plowed, and how he would have to compress the snow using giant rollers drawn by horses, or tell his role in selecting and transporting logs from the forest down to the local river for transit, and all the tales of his time in active duty during World War II.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 19:27
A Chapel Service was held for Elliette Labbe, of Berlin, on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home in Berlin with Reverend Marc Gagne as Celebrant.
The internment took place at St Kieran’s Cemetery following the service. Serving as pallbearers were; his grandsons Gary Laroche, Brian Laroche and Brock Costello; his great-grandson Brad Salvas; his grandson-in-law Brian Salvas and great grandson-in-law Phil Pelletier.
There were friends and family members that attended the services from in and out of town.
To post a tribute please visit www.fleury-patry.com
Arrangements were under the direction of The Fleury-Patry Funeral Homes of Berlin and Gorham.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 19:30