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Mary Gail Scott

Mary Gail Scott passed away at her home in Randolph, N.H. on November 24, 2014 of pancreatic cancer. She was 80 years old. Her love of Randolph goes back nearly 70 years to 1945, when her parents purchased a summer cottage there. Randolph was a special place for her and her family. She was part of a generation that grew up spending summers hiking in the White Mountains. Randolph was where she wanted to live and where she wanted to be at the end of her life.

She was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Her father, Philip Gordon Scott, was a minister in the United Church of Christ. Her mother was Susan Sumner Scott (nee Storke). She was a graduate of Pembroke College (now Brown University), where she earned a BA in International Relations. She was certified to teach secondary school English, History and Social Studies in 1976. She married John R. Sleeman (d. 2003) in 1957. The marriage ended in divorce in 1995.

Mary Gail Scott was a person with an exceptionally wide range of interests, unfailing energy and love of life. After graduating from college, she worked briefly for Congresswoman Edith Green (D-Oregon) and the Washington Daily News in Washington D.C. During the 1970's, she worked as a docent and researcher at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. For the past 35 years, she worked as a journalist and photographer, both as an employee and as a freelancer. She began her career as a photojournalist covering the boating industry and yacht racing in southeast New England. She moved to Randolph in 1995 and worked for the Berlin Daily Sun, covering all aspects of life in the north country while also continuing her own freelance photography business.

She loved the outdoors and spent many hours hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. She was an avid user of the local health club and in the summer before her 80th birthday, received a free month's membership for being the member with the highest attendance. She loved singing and all kinds of music. She participated in various area chorus groups, most recently the choir at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Berlin, New Hampshire. She was a member of the local bridge club and book group and also volunteered at the Randolph Public library.

She is survived by her sister, Deborah S. Stewart, of Portland, Oregon; her three children: John R. Sleeman, Jr. of Denver, Colorado; Philip S. Sleeman, of Pound Ridge, New York; and Deborah P. Daniloff of Los Altos, California and six grandchildren. A memorial will be held in Randolph, New Hampshire in the summer of 2015. Donations in her name may be made to the Randolph Foundation or the Randolph Mountain Club.


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Service held for Blanche Bergeron

A Chapel Service was held at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 for Blanche Bergeron with Father Isaac Honsan Celebrant.

Interment followed at the New City Cemetery, Berlin.

The service was well attended by family and friends from near and far.

The arrangements were entrusted to the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.


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Roger Lionel Villeneuve

BERLIN--Roger Lionel Villeneuve of French Hill Road died suddenly from a massive heart attack Monday evening December 8, 2014. He was 56.

Born on June 2, 1958 in Berlin, he was the son of Robert and Lorraine (Buteau) Villeneuve.

Roger grew up in Berlin and was a 1976 graduate of Berlin High School.

On January 24, 1986, he married Susan Ann Boutin of Berlin.

Roger owned and operated Roger Villeneuve Heating Oil Company which still operates today by his immediately family.

He enjoyed fishing, four wheeler, snow machining, shooting pool, playing ping-pong, he loved to travel and he was the joy of all his family and friends.

He is predeceased by his father Robert and his brother Donald and his grandfather Ronaldo.

He leaves his wife of 28 years Susan A. Villeneuve of Milan; two daughters Tara Villeneuve of Milan, Jamie Bynum of Milan; a son Jeff Gagnon of Bridgeton, Maine; six grandchildren Julia and Jake Bynum, Grace and Gwen Gagnon and Sam and Nick Gagnon.

Funeral services will be held at 1p.m. Friday, December 12, 2014 at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH.

Calling hours will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 and on Friday, December 12, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH 03570 to help with the funeral expense.

Arrangements are by Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH.

Online guestbook at


Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:22

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Mary P. LeClair

Mary P. LeClair, 90, of North Hampton, died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Exeter Center.

Mrs. LeClair was born January 14, 1926 in Quebec, Canada a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Rose (St. Pierre) Morency. Raised in Berlin, she was a 1942 graduate of Berlin High School.

She worked many years as a secretary for Modern Heating in Hampton Falls and earlier for the law office of Arthur J. Bergeron in Berlin.

Mrs. LeClair had resided in North Hampton since 1969 coming from Kingston. She will be remember by her many friends, relatives, and neighbors as being considerate, conscientious, and caring.

She shared 60 years of marriage with her late husband Richard E. LeClair who predeceased her in 2013.

Family members include three sons, Keith A. LeClair and Brett M. LeClair both of North Hampton, Brian Le Clair of Pasadena, Calif.; a brother, John Morency of LaHabra, Calif.; a sister Pierrette Murphy of Gorham and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by her sisters, Therese Pouliot and Rachel Theriault.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014 at St. Theresa Church, 815 Central Road, Rye Beach. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Theresa Church for their Christmas Program or to Maryknoll Lay Missioners, PO Box 307, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0307. Please visit to view Mary's memorial website, sign the tribute wall or for directions


Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 20:22

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