Service held for Joseph Rene Vaillancourt

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Joseph Rene Vaillancourt, of Gorham, on Monday, August 15, 2016, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Michael Sartori as Celebrant. The Cantor was Denise Doucette accompanied by Sue Ramsey as Organist. The Altar Servers were Jean Poirier and Bob Pelchat.
The Pall was placed by his wife and stepchildren. His wife Margaret placed the Cross. Serving as readers were Brandon Dupuis and Gloria Leighton.
Interment followed the service at Holy Family Cemetery, Gorham. Serving as Pallbearers were Gary Vaillancourt, Shawn Vaillancourt, Calvin Vaillancourt, Louis Dupuis, Aaron Dupuis and John Laramee.
Full Military Honors were performed by the U.S. Air Force. The Flag was presented to his wife Margaret.
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Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.

Service held for Doris R. (Dussault) Treamer

A Mass of Christian Burial for Doris R. (Dussault) Treamer, 81, of Berlin, was celebrated on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin. Rev. Kyle Stanton officiated. The pall was placed by her children Louise Donato and Diane Bishop and the crucifix was placed by Louise Donato. The readings were done by Carmen Leveille and Jackie Gagne and the gifts were presented by Donald and Louise Dussault. The pall bearers were Adam Cloutier, Joshua Soucier, Joshua Poisson, Gary Coulombe, John Dussault and Jacob Dussault. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Raymond P. Chandler

GORHAM — Raymond P. Chandler, 85, retired fire chief of Gorham, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at Mineral Springs in North Conway.
He was born in Worcester, Mass., on October 26, 1930, the son of Philip R. and Kathleen (St. Clair) Chandler and was raised in Bartlett.
He attended school in Bartlett and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.
Ray had lived in Gorham for over 60 years and had been employed by Top Furniture prior to becoming the fire chief for the town of Gorham, where he served for many years. He was a member of the Gorham Congregational Church, UCC, the American Legion and was a dedicated member and Past Officer the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1464, as well as the State Aerie.
Ray was a member of the New Hampshire Association of Fire Chief’s, an instructor emeritus with the New Hampshire Fire Academy, was Coos County representative for the New Hampshire State Fireman’s Association for over 20 years, as well as a member of many other fire service associations and organizations.
Family includes his daughter a Laurie Chandler of Sarasota, Fla.; a son-in-law Alvin (Bo) Gross of Jefferson; granddaughters Courtney Gamans and husband Chris of Hooksett and Jennifer Frazee and husband Norm and his son Kyle of Nantucket, Mass.; a great granddaughter Luella Frazee of Nantucket, Mass.; step daughters Lori Boisselle and husband Matthew and their children of Gorham and Lisa Dore and children of Tennessee; a brother Donald Chandler of Silver Lake; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Judith (Clark) Chandler and his daughter Rae Jean (Chandler) Gross.
Services: Funeral Services will be held on Saturday afternoon August 20, at 2 p.m. at the Gorham Congregational Church, UCC. Interment will be in the Bartlett Village Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham on Friday evening                      from 5 to 8 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Gorham Fire Dept., 347 Main St., Gorham, NH, 03581 or to Susan Komen Breast Cancer at Online guestbook at

Henri Louis Riendeau

Henri Louis Riendeau of Burgess Street passed away in his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. He was 88.

Born in Berlin, on January 20, 1928, he was the son of Louis and Flora (Hebert) Riendeau.

Henri served in the Air Force as a ground crew fire fighter then he worked as a security Guard for 43 years for James River Corp. After retirement he also worked for Fleury-Patry Funeral Home.

On July 4, 1949, he married Lise Robichaud and together they raised three children.

Henri was a self-taught musician; his true passion was playing the guitar. He was extremely talented and he played with many famous musicians including the Irish Rovers and Bill Monroe. He played at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC with his family members. He participated in many Fiddler contests as an accompanist, he never missed a Stark Fiddlers Contest. Henri recorded an album with his father, brother Larry and sister Dolores titled the “Riendeau Family”. He could often be heard playing at the Nursing Homes. His true love was playing for family and friends; he loved entertaining at all kinds of special events.

Henri was fortunate to enjoy a long, healthy retirement where he spent much time renovating his camp, with his cousin and best buddy Robert “Bee” which was built by his father in 1934. Camp was Henri’s little piece of Heaven! He loved hunting and playing cribbage with his son Richard and was known as the “Camp Champ”. Years ago he raised homing pigeons as a hobby which was a source of enjoyment to him. His love for animals was evident by his gentleness and caring manner. He was also a diehard Montreal Canadians fan and never missed a game. Everyone would agree that Henri was the best husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, he will be sadly missed by all.

Besides his parents he is predeceased by his brothers George and Larry Riendeau.

He leaves his loving wife of 67 years Lise (Robichaud) Riendeau of Berlin; a son Richard Riendeau and wife Cindy of Berlin; two daughters, Collette Theberge and husband Roland “Lefty” of Berlin, and Lucie Roy and husband Dan of Gorham; four grandchildren, Marc Theberge and wife Meghan, Bonnie Lowry and husband Ken, Bransin Roy and Stephanie Roy; three great-grandchildren, Bronson Roy, Brock Theberge and Leighton Theberge; two sisters Dolores Riendeau and Pauline Costa all of Berlin; several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 1 p.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will follow at St. Anne Cemetery, Berlin.

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