Service held for Paul Aubut

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Paul Aubut, of Berlin, on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Kyle Stanton as Celebrant. The Cantor was Madeline Jeffrey accompanied by Sue Ramsey as Organist. The Altar Servers were Helene and Ray Francoeur.
Serving as readers were Cassandra Aubut and Felicia Aubut. The offertory gifts were presented by Anne-Marie Dube and Bonnie Aubut.
Many family and friends attended the service.
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Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.

Lorraine B. (Bisson) Pinette

Lorraine B. (Bisson) Pinette, 89, of Berlin, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. She was born in Berlin on March 23, 1927 the daughter of Louis and Laura (Turgeon) Bisson and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Berlin High School in 1944 and had been employed as a secretary at Brown Company and James River Corp. Lorraine was a member of Good Shepherd Parish.

Family includes her brother Donald M. Bisson of Berlin; a sister in-law Lorraine (Villeneuve) Bisson of Berlin; several nieces and nephews including, Gail Charron and husband Larry of Berlin, Sue Godin of Berlin, Mona Pinette and husband Brendon Dubois of Exeter, Denise Lamontagne and husband Larry of Nashua, Ann R. Bisson of Milan, Keith Bisson and wife Celeste of Berlin, Gary Bisson and wife Sue of Berlin, Danny Bisson and wife Sheila of Errol and Jimmy Bisson and wife Peggy of Milan and George Godin of Hampton. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond Pinette in 1990, and brothers Richard D. Bisson and Rene R. Bisson.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Interment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Tuesday morning prior to the service from 9 to 10 a.m. Anyone who wishes may make a donation to a charity of one’s choice in her memory. Online guestbook at

June Sulley

June Sulley 83, returned to her heavenly home on April 3, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.

June was born to the late Alcide and Edna Biron in Berlin, on May 8, 1932.

June was blessed with a loving family. She married her best friend and the love of her life, Thomas Frank Sulley, on August 28, 1960 in West Ossipee. June helped raise their five children with patience, discipline and humility. Her dedication to her husband, her children and to God was encouraging and inspirational. She encouraged them to explore the beauty of the gospels, something she was dedicated to, her entire Christian life.

June was a servant at heart. She was a kind, generous and soft-spoken woman who always had time for others. She loved to spend her time helping and serving in any way she could. The first hours of every day were spent praying and reading through her Bible. She is dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her creator.

June is survived by her sons, David B. Crockett and Douglas B. Crockett; her daughter Cathryn L. Sulley; her stepchildren David S. Sulley and Karen Sulley-Durling; her 13 grandchildren; and her 10 great grandchildren and her sister-in-law Sarah Carberry of Gorham. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Frank Sulley; her parents; and her grandson Kyle Crockett.

June requested to be cremated and to have her ashes, along with her husbands, scattered in Marblehead, Mass. The family is grateful for the condolences, but declines flowers or donations.

Clifford E. Tankard

Clifford E. Tankard, 88, formerly of Milan, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Coos County Nursing Home. He was born in Berlin on June 30, 1927 the son of Harold O. and Olga (Halvorson) Tankard and moved to Milan in 1953. He graduated from Berlin High in 1945 and had served with the U.S. Army. Clifford had been a self-employed potato farmer, had served as the road agent for the Town of Milan for 25 years and held the bus contract for the Milan Village School for many years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, the National Potato Promotion Board, the Gorham Sabattis Lodge #73 F & AM and the Milan Planning Board for many years.

Family includes his wife Emily (Johnson) Tankard of Berlin, and formerly of Milan; children Donna Gagne and husband Glenn of Milan, Beth Lorden and companion Yves Zornio of Gorham, Karen Flint and husband Richard of Milan, and Jennifer Gernhard and husband Douglas of Lyme; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; brother Harold Tankard of Manchester; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son-in-law Joseph Lorden and sisters Pauline Hodgman, Jean Plummer, Lois Froding and Carrie Bonney.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 101 Norway St., Berlin. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Friday afternoon and evening from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 101 Norway St., Berlin, NH, 03570.Online guestbook at

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