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Donald Devoid

Donald Devoid formally of Berlin, passed away on December 6, 2014 in Arizona. He was 61.

Born on August 9, 1953 he was the son of Richard and Lena (Dufresne) Devoid.

Before becoming disabled Donald worked as a Manager at Subaru.

Donald enjoyed being outdoors, playing hockey and being around family and friends.

He is pre-deceased by his father Richard Devoid and his daughter Caroline Devoid.

He leaves behind two daughters Andrea Ried of Idaho and Cassie Devoid of Lebanon; grandchildren Charlie and Cami of Idaho and Dominic, Tyson and Joseph of Lebanon; his mother Lena Devoid of Gorham; his brothers Ronald, Ricky and Billy Devoid all from Berlin; and a sister Debra Roberage of Milan; his godparents Fred and Yvette Devoid of Berlin; an aunt Francis Ingersoll of Berlin; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Chapel Service will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin. Burial will follow at St. Anne's Cemetery, Berlin.

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William F. Eafrati

William F. Eafrati, 79, of Manchester, passed away on May 10, 2015 at home surrounded by family.

Bill was born in Gorham, on April 17, 1936, the son of Fio and Pearl Eafrati. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Shirley (Frabizio), daughter Kim Avery and granddaughter Brittany, daughter Jody Eafrati and daughter-in-law Dotty McDonald, daughter Stacy Grebloski, son-in-law Andy, and grandchildren Amanda and Colin, his brother Bob, and nephews Bobby and Stevie who reside in Maryland.

Bill proudly served in the Air Force after graduating from Gorham High School in 1955 until his Honorable Discharge in 1962. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends for his sense of humor, good nature, patience, and love always given unconditionally. Bill enjoyed playing cribbage and sharing stories about his childhood, his family, and especially time spent in Germany while in the military. He treasured times with his daughter Jody and three grandchildren at Manchester Monarchs hockey games. Bill's favorite pastime was watching sports; he was an avid hockey and baseball fan. GO YANKEES! Bill's memories are captured forever in the hearts of those who love him.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of William Eafrati to: Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 25 Nashua Road, Londonderry, NH 03053.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bill's life by gathering for a graveside service with U.S. Air Force Honors at the N.H. State Veteran's Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy. Boscawen, (Exit 17 off of Route 93) on Friday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m. To leave an on-line message of condolence or to watch a video tribute please visit



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Wayne S. Shepard

Wayne S. Shepard of Punta Gorda, Fla. and East Waterford, Maine passed away peacefully on May 10, 2015 after a long illness. Wayne was predeceased by his wife Ruby (Mullen), son Michael and his parents Vera and George Donnelley.

Wayne is survived by his daughters Cheryl (Ronnie) Hawkins of Coventry, Conn. and Center Ossipee and Kristine (Charlie) Whittemore of Kennebunkport, Maine and Sebastian, Fla. and daughter-in-law Lorraine Shepard of Gorham. Wayne is also survived by six grandchildren Carrie Truscinski, Melissa Longo, Amy Anger, Kelli Stirling, Patrick Whittemore and Shelli Ladd and 17 great-grandchildren.

Wayne was born in Stonington, Maine in 1927. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during WWII. He and Ruby raised their family in Berlin. Wayne retired from Public Service Co. of N.H. and was a director for many years of Oxford Networks in Portland, Maine. He was also a member of the Gorham-Sabitis Masonic Lodge No. 73.

Internment will be at a later date at The Grays Hill Cemetery in Little Deer Isle Maine. Donations in Wayne's memory can be made to Ascend Hospice, 100 Locke Drive, Marlboro, MA 01752.


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JoAnn M. Watson

JoAnn M. Watson, 59, of Gorham, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at her home. She was born in Berlin on November 24, 1955 the daughter of Henri E. and Ramona (King) Goulet and was a lifelong resident of the Berlin-Gorham area. She was employed at Walmart and was a member of Holy Family Church and the American Red Cross. She had been an EMT with the Gorham Ambulance, had served on the Gorham Zoning Board, was active with Theatre North and taught CCD at Holy Family.

Family includes her husband Denis P. Watson of Gorham; her son Jason Watson and his wife Erin of Berlin; grandchildren Joseph P. Watson and Blake Watson of Berlin; sister Sharon Lefebvre of Leominster, Mass.; brother Robert Goulet of Berlin; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Church in Gorham. Interment will be in the Holy Family Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham, on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Red Cross, 2 Maitland St., Concord, NH, 03301, the Northwoods Home Health and Hospice, 278 Main St., Lancaster, NH, 03584 or the Gorham, Ambulance, 347 Main St., Gorham, NH, 03581. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at



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