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Pearl L. “Wee Wee” (Vashaw) Lessard

Pearl L. "Wee Wee" (Vashaw) Lessard, 77, formerly of Milan, passed away on Friday July 4, 2014 at the St. Vincent de Paul Rehab and Healthcare Center in Berlin, surrounded by family. She was born in Gorham, on October 19, 1936 the daughter of Clayson and Idel (Crotto) Vashaw and lived most of her life in the Berlin area, residing in Maine for a time and in Milan for over 20 years. She enjoyed her grandchildren, crossword puzzles and horror shows.

Family includes her sons James Tibbetts, Jr., of Berlin, David Tibbetts of Berlin and Danny Tibbetts and wife Celeste of Milan; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and was expecting a sixth; brothers James Vashaw of Florida and Leslie Vashaw of Berlin; sisters Sally Leberge of Dummer and Yvette Morel of Gilford; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Roland Lessard, brother Edward "Butch" Vashaw and sister Gloria Tibbetts.

A graveside service will be held on Friday July 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. Online guestbook at



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Jean (Cameron) Howard

Jean (Cameron) Howard, 91, formerly of Colebrook, and Magalloway Plantation, Maine passed away on July 4, 2014 at Valley Terrace in White River Jct., Vt. She was born in Magalloway Plantation, Maine on Feb. 7, 1923 the daughter of Ewen and Evelyn (Menchin) Cameron and was a proud graduate of Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine. Jean was a lifelong resident of the North Country, having co-owned and operated Howard's Restaurant in Colebrook for 40 years with her husband Dean. Jean was well known for her pastry skills; many people drove miles to get her pies and donuts made daily at the restaurant. Upon retirement, she and Dean were able to travel and had wintered in Florida for many years. She was a longtime member of Eureka Chapter No. 2 Order of Eastern Star, was an active member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Colebrook, active with the Errol Congregational Church and in fundraising for the Magalloway Plantation Pink Church. Jean will be remembered for her lively and gracious persona and as a kind and caring friend to many.

Members of the family include her daughter Deanna Howard of Etna; three sons William Hooper of Doaktown, N.B., Canada, Douglas Howard of Pittsburg, and Cameron Howard of Colebrook; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her first husband William Hooper, who was killed during WW2 and by her second husband Dean E. Howard, who died on April 24, 2011.

Services: A funeral service will be held on Friday July 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Magalloway Pink Church in Magalloway Plantation, Maine. Interment will follow in the Magalloway Plantation Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Donations in Jean's memory may be made to the Magalloway Pink Church, C/O JoAnne Bean, 161 Sturdevant Pond Road, Errol, N.H. 03579. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham, N.H. Online guestbook at



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Robert M. Hood

Robert M. Hood, 87, of Berlin, passed away on Sunday July 6, 2014 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. He was born in Berlin on February 24, 1927 the son of Ray and Clara (Roy) Hood and was a lifelong resident. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and had been employed by Brown Company, James River and Crown Vantage, retiring in 1998 after 46 years of employment. He had been a member of St. Kieran Church, now Good Shepherd Parish.

Family includes a daughter Sue Valliere and husband Barney of Gorham; sons Bin Hood and wife Patty of Berlin and Donnie Hood of Berlin; grandchildren Erik Hood, Kelly Hood, Bryan Hood and Megan Hood; sister Claire Thomas of Berlin and brother Rudy Hood of Berlin; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Joan (Croteau) Hood and his daughter-in-law Nancy Hood.

Funeral Services will be held at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Thursday July 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 10 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow at St. Kieran Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital, 59 Page Hill Rd, Berlin, N.H., 03570. Online guestbook at


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Service held for Lucille Cote

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Lucille Cote, of Berlin, on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Andrew Nelson as Celebrant. The Cantors were Madeline Jeffrey accompanied by Sandra Patrick as organist. The Altar Servers were Seminarian Michael Sartori and Brandon Sargent.
The Pall was placed by her children Marie and Michael. Serving as reader was Seminarian Brandon Sargent.
Internment followed the services at St Anne Cemetery, Berlin; serving as pallbearers were Andy Gauthier, Maurice Tremblay, Donald Piper, Henri Riendeau and Donald Duquette.
Arrangements were under the direction of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.
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