Philip Henry Gallant, 95, died at Harris Hill Convalescent Center in Concord, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 after a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 10, 1919 in Berlin, son of John and Sarah (La Nelle) Gallant.
He was predeceased by his brothers Louis, Francis, Robert, and Richard; his two sisters, Irene and Colleen; and first wife, Thelma (Beaupre) Gallant, originally from Franklin; and daughter Susan Jane Gallant.
Philip was the meat manager at the A&P store in Laconia from 1955-1970, DeRoy's Market in Tilton and several other retail food stores until his retirement. He also owned and operated the Riverbank Rooming House in Laconia from 1958-1971. He enjoyed playing piano and organ in his spare time.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Longley) Gallant of Bow; son, Scip Gallant of Portsmouth; and many beloved nieces, nephews and relatives.
Per the desire of deceased, no services will be rendered. Burial will be at the Evans Cemetery in Bow.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 20:18
Victor R. "Vic" Gosselin, age 71, formerly of Gorham, died Saturday, June 27,2015, at Merriman House, North Conway, after a prolonged illness complicated by diabetes. He was born July 25, 1943 in Berlin, the son of Victor C. Gosselin and Anita J. Lemieux Gosselin. He served for many years in the N.H. National Guard attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was employed primarily in the transportation industry throughout his active life. He enjoyed the White Mountains, hunting and fishing.
His survivors include: daughter Michelle, her husband David Desilets and daughters Emma and Olivia of Charlestown, daughter Danielle Gosselin of Berlin, sisters, Anne Marie Gosselin of Berlin, and Pauline and husband Peter Desautels of Nashua, his godson and nephew, Lt. Col. Daniel P. Desautels, (USAF ret.), his wife Gayle and their daughters Kelsey and Hannah.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Home, Gorham. There will be no calling hours. A funerary observance and burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 20:16
Peter Martin Bradford, 77, of Gorham passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. He was born in Bridgeport, Conn. in 1938, to Edward and Cecile Isola Bradford, the youngest of four brothers and three sisters. Peter graduated from Stratford High School in 1956. He served with the U.S. Navy on the E.A. Greene (DDR) as a Machinist's Mate (MM3) with his best friends Edward 'Buzz' Hedden and Robert E. Landis and was honorably discharged.
Peter worked most of his life in the fields of maintenance and health care. He worked mostly with epoxy encapsulation and electrical assembly and repair at U.S. Electric Motors in Milford, Conn., before moving to New Hampshire. At New Hampshire Ball Bearing in Peterborough, he was an Engineering Technician with his boss and friend David Boothby. At Monadnock Lifetime Products, he was a foreman of the production of the PR-24 police nightstick adopted and used by the N.H. State Police Department. At Monadnock Community Hospital, Peter was in charge of the Preventive Maintenance Program, including his role of Boiler Operator. Later, he was Sexton at Trinity Evangelical Church in charge of maintenance in the sanctuary and Sunday School. The children used to throw themselves into his arms for hugs and words of loving encouragement. Peter was Jack-of-all-trades, working in maintenance independently, for the Millard Group, Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, and Franklin Pierce College, the last place with his beloved boss Russ Colby and best buddy Al Perry. At this time, Peter volunteered as an EMT with the first Peterborough Ambulance and then the Jaffrey Ambulance for nine and half years. He also returned to Monadnock Community Hospital as a health transporter and worker in the Emergency Room. When he retired to Gorham, he worked part time as a driver for the Berlin City Auto Group.
Peter was first and foremost a man who loved people and gently shared his strong faith in word and deed. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He had many close, dear friends who cherished his sense of humor and loving care. He loved seeking Christ on the mountaintop, whether it was the Mount Washington or Mount Manadnock, the latter of which he hiked three times a week year round for several years. He also loved camping and canoeing with his buddy Bill Hood et.al. down the St. johns and Penobscot Rivers in Maine. Peter loved fishing and reading but, most of all helping others.
Peter is survived by his wife Amanda (Mandy) of 37 years; his son Jay Bradford and three grandchildren Michael, Ashley and Tyler in the Peterborough area; sister Jane G. Bradford in Stratford, Conn.; sister-in-law Joanna Harrison and husband Bill of San Antonio, Texas; brother-in-law Joseph Trask of Jamison, Penn.; sister in-law Shirley Gates-Rector in Vernon-Rockville, Conn., many nieces and nephews.; and many dear, beloved friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Gorham Congregational Church at 2 p.m. The Rev. William B. Jones will preside, with the Rev. John Russell giving the eulogy and pianist Debbie Bernd providing the music. The Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham, is in charge of the arrangements. Online guest book at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 19:46
Kathy Lafferty, 65, of Hawk Lane died peacefully surrounded by her family Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. She is now in the arms of her beloved husband, Donald T. Lafferty.
She was born February 6, 1950 in Lynn, Mass. the daughter of Harold and Jane (Griffin) House.
Kathy was a caring and loving woman and her profession reflected that as a nurse at Gorham Medical Center. She deeply loved her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, her parents, and a brother John House.
Kathy is survived by a son Shawn T. Lafferty and Kimberly Robinson of Dover, a daughter Melissa J. Mitchell and her husband Casey of Rollinsford, two brothers Michael Ronan of Washington, Kurt House and his wife Beth of Sandown, three sisters Kelly Johnson and her husband Mike of Salem, Joann House of Laconia, Kimberly Campbell and her husband Scott of Epping, two grandchildren Samuel Donald Mitchell, Sophie Kathleen Mitchell, and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
A calling hour will be Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Tasker Funeral Home 621 Central Ave., Dover, with a service to follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. A reception will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill 117 Pond Road South Berwick, ME 03908.
Please go to www.taskerfh.com to sign the on-line guest book.
Last Updated on Friday, 26 June 2015 19:30