Service held for Yvonne Morrissette

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Yvonne Morrissette, of Berlin, on Monday, September 14, 2015 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Kyle Stanton as Celebrant. The Cantor was Madeleine Jeffrey accompanied by Sue Ramsey as organist. The Altar Servers were Bob Pelchat and Phyllis Morrissette.
Serving as readers were her nieces Sister Cecile Morrissette and Lucy Kinney. The offertory gifts were presented by Jean Guerin and Helen Dumais.
Interment followed the services at St Kieran Cemetery, Berlin. Serving as Pallbearers were her nephews Maurice and Normand Dumais and Albert and Robert Morrissette.
The service was well attended by family and friends from near and far.
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Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.

Eliette T. Hamel

Eliette T. Hamel, 87, of Lakeland, Fla. and formerly of Berlin, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was born in Berlin on May 31, 1928 the daughter of Alfred and Valeda (Morrissette) Lacasse and lived in the area until 2013, when she moved to Florida. She was a member of the VFW Post # 2520 Ladies Auxiliary.

Family includes her son Roger Hamel of California; her daughter Elaine Dionne of Lakeland, Fla.; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; siblings Dorothy Chaisson of Berlin, Marie Ann Filteau of Berlin, Paul Lacasse of Florida, Grace Couture of Hooksett, Ted Lacasse of Berlin, Lucille Lowe of Randolph, Jeanne Guerin of Berlin and Theresa Pinette of Berlin; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Wilfred Hamel and sisters Sylvia Ayotte and Claire Sevigny.

There will be no services. Interment will be in St. Anne Cemetery. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at

Service held for Rita Sands

A Chapel Service was held at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 for Rita Sands. Reverend Kyle Stanton served as Celebrant.

A precession of family and friends followed to Holy Family Cemetery in Gorham for Committal Prayers and the Interment.

The service was well attended by family and friends from near and far.

The arrangements were entrusted to the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin. Online guestbook

Normand J. Poulin

Normand J. Poulin, 88, formerly of Enman Hill Road passed away on Sunday evening, September 13, 2015 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital surrounded by family.

He was born in Waterville, Maine on August 9, 1927, the son of William and Elizabeth (Shorty) Poulin.

Normand served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

On May 30, 1949 he married the love of his life Theresa Tremblay and together they raised seven children. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a lifelong communicant of Guardian Angel Parish now known as St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. He was a member of many local groups including Knights of Columbus, Barber Shop Quartet, Holy Name Society, Church Choir and the VFW.

For much of his life he owned and operated several auto businesses. Prior to retirement he owned and operated East Mason Auto.

Normand enjoyed singing, dancing, gardening, traveling, spending winters in Florida, dining at local restaurants and most of all he loved being around family and friends, often hosting these events at his home.

Besides his parents he is predeceased by his loving wife Theresa who passed away in 2010; a brother Robert Poulin and a sister Pauline Albert.

He leaves behind sons, Paul Poulin and wife Patricia of Berlin, Leo Poulin and wife Linda of Berlin, Gerald Poulin and wife Lucie of Durham, N.C.; daughters, Claire Girouard and husband Henry of Albany, Maine, Cecile Chaconas and husband Ted of Orinda, Calif., Louise Belanger and husband Mark of Gorham, and Jeanne Lemoine and husband Kevin of Gorham; brother Alfred “Fred” Poulin and wife Marlene of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; 16 grandchildren, Michael, Jonathan, Caryn, Catherine, Brian, Jeffrey, Sarah, Elizabeth, Rebekkah, Rachel, Erika, Nikolas, Amanda, Megan, Katelyn, Jessica; 12 great-grandchildren, William, Luke, Kennidy, Gracie, Cody, Alya, Brady, Boyd, Benjamin, Isaac, Mya and Emmanuel; a cousin Larry Roberge whom Normand thought of as a brother; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish on Wednesday, September 16, and Interment followed at St Kieran Cemetery, Berlin.

Calling hours were held on Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16 prior to Mass at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to The Good Shepherd Parish at 151 Emery Street, Berlin NH 03570 or to The St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts at PO Box 339, Berlin NH 03570

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