Funeral service for Florian R. Bourassa

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Florian Bourassa on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd with Reverend Richard Dion of Manchester as celebrant.

The cantor was Madeleine Jeffrey accompanied by Sandra Patrick as organist. The alter servers were Bob Pelchat and Doug Roy. Serving as reader was Janice Leeman and Sue Boucher.

The offertory gifts were presented by his sisters. Interment followed the service at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The service was well attended by family and friends from near and far.

Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home of Berlin.

Catherine Rozek Pederson

Catherine (Kitty) Rozek Pederson, 95, formerly of Berlin, passed away on Monday morning November 2, 2015 at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. She was born in Berlin, on January 9, 1920 the daughter of Abraham and Takla (Razook) Rozek and had resided in Berlin until 2011 when she moved to Bentley Commons in Keene. Prior to her retirement, she was the Comptroller of the Berlin Water Works. She was a long time member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She also tutored, volunteered at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital, and served at the Food Pantry. Despite working multiple jobs all at once, the center of her life was her family.

Members of the family include her daughters Corrine Lajoie and her husband Ronald of Hopkinton, and Christine LaClair and her husband Lance of Marlborough; five grandchildren Matthew, Marc, and Benjamin Lajoie and Darcy Lynx and Caitlin LaClair; a great grandchild Claire Lynx; a sister Elizabeth Hodges of Kansas; two cousins, 13 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Paul N. Pederson in 2005.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon November 7, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Avenue, Berlin. Interment will follow in the New City Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Anyone who wishes may make a donation to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in her memory. Online guest book at

Mark L. LaPierre

Mark L. LaPierre, 58, passed away Thursday morning, October 29, 2015, in Lancaster, after a long illness.

Mark was born in Berlin, on May 13, 1957 the son of Nelson and Patricia (Parent) LaPierre. He grew up in Gorham and lived many years in Bartlett before moving to Lancaster.

He enjoyed music (all types), going to concerts, swimming in the local rivers, pets, video games and spending time with friends and family.

His parents predeceased him along with a brother Gregg P. LaPierre. Mark is survived by his partner Michael Nadeau of Lancaster; a daughter Hannah LaPierre of Bartlett; a step-mother Mary LaPierre of Gorham; two brothers, Scott LaPierre and wife Debbie of Gorham, Greg A. LaPierre of Hollywood, Fla.; and a sister Sally Middleton and her husband David of Milan. He also leaves behind nieces and nephew, Megan (LaPierre) Palmer, Matthew LaPierre, Mariah Middleton, Autumn Shaw and several step-brothers and sisters.

There will be no calling hours or funeral services. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Marks’s memory to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. Please go to for more information or to send an online condolence.

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Kenneth W. Corrigan

Kenneth W. Corrigan, 83, of Randolph, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster. He was born in Randolph, on March 12, 1932 the son of Agnes Corrigan and was a lifelong resident. He started working at the age of 14 for his grandfather Fred P. Corrigan and was the owner of Kenneth W. Corrigan Inc. construction business for 54 years. Prior to his marriage to Jeannette Kenison, they were best friends for seven years. Kenneth was a member of Holy Family Church and also attended St. Agnes Church in Jefferson. He was also a member of the White Mountain Post #2520 VFW in Berlin, the Dupont-Holmes Post #82 American Legion in Gorham and he loved to play golf until illness forced him to stop. He was also the road agent in Randolph for many years.

Family includes his wife of 61 years, Jeannette (Kenison) Corrigan of Randolph; his son Gary Corrigan and wife Paula of Gorham; his grandchildren Lee Corrigan of Gorham, Andrew J. Corrigan and wife Shelly of Gorham, Megan Corrigan of Gorham, and Lynn Corrigan of Gorham; great grandchildren Gavin, Ayden and Ethan; sister Carolyn Dube of Hooksett; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son Terry Corrigan and a grandson Ryan Corrigan.

Keeping in accordance with Ken’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Gorham. Interment will be in the Randolph Cemetery. Those attending are asked to meet directly at the church. Please omit flowers per Ken’s request. The Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at

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