Services held: Gerald E. Sickler


Funeral Services for Gerald E. Sickler, 79, of Berlin, were held on Thursday Oct. 26, 2017, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Michael Sartori assisted by the Rev. John MacKenzie and Deacon Michael Johnson. The pall was placed by Cecile Sickler, Mark Sickler and Caramon Burrows and the crucifix was placed by Cecile Sickler. The readings were done by Karen Wood and Beth Welch and the gifts were presented by Mark Sickler and Caramon Burrows. The pall bearers were James Lamontagne, David Lamontagne, Jeffrey Lamontagne, Caramon Burrows, Satch Sanschagrin and Scott Gregory. Military Honors were provided by the U.S. Air Force and the VFW Post No. 2520 in Berlin. The American Flag was folded and presented to his wife, Cecile. Many relatives and friends attended the service including delegations from the Knights of Columbus and the M. R. A.


Vivian J. Boisselle

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Vivian J. Boisselle, 84, of Epsom, N.H., passed away on Monday Oct. 23, 2017, at the Concord Hospital.

She was born in Berlin, N.H., on Nov. 1, 1932, the daughter of Edward and Mary (McLain) Stephenson, and lived in the Berlin-Gorham area for most of her life before moving to Moultonborough and Epsom to be closer to her children. She had been employed by Converse for many years and later by Wild Things. She was a member of Good Shepherd Parish, the American Legion Post No. 36 Women’s Auxiliary and was a former chairperson of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Boy Scouts of America. Vivian was an avid crafter who enjoyed knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking and card making. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren.

Family includes her children Susette Remson and husband Robert of Moultonborough, N.H., Belinda Renaud-Merullo and husband Tony of Epsom, N.H., and Raymond Boisselle, Jr. and wife Doreen of Tilton, N.H.; grandchildren Laura Cadmus, Nicole Rico, Jason Renaud, Moriah Renaud, Jonathan Boisselle and Jamie Boisselle; 10 great grandchildren and she was anticipating the birth of her first great-great grandchild to make five generations; sister Cynthia Mortenson of Gorham, N.H.; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Raymond Boisselle, Sr., grandson Gregory Boisselle and siblings Lorraine Roy, Kathleen Dolak, twin sister Virginia Tardif, Rita Lemieux and Leslie Stephenson.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday Nov. 3, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., prior to the service. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. Online guestbook at


Aline (Bisson) Lacroix

Aline (Bisson) Lacroix, 79, of Berlin, N.H., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at her home. She was born in Berlin on Aug. 22, 1938, the daughter of Edward and Simonne (L’Heureux) Bisson and graduated from Notre Dame High School with the Class of 1956. She had been employed by Converse Shoe, Citizen’s Bank and Disney World when she was wintering in Florida. Aline was a member of Good Shepherd Parish and enjoyed her grandchildren and traveling.

Family includes her husband of nearly 50 years, Richard Lacroix of Berlin; children Gail MacArthur Nolin and husband Greg of Berlin and Steven MacArthur and wife Colleen of Berlin; grandchildren Ryan Nolin, Missy Nolin L’Heureux and husband Travis, Matthew MacArthur and Andrew MacArthur; brothers Monsignor Eddy Bisson of Manchester, N.H. and Roger Bisson of Laconia, N.H.; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday Oct. 30, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, on Sunday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guestbook at

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Service held: Jean Frechette

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Jean Frechette, of N.C. on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Reverend Kyle Stanton as celebrant. The cantor was Madeline Jeffrey, accompanied by Sandra Patrick as organist. The altar servers were John Frechette and Bob Pelchat. Serving as readers were Davila Frechette and Dan MacMillan. Offertory gifts were presented by Julia MacMillan Franklin. Denise MacMillan shared words of remembrances. Full military honors were performed by the U.S. Army, the local Marine Corps and the VFW.
Interment followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. To post a tribute please visit Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home.