Charlotte 'Sherri' Renee Hawkins

Charlotte “Sherri” Renee Hawkins, 51, of Berlin, passed away on August 28, 2016, at the Glencliff Home in Glencliff. She was born in Great Lakes, Ill., on October 11, 1964, a daughter of Dana Hawkins and Jack Bernard and Evelyn (Veinotte) Bernard. Charlotte resided in Texas for a time before moving to Berlin. Before her illness she enjoyed her time at Pisani’s Restaurant. She had a great sense of humor, enjoying making her friends and family laugh. She also enjoyed spending time with her daughter Sara and niece Felicia Hawkins. Her greatest joys in life were her daughter, grandchildren and sisters Joyce and Holly.
She is survived by; a daughter Sara Poirier and fiance Eric Couture; grandchildren; Kaleb and Orivious; her sisters; Holly (Hawkins) Soldano, Joyce Young, Brenda Liebert, Johanna Leon and Ione Bernard and a lifetime friend William Poirier and his children Florence and William Poirier; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; a sister Peggy Hawkins and a brother Thomas Hawkins.
Relatives and friends may call on Friday, September 23, 2016, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Online guestbook at


Service held for Darrell G. Bernier

Funeral services for Darrell G. Bernier, 76, of Gorham, were held on Aug. 25, 2016, at the Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham. Reverend Kyle Stanton officiated. Interment was in the Holy Family Cemetery where Father Kyle read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Michael Bernier, Steve Ruel, Rich Ruel, Bill Johnson, Albert Gilbert and Mert Wilson. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Service held for Raymond P. Chandler

Funeral services for retired Gorham Fire Chief Raymond P. Chandler, 85, who died on Aug. 16, 2016, were held on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Gorham Congregational Church, UCC, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham. Retired Chief Chandler was honored with a procession from the funeral home to the church, where he arrived on the Town of Gorham’s antique Federal fire truck. The Pall Bearers were son in law Alvin (Bo) Gross, step son in law Matthew Boisselle, brother Donald Chandler and retired assistant Fire Chief of Berlin Robert Goudreau. A large delegation of firefighters and EMS personnel from around the state of New Hampshire and Maine lined the steps of the church. Support was provided by the Granite State Fire Service Support Team. Reverend William B. Jones officiated the funeral service. Raymond’s daughter Laurie Chandler was the first speaker, sharing memories of her father, followed by Norm Frazee, Courtney Boisselle, Courtney Gamans and the concluding speaker was Retired Fire Chief of Berlin Paul E. Fortier.
Following the church service, Retired Chief Chandler received the Last Alarm, honoring his years of service. Interment was in the Bartlett Village Cemetery in Bartlett, where Rev. Jones read the committal prayers. Full military honors were provided by the U.S. Navy, as well as members of the American Legion and VFW. The American Flag was folded and presented to his daughter Laurie Chandler by the U.S. Navy. Many relatives and friends attended the services.

Lorraine B. Vien

Lorraine B. Vien, 84, of Gorham, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital.
She was born in Berlin on April 23, 1932, the daughter of Amie and Marguerite (Bilodeau) Gagne and lived in Gorham for most of her life. She had been employed by Converse Rubber Co. and the Royalty Inn. Lorraine loved to play BINGO and to play cards and enjoyed wintering in Florida for 10 years.
Family includes her daughters, Carol Daley and husband, Richard, of Berlin, and Peggy Vien of Gorham; sons, Michael Pelchat and wife, Diane Holmes, of Gorham, and Peter Vien and wife, Cheryl, of North Conway; grandchildren, Cameron Smith, Jeffrey Smith, David Noyes, Myia Parent and Dustin Parent; and great-grandchildren, Colin Smith, Trevor Smith, Emily Smith, Alison Smith, Avery Noyes and Barrett Noyes. She was predeceased by her first husband, Maurice Pelchat; second husband, Eugene Vien; daughter, Patricia Nicholson; and sister, Jeannine (Gagnon) Bolduc.
At Lorraine’s request, all services are private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society. Online guestbook at