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Rose Jerwell

Rose Jerwell formerly known as Linda Fournier of Washington Street, Concord, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 at Concord Hospital's Hospice House following a long illness. She was 50.

Born on January 20, 1964 in Berlin, she was the daughter of Richard E. and Cecile M. (Aube) Fournier.

Rose grew up in Berlin, and was a 1982 graduate of Berlin High School. She was a communicant of St. Anne's Church of Good Shepherd Parish.

After high school, she attended Michael's School of Hair Design and Esthetics in Manchester. She then went on to become a Veterinary Technician in which she was employed for 18 years until her illness.

Her love of life revolved around her two sons and she had a deep passion for pets and animals.

She is pre-deceased by her father Richard E. "Dick" Fournier of Berlin.

She leaves two sons Jeremie Wilson and Powell Wilson both of Gilmanton. Her mother Cecile M. (Aube) Fournier of Berlin, a sister Marianne Francoeur of Hooksett, a brother Rick Fournier and his wife Donna of Hooksett, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, January 16 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Berlin.

Arrangements are under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.

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Service held for Ruth Packer

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Ruth Packer, of Berlin, on Friday, January 9, 2014 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Andrew Nelson as Celebrant. The Cantor was Emile Stiles accompanied by Susan Ramsey as organist. The Altar Servers were Helene and Ray Francoeur.
Serving as reader was Helene Francoeur. The offertory gifts were presented by John Boucher II and Skyler Frizzell.
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.

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Claire E. Sevigny

Claire E. Sevigny, 71 of Arlington St. passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 surrounded by her family at home, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Berlin April 7, 1943 daughter of late Alfred and Valeda (Morrissette) Lacasse. Prior to her retirement she was employed at GAMM as a stitcher.

Claire's family was the most important thing in her life. She loved nothing more than doing things for them or spending time with them at the beach, camping, and just being in her yard with all of them there for cookouts and sledding. She also loved going to Bingo and spending time with her sisters.

She is survived by her son Normand and wife Nona, four daughters; Jeanne and husband Roland Riendeau, Rita and husband Larry Hisman, Nancy and husband Jeffrey Guay, Joanne and husband Michael Parent. She loved her seven grand children; Tucker Riendeau, Nicole (Riendeau) and her husband Jason Dumont, Nicholas Fournier, Kayla Guay, Kyle Guay, Jordan and Justin Parent and also loved her two great grandchildren Parker and Madilyn Dumont. She is also survived by her sisters Elliette Hamel of Florida, Dorothy Chaisson of Berlin, Marie Ann Filteau of Berlin, Grace Couture of Hooksett, Lucille Lowe of Randolph, Jeanne Guerin of Berlin, Theresa Pinette of Berlin and two brothers; Paul Lacasse of Florida and Ted Lacasse of Berlin and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Gerard Sevigny of 48 years and one sister Sylvia Ayotte.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday January 20, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from noon until 1 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, PO Box 96305, Washington DC 20077-7215. Online guestbook at


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Robert H. Lavigne

Robert H. Lavigne, formerly of Fifth Avenue, Berlin and Ripple Cove Road, Island Pond, Vermont passed away on Sunday, January 11 at the St. Vincent de Paul Rehabilitation Center here in Berlin, surrounded by members of his family and his extended family from the home.

He was born in Berlin on February 23, 1931 the son of Herman Lavigne and Florida Chandronait. He was raised in Stark where he attended a one room school. Upon graduating in 1949 from Notre Dame High School here in Berlin, he enlisted in the Air Force. He enjoyed woodworking, going to the casino with his wife, Anita, Wii Bowling, shopping and cooking.

His career path includes managerial positions held at Brown Company and James River paper mills here in Berlin, Irving paper mill in St. George, New Bruinswick, Canada, Milford paper mill in Milford, N.J. and Groveton Paper Board in Groveton. Robert was also a goaltender for the Notre Dame Hockey Team from 1947-1949, winning the state championship, and was called "Mr. Zero" as no one could score on him. He was then the goal tender for a short time for the Berlin Maroon Hockey Team. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed many fishing vacations to Canada with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Anita (Lavoie) Lavigne, their three children, daughter Patti Berube and husband Larry of Berlin, son Dennis Lavigne and companion Hope Powers of Island Pond, Vt. and son Patrick Lavigne and wife Lisa (McDow) Lavigne and Goffstown. He was predeceased by his oldest son Rene Lavigne 10 years ago. Robert is also predeceased by his father Herman Lavigne, his mother Florida Hickey and his sister Eula Taylor.

Other members of his family include his grandchildren, Jamie Lavigne of Sugar Hill, Nicholas Lavigne of Nashua, Danielle Lavigne of Guildhall, Vt., Christopher Lavigne and companion Kyley Lurvey and daughter Louisia of Gorham, Keesha Lavigne and companion Kyle Humphrey of Island Pond, Vt. and Gabrielle Lavigne of Goffstown. Step-grandchildren include Melissa Frenette and Tammy Berthiaume of Berlin, and Brian Berube of Manchester, and Katlyn and Megan Savage of Goffstown, one great-grandchild Kaylynn Humphrey of Island Pond, Vt.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday January 14, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Interment followed at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends called the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Tuesday afternoon and evening from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Online guestbook at



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