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Stella (Albert) Morneau

Stella (Albert) Morneau formerly of Hermanson Street and more recently of Country Village Health Care Center, Lancaster passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015. She was 90.

Born on April 11, 1924, she was the first of three babies to bless Remi and Marie (LeBouthillier) Albert on that day. Stella, Annie and Gerard were delivered at their home by Dr. Paul Dumontier.

Stella attended Guardian Angel School and St. Regis Academy while the new Catholic High School was completed. Stella's 1943 graduating class was the first to receive diplomas from the newly opened Notre Dame High School.

After graduation, Stella worked as a legal assistant for Lawyer Rich in Berlin. Stella later worked at W.T. Grant's Department Store until its closing in 1974. Stella then worked as a Pharmacy Technician at the Pleasant Street Pharmacy until her retirement.

On September 13, 1948, Stella married Paul Morneau at Guardian Angel Church. Stella and Paul shared 56 years together until Paul's passing in 2004.

Stella was a communicant of Guardian Angel Parish until its closing then becoming a regular worshipper at St. Anne's Church of Good Shepherd Parish.

She is survived by a daughter Lucille and husband Gerry Pelchat, two granddaughters Michelle and husband Chris Nailon, Jennifer and husband Mike Wagner. Stella also leaves three great-grandchildren, Megan and Zachary Nailon and Kaelem Wagner. Stella is survived by one sister Leona Albert and many nieces and nephews.

Over the years, Stella saw the loss of her husband Paul, parents Remi and Marie, two brothers Adelard and Gerard and seven sisters, Claire, Cecile, Regina, Mary Jane, Simmone and Annie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 28 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Burial will be at St. Kieran Cemetery, Berlin.

Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday prior to the Mass at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Stella's Memory to Saint Anne's of Good Shepherd Parish, 151 Emery Street, Berlin, NH 03570 or Country Village Care Center, 91 Country Village Road, Lancaster, NH 03584.

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Rene R. Bourbeau

Rene R. Bourbeau, 49, of Berlin, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. He was born in Berlin on January 25, 1966 the son of Robert and Laurette (Gagne) Bourbeau and lived most of his life in Berlin. He had lived for a time in Wisconsin and Michigan. He had been employed doing carpentry and mason work, most recently for M & L Foundations. Rene enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, the outdoors, spending time with his daughter and his family, playing darts and playing pool.

Family includes his daughter Maranda Bourbeau of Berlin; parents Robert and Laurette (Gagne) Bourbeau of Berlin; siblings Lisa Marquis and husband Scott of Manchester, Conn., Claude Bourbeau of Wisconsin, Sylvia Lowe and husband Chuck of Randolph, Diane Bourbeau of Milan and Paul Bourbeau and wife Lisa of Berlin; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday March 2, 2015 at 1 p.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Online guestbook at



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Barbara T. (Gagne) Labbe

Barbara T. (Gagne) Labbe, 78, of Berlin, passed away unexpectedly on February 21, 2015 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital. Barbara was born February 27, 1936 in Berlin, the daughter of Albert and Thelma (Arnesen) Gagne. She was united in marriage to Herbert J. Labbe on December 23, 1961 in Berlin. He preceded her in death on January, 16, 1993. They were married for 32 blissful years.
Barbara loved life and lived it to the fullest. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren very much. She did many adventurous things in her life, such as skydiving, riding in a race car at Loudon, and riding in a beach dune buggy.
She was employed by A. V. Home Care for almost 20 years and enjoyed all the clients she helped along the way. She enjoyed attending many Berlin High School events.
She is survived by her six children, Patrick and wife Veronica of Saco, Maine; Buddie of Randolph; Gayle Vanasse and husband Stan of St. Croix, U.S.V.I; Rodney and wife Diane of Dummer; Lisa and husband Jeff O'Betz of Augusta, Ga. and Donna Fortier and husband Michael of Chelmsford, Mass. Ten grandchildren, Michael Vanasse and wife Liz of Seattle Wash.; Candice Eng and husband Chris of Saco, Maine; Joshua and wife Heather of Thomasville, Ga.; Jesse of Dummer; Dustin of Boston, Mass.; Zachary Marois of Arlington, Mass.; Reva of Key West, Fla.; Aly Marois of Hudson; Wesley and Emily Fortier of Chelmsford, Mass. Three great grandchildren: Dakota and Faith of Thomasville, Ga. and Theresa Eng of Saco, Maine.
She leaves behind three siblings: Theodore Gagne of Contoocook; Sunny Grover and husband Reggie of Green Bay, Wis.; and Susan Gallagher and husband William of Berlin.
She also leaves behind a very dear and loyal companion, Frank Cellupica of Dover.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Thelma (Arnesen) Gagne.
Per Barbara's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Barbara's name. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated in the spring. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at


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Michael L. O'Connell

Michael L. O'Connell, 89, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Calvin Coolidge Rehabilitation Center in Northampton, Mass.

Born June 13, 1925 in Berlin, he was the son of the late Arthur and Olydie (Rivest) O'Connell. He was educated in Berlin schools. Michael was a WWII Veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement.

After his honorable discharge he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire. Michael worked at Dun and Bradstreet and Aetna Insurance in Hartford, Mass. then at IBM in Virginia, and RCA and DODCI in Washington, D.C.

He met his beloved wife in France during his RCA European tour, and they eventually returned to the U.S. to begin a life together, soon settling in Northampton, Mass. He retired from Smith College in 1991 after 23 years as the Director of Data Processing.

He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church in Hatfield, Mass. Michael enjoyed playing bridge and tennis, and wrote beautifully about his life's adventures. He was a gentle, witty, reflective soul, and his daily observations of the natural world around him brought him great pleasure. Mike valued family above everything else, and always looked forward to family gatherings and game nights.

He will be terribly missed by his wife of 51 years, Jacqueline (Bury) O'Connell, his four children Dominic, Valerie, Patrick and Timothy, his four grandchildren Christopher O'Connell, Rylee Bethea, Matthew O'Connell and Catie O'Connell, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and a sister-in-law.

He was predeceased by his two brothers, retired U.S. Navy Captain Arthur W. "Doc" O'Connell, and retired U.S. Army Sergeant James E. O'Connell, and his granddaughter Ashley M. O'Connell.

Services for Michael will be held at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Agawam on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10 a.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hatfield or the Northampton Senior Center.
The Ahearn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 21:52

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