Barbara J. Murray

Barbara J. Murray, 81, of Berlin passed away on Monday evening April 4, 2016, at Polk City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Polk City, Iowa. Mrs. Murray was born in Windber, Pa. on January 20, 1935, the daughter of John and Margaret (Matcho) Novatny. She traveled with her husband Joseph during his military years and has resided in Berlin since 1976. Barbara was a member of St. Anne Church, VFW Post 2520 Ladies Auxiliary and the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary.

Family members include four sons; Michael Murray of Colorado Springs, Colo., Gary Murray of Ankeny, Iowa, Stephen Murray of Phoenix, Ariz. and David Murray of Woodward, Okla.; three brothers Joseph Novatny of Bedford, Pa., John Novatny of Salex, Pa. and Stephen Novatny of Johnstown, Pa., nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Murray.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 11, at 9 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Burial will be in N.H. State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Online guestbook at

Service held for Robert R. L'Heureux

Funeral Services for Robert R. L’Heureux, 55, of Berlin, were held on April 4, 2016 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Kyle Stanton assisted by Deacon Mitch Couture. The readings were done by Sonya L’Heureux and Brian Anderson and the gifts were presented by Trenton and Dalton L’Heureux. The pall bearers were Adam Riendeau, Brett Caron, Ethan Enman, Jamason Levesque, Todd Caron, Curtis Riendeau, Trenton L’Heureux and Dalton L’Heureux. An honorary delegation of Postal Service employees and retirees were in attendance. Many relatives and friends attended the services.

Service held for Janette Nicoletti

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Janette Nicoletti, of Berlin, on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Andrew Nelson as Celebrant. The Cantor was Denise Sanschagrin accompanied by Sue Ramsey as Organist. The Altar Servers were Cecile Sickler and Jean Poirier.
The Pall was placed by her brother John and wife Julie, her niece Mia, husband Joe and sons Jonah and Evan. Her niece Mia placed the Cross. Serving as readers were Patricia Piper and Mia Voveris. The offertory gifts were presented by John, Julie, Jonah and Evan.
Interment followed the service at St. Kieran’s Cemetery, Berlin. Serving as Pallbearers were Bob Poirier, Don Piper, Joe Voveris, Ron Losier, Henry Gosselin and Bo Lafrancois.
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Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin.

Frederick W. Doak Sr.

Frederick W. Doak Sr., 68, of Gorham, passed away on Saturday evening April 2, 2016 at his home. He was born in Caribou, Maine on Nov. 30, 1947 the son of Jerimia and Veronica (Theriault) Doak and has resided in the Berlin-Gorham area since the late 1960’s. Fred enjoyed fishing and tying flies.

Members of the family include his son Frederick W. Doak Jr. of Gorham; a daughter Jeannie Doak of Lebanon, Maine; two grandsons Tyler Naamani and Salim Naamani; two granddaughters Felicia Naamani and her companion Joshua Wentworth and Abigail Doak; his dear Kemis Hoyt; a stepson Jody Hoyt and companion Kacyee Walker; two great grandchildren Logan Hoyt and Aden Wentworth; a brother Ricky Doak of Caribou, Maine. He was predeceased by his wife Jacqueline (Pelletier) Doak.

There will be no funeral services. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Homes.