Darrell G. Bernier, 76, of Gorham, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at the Coos County Nursing Home in Berlin after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Darrell was born on March 26, 1940, in Gorham, the son of the late Joseph Albert and Cecilia Marie (Gilbert) Bernier. He was a lifelong resident of the area. Darrell graduated from Gorham High School. He owned and operated The Vac Shop for over 50 years and The Pizza Shop. He was a member of Holy Family Church in Gorham, the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree and was an avid golfer.
Family members include his wife Patricia (Sterling) Bernier of Gorham; three children; Jacqueline Pearson and husband Charles of Randolph; Timothy Bernier and wife Alison of Gorham, and Brandon Bernier and wife Kari of Dyersburg, Tenn.; grandchildren; Nathaniel and Emily of Tenn.; Abbie and Emma of Gorham; a sister Mary Campbell and husband Fred of Va.; a brother Richard Bernier and wife Pearl of S.C.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a granddaughter Caitlin Bernier.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham. Interment will follow in Holy Family Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Coos County Nursing Home, Activities Dept., 364 Cates Hill Rd., Berlin, NH. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.