Service held for Lorraine S. (Houle) Morin

Funeral Services for Lorraine S. (Houle) Morin, 80, of Berlin, were held on August 3, 2017, at the Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin. Reverend Kyle Stanton and Deacon Mitch Couture officiated. Words of Remembrance were done by her daughters, Corrine Gagne and Susan Oleson, and her granddaughter, Erin Rydin and a special song was played in her memory. Interment was in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery where Father Kyle read the committal prayers, assisted by Deacon Mitch. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Noella Marie (Rheaume) Leclerc

Noella Marie (Rheaume) Leclerc, 86, passed away Aug. 3, 2017, at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia, N.H. where she had been residing for the past year. She was born in Berlin, N.H., on Dec. 28, 1930, the daughter of the late Omer and Marie (Dupuis) Rheaume. Noella married Raymond Leclerc on Oct. 16, 1950, and together they had two sons. Noella spent most of her life in Berlin, with a nine-year hiatus at her loved residence near Nay Pond in Milan, N.H. She has lived with her son and his wife in Laconia for the past five years, with the last year at the Belknap County Nursing Home.

During her early work years, Noella was employed by Wear Knitters, a manufacturer of knitted sweaters and winter apparel. She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren, and in later years, her great grandchildren. In her earlier years, she and her family would vacation at both her parent’s and in-law’s beach houses at Ferry Beach and Camp Ellis, Maine. Noella loved any time spent with her family. She loved her grandchildren and spoiled them as much as possible. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother and a doting grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Noella is survived by her children Paul Leclerc and his wife Gloria of Concord, N.H.; Dennis Leclerc and his wife Beverly of Belmont, N.H.; grandchildren Kristina Halfpenny and her husband Shaine of Concord; David Leclerc and his wife Jennifer of Goffstown, N.H.; Robin Schofield and her husband Michael of Belmont; and Aaron Leclerc and his wife Cara Scala of Concord; great-grandchildren June Leclerc, Brenden Schofield and Morgan Schofield; her brother Normand Rheaume and wife Judy of Berlin; and long time friend and sister-in-law Leona St. Hilaire of Berlin.

Noella was preceded in death by both of her parents; husband Raymond Leclerc, sisters Gertrude Leclerc and Madeleine Bertin, and, brother Roland Rheaume.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, 345 Pleasant Street, Berlin, on Aug. 8, 2017, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Kieran’s Cemetery.

Friends and relatives may call on the family from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.

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Therese Alma (Lambert) Lefevre

Therese Alma (Lambert) Lefevre passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, August 4, 2017. She was 92 years old.

Born in Grand Mere, Quebec, Canada, on March 5, 1925, she was the daughter of Louis and Louise (Plourde) Lambert.

Therese was employed with Granite State for 14 years and after that she worked as a Nurse’s Aid for St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Home and Androscoggin Valley Hospital.

On October 28, 1944, she married Raymond Lefevre and together they raised two daughters.

Therese was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always welcomed family and friends into her home; she was a natural care-giver and could always be found helping someone. She enjoyed knitting, crafting, crocheting, cooking, and entertaining.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Raymond; brothers Jean-Paul and Lucien; sisters Angele Poisson and Marielle Blais; a son-in-law Al Demers.

She leaves behind her daughters Sylvia Boucher and husband Jean of Berlin and Jeanne Demers of Berlin, N.H.; grandchildren James Boucher and wife Pauline, Brian Boucher and wife Charlene, Cynthia MacKay and husband Mark, Jessica Torres-Boucher and husband Antonio, Nicole Losier and husband Aaron, Danielle Demers, Renee Boewe, Luke Boucher and wife Jaclyn, Andrea Boucher and Mark Boucher; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Henry Lambert and wife Estelle; sisters Helen Lamothe, Irene Patenaude, Lucille Boucher and husband Ralph, and Dorothy Bolia and husband Bill; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Berlin.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to the service on Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH 03570

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Therese Lefevre



BERLIN — Leon A. Smith Jr., 66, of Berlin, passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday morning, Aug. 2.

He was born in Concord, on Oct. 23, 1950, the son of Leon A. Smith Sr. and Etta Mary (Martin) Smith. Leon was a graduate of Concord High School. His employment included the Concord Monitor, Beede Electric, AAA, carpet cleaning, Pilgrim Furniture and Yield House Furniture. Leon was very proud of his native heritage.

He is survived by his significant other Paula Dowling of Berlin; a daughter Bethana Smith of Manchester and a son Leon A. Smith III of Concord; grandchildren, great grandchildren; step daughters, Tonya Garnett of Steuben, Maine, and Lisa Gatcomb of Winter Harbor, Maine, and special friends, Jerry and Shelly Lunderville of Berlin. He was predeceased by his grandson, Frankie.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Saturday Aug. 5, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Dr., No. 110, Bedford, NH 03110. Online guestbook at