Service held for Velma M. Lavoie

A Mass of Christian Burial for Velma M. Lavoie, 81, of Berlin, was celebrated on Friday, March 11, 2016, at St. Anne Church in Berlin following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. Reverend Andrew Nelson officiated. The pall was placed Cheryl Blais, Nathan Blais, Lynn Dion and Chris Blais and Leah Dion placed the crucifix. The readings were done by Elaine Ruel and Andre Belanger and the gifts were presented by Leo and Maureen Chevarie. Pall bearers were Gordon Blais, Tim Dion, Nathan Blais, Chris Blais, Andre Belanger and Gary Remillard. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Paulette Marie Theberge

Paulette Marie Theberge, age 62, from Casco, Maine passed away Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Sunday, March 13 after a long battle with cancer. Paulette loved dancing, boating, pickle ball and being with her friends in Maine. She always lived life to the fullest with an infectious smile and warm heart. She was born March 31, 1953 in St. Johnsbury, Vt. to Joseph Leo Roy and Yvette Roy.

She is survived by a sister, Anne Bennett and her husband Darryl of Shelburne, a daughter Leigh Bickerstaff and grandson Nicholas Bickerstaff of Bedford, sons Kevin Theberge of Hooksett and Matthew Theberge of Berlin and her children’s father Terry Theberge of South Paris, Maine. She is survived by her nephews, cousins and so many friends. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph Leo Roy and Yvette Roy.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne’s Church in Berlin, on Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline MA 02445. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bryant Funeral Home. Online guest book at

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Jennie LaChance

Jennie LaChance, 95, of Gorham, passed away at her home on Saturday morning March 12, 2016 with her family by her side. Mrs. LaChance was born in Massachusetts on June 26, 1920 the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Robak and has lived in Gorham most of her life. She was an avid Red Sox Fan, loved scratch tickets and shopping. Jennie was an amazing cook and homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Family members include her children, Richard LaChance of Gorham; Mary Payson of Gorham, Gloria Byrne and husband Robert of Gorham and Patricia Martel and companion Richard Sawyer of Minot, Maine; her grandchildren, Angela Loso and her husband Jeremy of Allenstown, Joseph Payson and companion Jennifer Dana of Pittsfield, Ryan Byrne and wife Michele of Knoxville, Tenn., Casey Byrne and companion Angela Lawrence of Berlin, Kristin Rice and husband Everett of Turner, Maine and Lindsay White and husband Robert of Poland, Maine, and great grandchildren, Erika, Brandon, Justin, Miles, Keegan, Paige, Carson, Rianna and Mallory; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Edward LaChance in 1985.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Church in Gorham. Interment will follow in Holy Family Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade Street, Gorham on Tuesday prior to the mass from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Online guestbook at


Service held for Lorraine Roy

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Lorraine Roy, of Berlin, on Friday, March 11, 2016 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Reverend Andrew Nelson as Celebrant. The Cantor was Madeline Jeffery, accompanied by Susan Ramsey as organist. The Altar Servers was Keenan Wood.
The Pall was placed by Rudy Poirier and Father Andrew Nelson. Rudy placed the cross. Serving as reader was Helene Francoeur.
Interment followed the services at St. Anne Cemetery, Berlin.
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Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home of Berlin.