Service held for Roger W. Frenette

Funeral services for Roger W. Frenette, 84, of Berlin, were held on Sept. 12, 2017, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Rev. Kyle Stanton, assisted by Deacon Mitch Couture and Deacon Michael Johnson. The pall was placed by his daughters, Lucy Patry, Claire Frenette, Gisele and Estelle, and the crucifix was placed by his wife, Marguerite. The readings were done by Claire Frenette and Luke Lamarre, the gifts were presented by Danielle Lamarre and Julia Mercier and the words of remembrance were done by Heather Mateja.

Interment was in the St. Kieran Cemetery, where Father Kyle read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were his sons and sons-in-law, Denis Frenette, Claude Frenette, Giles Frenette, Frank Frenette, David Lamarre and Brian Mercier. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Andre A. Senay

Andre A. Senay, 65, of Berlin, died on September 10, 2017, from injuries received in an ATV accident.

A Celebration of His Life be held at the convenience of the family. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at


Regina Therrien Stock

Regina, loving wife of Alan Stock and mother of Michael Therrien of Meriden, Conn., and Jackie Bascom of Salisbury, N.C., passed away after a brief illness at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. on Sept. 10, 2017.

Regina was born in Holyoke, Mass. on Jan. 27, 1957 and leaves behind a sister, Donna Therrien and a brother, Jerry Therrien, as well as two half-brothers Robert and Donald Riopel and half-sister Amy, and many loving friends.

Those who knew Regina knew that she did not just smile, she beamed. She loved the Lord and her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our loss is heaven’s gain.

Regina wished to just be remembered in her life. There will be no services.


Venise T. Gonya

NEWMARKET — Venise T. Gonya, 84, of Grant Road died on September 11, 2017, at The Pines of Newmarket, in Newmarket, N.H., where she had resided for the past seven years.

Born October 9, 1932, in Berlin, N.H., she was the daughter of Armand and Lillian (Fournier) Bernier.

In addition to being a devoted wife to her husband Joe and mother to her three daughters, Venise served as an administrative assistant for 25 years at the St. Thomas More Church and Catholic Student Center in Durham, N.H. During that time she was actively involved in the parish community and especially enjoyed interacting with the UNH students who visited the parish student center.

Venise enjoyed cooking, sewing, golfing and skiing. She especially loved the years she spent with her husband and family at their special camping retreat on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Venise was predeceased by her husband Joseph E. Gonya, who died in 2000, and her sister, Jacqueline Berry.

Survivors include her three daughters, Gail DiNuzzo and her husband Fran of Landenberg, Pa., Jill Demello and her husband Alan of Newmarket, and Lisa Gowen and her partner William Toohey of Newmarket; her sister, Mae Winslow and her husband Phillip of Rye; seven grandchildren, Christopher, David, Brian, Craig, Heather, Megan, and Ashley; a great granddaughter, Olivia; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family is grateful for the kindness and compassion of Venise’s caregivers at The Pines and Rockingham VNA Hospice.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Thomas More, 6 Madbury Road, Durham. The family will greet friends at the church starting at 9:15 a.m. Guests are invited to join the family at the adjacent Catholic Student Center in a celebration of Venise’s life immediately after the service. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Somersworth.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Venise may be made to Rockingham VNA & Hospice at or Alzheimer’s Association at .

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