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Service to be held for Rosemary "Rosie" Wytrwal

Rosemary "Rosie" Wytrwal, 56, of Gorham, passed away on June 17, 2014 at her home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 11, 1958 and grew up in Queens, N.Y. Rosie resided in New Hampshire for many years and was employed for seven years at Clarkie's Market in Colebrook as a meat cutter and worked for the past seven years at Shaw's Supermarket in Lancaster. Rosie was a dedicated New England Patriots Fan. She also enjoyed reading and playing games on her IPad.

A sister Luann Azzara died before her.

She leaves a daughter Amber Demers of Gorham; a son Jeffrey Wytrwal Jr. of Colebrook; three grandchildren with whom she loved to spend time with Hannah Demers, Emma Demers and Colin Wytrwal; her companion David Potter of Gorham; several brothers and sisters including Michele Clendening and husband Bob and Doreen Hamby and husband Bill, all of Florida; and several nieces and nephews including Joseph Azzara of No. Miami, Fla.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Hayes Cemetery, Promenade Street, Gorham. Memorial donations in Rosie's name may be made to either the American Lung Association or to Northwoods Home Health and Hospice. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade Street, Gorham. Online guestbook at



Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 22:51

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Lea A. Leclerc

Berlin - Lea A. (Boudreau) Leclerc, a longtime resident of High Street, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at St Vincent de Paul Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Berlin, NH following a period of declining health. She was 93.

Born on May 12, 1921in Berlin, NH, she was the daughter of Alfred and Philomene (St Onge) Boudreau.

A lifelong resident of the Berlin and  Milan area, she attended Berlin Schools.Lea-Leclerc-Picture

In 1940, she married Joseph Leclerc and together they raised five sons.

In earlier years, Lea was employed as a stitcher at Granite State Rubber Company and for many years, she was employed as a cook at White Mountain Day Care.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Parish, now St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish.

Her favorite pastimes were sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, and playing cards.

Besides her parents and husband, she is pre-deceased by a son Arthur Leclerc, four brothers Alfred, Emile, Norman and Hector Boudreau and two sisters Georgiana Lessard and Laura Fortin.

She leaves behind four sons: Joseph Leclerc and wife Helene of Stark, N.H., Robert Leclerc and wife Regina of Milan, NH, Eugene Leclerc and wife Gloria of Milan, NH and Richard Leclerc and wife Laura of Milan, NH; grandchildren: Christine Leclerc, Brenda Letellier, Bobby Joe Leclerc, Sherry Bergeron, Lisa Fecteau, Roger Leclerc, Shelly Lacasse, Kelly Leclerc, Albert Leclerc and Andy Leclerc; great-grandchildren: Kristi & Ryan Letellier, Jessie & Nathen Fecteau, Dylan & Ethan Leclerc, Ella & Evan Lacasse, Abigail & Aiden Leclerc, and Cailey Mae Leclerc and a great-great grandchild expected this fall. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday September 19, in the parlor of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Berlin. A calling hour will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St Vincent de Paul Activity Fund, 29 Providence Avenue, Berlin, NH 03570

Arrangements are entrusted to Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH. Online guestbook at


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 22:45

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Elizabeth Crockett


LANCASTER, N.H. - Elizabeth Crockett was surrounded by people who loved her as she passed away peacefully on September 8, 2014, after a brief and courageous journey with pancreatic cancer. She will be cherished and forever dear to the hearts of family and friends she considered family. Elizabeth-Crockett

She savored life's sweetness; home-made pie and ice cream; a warm bath; and sunshine on her face. She made the flowers smile too in her lovingly created gardens with perfect atmosphere and presentation. Wherever she went she

sprinkled joy like fairy dust with a grace that turned heads. On her 83rd birthday, at an ice cream parlor, she was asked, "What's your secret?" Elizabeth replied, "I enjoy people." Like Rosie the Riveter, a role model whose slogan was "We can

do it!, she did it with gusto. She had a rich and full life and she'd like to see us enjoying ours with a similar zest.

Her life's pleasure was in loving her children, her children's children, and her friends. She gave succor to many people in the last stages of their lives, including her late husband David and her sister Gail whom she nursed with unwavering dedication and love.

She will be missed every hour of every day. We can honor her memory and her spirit by offering a hand or a shoulder with a smile, always with a smile; by giving someone a meal; by knowing that our daily lives are filled with miracles and extraordinary gifts; by sharing parables with an “Oh dahling....” in a husky voice; by fearlessly and compassionately holding someone while they are dying; by thinking of her love and gratefulness when we see a field of daisies or brown-eyed Susans, her favorite flowers.

Elizabeth leaves behind a sister, Lynn Norris, and her husband Donny, of West Burke, Vt; a son, Scott Sulley, his wife Donna, their son and his two children, of Portsmouth, N.H; a daughter Karen Durling, her husband Mark of Hamilton Montana and their four children and four grandchildren; a daughter Mary Gaetjens and her husband Paul Winans of Oakland Cal.; a daughter Suzanne Gaetjens-Oleson and her husband Benjamin Gaetjens-Oleson and their two daughters of Lancaster, N,H.; and a dear friend who was like a daughter to her, Debbie Daigle, her daughter, Joanne Kawecki, her husband Andrew Kawecki, and their son.

Elizabeth wanted a Celebration of Life at which family and friends would come together to savor delicious food and treats and tell fun stories about how she touched their lives. Please join us on October 11 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at 1283 Route 117, Sugar Hill, N.H. to honor her request. Please contact Suzanne Gaetjens-Oleson at 603-631-2719to RSVP if possible, so we know how many goodies to bring. All are welcome to bring food, stories, toasts, pictures of themselves and mom to share. Burial will be a private family function the next day at Mom’s request.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Amma, a selfless saint who helps people from all over the world and whom our mother loved. Checks made payable to the M.A. Center will be collected at Elizabeth's Celebration of Life. Alternatively, checks can be mailed to P. O. Box 613, San Ramon, CA 94583. To make a donation online, visit this link:




Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 22:37

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Service held for Joseph R. E. Blanchette

Funeral services for Joseph R. E. Blanchette, 79, of Berlin, were held on September 10, 2014 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Andrew Nelson. The pall was placed by Denise Valerino, Paul Blanchette and Anne Courtney, the crucifix was placed by Jeannette Blanchette and the gifts were presented by Louise Morneau and Denise Hawkins.

Interment was in St. Kieran Cemetery where Father Andrew read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Brian Valerino, Richard Plourde, Peter Levesque, Kerry Theriault, Dominic Valerino and Renney Morneau. Military Honors were provided by the U. S. Air Force, the Marine Corps League and the VFW. The American Flag was folded and presented to Mrs. Jeannette Blanchette. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 23:56

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