Marianne (Fournier) Francoeur

Marianne (Fournier) Francoeur formally of Hooksett, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was 55 years old.
Born on February 27, 1962, in Berlin, she was the daughter of Richard and Cecile (Aube) Fournier.
Marianne graduated from Berlin High School, the class of 1980. She was a devoted Catholic and she loved her dog she also enjoyed many years of camping.
She is pre-deceased by her loving parents Richard Fournier (2013), Cecile (Aube) Fournier (2017), and her sister Rose Jerwell (2015).
She leaves behind her brother Rick Fournier and his wife Donna of Hooksett; Nieces and Nephews, Lacee and Logan Fournier, Michael and Stephanie LeClerc and Jeremy and Powell Wilson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, May 1, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Berlin.
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Leo E. Patry

Leo E. Patry of School Street passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, April 24, 2017, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital following a brief illness. He was 90 years old.

Born in Berlin on December 29, 1926, he was the son of Amedee and Annie (Duhamel) Patry.

Leo was a WWII Veteran having served on the USS AMCU6, a mine detector in the Atlantic Theater.

He was a 1947 graduate of Berlin High School and graduated from Burdett College in Boston, Mass., in 1951 and was hired by Brown Company in the woods department. In 1952 he started his financial career by helping to manage a 350 men woods camp in Kennebago, Maine. He held many supervisory positions before retiring in 1989 as manager of accounting and budget director at James River Corporation.

He enjoyed all outdoor sports excelling in horseshoes and softball. He loved hunting, fly fishing especially in Kennebago and Parmachenee, Maine for trout and salmon. He also enjoyed spending time at his camp at Bay View Area in Dummer.

Besides his parents he is predeceased by two sisters Jeannette Patry and Rita Chaisson and a brother Gilbert Patry.

He leaves behind his loving wife, of 62 years, Ann (Dion) Patry of Berlin, two daughters Lee Ann Patry of Berlin and Carrie Patry Ptolemy of Jensen Beach, Fla.; two granddaughters Abigail and Isabella Ptolemy of Florida; a sister Lucille Rivard and husband Roger of Berlin; brothers, Roland Patry and wife Juliette of Berlin, Raymond Patry and wife Caroline of Gorham, and Gil Patry and wife Mary of New Durham; several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 1 p.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Prior to Mass there will be calling hours in the church from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Senior Meals, 610 Sullivan Street, Berlin, NH 03570.

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Lucille B. Boutin

Lucille B. Boutin, a longtime resident of West Milan, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, under the loving care of her husband and daughter in their Brooksville, Fla., home where they enjoyed so many winters with many good friends. She was 81 years old.

Born on April 28, 1935, she was the daughter of Authur and Anna (Poirier) Ferron. She graduated from Berlin High School in 1953. She was employed by the Sears Catalog Store in Berlin for many years and loved the interaction it gave her with all the town folks.

Her greatest love was her family. She enjoyed camping at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and going gambling wherever given the chance to visit a casino, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

She is predeceased by her son-in-law Roger Villeneuve in 2014.

Lucille leaves behind her loving husband of 63 years, Louis Boutin; a daughter Susan Villeneuve; sons Jack Boutin and wife Mary Ellen and Dan Boutin and wife Gail; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017, at 1 p.m. at St Kieran’s Cemetery, Berlin.

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Laura Diane Botting

Laura Diane Botting, 63, of Conway passed away suddenly on April 15, 2017, at home.
She was the daughter of Rita and James Botting.
Laura leaves behind three children, Michael Cox and his wife, Sheila, of Madison; Trisha Armelin of Conway; and Jeremy Cox and his wife, Janet, of Madison; and grandchilren, Kayla DiRenzo Brackett, Todd Cox, Michael Cox, Jacalyn Cox and Samuel Savage; as well as three great-grandchildren. As well as an extensive number of family members who were not her own, be she treated them like they were.
She also leaves behind longtime companion, Chris Crooker; 10 siblings, Donna Wiggin of Rochester; Debra Botting of Tavernier, Fla.; William Botting of Walpole; Susan Lowd of Conway; Kathy Botting of Conway; Tracy Botting of Stoddard; Jean DeVoss of St. Mary’s, Ga.; Wendy Holmes of Center Conway; Jeff Howard of West Baldwin; and Michele Budney of Brownfield, Maine.
She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Arthur James Botting.
Laura studied accounting at Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute and was formerly employed by DiRenzo Construction and Baybutt Foundations. In recent years, she split her time between full-time care for her mother and volunteering. She was past president of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Post 46 in Conway and was the current president of Post 36 in Berlin. She was an avid crocheter and loved to play games and puzzles.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post 36 Women’s Auxiliary.
Final arrangements are being handled by Lords Funeral Home of Ossipee. A celebration of life will take place later this summer.