Obituary: David S. Welsh

David WelshDavid S. Welsh

David S. Welsh, 81, former longtime resident of Gorham, N.H., passed away on Monday morning, Dec. 4, 2017, at the St. Vincent de Paul Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. He was born in Berlin, N.H., on July 4, 1936, the son of the late David S. and Dorothy (Sullivan) Welsh and was a lifelong resident of Gorham. Prior to his retirement he owned and operated Welsh’s Restaurant for 42 years, along with his wife Nancy.

Members of the family include his sons David Welsh of Gorham; Steven Welsh of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Scott Welsh and wife Bobbi Jo of Portland, Maine; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Nancy, a son Andrew and sisters Jean Micucci and Martha Jane Henry.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. The Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham is in charge of the arrangements. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guestbook at


Obituary: Ann M. Blouin


Ann BlouinAnn M. Blouin

Ann M. Blouin, 62, of Gorham, N.H., passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital.

She was born in Berlin, N.H., on May 5, 1955, the daughter of the late Leo and Maria (Huard) Grondin, and was a lifelong resident.

Ann graduated from Berlin High School in 1973, and the Catholic Medical Center School of Nursing in Manchester in 1979. She had been employed as a registered nurse for over 30 years. She married Roland Blouin in 1994. They enjoyed camping, boating and traveling together.

Family includes her husband Roland Blouin of Gorham, and a cousin William King of Berlin. She was predeceased by her parents and her aunt Alice Labbe.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Gorham. Interment will be in the Mt. Hayes Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham, on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Child Advocacy Center of Coos County, 3 State St., Suite 1, Groveton, NH 03582 or to a charity of one’s choice. Online guestbook at


Obituary: Leo Legendre

Leo Legendre, 73, passed away peacefully at the Androscoggin Home Care-Hospice House in Auburn, Maine.

Born in Berlin, N.H., on Jan. 14, 1944, he was the son of Francis and Rose (Labrecque) Legendre. He attended school in Berlin and worked as a mechanic at Currier Motors and also worked as a logger. He married Lucinne Ferron on April 20, 1963, at St. Kieran’s Church in Berlin. Together they raised two daughters.

His greatest joy was his family; he was a loving husband and father. They enjoyed going camping, and he could often be found on his John Deer Tractor.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Lucinne who passed away in 2002.

He leaves behind his daughters Kathy Legendre of Gilead, Maine, and Judy Legendre and Roger Corriveau of Willimantic, Conn.; two granddaughters; Crystal Pugliese and husband John and Elizabeth Corriveau; three great-grandchildren; Taylor, Lucas and Nicole; a brother Phillip Legendre and wife Beverly of Berlin.

There will be no services at this time.

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Obituary - Jacques Hachez

Jacques HachezJacques "Jack" Hachez

Jacques “Jack” Hachez passed away peacefully while in hospice care in Concord, N.H., on Nov. 24, 2017.

Born on April 6, 1948, he was the son of the late Leon and Lucie Hachez. He was a longtime resident of Berlin, N.H., prior to moving to Bow, N.H.

Jack graduated from Berlin High School in 1966 and went on to proudly serve in the Marine Corps from 1966 to 1969; he was a Vietnam veteran. He was employed with the Groveton Paper Board for over 36 years. He was a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League, the VFW Post 2520 and the American Legion post 36 both of Berlin.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years Louise (Roy) Hachez of Bow, his daughter, Shelley Wright and her husband Matthew of Greenfield, N.H.; his son Brad Hachez and his wife Tamara of Goffstown, N.H.; his sister Anita Robichaud and her husband Robert of Laconia, N.H., his sister Henriette Brooks and her husband James of Etowah N.C.; his brother Roger Hachez and his wife Kathy of Pelham, N.H., his brother in law Ronald Roy of Berlin; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting Hours will not be held.

A Memorial Service with full military honors will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. in the chapel at the N.H. Veteran’s Cemetery, Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either CPL. Richard Demers Detachment, PO Box 301, Berlin, NH 03750 or the Capt. Gary S. Dillon Detachment PO Box 121, Bow, NH 03304

The Waters Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.