Service held for Solange J. Lebeau

Funeral Services for Solange J. Lebeau, 67, of Berlin, were held on August 1, 2017, at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Michael Sartori assisted by Deacon Mitch Couture. Her husband, Real Lebeau, placed the crucifix and the pall bearers were Dave Lodge, Eric Lebeau, Steve Lebeau, Gisele Chabot, Michel Lacroix and Sylvain Lacroix. Many relatives and friends from the US and Canada attended the service.

Paulette P. Brault

Paulette P. Brault, 65, passed away at her home on Aug. 6, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born in Berlin on Sept. 5, 1951, the daughter of Roland and Irene (Griffin) Brault and was a lifelong resident. She worked at Converse Shoe Company, Granite State Rubber Company, Coos County Nursing Home and retired from Northern Lights in 2002. She was known to be a jokester, loving to make people laugh. She loved the outdoors and especially spending time with her family.

Members of the family include her sons Robert Turmel and wife Susan of Garland, Maine and Matt Turmel and companion Georgiana. Grandchildren Jacey Turmel, Ally Turmel and Kylirae Fowler. Siblings Laura Connelly and husband Charles of Missouri, Irene Haycook and husband Robert of Missouri, Roland Brault, Jr. and wife Sue of Berlin, Claudette Breault and husband Pete of Washington, her cat Mr. Prince, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by the love of her life Ralph M. Pitts, a brother Roger Brault, and her parents.

At Paulette’s request, there will be no calling hours. A celebration of her life will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Homes of Berlin and Gorham. Anyone who wishes may make a donation in Paulette’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Dr., #110, Bedford, NH 03110. Messages of condolence may be left online at



Service held for Lorraine S. (Houle) Morin

Funeral Services for Lorraine S. (Houle) Morin, 80, of Berlin, were held on August 3, 2017, at the Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin. Reverend Kyle Stanton and Deacon Mitch Couture officiated. Words of Remembrance were done by her daughters, Corrine Gagne and Susan Oleson, and her granddaughter, Erin Rydin and a special song was played in her memory. Interment was in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery where Father Kyle read the committal prayers, assisted by Deacon Mitch. Many relatives and friends attended the service.

Noella Marie (Rheaume) Leclerc

Noella Marie (Rheaume) Leclerc, 86, passed away Aug. 3, 2017, at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia, N.H. where she had been residing for the past year. She was born in Berlin, N.H., on Dec. 28, 1930, the daughter of the late Omer and Marie (Dupuis) Rheaume. Noella married Raymond Leclerc on Oct. 16, 1950, and together they had two sons. Noella spent most of her life in Berlin, with a nine-year hiatus at her loved residence near Nay Pond in Milan, N.H. She has lived with her son and his wife in Laconia for the past five years, with the last year at the Belknap County Nursing Home.

During her early work years, Noella was employed by Wear Knitters, a manufacturer of knitted sweaters and winter apparel. She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren, and in later years, her great grandchildren. In her earlier years, she and her family would vacation at both her parent’s and in-law’s beach houses at Ferry Beach and Camp Ellis, Maine. Noella loved any time spent with her family. She loved her grandchildren and spoiled them as much as possible. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother and a doting grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Noella is survived by her children Paul Leclerc and his wife Gloria of Concord, N.H.; Dennis Leclerc and his wife Beverly of Belmont, N.H.; grandchildren Kristina Halfpenny and her husband Shaine of Concord; David Leclerc and his wife Jennifer of Goffstown, N.H.; Robin Schofield and her husband Michael of Belmont; and Aaron Leclerc and his wife Cara Scala of Concord; great-grandchildren June Leclerc, Brenden Schofield and Morgan Schofield; her brother Normand Rheaume and wife Judy of Berlin; and long time friend and sister-in-law Leona St. Hilaire of Berlin.

Noella was preceded in death by both of her parents; husband Raymond Leclerc, sisters Gertrude Leclerc and Madeleine Bertin, and, brother Roland Rheaume.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, 345 Pleasant Street, Berlin, on Aug. 8, 2017, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Kieran’s Cemetery.

Friends and relatives may call on the family from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.

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