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Mary T. Berchem, 88

MESA, Ariz. — Mary T. Berchem, 88, died peacefully at her home in Mesa, AZ on October 12, 2013.
Daughter of the late Alfred J. and Alice L. (Kelly) Berchem, sister to the late Alice Green, Helen Woods, Robert and James Berchem. She was a resident of Providence until moving to Mesa twenty years ago. In addition, she spent her summers at her home on Lake Winnipesaukee, Weirs Beach, NH.
She is survived by her niece Helen Bretz, nephew Richard Monroe and his wife Ruth as well as many grand nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Gallogly and Sons Funeral Home, 671 Broad St. Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on October 21 at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Cranston, R.I., followed by a private burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Calling hours were omitted. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:43

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Janet B. McLean, 82

WINDHAM — Mrs. Janet McLean, age 82, of Windham, NH and formerly of Meredith, NH and Lynn, MA died surrounded by her family, after a period of declining health. She was the wife if the late John S. "Jack" McLean.
Born in Lynn and a 1948 graduate of Lynn English High School, she was the daughter of the late John and Matilda (Byrne) McFarlane. She attended Lynn Public Schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High School.
She graduated from Salem State Teacher's College in 1952. For several years she taught First Grade at the Tracy School, then left teaching to raise a family. She returned to teaching at Inter Lakes High School for several years, worked for the United States Department of Defense and finally returned to teaching in the Lynn School System until she retired.
Janet was a longtime member of St. Stephen's Memorial Episcopal Church, Lynn. She was also a member of the Daughters of Scotia, the Lynn Teacher's Union, Local 1037, and The Friends of the School of Education at Salem State University.
Janet's greatest joy was her family. She was a wonderful mother who gave unconditional love to all of her children and grandchildren. She was fully involved in their lives--always attending birthdays, celebrations, milestones—going on adventures to museums, Broadway shows or Red Sox and Patriots training camps. She was her sister, Cynthia's, co-pilot on their many journeys to Florida. They would often hop in the car to visit a son or daughter or grandchild, attend a ballgame or go for coffee. Janet was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. Janet lived a life that was all about making sure other people were happy—and giving what she had to others. Janet was often teased about how much she worried, but the truth was...she worried so much because she loved so much.
Janet leaves a daughter Cheryl Sullivan and her husband Ross of Lexington, five sons John McLean and his wife Nina of Ashland, NH, Robert McLean and his wife Jennifer of Gilford, NH, Douglas McLean and his wife Teresa of Westford, James McLean of Windham, NH, and Andrew McLean and his wife Debra of Moultonboro, NH, a brother Robert McFarlane and his wife Susan of Lynn, eleven grandchildren Liz McLean, Arianna McLean, Jessie McLean, Chrissy McLean, Caitlin O'Hara, Sean Sullivan, Rafe Sullivan, Reilly McLean, Jack McLean, Molly McLean and Finn Sullivan, and several nieces and nephews. She was also the beloved sister and best friend of the late Cynthia M. McFarlane of Lynn, who died on July 8.
Janet's Funeral will be held from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn on Friday at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral Service in St. Stephen's Memorial Episcopal Church, 74 So. Common St., Lynn at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to Salem State University Alumni Assn., 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970. For online guestbook please visit www.cuffemcginn.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:39

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Andrew Kane, 55

GILFORD – Andrew Kane, 55, of 7 Potter Hill Road, formerly of Lee, died October 21, 2013. He was born October 25, 1957 in New York City. He grew up in Bogota, Columbia, Brookline, Massachusetts and later in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

A graduate of Williams College and Boston University School of Medicine, he trained in Family Practice from 1986 to 1989. He later worked for 22 years as an emergency room physician, 15 of which at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. He resided in Kennebunkport, Maine for 5 years, Lee for 16 years, and most recently in Gilford for 3 years.

He enjoyed cycling, running, hiking, and travel and loved his family and friends. He was trilingual with knowledge of French and Spanish in addition to English.

He is survived by his wife, Martha and four kids, Rebecca of Charlottesville, Virginia, Sarah of Portland, Maine, Adam of Colchester, Vermont, and Daniel of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his mother Maria and adopted father James of Wellesley, his father Jose Perea of Bogota, Colombia, his sisters Patricia of Tucson, Arizona, Joelle Arnott of La Colle-Sur-Loup, France, Inez Perea of Bogota, and his brothers Ian of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Jose-Manuel Perea of Madrid, Spain.

There will be no calling hours.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101 or to the WOW Trail, PO Box 6832, Lakeport, NH 03247.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:37

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Mary E. 'Mim' Plummer, 81

NORTHFIELD — Mary "Mim" E. Plummer, 81, of Park St., Northfield, died at Merrimack County Nursing Home on Oct. 21, 2013.

She was born in Laconia on March 3, 1932 the daughter of William and Margaret (Lover) Filgate. She was raised in Laconia and resided in Northfield for many years.
Several years ago, she was employed by the JP Stevens Co. and Tilton Endless Belt.

Mim was always willing to help her family. She was talented in many crafts including quilting, knitting, crocheting, and needlepoint. She made quilts for many family members including graduation gifts for her grandchildren. She enjoyed sports including the Red Sox and Patriots.
Mim was presented "The Biggest Fan Award" for her attendance at Winnisquam Regional High School sporting events while her grandchildren were playing.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles F. Plummer, Sr. whom she married in 1951, who died in 2010, a daughter, Judy Kimball who died in 1989, and a son, Lawrence Plummer who died in 2008.

Family members include her children, Charles "Skip" F. Plummer, Jr. and his wife Louise of Northfield, Joan Plummer of Northfield, and William Plummer of Dover, 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, her brother, William Filgate of Laconia, a sister, Martha Towle and her husband David of Sanbornville, and nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services will be held at Park Cemetery, West Main St., Tilton, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 10 am.
Donations in memory of Mrs. Plummer may be made to Merrimack County Nursing Home (Edna McKenna Fund), 325 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen, NH 03303.
Paquette-Neun Funeral Home in Northfield (www.neunfuneralhomes.com) is assisted with arrangements.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:10

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