berlin - Richard Girard, 57, died on June 12, 2014, after a long illness.He was born on Sept. 8, 1956, and was a lifelong resident of Berlin. He was a graduate of Berlin High School, Class of 1974, and had been employed as an electrician for the local paper mills and most recently by the City of Berlin School Department. He had been an on-call firefighter for the City of Berlin since 1977, where he held the rank of lieutenant and was an EMT. Richard was a member of Good Shepherd Parish and was a dedicated Scoutmaster for many years for Troop 207.Family includes his wife, Jolene (Morin) Girard; sons Corey Girard of Pembroke and Christopher Girard and fiancée Shannon Whitehead of Concord; sister Janet Gosselin of Auburn, Maine; brother Ronald Girard of Milan; nieces, nephews and cousins.
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services: Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.Donations in his memory may be made to the Granite State Fire Service Support Team, 55 Constitution Drive, Bedford, NH 03110 or to Weeks Medical Center Oncology Dept., 173 Middle St., Lancaster, NH 03584.An online guestbook can be found at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Bryant Funeral Home, Inc.
180 Hillside Avenue
Berlin, NH 03570
Published in Union Leader on June 15, 2014