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Susan L. Astle

December 26, 1949 — October 10, 2023

Susan L. Astle, 73, of Berlin, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital after several years battling heart disease and illness. She was born in Lancaster, NH, on December 26, 1949, the daughter of Edgar and Marian (Teare) Astle, and had attended Groveton schools and was a member of the Groveton High School Class of 1967. Susie later attended Franklin Pierce Business College in Concord, NH. Growing up she attended Groveton United Methodist Church before converting to Catholicism as an adult. She was an active communicant of Good Shepherd Parish, having been active in numerous church activities until her illness.


Susie was a lifelong resident of the North Country. As a young girl, she had three great joys: going to "Camp 14 1/2" on Little Bog Pond, where she enjoyed the camp food, cards, and board games around the family table; her German Shepherd, Jennie; and her two horses, which she rode on the many local trails, boarding them at the Dean and Zora Miles farm in Stark. As a young adult, Susie maintained her love of dogs and horses at her home on the Kelley farm. She started her career at the Groveton Paper Mill prior to transferring to the Woodlands department at James River Co. in Berlin, where she resided for over 40 years. After the closure of the mill, she went to work in the offices at White Mountain Lumber. Upon her retirement, Susie enjoyed going to lunch with her friends and family and was an avid reader of mystery novels. She will be fondly remembered as a kind and generous person.


She is survived by her aunt, Carolyn Astle of Connecticut; her sister-in-law Regina Astle of Vermont; as well as several cousins and their families. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother William, and several aunts and uncles.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, 345 Pleasant St., Berlin. Interment will take place in the Northumberland Cemetery on Tuesday October 31, 2023 at 10 AM. Per Susie's request, there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation in her memory to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Homes, Berlin and Gorham, NH. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.bryantfuneralhome.net

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Monday, October 16, 2023

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St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish

345 Pleasant Street, Berlin, NH 03570

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