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Leo A. Bessette

Male 1903 - 1996  (92 years)

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  • Name Leo A. Bessette 
    Born 16 Feb 1903 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Feb 1996 
    • Providence Journal, Rhode Island, Wednesday, February 7, 1996
      Pawtucket ? Leo A. Bessette Sr.

      LEO A. BESSETTE SR., 92, of Gardner Street, founder and owner of the E & L Trucking Co. before retiring in 1980, died yesterday at the Madonna Manor in North Attleboro, Mass. He was the husband of Edith E. (Lawson) Bessette.

      Mr. and Mrs. Bessette celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary last year.

      Born in Cumberland, a son of the late Henry and Eugenie (Willett) Bessette, he lived in Pawtucket for many years.

      Mr. Bessette began in business in the 1940s. He was a member of Le Foyer, the Elks and the Teamsters Union, Local, 251.

      Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Evelyn M. Kaveny of Cumberland; two sons, Leo A. Bessette Jr. of Pawtucket and Robert D. Bessette of Seekonk, Mass.; a sister, Helen MacLean of East Weymouth, Mass.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Delia Menard, Marie Lennon, Pauline Gustafson and George, Edmund D. and Gerald Bessette.

      The funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at Sacred Heart Church, Park Street. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery.

      1930 Federal Census of Pawtucket, Providence County, RI (3 Apr 1930)
      Leo A. Bessette 27 M RI CF CF Head Millwright Textile Mill
      Edith E. 23 F RI SW SW Wife
      Leo A. Jr. 8/12 M RI RI RI Son
      (Living at 104 Webster Street) (Married at 25 & 21)

    Person ID I17084  14B Jean Besset of Quebec
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2016 

    Father Henry Bessette,   b. 21 Mar 1873, Iberville, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1953, Old Folks Home, Main Street, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Eugenie Willette,   b. 1874,   d. 1933  (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F6435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith E. Lawson,   d. 27 Oct 1997 
     1. Evelyn M. Bessette,   d. 18 Mar 2021
     2. Leo A. Bessette, Jr.
     3. Robert D. Bessette
    Last Modified 16 May 2016 
    Family ID F6544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart