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Harold B. Bessette, Sr.

Male 1926 - 2012  (86 years)

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  • Name Harold B. Bessette 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 17 Jun 1926  Burlington, Chittenden Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 424F37A326905F4F9CCC7782DD8983C1DA1D 
    Died 7 Dec 2012  Colchester, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 10 Dec 2012  Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Burlington Free Press, December 9, 2012
      Harold B. Bessette Sr. (Includes picture)

      HAROLD B. BESSETTE SR. - COLCHESTER - Harold B. Bessette Sr., 86, of Colchester, died in Fletcher Allen Health Care, with his family by his side, on Dec. 7, 2012, after a brief illness. He was born in Burlington on June 17, 1926, son of Paul and Emma (Mongeon) Bessette. Harold joined the U.S. Navy at 17, and served as a Gunner's Mate in the Armed Guard during W.W.II. He worked for Metropolitan Life as a salesman for 33 years, and then worked as a self-employed contractor. Most recently, he had worked at Essex Automotive. Harold had been seen for years driving his 1975 green Ford truck or his yellow Lincoln on North Avenue. He was a member of St. Joseph Co- Cathedral, the VFW, Howard Plant Post #782, and the American Legion Post 91 in Colchester. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Marlene (Hathaway) of Colchester; daughter, Paula Katon of Burlington; six step- children, Brenda Currier of Colchester, Paul Bushey of South Burlington, Michael Bushey and wife, Nancy, of Homassasa, Fla., Cindy Poulin of Burlington, Jerry Bushey and wife, Janet, of Colchester, and Donald Bushey of Burlington; brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Kerri Bessette of Addison; sisters, Geri Varricchione of Colchester, Beulah Delibac of Burlington, and Janet Hale and husband, Robert, of Sebastian, Fla.; several grand and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Annabell (Riley) in 1990; son, Harold B. Bessette Jr. in 1994; two brothers, Don and Norm Bessette; and sister, Ilene Riley. Visiting hours will be today, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, in the funeral home, with interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, where Harold will be accorded full military honors. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors. Contributions in Harold's memory may be made to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, VT 05403.
    Person ID I12861  14B Jean Besset of Quebec
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2014 

    Father Napoleon "Paul" Bessette 
    Mother Emma Mongeon 
    Married Feb 1913  Burlington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Annabell Riley,   d. 1990 
     1. Paula Bessette
     2. Harold B. Bessette, Jr.,   d. 1994
    Family ID F4945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Marlene Hathaway 
    Married 1995 
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F4949  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart