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Jane M. McKnight


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  • Name Jane M. McKnight 
    Gender Female 
    • Providence Journal, Rhode Island, Sunday, January 16, 2005
      Jane M. Bessette

      BESSETTE, JANE M. (McKNIGHT), 77, of Kingstown Rd., Narragansett, formerly of Cumberland and Pawtucket, died Thursday. She was retired from the Cumberland School Dept. where she was employed as an Assistant to the Guidance Director at Cumberland High School. She attended Rhode Island College achieving honors in The Elementary Education Program. She was one of the founding members of the Friends of Library Association in Cumberland and active in demographic political campaigns in the local and state levels. Previously worked at the New England Telephone Company in Pawtucket, RI, she served as an assistant in the Wirechief's Office. A devoted mother and grandmother, she mentored children all her life, volunteering in PTA, CYO and Girl Scout programs. The former wife of Donald J. Bessette, daughter of the late George W. and Agnes (Flynn) McKnight, Jane leaves three daughters, Susan Petrie of Narragansett, Jane Bessette of Marion, MA and Linda Bessette of South Kingstown and three grandchildren, Brett Petrie and Kyle Petrie of San Diego, CA and Tara Jane Bessette of South Kingstown. She is survived by four sisters, Margaret M. Sherry of Somerset, MA, Barbara A. Gardner of Cumberland, Agnes E. Bisset of Narragansett and Maybeth McCormick of Cumberland and three brothers, F. Graham McKnight of Providence, John E. McKnight of North Providence and George W. McKnight of North Miami, FL. She was the sister of the late James L. McKnight and Peter R. McKnight and aunt to over thirty nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 114 High Street, Wakefield, RI. Burial will follow in Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Arrangements by The J.F. SKEFFINGTON CHAPEL.
    Person ID I18666  14B Jean Besset of Quebec
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2017 

    Father George W. McKnight 
    Mother Agnes Flynn 
    Family ID F6896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Donald J. Bessette,   b. 12 Jul 1922, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 2014  (Age 92 years) 
     1. Susan Bessette
     2. Jane Bessette
     3. Linda Bessette
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F6895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart