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Gary J. Bessette

Male 1945 - 2016  (70 years)

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  • Name Gary J. Bessette 
    Born 13 Dec 1945  Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 7CF25225B5CB3B489E592A8F4F4CA4916875 
    Died 6 Sep 2016  Burlington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Post-Star
      Glen Falls, New York
      Friday, September 9, 2016
      Gary J. Bessette
      Hudson Falls - Gary J. Bessette, 70, of John Sreet, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at the Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont. Born on Dec. 13, 1945 in Ticonderoga, he was the son of the late Henry and Edna (Lindsay) Bessette. He worked as a diesel mechanic for Chemical Leman before becoming a truck driver with A. P. Transport, where he served for 25 years in the Teamster Union before retiring. During that time, he obtained numerous safe driving awards. He enjoyed the outdoors which included snowmobiling, fishing, and hunting on occasions with his brother, children and family. He enjoyed camping at Port Henry Beach on Lake Champlain with his friends and family. When his children were young, he loved tinkering with auto body and classic cars. He liked to sit at Stewart's with his friends for coffee and to visit, and would lend a hand to anyone in need. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his sons, Richard (Tobie) Bessette of Fort Edward, Jeffrey Bessette (a.k.a. Moose) of Hudson Falls, Jaysen (Christian) Bessette of Kingsbury, and Kevin Bessette of Fort Edward; grandchildren, Amanda Bessette, Kayla Bessette, Collin Bessette and Coltin Bessette; one brother, Ronald (Janice) Bessette of Whitehall; his ex-wife, Lois Bessette of Hudson Falls; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday September 10, at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 Williams Street, Whitehall. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation in Gary's name to the C. R. Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801. Online condolences may be made to
    Person ID I27  393B Frank Bessette of New York
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 

    Father Henry Louis Bessette,   b. 26 May 1908,   d. Apr 1983  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Edna Lindsay,   b. 16 Aug 1911,   d. Feb 1987  (Age 75 years) 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lois Thibodeau 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
     1. Richard Paul Bessette,   b. 27 Nov 1965, Troy, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 2019  (Age 53 years)
     2. Jeffrey (Moose) Bessette
     3. Jaysen Bessette
     4. Kevin Bessette
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart