Normand Joseph Bessette

Born: Fri., Feb. 6, 1953
Died: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019


Visitation

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 07, 2019
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home


Funeral Service

12:00 PM Mon., Jan. 07, 2019
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home


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Lisbon - Normand J. Bessette, 65, of Lisbon, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. He was born February 6, 1953 in Acushnet, MA, the son of Blanche Vieira and the late Donald Bessette. He grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the oldest of nine brothers and sisters. He attended New Bedford High School and later moved to Connecticut to raise his family.
Normand worked at Electric Boat in Groton for 30+ years as a shipfitter and a rigger. Throughout his younger years he competed in Olympic Weightlifting in Massachusetts and Connecticut, winning state championship titles. He found great joy in his hobbies. He played the harmonica, accumulated an impressive collection of model cars and planes, and created beautifully designed artisanal tables. He was a strong man with a big heart.
Normand is survived by his mother, Blanche Viera of New Bedford, MA; his children, Gregory Bessette of Danvers, MA; Jessica (William) Kavanagh Jr. of Niantic, CT; and Casey Bessette of Savannah, GA; his eight siblings and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Monday, January 7, 2019 from 10:00AM-12:00PM at the Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT, with a memorial service at 12:00PM.  Burial will immediately follow at Pachaug Cemetery, Griswold, CT.  For online condolences please go to www.gagnepiechowski.com

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