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Frederick Bessette Sr.

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MANCHESTER -- Frederick A. Bessette Sr., 55, of Manchester, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. He was born in Clarksburg, Mass., on Jan. 7, 1950, the son of Frederick and Mary (Goddard) Bessette. He was educated in Clarksburg schools.

He was a Marine serving in the Vietnam War. He spent most of his working life at various jobs in the Clarksburg area. He married Ida Jones on July 16, 1977. They divorced in 2000 but remained very close, Ida survives him. He was a member of the Bennington American Legion Post 13 and the VFW Post 1332. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Bessette-Langlois of Clarksburg, Mass.; a daughter Jessica Bessette of Manchester; sons Matthew and Jesse Bessette of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. and Frederick Bessette Jr. of Manchester; brothers, John, Michael, David and William Langlois all of Clarksburg, Mass., and 7 grandchildren.

Funeral services with military honors will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at 1 p.m. at the Brewster Funeral Home 34 Park Place Manchester Center. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 12 to 1 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. Burial will be in Factory Point Cemetery. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 12, 2006
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