ROLLAND F. "SUNNY" BISSONNETTE SR. - WINOOSKI - Rolland F. "Sunny" Bissonnette Sr., 87, of Winooski, died on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Fletcher Allen Health Care with his loving family by his side. Sunny was born in Winooski on June 26, 1926, the son of Joseph and Valarie (Fremeau) Bissonnette. He served his country during W.W.II with the US Army where he obtained the rank of Corporal. Sunny was employed for many years at VT Furniture, and retired from G.E. in 1988. He was a Life Member at the RVA Post 514, DAV Lake Champlain Post 17, VFW Post 1767 and American Legion Post 89. Sunny enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and travel, but mostly spending time with his family. Sunny is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lucette J. "Lou" Bissonnette of Winooski; son, Rolland "Ron" Bissonnette Jr. and wife, Evelyn, of Milton; daughter, Nancy Metivier and husband, Maurice "Moe," of Burlington; four grandchildren, Lori Meigs and husband, Justin, Jason Metivier, Shelley Bissonnette, and Craig Bissonnette and wife, Lauren; brother, Robert Bissonnette of Winooski; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; and his sister and brothers. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made St. Francis Xavier School, 5 St. Peter St., Winooski, VT 05404.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Oct. 16, 2013