AIME' J. BISSONNETTE(1929 - 2013)

Aimé J. Bissonnette

January 1, 2013

Command Sergeant Major Aimé J. Bissonnette, US ARMY (Ret) died Wednesday, January 1, 2013. Born as Joseph Marc Aimé Bissonnette he passed into the loving arms of his lord and savior Jesus Christ peacefully on New Year's Day. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2013 at Saint Cecilia's Catholic Church with burial at Lee Memorial Park (family and friends invited). A Scripture Service will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Kiser Funeral home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers. Following the Scripture Service the family will greet friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Command Sergeant Major Bissonnette, was born in Willimantic, Conn on 23 April 1929 to Albert J. Bissonnette and Claire Ouellette of Windham, Canada. He retired from the United States Army after 22 years of service. During his career he graduated with honors from the Quartermaster General School in Fort Lee, Virginia, served with the U.S. Constabulary, U.S. Army of Occupation, Germany, and with the 8th Army, U.S. Forces Korea. His personal decorations include the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Army of Occupation Germany Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and the U.S. Army Commendation Medal. For his second career he worked at Bill Smith Appliances for 36 years retiring in 2004. He served as a Special Deputy for the Lee County Sheriffs Association and was recognized for his dedication and service receiving the Florida Sherriff's Association Lifetime Honorary Member award. He loved fishing, boating and helping family. He loved working as much as fishing.

He is pre-deceased by his mother, father, wife of 27 years Carolyn J. Bissonnette (Yon) of Bonita Springs, and son Ronald Bissonnette. He was the loving father of four children, Susan Carpenter of Fort Myers, LtCol Michael Bissonnette of Stafford Virginia; Ronald Bissonnette (deceased) of Fort Myers, and Steven Bissonnette of Powell, Ohio. Grandchildren include Amy, Caroline, Carter, Cole, Mark, Michael, and Troy Bissonnette. Great grandchildren include Aiden, Dylan, and Rilynn Bissonnette.

Flowers can be sent to Kiser Funeral home or the family suggests donations to Hope Hospice or a mass dedicated in the memory of Aimé J. Bissonnette.

Funeral Home

Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home
9231 Cypress Lake Drive Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 481-4341

Published in The News-Press from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2013