Ernest J. Tessier July 15, 1933 - October 6, 2012 JEWETT CITY - Ernest J. Tessier, 79, of Plainfield Road died on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Villa Maria Healthcare in Plainfield after a battle with cancer. On July 15, 1933 he was born in Jewett City the son of the late Ernest and Lucien ( Demaries) Tessier, Jr. Ernest was the loving husband of Genevieve Przekop Tessier and was a life long resident of Jewett City. He was a veteran of the Korean war
having honorably served with the United States Air Force
. Ernest worked in local factories for a few years before accepting a job with Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford where he worked for several years. He last worked as a laborer with Local #547 in New London until his retirement in the late 1980's. In addition to his wife he is survived by three aunts, Lorraine Gudice of Arizona, Viola Tessier and Aldea "Dee" Kegan Of Norwich; three nephews, Richard L. Wojcik of Daytona Beach, FL, Chester W. Wojcik and Eugene Jeff Wojcik both of Norwich. He was predeceased by his brother Norman Tessier. The funeral will assemble on Wednesday at 8:30 AM at the Woyasz & Son Funeral Home, 141 Central Ave, Norwich, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Church in Jewett City. Burial with presentation of military honors will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Lisbon.