Lona M. Bessette

Norwich - Lona M. (Bingham) Bessette of Norwich, beloved wife of Michael E. Bessette, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Born in New London, Jan. 7, 1951, she was the daughter of Winthrop E. Bingham and Emily M. Murtha. She was employed at Electric Boat as a carpenter, retiring in December of 2012.

Besides her husband of 27 years, she is survived by her children, Denise Warren of Lisbon, Allan Stewart and his wife, Tammy, of Benton, Ky., Michael Bessette of East Providence, R.I., Aimee Bessette-Holt and her husband, Ron, of Manchester, Tenn.; and five grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, John Hendrickson of Alexandria, Va., Mark Bingham and his wife, Annmarie, of Denver, Colo.; and sisters, Theresa Slee and her husband, Jim, of Chesapeake, Va. and Doris Bingham of Danielson.

She was predeceased by her parents; and brothers, David Bingham and Charles Bingham.

According to Lona's wishes there will be no calling hours and burial will be at the family's convenience.

Church and Allen Funeral Home of Norwich is assisting the family.

Please visit www.churchandallen.com to leave an online tribute or condolence.

Funeral Home

Church & Allen Funeral Service
136 Sachem Street Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 889-2374

Published in The Day on May 29, 2014