Hooksett - Mr. Richard A. Bussiere, 78, joined his Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 10, 2013, at his home in Hooksett.
He was born in Pembroke on April 15, 1935, the son of Arthur and Harriett (Duckworth) Bussiere.
He joined the U.S. Army
in 1954, serving in Germany with the 77th Ordnance and was later assigned to the Army Reserve. He was a member of the John J. Maguire American Legion Post 2860 and the VFW
Post 28, both of Suncook. He traveled to Alaska as an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Suncook Valley Rod & Gun Club.
Richard and his wife, Priscilla, were owners of Cats Paw Construction until his retirement.
There was no man stronger than Richard. He lived the past 45 years of his life as a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. His family was everything to him. He lived each day to the fullest with pride, honesty, integrity and unselfishness. He enjoyed his daily walks with his dog, who was his loyal companion for many years.
Richard was survived by his wife of 52 years, Priscilla Bussiere; two children, Scott and his wife, Julie (Twarog), Bussiere of Hooksett and Tina Liebl-Bussiere of Hooksett; four grandchildren, Christie Bussiere, Katelyn Bussiere, Sean Bussiere and Donovan Liebl; a sister, Ann Emond of Hooksett; a stepsister, Esther Perron of Concord; and nieces and nephews, James, Richard, Gail, Kevin, Lisa Emond, Kathy Carter, Michael Bussiere, Richie Bussiere, Judy and Linda of California..
SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A private family Mass will be celebrated. In place of flowers, the family asks that donations in Mr. Bussiere's name be made to the VA Medical Center in care of the Volunteer Department at 718 Smith Road, Manchester, NH 03101.
The Petit Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements and offers an online guestbook at www.petitfuneralhome.com