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Christopher Lee Bessette

Essex - Christopher Lee Bessette, of Essex, VT, died peacefully Wednesday, September 5, at his home with his family by his side.

Chris was born December 10, 1966, in Lancaster, PA, to Pat and Leon Bessette of Venice, FL. Although he and his family lived in several states over the years, they eventually settled in Leon's home state of Vermont. It was here that Chris attended Essex High School. Chris was a gifted athlete. He held the state shot put record for many years. In addition to track and field, he played football and baseball. He continued on to Plymouth State University in NH and finished up his studies in education at the University of Vermont.

Chris went on to co-own Bessette Insurance Services with his father, Leon, and has been working there for 29 years. Together they, along with their amazing coworkers, Myste, Jessica, Shirley and Scott, built a viable and successful insurance business. He especially liked the many golf outings that came with the job. Chris was well known and respected in the insurance community and will be greatly missed by his coworkers, customers and business acquaintances.

Chris was a high school athlete as well as an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. Chris enjoyed many other outdoor activities like camping with his family in the White Mountains and fishing off Cape Cod and Rhode Island. Teaching his children how to golf, hunt and fish brought Chris great joy and he leaves his children the fondest of memories. Chris was happiest when he was out in nature, whether it was ice fishing on Lake Carmi or hunting in East Corinth. Fly tying was one of Chris' favorite past times and he shared his artistry with anyone in need. He leaves behind countless fond memories for his friends and family.

Chris is survived by his wife, Diane and their 3 children, Morgan, Valerie and Jacob. Besides his wife and children, Chris preceded his sister, Kim Dainton, her husband Jack and their daughter Avery, of Park City, Utah, as well his parents, Pat and Leon Bessette of Venice, FL.

There will be a private ceremony for the family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Ducks Unlimited.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Sept. 14, 2018
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