John F. Bissonette
April 19, 1934 – October 4, 2020
John F. Bissonette, 86, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital following a long illness. He was the husband of June E. (Carlin) Bissonette with whom he shared 60 years of marriage on September 16th.
Born in Boston, son of the late Francis and Helen (Moran) Bissonette, he was raised in Dorchester, lived in Easton, Yarmouth and Bourne before moving to Fairhaven recently.
He was a graduate of Brockton Business School. Mr. Bissonette proudly served in the United States Navy as a torpedo man’s mate aboard the USS Charles R. Ware destroyer during the Korean War. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and Navy Occupation Service Medal.
Mr. Bissonette had a successful career as an accountant working for Faded Glory and New England Copper Roof Corp.
John loved the sport of hockey. He played for the Springfield Indians and coached for the Easton Junior Hockey League and Oliver Ames High School. He enjoyed golf trips with his sons and loved his dog Molly.
Surviving in addition to his wife June, are three sons, Shawn Bissonette and his partner Kiana Bourgeois of Pocasset, Peter Bissonette and his wife Maria of Fairhaven and Andrew Bissonette and his wife Jamie of N. Dighton; five grandchildren, Matthew, Lindsey, Kiley, Alissa and Cole. He was predeceased by two siblings, Mark and Maryann Bissonette.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Private arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com
John F. Bissonette
David Poitras (Poit)
October 23, 2020
So sorry to hear about the passing of “BIZ” Mr Bissonette. Many fond memories during youth and HS hockey and the get togethers of families after games. So many crazy fun times coaching OA hockey with Mr Gordon, Danny Looney and myself even now brings a smile to my face. I am sure you guys will all have a great laugh together as you argue hockey.
Sincere Condolences to Mrs. Biz, Shawn, Pete , Andrew and the entire family.
October 13, 2020
What to say about John...I have known John since I was in diapers spending my days in a playpen at my grandfather's copper shop where John has spent 30 years keeping the books for us. Over the last couple years, we have grown much closer as I came on board to try to help out and input the data into the computer - there is no way John was touching a computer. Every Thursday when he would come in, he would bring donuts for my Uncles and I. He would also buy an egg and cheese wrap for my chihuahua, Roxy, every week, without fail. He would actually remind me to heat it up for her (the dog who hates everyone loved him to pieces). That's just how John was, caring and sweet...even with his wise-guy exterior and we would sit and laugh and joke every week. Thursday's were always my favorite day to go to that shop, the stories he would tell me about him and June and my grandparents over the years were unforgettable. I can say that I truly love John like family, as do the rest of us Krikorian's. September of last year I even got the pleasure of having him and his beautiful bride at my wedding. From Joe and Paul and I, Thursday's at our shop will never, ever be the same. Sending all my love, prayers and condolences to his family whom he always spoke so highly of. John is terribly missed.
October 11, 2020
Very sorry to hear of John’s passing; John was a great friend and family man. My heart goes out to John’s sweet wife June, their three sons and families. Have fond memories of many get togethers with John and June
over the years. “Rest In Peace” my friend.
My Deepest Sympathies
October 10, 2020
Impossible to imagine another Mr. Biz coming along. Without a doubt he was one of a kind and every encounter with him was memorable. A true original in every sense. He always hit me right between the eyes with his greetings, and I loved every minute of it.
Salty and sweet, a great combination. Classic example, one day hanging at the house when Mr Biz came home with the groceries, We had are usual exchange with me being a wiseass and him being him. I left and went to work at the Bridge st package store, a few minutes later Shawn shows up , Mr Biz realized I was hungry and hadn't eaten, so he made me a sandwich and sent Shawn to deliver it. A small act of kindness that I never forgot.
My heartfelt condolences to June, Shawn, Pete, Andrew and the whole family.
October 10, 2020
I’ve known John almost all my life and he was a great guy. He could carry a conversation with the best of them on just about every topic and he loved talking politics or sports with me. He was a very proud Father and Husband and had nothing but great things to say about his family. He had a great sense of humor, lend you a hand if you needed one and set you straight if you were out of line. The man was tough as nails and you knew it. I was lucky enough to have him on my side and I’ll never forget his laugh. My prayers are with you John and with your family my friend. Rest In Peace.
Bill & Kathy(Petty) McDonnell
October 9, 2020
Billy and I have had so many, many wonderful memories and great times with John and June. John was a very special person who cared for so many people especially the kids of Easton. He was a great hockey coach and a great friend . John will be missed by so many people. Our Prayers and thoughts go out to June and her wonderful sons and their families.
October 8, 2020
So sorry to hear of John passing I have many great memories playing hockey under his coaching and he was always upbeat and positive and a pleasure to talk too. I also had the pleasure of working with him as well for a few years in the concrete cutting field and he was in the office.
For me Ill never forget his greeting Hey Jackie boy how ya doin!
He was a tough guy with a big heart and he will be missed greatly!
October 6, 2020
So sorry to learn of John's passing. Great guy with a wonderful family. I had the pleasure of working for John at the gas station at the track. Thinking of you all. God bless. Sincerely, Jack Kane
October 4, 2020
My favorite memory is the Friday nights when the gang all gathered. It seemed like we were one big happy family. I have so many memories that I will cherish. How about the time Mr Biz painted my father’s fingernails when he fell asleep! My sister’s wedding when he was so supportive and visited Stephanie in the hospital and brought me to tears when I saw him. I send all my loving thoughts to you Mrs Biz. You and your family are so much a part of my life. Please let me offer my support in any way I can.