OBITUARY

Elizabeth Liz A. Smith Bessette

August 24, 1957October 19, 2012
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Elizabeth A. (Smith) Bessette, age 55 of Whitinsville, MA formerly of Somerset, passed away peacefully on October, 19, 2012.

She was born in Fall River the daughter of Margaret Smith Borden of Lakeville and late Robert F. Smith and step daughter of Malcolm Borden. She attended Sacred Hearts Academy and was a graduate of Somerset High School and later received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bridgewater State College in Elementary Education. Ms. Bessette was a volunteer at the Northbridge Senior Center, enjoyed traveling, riding her bike, hiking, nature and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her mother is a son Lee M. Bessette and his wife Elizabeth of Whitinsville, MA; two grandchildren Madeline Elizabeth Bessette and Nathan Eric Bessette; four brothers and sisters Carolyn Hebert of Centerville, MA, Paula O’Neil of Bourne, MA, Robert Smith of Stowe, MA and William Smith of Warwick, RI; a step sister and brother Beverly Borden of MA and Bruce Borden of Warren, RI and many nieces and nephews. Ms. Bessette was also the mother of the late Eric N. Bessette.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11AM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT ROSE E. SULLIVAN 866 County St., Somerset. Visiting hours will be Monday from 5 to 8PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Champ House 82 School St., Hyannis, MA 02601. Burial will take place in Nathan Slade Cemetery in Somerset. To send a tribute or for directions visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting Hours Monday, October 22, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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  • Burial
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Elizabeth Liz A. Smith Bessette

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Sharon O'Brien

October 24, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss of this sweet and wonderful family member.
I would like to share a few warming thoughts with you, if I may.
The first I met Liz (just this year)she commented on the current flight of the monarchs and how spectacular that was. Her bringing this to my awareness caused me to pay closer attention to them while they were in my yard for the next week, feeding on the nectar of the butterfly bush before flying off to their next stop on their way to their final destination.
Liz also educated me a bit about the beautiful swans swimming in the nearby pond. She taught me that the young swan, a cygnet, by the age of two would loose its remaining grey feathers and then present to be fully white.
Having just moved north only a short time ago, I had not been privy to these interesting bits of information which were among many things Liz had shared with me during the brief time I knew her, driving her to Upton. She also spoke often of Madeline and her brother - she was so blessed to have grandchildren.
Her passing has left quite a hole in my heart as well, even though I'd known her for such a short time. She really touched my life! But knowing she's in the arms of the Lord is comforting to my soul as I hope it is for you, too. I know she is there because she would never reject Him. She is His, and He is hers.

Rest in peace my dear friend, Liz.
Butterflies and swans will always bring pleasant memories of you.

denise difiore

October 22, 2012

RIP LIZ XOXO

Meg Hebert

October 22, 2012

Lee, Elizabeth, Madeline, Nathan, Gram, and family,
You are in my heart and I wish you peace and comfort.

Not long ago, my Mom took Aunt Liz and I to the Museum of Science. Aunt Liz had a fantastic time and her custom-made thank you card captured the day in pictures. I will cherish that day and other memories always.

Aunt Liz loved family and would want us all to be happy and to enjoy nature. Love,

October 22, 2012

Lee and Liz,
I am saddened to hear of this. Although it has been many years since we have seen one another I always remember that smile.
Rest in peace cousin, you will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Bob Burbank
Centennial, Colorado

Katherine Pruneau

October 21, 2012

Elizabeth was a very loving and caring person. She helped with my Mother and always showed her the deepest respect and kindness. My sincere sympathies to her family on their loss.

Katherine Pruneau

October 21, 2012

Elizabeth was a very loving and caring person. She helped with my Mother and always showed her the deepest respect and kindness. My sincere sympathies to her family on their loss. Katherine Pruneau

Glenn & Kathy Davis

October 21, 2012

Lee & Liz,
This is very sad news, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Joyce Sullivan

October 21, 2012

To Aunt Marge and family sending my thoughts and prayers for the loss of Elizabeth . Joyce Sullivan

Marguerite Lamond

October 21, 2012

Sending our thoughts and prayers to all the family. I will always remember Liz's gentle, generous spirit, love of nature and strong fortitude facing her many challenges. She is a very special person, we are all blessed to have known her. Peace, Prayers and Love, Marguerite & Jim

Clarion & Robert Umland

October 21, 2012

Dear Lee, Elizabeth, Madeline and Nathan,
Morning the loss of Mom B, and celebrating her vibrant life. We'll keep you in her thoughts. I hope this new angel is enjoying the beaches of Tortola.