Kevin C. Tessier

April 3, 1958February 11, 2018
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Kevin C. Tessier, Age 59, of Swansea, entered into eternal rest, Sunday February 11, 2018 after a long and courageous battle. He was the devoted husband of Cindy (Sanner) Tessier for 39 years.

Born in Fall River, the son of Aldam and Joan (Costa) Tessier of Somerset, he was a graduate of Somerset High School Class of 1975.

Kevin had many outstanding accomplishments in his short life, Eagle Scout of which he was most proud. He was a volunteer EMT for the Swansea Ambulance Corp and an active member of SIBL for many years as both a coach and umpire. He was a coach for Swansea Girls Softball for many years. He enjoyed travelling and spending time with those he loved.

He is survived by two daughters, Tina Marie Tessier of Swansea and Kimberly Ann (Tessier) Paiva of Attleboro; one grand-daughter, Leila Noelle Paiva; two sisters, Deborah (Tessier) Wilcox and Cynthia (Tessier) Costa and her husband Robert, all of Somerset; and one brother Steven Tessier and his wife Mary of Middleboro; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was pre-deceased by his daughter Amy Lynn Tessier.

The family would like to give special thanks to Drs. Bassem Nasser of Prima Care Cardiology, Nick Mucciardi of South Coast Pulmonology and David Denofrio and Mark Estes of Tufts Medical Center for their outstanding care. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in his memory to the Tufts Medical Center, designation to the Cardiovascular Center (

His funeral service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10:00AM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00PM. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Swansea. For tributes and online registration:


  • Visitation Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Burial Friday, February 16, 2018

Kevin C. Tessier

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Lori Fortin

February 16, 2018

Sorry for your loss. May Kevin Rest In Peace.

Danielle Holmes

February 16, 2018

Tina, Kim and Cindy.... my deepest condolences to you all on the loss of Kevin. Praying for peace and healing in the days and weeks to come. You are in my thoughts

Guillermo Gomez

February 15, 2018

Dear Cindy: My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God ease the pain of your loss and give you the strength you need during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you...

February 15, 2018

KEVIN was one of the most thoughtful individuals we have been privileged to know. He was always the quiet, stoic person throughout his illness. May he now Rest In Peace.
Carl &VivianCosta North Port FL

Emily Mello

February 13, 2018

So sorry to read of Kevin's passing. He and I were co-directors in SIBL and he was also my coach. My condolences to my cousin Cindy and her family. May you rest in peace Kev'n.

Betty Paul

February 13, 2018

Heaven needed an angel this week

Tina Tessier

February 13, 2018


Thank you... Thank you for showing me the meaning of unconditional love. Your strength and perseverance through all the trial and tribulations you faced is immeasurable. Words cannot describe the pain and emptiness I feel. I am so blessed to have had the last 38 years with you. I am the woman I am today because of your unwavering love and support. I can only hope that i have made you proud. The bond between a father and daughter is like no other. I will always carry you in my heart. So rock your baby girl, have a beer with your godson and tee off with your best pal.. until we meet again.. I love You!

Deborah Wilcox

February 13, 2018

Kevin, your silence was always a strong presence. The weakest part of your body, your heart, was your greatest asset. I remember you coming to my house and quietly assessing things that needed to be done and you would just send me someone or something to fix the problem. You have no idea how much you are loved and will be missed.


February 13, 2018

Kevin was the most caring and loving compassionate person you could ever know.He was a textbookFATHER AND GRANDFATHER,HIS LOVEforhis family,parents and sisters and brotheris something we will all miss.R.I.P. KEVIN the pesrly gates of heaven areopen and waithing for you to enter.You were the best LOVE YOU ALWAYSAND WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.YOUR LOVING MOTHER AND FATHER.

Lorna Driskell

February 13, 2018

Though it has been many years since I worked with Kevin I have fond memories of the Motorola Codex DNCS 4800 team. As a member of the "Mod Squad" as we commonly referred to ourselves - with Kevin as our "captain" we had fun while we worked. An environment that isn't easy to replicate at other employers. Kevin you will be missed.