OBITUARY

Rita B. Bessette

November 29, 1921March 25, 2012

Rita B. (Gagnon) Bessette, age 90, formerly of Fall River, died Sunday, March 25, 2012 in the Fairview Nursing Home in Groton, Connecticut.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Ernest and Rosanna (Thibault) Gagnon, she had been a lifelong area resident.

Mrs. Bessette worked as a seamstress in the local Textile Mills for 40 years before retiring in 1991. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and baking especially birthday cakes.

She is survived by one daughter Simone Herritt of North Stonington, CT, three grandchildren; Scott Herritt and his wife Tracy, Charles Herritt, and Stacy Herritt. She was sister of the late Armond, Albert, and Leo Gagnon.

Contributions in her honor may be made to The Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut, 235 Lestertown Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340. Private services were in the care of the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at BIRHCREST.

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Simone, Scott, Chuck and Stacy,
Our Thoughts and Sympathy are with the family at this sad time.

Keiko Moreino

March 31, 2012

Simone and Stacy and family,
My family sends our deepest condolence, on the loss of your mother, Rita. God bless and comfort you all. She was blessed with a long life and a loving family, God is good.
Keiko Moreino, CT

Ginny Hungerford

March 31, 2012

Simone & Family,

This has been a difficult time for you and may it comfort you and your family to know how many caring thoughts are with you at this sad time.

As you know, I have been there and know what a challenge it can be at times (you couldn't have done more). Also, your happy memories of your mom will make you smile at times and keep you going.

With Love
Ginny & Stan

FROM THE FAMILY