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Richard A. Bissonnette

October 18, 1922 April 27, 2016
Richard A. Bissonnette
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Richard A. Bissonnette, 93, of Ludlow, was called home to his loving God on April 27, 2016 surrounded by his devoted family. Richard was born in Springfield on October 18, 1922 the son of the late Philias and Elsie (Levesque) Bissonnette. He was raised in the Indian Orchard section before moving to Ludlow in 1954 where he was an active member of Saint Elizabeth Parish (St. John the Baptist) for 62 years belonging to its League of the Sacred Heart, the Senior Choir, and St. Martha's Choir. Richard was a graduate of Technical High School in Springfield and was a United States Army veteran proudly serving his country during World War II during which time he received the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, The American Theater Campaign Ribbon, and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with Bronze Service Arrowhead. Richard worked at the Bissonnette package store before accepting a position at Monsanto as a chemical operator from where he retired (as Solutia) in 1985. He spent his retirement gardening and enjoying his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed Richard was the beloved husband of 62 years to Mary (Gebo) Bissonnette, who predeceased him in June 2008; a loving father to Carol Carrington and her husband David, of Little River, SC; the late Leon Bissonnette, who died as an infant; a dear brother to the late Victor Bissonette, Rita Phaneuf, Phyllis Flebotte, Gloria Fitzgerald, and Elsie Marotte; a devoted grandfather to 3 grandchildren; Jeffrey Romito and wife Lisa, of Springfield, Jason Carrington and wife Isabel, of Ludlow, Rebecca Jones and husband John Paul, of Lovettsville, VA; 2 step-grandchildren; David Carrington and wife Theresa, of Longmeadow, and Daniel Carrington and wife Joelle, of Glendale Az; an adoring great-grandfather to Alexis and Sydney Carrington, Anthony and Olivia Romito, Julianna and Emily Jones, Gillian and Jack Carrington, and Kyle and Kaitlyn Carrington; and also leaves many loving extended family members and dear friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s memory to St. John the Baptist School Hubbard St. Ludlow, Ma. 01056 to honor his devotion to Catholic Education which meant so much to him.

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Visitation

Friday

6

May

9:15 AM 5/6/2016 9:15:00 AM - 10:15 AM 5/6/2016 10:15:00 AM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Ludlow Funeral Home
432 East St. Ludlow 01056 MA
United States

Service

Friday

6

May

10:15 AM 5/6/2016 10:15:00 AM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00am in St. Elizabeth Parish followed by burial with Military Honors in Island Pond Cemetery.

Ludlow Funeral Home
432 East St. Ludlow 01056 MA
United States
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