Walter  Bessette
Walter  Bessette

Obituary of Walter J. Bessette

Walter James Bessette

Age 72 of Danielson, CT. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Walter on December 31, after a brief illness

He was the son of Herbert Albert Bessette, Jr. and Helen (Corcoran) Bessette of Woodstock, CT.

He worked at Linemaster switch before driving tractor trailer for Superior Bakery.

Walter enjoyed playing chess, camping, cycling, woodworking and collecting toy cars.

Walter is survived by daughters Helen Bessette and Mellissa Bessette, granddaughter Zoey, former wife Bonnie Banning, sister Cindy O’Brien, brother Thomas (Robert Dunn) as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his maternal grandmother Emma (Meyer Corcoran) Groux and paternal grandparents Herbert Albert Bessette Sr. and Mary (Vincent) Bessette.

There will be a private graveside service in the morning Friday January 12, 2024 followed by a celebration of life at 2:00 pm at the home of her family (278 providence St, Putnam, CT) for anybody who wishes to pay their respects.

Donations may be made in his name to Saint Philip the Apostle Church, 64 Pompey Hollow Road, Ashford, CT 06278. Services entrusted to Smith and Walker Funeral Home Burial and Cremation Services, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT. Share a memory at

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