Leo R. Bissonnette
WOONSOCKET- Leo R. Bissonnette, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully at home December 11, 2012.
He was the loving husband of the late Alice E. (Guilbert) Bissonnette and loving and devoted father to his eight children; Suzanne Riley and her husband Dennis of Woonsocket, Richard Bissonnette and his wife Terri of No. Smithfield, Denis Bissonnette and his wife Diane of The Villages, FL, JoAnne Packer and her husband Thomas of So. Kingstown, Debora Schuetz and her husband George of Cranston, Carol Oniskey and her husband Michael of Reading, MA, Daniel Bissonnette and his wife Karen of Blackstone, MA, and Colette Bissonnette of Charlestown. He also leaves 15 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; two sisters, Jeannette St. Jean of Blackstone, MA and Sr. Helene Bissonnette, P.M. of Methuen, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Adrien and Herve Bissonnette and his sister Lucille Pincince.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was the son of the late Archille and Caroline (Chamberland) Bissonnette. Leo worked for 20 years as a supervisor for Senior Operations Metal Bellows and prior to that a machinist for Walenar. He was a communicant and eucharistic minister for St. Agatha's Church, Woonsocket. Leo's family and faith were his strength and purpose and his selfless and giving personality as a dad and friend will leave a void in everyone's heart.
His funeral will be held Friday, December 14, 2012 at 9AM from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Agatha's Church, 34 Joffre Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Manville. Calling hours are Thursday from 4 - 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
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