Elizabeth A. (Smith) Bessette, age 55 of Whitinsville, MA formerly of Somerset, passed away peacefully on October, 19, 2012.
She was born in Fall River the daughter of Margaret Smith Borden of Lakeville and late Robert F. Smith and step daughter of Malcolm Borden. She attended Sacred Hearts Academy and was a graduate of Somerset High School and later received her Bachelor's Degree from Bridgewater State College in Elementary Education. Ms. Bessette was a volunteer at the Northbridge Senior Center, enjoyed traveling, riding her bike, hiking, nature and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to her mother is a son Lee M. Bessette and his wife Elizabeth of Whitinsville, MA; two grandchildren Madeline Elizabeth Bessette and Nathan Eric Bessette; four brothers and sisters Carolyn Hebert of Centerville, MA, Paula O'Neil of Bourne, MA, Robert Smith of Stowe, MA and William Smith of Warwick, RI; a step sister and brother Beverly Borden of MA and Bruce Borden of Warren, RI and many nieces and nephews. Ms. Bessette was also the mother of the late Eric N. Bessette.
Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11AM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT ROSE E. SULLIVAN 866 County St., Somerset. Visiting hours will be Monday from 5 to 8PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Champ House 82 School St., Hyannis, MA 02601. Burial will take place in Nathan Slade Cemetery in Somerset. To send a tribute or for directions visit: www.waring-sullivan.com