Norman Bessette
June 6, 1934 - August 4, 2013
Norman H. Bessette Sr., originally from Central Falls, Rhode Island, passed away on August 4, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the son of the late Oliver Bessette and Dora Brais. Mr. Bessette was a devoted husband to Mrs. Mary Bessette. He was a caring father to Norman Bessette Jr., Hope Bessette Tencher, Robin Bessette Carmire, Arlene Bessette Laprade, Sherry Bessette Gillen and Elanor Bessette. Norman H. Bessette was a loving brother to the late Doris LaFrance, the late Gemmie Campbell, the late Theresa Lemire, the late Pete Bessette, Eleanor Cotton and Norma Rodrigues. He also leaves to mourn 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and a host of family and friends. He will be missed by all.


Your Favorite Daughter Hope

Papa, I knew this day was coming and i tried so hard to prepare my mind. Papa it didnt work. I miss you so much, Ive been walking around like a zombie since then, I havent been able to eat. All i want to do is sleep and hope i dream of you. I love you Papa and I await the day till i can kiss you again and feel your arms around me. You are/were the best dad a daughter could hope for. I loved you and continue to love you Hopie

Christine Scarber

Hope I barely know you but have watch you post beautiful pictures of you and your daughter and papa. I have prayed for him not to suffer. You were with him till the end and he will be with you always!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. God Bless and papa has earned his wings ~~~Christine & Jason Scarber

Lori Ayotte

With all the sorry my cousins are going through it hard. My wish for you all is that you will get through this very sad time in your lives. Your father is still with you and will live in your hearts and memories. Losing a parent is hard to except, but we do keep them alive in us. Love you all


I am sorry for your loss, may he rest in heaven with the angles holding him.


My kids knew him as Grandpa Norman....but for myself and the rest of the cousins he was always Grandpa Gateman....just thought I would throw that out there since I'm sure there are many people who knew him by "Gateman"....R.I.P. Grandpa Gateman....Love you and miss you but I know you are up there with the Lord by your side watching over us all.....

Robyn & Jim Ladouceur

Hope, do sorry for your loss. Jim and I are here if you need anything!


RIP Gramdpa

Robin K

To my cousins, I'm sorry for your loss and prayers for strength to get you all through this.

susan wilcox

To all my cousins and their families-so very sorry for your loss....


To My Father in Law I wish you well in heaven, though we may of only known each other a dozen years I do remember the times you visited us and we visited you. It didn’t take a lot to bring a smile upon your face. A simple cold coke on a warm summer day was enough. Seeing your Children, Grand Children and Great Grand Children as well as numerous nephews nieces make it through life was pleasure in your heart for sure. To the staff Evergreen Nursing Home, You guys are the best. To see you all come in talking to Norman minutes before his death meant so much to me. You treated Norman like a friend and not like it was a job you had to do. To Betty thank you for showing him Love and support for over 23 years together. To my loving wife Hope, I love you darling and Your Dad will be in Your heart a lifetime, To all of Normans Daughters. Son. Grand Children. Great Children family and friends you all shared a great loss my condolences are with you all. Love you all Life is too short. Enjoy Life..Live life and God Bless you all. Norman your life will live within us here until the end of our days with a Garden in your honor. Each time I have to weed it will truly remember you, Love You Brian


Papa I miss you

Pamela Sheehan

So sorry for your loss.

Ed and Shirley Ward

So sorry for your loss. We're here if you need anything.

Beverly Nyberg Swanson

Sorry to hear about Norman;s death. God's peace to all of you. My memories of him go way back to my cousin Arlene and Elmer (mom's brother) and Hope. Love, Beve

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