Resolution J1286-2013

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Bessette upon the occasion of celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Bessette upon
the occasion of celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Nelson Bessette and Rogene Coughlin were united in marriage  on
December 6, 1952, in St. Mary's Rectory with Assistant Pastor The Rever-
end George Whittaker officiating; and
  WHEREAS,  Mr.  and Mrs. Nelson Bessette are the proud parents of eight
children, Susanne, Thomas, Nancy, Timothy, Milton, Rosemary,  Jorja  and
the  late  Roger, and the loving grandparents of 19 grandchildren and 20
great-grandchildren; and
  WHEREAS, Nelson Bessette is the son of  the  late  J.  Bert  and  Nora
Bessette,  and  Rogene  Bessette  is the daughter of the late George and
Irene Coughlin; and
  WHEREAS, Nelson Bessette graduated from Canton High  School  in  1944,
and was employed for 24 years as a truck driver, delivering milk for the
Queensboro Farm Plant; and
  WHEREAS,  Rogene Bessette graduated from Knox High School in 1949, and
then  from  Canton  Agricultural  and  Technological  College;  she  was
employed  with  Lott  H. Wells and with St. Lawrence County, retiring in
1993; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Bessette also owned and operated a  dairy
farm until 1986; and
  WHEREAS,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Bessette are and always have been a tower of
strength, support, understanding and limitless love  for  their  family;
  WHEREAS,  Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are  their  hallmark  and
tradition; and
  WHEREAS,  Mr.  and Mrs. Bessette have lived and continue to live their
lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a  deep
and  continuing  concern  for  human values and ideals, and in so doing,
they have inspired others to do the same; and
  WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit that this couple has invested in their marriage; and
  WHEREAS, They have passed these  same  values  to  their  loved  ones,
producing  a  family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community  and  committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
  WHEREAS,  Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Bessette have touched the lives of their
family and many friends through the shining example of  their  marriage,
which  is  a testament to the devotion and admiration which they possess
for one another; and
  WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks  a  mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should  be
memorialized  by  us  for  the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Bessette upon the occasion of celebrat-
ing their 60th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Bessette.


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