Fri. May 26th, 2023

Helen Jacqueline “Jackie” (Chenier) Bessette, 91, of Blackstone, died May 25, 2023 in St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester. She was the wife of Charles E. Bessette, whom she married April 9, 1999. Born in Canada, she was the daughter of the late Albert E. and Flora M. (Marquis) Chenier.

Jackie was a graduate of St. Clare High School. She worked as an accountant at Taft-Peirce Manufacturing Company for 39 years, and later for CVS corporation for 6 years, retiring in 1996. Jackie was a communicant of the former St. Theresa’s Church, Blackstone. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

Besides her husband, Charles, she leaves three stepchildren, Suzanne Guilbert and her husband, Donald, of Palm Bay, FL, Maurice Bessette and his wife, Harriet, of Atlanta, GA, and Christine Laverdiere and her husband, David, of Woonsocket; two nieces, Lisa Bouffard and her husband, Claude of Blackstone and Michelle Cote and her husband, Randall, of Woonsocket. She was predeceased by her sister, Denyse Remillard.

Her funeral will be held Friday, June 2, 2023 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Divine Mercy Parish at St. Paul’s Church, 48 St. Paul St., Blackstone, MA. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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