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Nancy J. Bessette

March 12, 2020
Nancy J. Bessette
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Obituary for Nancy J. Bessette

Nancy, J. (Washburn) Bessette, 74, of Cranston died Thursday at the Golden
Crest Nursing Home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul E. Bessette with whom she is now reunited in Heaven.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Raymond J. and Marie H. (Saillant) Washburn, she was a Cranston resident for most of her life. Mrs. Bessette was the head cook for the Warwick School System for 40 years before retiring in 2016. She was a member of the Democratic Ward 1 Committee in Cranston and ran for City Council in 1984. Nancy was instrumental in the creation of the Edgewood Girls Softball program and volunteered countless hours to the Edgewood South Elmwood Little League and Youth Auxiliary. Her home was always open to all who needed a helping hand or a place to stay. She enjoyed her time bowling and playing cards at the Warwick Firefighters Hall.

She leaves a daughter, Lori A. Ferreira of Warwick; three sons, Paul E. Bessette, Jr. and his wife, Nancy of Cranston, Michael J. Bessette and his wife Mikaela of Warwick and Craig A. Bessette of Cranston; her sisters, Patricia Lynch of Warwick and Judith Mullarkey of Rocky Hill, CT; her grandchildren, Allison, C.J., Tayla, Ashley, Alexia, Rylie, AJ, Mackenzie, Emily, Charlotte and Michael; Great-Grandson, J.T.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the Mass of Christian Burial scheduled for Wednesday is Cancelled and a Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a time to announced. Calling hours Scheduled for Tuesday are private. A graveside Service will be in Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Condolences please visit

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Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, The Bessette family understands if you are unable to attend Nancy's funeral services. A memorial service is being planned for July 11, 2020 at a time to be announced to which everyone is cordially invited.

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Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home

982 Warwick Avenue
Warwick, RI 02888

Due to coronavirus pandemic the calling hours scheduled for March 17th are private.

Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home
982 Warwick Avenue Warwick 02888 RI
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Mass of Christian Burial




Saint Paul Church

One St. Paul Place
Cranston, RI 02905

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Mass of Christian Burial is cancelled. A memorial Mass will scheduled at a future date.

Saint Paul Church
One St. Paul Place Cranston 02905 RI
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Cemetery Details


Saint Ann Cemetery Final Resting Place

73 Church Street
Cranston, RI 02920

73 Church Street Cranston 02920 RI
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