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

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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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