Richard Bessette

Richard "Rick" Bessette

Saturday, November 27th, 1965 - Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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Richard Paul Bessette, 53, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Born on November 27, 1965, in Troy, he was the son of Lois (Thibodeau) Bessette and the late Gary Bessette.

Following 27 years of service for the Local 294 Teamsters in Albany as a truck driver, knowing how proud his father would have been, he became owner and operator of Rick Bessette Trucking.

On July 23, 1988, Rick married Tobie Simmons at Yaddo Rose Gardens in Saratoga.

Rick enjoyed going riding on his Harley motorcycle, snowmobiling, riding his side-by-side, spending time outdoors and camping at their camp in Ellenburg, NY. He would take an annual trip to Daytona Bike Week. Rick loved seeing the world through his nephews, Collin and Coltin’s, eyes.

In addition to his father, Rick was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Sharon and William Simmons; his nephew, Sgt. Chad Byrne.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife of 31 years, Tobie; his children, Amanda DiResta and her husband, Daimon, Kayla Bessette and her significant other, Nick; his grandson, Dax DiResta; his brothers, Jeffrey Bessette, Jaysen Bessette and his wife, Christian, Kevin Bessette; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 4 to 6pm on Friday, August 30, 2019, at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

A Graveside Service will be conducted at 11am on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Union Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Rick’s name can be made to Women Against Cancer c/o Debbie Liebig, P.O. Box 115, Hartford, NY 12838.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday, August 30th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    M. B. Kilmer Funeral Home- FE
    82 Broadway
    Fort Edward, NY 12828
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  • Interment

    Union Cemetery
    8 Schuyler Street
    HUDSON FALLS, NY 12839
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    A Graveside Service will be conducted at 11am on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Union Cemetery.


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Ami English and Arthur Lefevre

Posted at 04:12pm
I think I speak for all of us Vermonters that got to spend time with Rick at the Jericho ATV Festival. He was there, waiting for his brother to arrive on the first night and we relentlessly begged him to come have dinner with us. No one needed to eat alone :) We had plenty of food and stories to swap and he had a friendly face and infectious smile. That was all it took. Especially when he found out he was among hunters and truckers! We spent most of the weekend riding and doing our own things, but we always checked in with each other. It breaks our hearts that our new friend is gone so soon and suddenly and we all want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. He shared tales of his adventures, but his face would light up even brighter when talking about his beloved family.

Donna Tucker

Posted at 08:44pm
Rest in peace driver!! You will be missed by your friends at Northern Truck & Equipment.

Eva Boyd

Posted at 07:16pm
Love you my little f.....!!! I will miss the burn outs , kicking the bar and asking me if I was to cheep for ac or heat!!! Love ya buddy!!!

Maura K Manning

Posted at 08:31am
Rest in Peace my Friend....keep your Knees in the Breeze Ricky!
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Daniel Izzo

Posted at 08:13am
Love ya brother
Not gonna be the same without u being worried sick about me and the rest of your loved ones
The bond between brothers can never be broken
Rest In peace

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