ST. ALBANS - Bessie L. Melanson, 91, died Jan 20, 2016 at a Pittsfield hospital following a short illness. She was born in Springfield, Maine May 30, 1924 the daughter of Jesse and Evie (Smith) Dicker, She was educated in Springfield schools. Bessie was married to Bennie Melanson who predeceased her on July 16, 1994.
Bessie worked at Jim's General Store in St. Albans for several years. For 21 and a half years Bessie was employed at Sanfield Nursing Home in the Laundry.
She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles and working in her gardens both flower gardens and vegetable gardens.
Bessie is survived by her son and wife Peter and Joanne Melanson of Palmyra, her daughter Joyce M. Bowman of St. Albans, her brother Henry Dicker of PA, five grandchildren; Sheryl, Michael, Peter Jr., Kelly, and Ronnie, 8 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and another one due in August, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Errol Bowman and 11 brothers and sisters.
Graveside services will be conducted 2 PM May 15, 2016 at the Maloon Cemetery in St. Albans. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center 34 High Street, Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com