Bernard P. J. Bessette, 78, of Enfield, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at home, surrounded by his family. Born in Winooski, VT, son of the late Armand and Lea (Santerre) Bessette, he lived in Enfield for fifty years and previously lived in Hartford. Bernard worked for fifty years at Colt Firearms, retiring as a supervisor. He was an army veteran of the Vietnam era ad a communicant of Holy Family Church. He leaves his wife of fifty-four years, Mary L. (Dorey) Bessette, a son, Steven P. Bessette of Enfield, a daughter and her husband, Shelley M. Bigelli and David M. Bigelli of North Kingstown, RI, four sisters, Pauline Lee of Vermont, Jeannette Provost of Florida, Anne Lindsay and Christine Blackmore both of Vermont, two grandchildren Sophia Bigelli and Maya Bigelli and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Roger Bessette and a sister, Claire Brunelle. The funeral will be Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 6pm at the Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road. The burial will be private. Calling hours will precede the service from 3-6pm. Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101-9908.