1943 – 2019
N. Grosvenordale – Ronald E. Brissette, 76, of Whittemore Ave., died Saturday morning, September 7, 2019, at UMASS Memorial Hospital. He was the loving husband of Yvette (Beaulac) Brissette. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Louis and Theresa (Perreault) Brissette.
Ron was a United States Navy veteran serving aboard the USS Hazelwood being honorably discharged on September 16, 1964. On August 7, 1965, at St. Joseph Church in N. Grosvenordale he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, the former Yvette Beaulac.
Mr. Brissette began his working career in the credit department with W.T. Grant Co. in Putnam, he was promoted to assistant store manager in their Hartford store and later became the store manager in their Torrington location. In October of 1976 he joined Eastern CT Truck Sales (I.H. Dealership) in sales and service. In 1984 Ron began selling real estate along with residential construction, including modular homes. In 1994 he joined the Cargill Bank in Putnam as a loan officer. Finally, in 2008, he retired from the New Alliance Bank.
Ron was a past president of NE Board of Realtors, as well as a member of MLS, St. Joseph’s School Board, and BPOE of Putnam. He was also a volunteer at TEEG where he was named a “Thompson Ambassador” and served on many various committees for the town of Thompson. Ron coached WPTP football and Thompson Little League, where he was inducted as a Honorary Lifetime Member. Above all Ron was a “true” Lion, being a member of the Thompson Lions Club since 1993. There he served on many boards and committees, held the position of Treasurer for 12 years, was elected King Lion, and was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow.
Ron is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of fifty-four years, Yvette (Beaulac) Brissette; a daughter, Angela Benson and her husband Gary of Haslet, TX, a son, Shawn Brissette and his wife Tara of N. Grosvenordale; his siblings, Carol Briere of Putnam, Roger Brissette and his wife Linda of Clearwater, FL, Terry Pelletier and her husband Roger of Thompson, Cindy Boucher and her husband Butch of Thompson, Anne Pion and her husband Ray of Webster, MA, and Donna Hendrickson and her husband Wayne of Thompson; his grandchildren, Brandon Brissette-Miller and his wife Yvette, Logan Miller and his significant other Abbi, Nathan Miller, Morgan Brissette and her significant other Dylan, and Benjamin Brissette; a great granddaughter Milah Brissette-Miller; many nieces and nephews; his devoted brother from another mother, Robert LaChance of N. Grosvenordale; and his loyal and beloved lap dog, Lexi. He was predeceased by a sister, the late Linda Litchfield.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Ron’s family from 1:00PM to 2:00PM on Friday, September 13, 2019 in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00PM. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors. Memorial donations in Ron’s memory may be made to his beloved Thompson Lions Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 28, Thompson, CT 06277. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home & Crematory 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.