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James Bissonette

Essex Junction, VT

May 18, 1962 - February 6, 2024

James Bissonette Obituary

James (Jamie) Lee Bissonette passed away on February 6th, 2024 as the musical group, Judas Priest, played his favorite song in his ear with his loving family and close friends by his side. Jamie was born May 18th, 1962 to Charles and Corrine Bissonette.

Jamie was a life-long Shelburne resident and graduated from Champlain Valley Union High School where he established many enduring friendships. He was a loyal Boston sports fan and idolized Larry Bird. In 1995, he opened The Dutch Mill Family Restaurant with his family which continues to this day as The Dutch Mill Diner.

His larger-than-life personality was best demonstrated by his love of helping others under any circumstances. His spirit never waned, and he was very courageous during many health battles which he encountered during the past decade. As Jamie positively said to many, “I just keep chugging along.”

He was predeceased by his wife Marilou and brother Steve. He is survived by his parents Charles and Corrine, his sons Michael (Jessica) and Jhammar (Gerlie), his brother Chris (Karen), his sister Nancy (Jim), his sister-in-law Janet, and his precious grandchildren Jameson, Molly, Jhammarie, Victoria, Dominique, Raven, Ace, and Emily. Jamie is also survived by so many members of the Aube, Bissonette, Estacio, Cruz, Martel, Antonio and Bermejo families and special friends.

Visiting hours will be held at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home on Thursday, February 15th between 5:00pm –7:00pm in Shelburne, VT. A Catholic Mass Funeral at St. Catherine's Catholic Church will be held on Friday, February 16th at 11:00 am in Shelburne, VT with the reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Jamie’s honor to The Vermont Kidney Association, 1 South Prospect Street 2309 UHC Med-Nephrology Burlington, VT, 05401.

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