Janine Maryrose Marceau Bissonnette, 90, of Danielson, CT died Sunday, April 16, 2017 in Cape Girardeau, MO.
She was the beloved wife of Leo Joseph Bissonnette, they were married August 8, 1981 in St. James Catholic Church in Danielson and enjoyed 33 years of marriage before he passed away November 23, 2014.
Janine was born one of ten children of the late Joseph and Laura Dumas Marceau on June 14, 1926 in Walden, VT.
Janine grew up on the family farm in Vermont where her mother taught her the art of sewing. In 1943 at the age of seventeen Janine became the Lead Seamstress for a textile company making military uniforms. She later worked at Plastic Wire and Cable in Jewett City, American Thermos Bottling Company in Norwich, and Pervel Industries in Plainfield, retiring in 1984.
Janine was a hardworking, gifted, and talented lady. In addition to being an accomplished seamstress, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, creating flower arrangements, designing elaborate wedding cakes, and designing stunning doll clothing.
She was a very religious lady and was a faithful member of St. James Church.
She is survived by two sons, Philip Snurkowski of Danielson, CT; Michael Snurkowski and wife Carol of Chunchula, AL; two daughters, Kathleen Majchier and husband Vincent of North Franklin, CT; and Laura Hinkebein and husband Kenneth of Jackson, MO; seven grandchildren, Susan Hermonot, Jennifer Alves, Alena Majchier, Jennifer Hinkebein, Stacey Meinhart, Michelle Smith, and Nicole Arwood; ten great grandchildren; and a brother, Albert Marceau of South Carolina.
In addition to her husband Leo, she was predeceased by her first husband, Alexander H. Snurkowski on September 14, 1974; and eight siblings, Ovilla “Pete”, Paul, Frank, Ralph, and Robert Marceau, Margaret Jackson, Yvonne Messier, and Aldea Labree.
Calling hours will be Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, at Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home in Danielson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 11:00 am in St. James Church. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, in Danielson.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. James Church.
Arrangements were made by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
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