RUTLAND - Bea Bessey, age 75, died Monday, October 10, 2016, at Mountain View Center in Rutland. Bea was born in Ellenburg Depot, NY, on September 8, 1941. She was the daughter of Orlando and Irene Bessey. She grew up in Ellenburg where she received her early education. She was a longtime resident of Port Henry, NY, before moving to Brandon in 1978. She has been a resident of Rutland since 2004. She had worked for several years at Rutland Health & Rehabilitation Center. She enjoyed bingo, going to lawn sales and visiting with her family. She loved animals. Surviving are 2 sons Kenneth Putnam & his wife, Becca, of Poultney, and Paul Putnam of Brandon; 2 daughters Darlene Putnam-Gero & her husband, Gary, of Forest Dale, and Julie Euber & her husband, Ron, of Brandon; 2 brothers Harold Bessey of Satsuma, FL, and Orlando Bessey Jr. of Salem, NY; 4 sisters Marge Voorhis and Dorothy Trombley, both of Satsuma, FL, Linda Hall of NY and Joyce Seigman of Indianapolis, IN; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; many nieces, nephews & cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth W. Putnam, in 1973, and her son, Scott Putnam in 2015. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2015, at 12 noon at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. A reception In Celebration Of Her Life will follow the ceremony at Brandon American Legion. A private burial will take place at a later date in Ellenburg Depot, NY. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 12 noon. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763. Arrangements are under the direction of Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.
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