April 1, 1959 — December 1, 2018
SCHROON LAKE — We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of our brother, Donald J. Bessey Jr., in his sleep on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at his home.
Donnie was born April 1, 1959 in Plattsburgh, the son of the late Donald J. and Joyce (Wood) Bessey Sr.
Donnie lived in Schroon Lake for over 35 years. He was a former employee of the town of Schroon.
Donnie was always willing to help anyone with anything. The most important thing to him was his love for his family.
Donnie is survived by his sisters, Joy M. Bessey and Patrica (Jim) Klinbeil; his brothers, Rod (Lori) Bessey and Paul (Bonnie) Bessey; and many nieces and nephews, who loved him and called him Uncle Duck.
Donnie will be greatly missed by his family. In his years of giving, he was a volunteer firefighter for three fire companies, Malta Ridge, North Hudson and Schroon Lake.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, Dec. 7, at the Edward L. Kelly funeral Home, 1019 US Route 9, Schroon Lake. Interment will follow in the Schroon River Cemetery, North Hudson.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home from noon to the start of the Service at 1:30 p.m. on Friday Dec. 7.
The family suggests memorials take the form of donations the Schroon Lake Emergency Squad, Schroon Lake, NY 12870.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.edwardlkellyfuneralhome.com.