Obituary: James “Jamie” Lee Bissonette, 1962-2024 | Obituaries | Seven Days

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James “Jamie” Lee Bissonette passed
away on February 6, 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 on May 18, 1962, to Charles and
Corrine Bissonette.

Jamie was a lifelong 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; it 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 the many health battles that he encountered during the past
decade. As Jamie said positively 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 on Thursday, February 15, 5 to 7 p.m., at Corbin and Palmer
Funeral Home in Shelburne, Vt. A Catholic mass funeral will be held
on Friday, February 16, 11 a.m., at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church
in Shelburne, Vt., with a reception to follow.

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



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