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Robert E. Bussiere

October 17, 1933 — August 20, 2021

Robert E. Bussiere, 87 of Jaffrey, died peacefully on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester after a period of declining health.

‘Bob’ was born on October 17, 1933 in Concord, NH, a son of the late Andrew and Rose Anna (Fillion) Bussiere. Bob moved to Jaffrey with his family when he was 3 and made it his home. Bob graduated with the class of 1951 from Conant High School and had served our country honorably in the US Navy aboard the USS Salem, the ‘Flagship of the 6th Fleet,’ until 1958.

After his military service, Bob returned home to Jaffrey and joined his father and brother, Richard operating the Elite Laundry. He also founded Tires Unlimited in Jaffrey, which eventually moved to Peterborough. After weathering many changes within both industries, Bob finally retired in 2011.

Being civic and community minded, Bob served the Town of Jaffrey as a former Selectman and as a member of the Budget Committee for many terms. Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Monadnock Council 8544 and a Sir Knight with Saint Patrick Assembly 2129. He was a Communicant and Lector of Saint Patrick Parish in Jaffrey and an active member of the Lions Clubs in Jaffrey, Peterborough, and in Little River, SC.

Bob was always busy, but in his spare time, he loved to read, golf and spend time in Myrtle Beach, SC. He enjoyed delivering for Meals on Wheels and volunteering at Monadnock Community Hospital. Bob will always be fondly remembered as a prankster and as he said, an ‘irritant’ to his many friends.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by all of his siblings: Wilfred, Louise, Pauline, Richard and Janet, and by his granddaughter, Elizabeth.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Stella (Bourgoine) Bussiere of Jaffrey, NH; his 4 children; Linda (Stacey) Guyette, and Paul (Candy) Bussiere, both of Peterborough, NH, and Kenneth (Robin) Bussiere and Steven (Betty Ann) Bussiere, both of Jaffrey; 5 grandchildren; Joshua Bussiere, Ashley Bussiere, Caitlin Guyette, Hayley Guyette, and Shane Bussiere; 3 great-grandchildren; Lilyana Ennis, Jeffrey Ennis and Ellyse Bussiere, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends and family are invited to calling hours on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 33 River Street, (Route 202) Jaffrey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Saint Patrick Church, 89 Main Street, Jaffrey. Rev. Wilfred Deschamps, Pastor, will be the celebrant. Military honors will follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to either Saint Patrick Church, 87 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452, the Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance, PO Box 107, Jaffrey, NH 03452, or to the Peterborough Lions Club, PO Box 3206, Peterborough, NH 03458.

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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33 River Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452-0486

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Friday, August 27, 2021

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