Estelle C. (Bessette) Cuddahy

Born: Sun., Dec. 29, 1929
Died: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 15, 2018
Location: Silas F. Richardson & Son, Inc.

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
Location: St. Leo's Church

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LEOMINSTER --- Estelle C. (Bessette) Cuddahy, 88 years old of Leominster, died Monday, February 12, 2018 at The Highlands in Fitchburg.

Estelle was born December 29, 1929 in Glover, Vermont, the daughter of Dorea and Eva (Soucy) Bessette. She leaves her daughter Colleen A. Cuddahy of Leominster, 2 sons Thomas M. Cuddahy and his wife Debra of Lunenburg and Michael J. Cuddahy and his wife Rebecca of Leominster, her sister Mae Haney of Lunenburg, 5 grandchildren, Hannah Tumber and her husband Joe, John Cuddahy, Ryan Cuddahy, Tyler Cuddahy and Kyle Cuddahy. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, John T. Cuddahy in 1998, 2 brothers, Orient Bessette and Maurice Bessette, and 3 sisters, Doris David, Gertrude Montaquila, and Gisele Nault.

Estelle was a member of St. Leo’s Church in Leominster. She graduated from Leominster High School in 1943, and worked as a secretary for many years at Boston Mutual. She enjoyed playing cards with the girls and vacationing in Vermont every year.

Estelle’s funeral will be held on Friday, February 16th from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home,106 West St., Leominster, with a 10 am funeral mass in St. Leo’s Church, 128 Main St., Leominster. Burial will follow in St. Leo’s Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours in the funeral home are Thursday evening, February 15th, from 5 pm - 7 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to NEADS, 305 Redemption Rock Trail, Princeton, MA 01541.

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Claire and Steve Johnson
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
Dear Colleen, Tom and Michael and Family~
What a beautiful, intelligent, and wonderful woman. Will miss her so much, but her love and smiles will live on forever in our hearts. So many happy memories growing up too. I will always remember her when I hang out my sheets, and when she came to Mom's 90th birthday last February. Joy of joys! She is sharing her love, stories, and beauty with the Angels and her family now.

Maureen Joyce Seeto (nee Bessette)
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
Dear Colleen, Tom, Michael, and families
May God wrap His Mighty arms around you in comfort at this time. We will miss your Mom, her brilliant smile and beautiful blue eyes, and most of all her rosy, positive outlook on life and how she lived hers. With gusto and vibrancy, she always was an encourager and had the attitude of "Let's do it!". She is my God-Mother and I was so blessed to grow up close to her, spending many family gatherings with Aunts, Uncles and cousins. I loved talking with her and always received good solid counsel from her on life and taking chances. I will always love her. You are in my prayers, family. Love Joyce (Aunt Estelle always pronounce my name with emphasis "Jo'-was")

1Thessalonians 4:13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

Fran Przybyszewski
   Posted Thu February 15, 2018
Colleen and Family,
It is with a very heavy heart that I send my condolences to you. Your Mother was a very Special Lady who gave her family her all! Remember all of the wonderful and precious times you have shared with her. GOD is Welcoming a wonderful New Angel into the Heavens above where she will sit next to Him and watch over you.
I wish you all the fondest of memories and the knowledge of her warmth, help and Love. Family is a strong bond that lives forever and you Mom will Always be Here in your Hearts.
GOD Bless You all,

Susan (Bessette) Cannon
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
Dear Colleen, Tom and Michael and family,
I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I didn't have the opportunity to grow up being around her over the years, but as an adult I do remember spending some time talking with her during a few trips to Leominster to visit. Aunt Estelle was so sweet and chatty and I really enjoyed talking with her. In my heart...I will miss her.
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers now and in the coming days.

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