Rand S. Bissonnette, of Claremont, NH, passed away on January 22, 2018, at the age of 74 in Whitefield, NH.
Rand was born September 30, 1943, in Claremont, NH, the son of the late Romas J. and Millicent E. (Brown) Bissonnette.
Rand’s favorite past-times were automobile racing, music, sports, and participation at local parades. He avidly followed national NASCAR auto racing, but he was particularly enthusiastic about area stock car events at race tracks in Claremont, Keene, Goshen, and the surrounding area. He loved to attend parades, especially to observe his beloved Stevens High School marching band. For many years, he was excited to assist with the preparation of the annual Stevens High School Alumni parade. He eagerly attended and supported local sports teams in baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. Whether it be the races, parades, sporting events, or the streets of Claremont, Rand was well-known for his outgoing personality as he would greet and converse with many a passer-by.
Rand was a long-time active member of the I.O.O.F, Sullivan Lodge No. 12.
Rand is survived by his brother, Gary Bissonnette of Morgantown, WV; nephew, Gregory Bissonnette of Dallas, TX; nephew, Mark Bissonnette and wife, Kimlang of New York, NY, and great-nieces, Emma and Claire Bissonnette of New York, NY.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Romas in 1985 and Millicent in 1998.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Church, Elm Street, Claremont, NH, on Thursday, January 25th at 11 AM.
Visiting hours will be from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the Mass at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont.
Interment will follow in the West Claremont Burying Grounds, Claremont, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Morrison Nursing Home, 6 Terrace Street, Whitefield, NH 03598.
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