Bessie Blodgett

Obituary of Bessie L. Blodgett

Milo - Bessie L. Blodgett, 91, passed away August 10, 2022, at the Northern Light Mayo Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. She was born Bessie Louise Chessa on May 18, 1931, in Milo, to Charles and Gladys Chessa. She graduated from Milo High School, Class of 1949. In 1950, she married Robert C. Burke of Lincoln, where they made their home. They were married 40 years and had five children: Bobby Burke, Nancy Daigle, Pamela Sabal, Glorianne Bouchard, and James Burke. In 1990 she married Douglas Blodgett and moved back to Milo; they were married 24 years. Bessie worked as a CNA and then as an EKG technician at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln for many years. Bessie and Doug loved camping with friends and a good camp fire (build it and they will come)! She enjoyed fishing and canoeing. She was a talented seamstress, quilter and loved spending hours crocheting. She was a self-taught organist, playing her favorite hymns for comfort. Thelma Chessa (sister-in-law) and Bessie loved road trips to various eateries for lunch, especially the Country Side in Corinth. The two also shared a love of bible study with Pastor Bob and his wife, Emmy, at the Open Bible Church in Charleston. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Walter and Richard Chessa and Shirley Foss; her son, Bobby; her husband, Douglas; and father of her children, Robert. Bessie is survived by her four children, Nancy and husband. Gene; Pamela; Glorianne and husband, Kevin; and James and wife, Paula. She is also survived by many grand and great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Friday, August 12, 2022, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Milo, with Pastor Bob Young officiating. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be expressed at

Graveside Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, August 12, 2022
Evergreen Cemetery
Park Street
Milo, Maine, United States
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