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Dickinson H. Pellissier

Dickinson H. Pellissier, 82, of Suffield, Conn., beloved husband of Norma Terry (Marchetti), passed away Dec. 18, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

They lived in Williams, while he served as District Ranger of the Chalender District from 1975 through 1989. He was very active in the community, serving as Rotary president and on the St. Joseph Church Council. Three of their children, Fred, Liney and Steve, were graduates of Williams High School.

Born July 26, 1931 in Boston, Mass., son of the late Carroll and Eleanor (Hollis) Pellissier, he grew up in Valley Stream, N.Y. graduating with the class of 1949 from Central High School. Dick went on to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry in 1953 at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

He then entered the U.S. Navy and served two separate times, one during the Korean Conflict and the other during the Vietnam War.

After serving his country, he began his career in forestry and environmental protection with the U.S. Forest Service in the southwest. During his career, Dick served on the Tonto, Gila and Kaibab National Forests in Arizona and New Mexico. As a District Ranger of the Chalender District on the Kaibab, he was instrumental in the designation of Kendrick Peak in northern Arizona into a National Wilderness Area. During his 30 year career, Dick was the creator of many hiking trails on the Gila, Tonto and Kaibab national Forests.

After his retirement in 1989, he and Terry moved to the Oregon coast where he volunteered with several environmental organizations, was a member of National Active and Retired Federal Employees, the Angora Hiking Club and was a Master Gardener.

He was currently a member of Sacred Heart Church, Suffield, Conn. Throughout his life, Dick loved being in the woods leading hikes and also sharing his passion for nature, especially with his wife, children and grandchildren. Besides Terry, his wife of 59 years, he is survived by his four children, Marie Gauthier and her husband, David of West Suffield, Frederick Pellissier and his wife, Deborah of Florida, Caroline Zartner and her husband, Brian of Washington, Stephen Pellissier and his wife, Myra of Virginia; a brother, Louis Pellissier and his wife, Doreen of Canada; his grandchildren, David J. Gauthier and his wife, Krista and Brian Gauthier and his wife, Nicole; Vincent and Kaitlin Sproul, Matthew, Martin and Olivia Pellissier, Mark, Christopher and Alan Pellissier, three great grandchildren, Lia and Katy Gauthier, and Davin Gauthier.

Special thanks to the staff on 8-1 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Conn. and to Kathy Ostrowski with Masonicare for their compassionate care and support given to both Dick and his family.

Funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Suffield Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 421, Suffield, CT 06078. Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home has care of arrangements.


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