Beverly — Karl R. Bisson Jr., 91, of Beverly, died suddenly Thursday, October 24, 2013, at his home in Beverly. He was the son of the late Karl and Emma (Sellenger) Bisson. Karl was the husband of the late Mary Rita (LeBlanc) Bisson with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. He was born in Beverly, raised in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School. Karl was an honorably discharged veteran who served his country in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He worked as an auto mechanic for Boley Motors of Salem and for many years as a forklift mechanic and service manager for companies in the greater Boston area. Karl also worked with his son-in-law, in the hardwood floor business until his early eighties. Karl was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Karl enjoyed golfing, fishing, taking road trips and dining out with his family. He also liked to garden and grew some of the best tasting tomatoes around. As a self-taught man there wasn’t an appliance he couldn’t fix. He and Mary Rita worked hard their whole lives to ensure the family was taken care of and provided for.
Karl is survived by his sons, Kenneth of Wilmington, Thomas and his wife, Patricia, of Plymouth, MA, Ernest and his wife, Sandra, of Plaistow, NH and Stephen of Salem; his daughters, Janice Beauregard and her husband, Roger, of Lynn, Diane Carson and her husband, Dana, of Beverly and Karen Zekanovic and her husband, Zdenko, of Billerica; his sister, Elizabeth Mahoney of Haverhill; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Paul Bisson and a sister, Geraldine Eagan.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch St., Beverly, on Monday, November 4, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., North Beverly, Sunday, November 3, from 3-6 p.m. Burial will be in North Beverly Cemetery. Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.