July 19, 1947 — Feb. 9, 2008
WILLARD — Thomas C. Bissell, 60, of Willard died Saturday in Willard Mercy Hospital.
He was born July 19, 1947 in Mt. Olive and had been a Willard resident the majority of his life.
He had been employed with Mayflower Vehicle Systems in Norwalk for more than 40 years.
He was a member of the Guinea Corners Church and the Attica Masonic Lodge 367 F&AM. He enjoyed going to flea markets and was an avid NASCAR fan.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria (Briggs) Bissell, whom he married March 19, 1966; a daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Fred Taylor of New Haven; two granddaughters; his mother, Mildred (Price) Bissell of Belpre; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Beth Bissell of New Haven; a sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Dale Welsh of Belpre; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Bissell and a brother, Elber Bissell.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Velman Sexton officiating.
Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven.
Memorial gifts can be sent to the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.