Rev. Msgr. Eddy N. Bisson Called to His Rest
On Saturday, September 17, 2022, the Reverend Monsignor Eddy N. Bisson was called to his rest and to the glory of the Resurrection promised by the Lord. He was 82 years old.
Monsignor Bisson was born on August 1, 1940 in Berlin, New Hampshire and was ordained a priest on May 18, 1968 by the Most Reverend Ernest J. Primeau, S.T.D., at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. Monsignor Bisson studied at Keene Teachers College, Keene, NH Saint Anselm College in Manchester and Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his ecclesiastical studies at Saint Mary Seminary in Baltimore. On February 13, 2013, Father Bisson was named Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope Benedict XVI with the title Monsignor. Monsignor Bisson served as associate pastor of the following parishes: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pittsfield; Saint Paul Parish, Franklin; Sainte Marie Parish, Manchester; Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Litchfield; Saint Anthony Parish, Manchester; Saint Anne Parish, Berlin. He also served as administrator of Sainte Marie Parish.
Monsignor Bisson was appointed pastor of the following parishes: Guardian Angel Parish, Berlin: Sacred Heart Parish, Marlborough and Saint Dennis Parish, Harrisville; Infant Jesus Parish, Nashua; Holy Family Parish, Gorham; Saint John the Baptist Parish, Manchester; Sacred Heart Parish, Laconia; Administrator of Saint Peter Parish, Farmington then pastor of Saint Peter Parish, Farmington; Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Nashua; Saint Timothy Parish, Bristol; and Temporary Administrator, Saint Matthew Parish, Plymouth and St. Agnes Parish, Ashland.
During his tenure as Senior Priest, Monsignor Bisson remained actively engaged in parish ministry by serving in many parishes as a temporary administrator. Among those were parishes in Plymouth, Tilton, Meredith, Wolfeboro, Nashua, Lakeport, Hampton, Farmington/Rochester, Pelham, Lincoln, Littleton, Newport/Sunapee, Sanbornville/Center Ossipee, Concord, Henniker/Hillsborough, North Conway and Belmont.
Monsignor Bisson was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Franklin; Assistant Deanery Director of Youth Activities in the Laconia Deanery; Judge of the Matrimonial Tribunal; Chaplain of the Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America; Diocesan Director of Scouting; member of the Diocesan Vocation Board; Dean of the Lakes Region Deanery and Chaplain of the Msgr. Sliney Assembly of the Knights of Columbus. Monsignor Bisson was Inducted into the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre in 2009 and received the honor of Knight Commander of the Holy Sepulchre in 2014.
On Thursday, September 22, 2022, the Rite of Reception of the Body will take place at Saint Joseph Cathedral at 9:00 am in Manchester. Monsignor Bisson will lie in repose in the church from 9:00 am until the funeral Mass. The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Joseph Cathedral, Manchester at 11:00 am. The Rite of Committal will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Berlin, New Hampshire. The Lambert Funeral Home, 1799 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire has care of the arrangements.
With faith and hope in eternal life, let us commend our brother to the love and mercy of God and assist him with our prayers. In keeping with Monsignor Bisson’s wishes in lieu of Mass requests or flowers, donations can be made to the Seminary Fund, the Clergy Fund or the Priests’ Retirement Fund of the Diocese of Manchester.