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Obituary for Denise M. Bissonnette

August 12, 1967 – May 9, 2023

Denise M. Bissonnette, 55, passed away at Ascension-All-Saints on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. She was born in Racine on Aug. 12, 1967, the daughter of William P. and Patricia A. (nee: Gavin) Walsh.

Denise M. Bissonnette
Denise M. Bissonnette

Denise was loving, caring, and trustworthy. The love she had for her family was immeasurable. Everyone around Denise knew her as a ray of sunshine that would always bring laughter to the room.

Denise received her associate’s degree to work as a Medical Assistant. Throughout the years she worked at many establishments but most recently was employed by Racine Dental. On May 21, 1988, in St. Rita Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Timothy A. Bissonnette. Denise was a member of St. Mary by the Lake Catholic Church. Denise was so proud of the public service jobs her sons both have.

Denise was an avid reader, and loved to color and listen to all genres of music. However, the time she loved the most was spent with family.

Surviving is her loving husband, Tim; two sons, Kyle Bissonnette, and Ryan Bissonnette; mother, Patricia A. Walsh of Racine; sister, Debra (Brandon) Wills of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother, Jerome (Meghan) Walsh, of Bayview, Wis., nieces and nephew, Justin Wills, Ireland Wills, and Ilsa Walsh; father-in-law, Tom Bissonnette; sister-in-law, Renee (Matt) Bowen; Zach Bowen, and Olivia Bowen. Denise was preceded in death by an infant son, her father, William P. Walsh, and her mother-in-law, Sharon Bissonnette. A very special thank you to Denise’s cousin, Shawn Zinnen, for going above and beyond while keeping up with her medical conditions.


There will be a celebration of her life held at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, with Rev. Patrick O’Loughlin officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 3 until 5 p.m. Burial will be held at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Caledonia on Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m. In honor of Denise, please wear something purple.

The family has selected Julie’s Personal Touch for flower orders.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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