NIAGARA FALLS —
William Edward "Hoppy" Fessenden, longtime resident of Niagara Falls, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013. He was 88. He was born in Niagara Falls on July 5, 1925, a son of the late Kenneth and Rita Fessenden. He attended local schools and then entered the United States Army Aircorps serving during World War II.
He worked for the Army Corp of Engineers working on the Niagara Power Project for several years, and retired as a millwright from Carborundum in the late 1960s.
Mr. Fessenden was active with the bowling association serving as its president and also enjoyed fishing.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ellen in 1966. He is survived by two daughters, Deborah (John) Sojda of Welland, Ont.; Sharon Alessi of Las Vegas, NV; his brother, Patrick Fessenden of Maryland; grandchildren, Brett (Christine) Sojda of Font Hill, Ont.; Jefferey Sojda of Welland, Ont.; Nicole (Ron) John of Niagara Falls, and Rosemarie (David) Johnson of Las Vegas; and several great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Sunday from 1-5 PM in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, where funeral services will be held Monday 11 AM, with Deacon David Slish officiating. The interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.