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Dona and Patricia Bessette, 93 and 88, Hardwick

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Dona and Patricia Bessette, 93 and 88, Hardwick

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Dona and Patricia Bessette became so close during their six-decade marriage that they were "totally connected" in their daughter Linda's mind — Mom and Dad, Mem and Pep.

She had long suspected that if one died, the other wouldn't be far behind. A few years ago, Dona passed out at home, and Patricia, thinking he was gone, suffered a heart attack-like event known as "broken heart syndrome." They both landed in the hospital.

"She thought Dad was done, and she couldn't stand it," Linda said. Both recovered, though.

Yet, in the end, neither went long without the other.

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Anonymous

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Nov. 28 (Patricia) and Nov. 30 (Dona) 2020

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Anonymous

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https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/covid-19-claims-a-hardwick-couple-married-for-nearly-68-years/Content?oid=31897360

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Anonymous, “Dona and Patricia Bessette, 93 and 88, Hardwick,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed March 6, 2021, https://covid-19.digitalvermont.org/items/show/581.

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