William (Bill) Wilfred Bisson

William (Bill) Wilfred Bisson

November 14, 1942 ~ June 11, 2020

Born in: Brunswick, Maine
Resided in: Mission Viejo, California

William (Bill) Wilfred Bisson passed to the Lord on June 11th, 2020 peacefully in his sleep. Bill was born November 14th, 1942 in Brunswick, Maine.

He enlisted in the Navy (Seabees) from 1961 to 1963, and was stationed at (Gitmo) Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

In 1964, Bill moved to California to pursue a career as a firefighter. He worked first, for the Fontana Fire District, then El Monte Fire. In 1968 he was hired by Los Angeles City Fire Dept. where he ultimately advanced to Assistant Chief. Bill worked for L.A.F.D. for 40 years, and loved every minute. He was well respected.

On April 26, 1969 he married the love of his life, Marcy, and had 51 years with her.

Bill leaves behind his wife, Marcy; two girls, Jennie and Shannon; and three grandchildren, Trinity, Jessica and Grady.

Goodbye, Bill. We love you with all our hearts, 88’S.


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  1. Paul Martin June 18, 2020 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    M’y sympathies from Paul and Louise Martin,cousins from Canada

  2. Maurice R Breton June 19, 2020 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Condolences to the Bisson family & friends. Bill & I met while going to St. John’s Parochial School way back when. May he rest peacefully .

  3. Scott Rattray June 19, 2020 at 10:21 am - Reply

    We live 4 houses fown from Bill and Marcy. Bill was a wonderful, kind, loving man who cared about everyone. He had wonderful stories to tell about the LACFD and his humor made my laugh so hard at times that I couldn’t breathe! You will truly be missed my friend. Mary and I loved you very much and now our Lord has you in his loving arms!

  4. Lucille & Gilles René June 19, 2020 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Marcy & Shanon,Jennie and grand children
    We will keep a nice souvenir of Billy like a man loving the life. jovial, smiling and working. Courage to all of you and accept our deepest sympathies.

    Cousins Lucille et Gilles René from Trois-Rivières , Québec Canada

  5. John & Diane Abell June 26, 2020 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Bill and Marci have been our neighbors for over twenty years, they both made us feel so welcome when we moved into the neighborhood in 1999, Each afternoon as I returned home from my work day Bill and our other neighbor Mike would be sitting across in Mikes front yard talking and having a beer, I would pull up and hear in tandem “John get over here we need to discuss something!” So off I went to talk story with these two great guys that were kind enough to include this younger guy in their conversations and stories. Both are now resting with our Lord and smiling, Bill was such a wonderful, friendly giving man, always first to say hello, so proud to show off his fire department collection he had put together and so proud off all of his achievements and his children and grandchildren. Marcy, Shannon and Jennie, please accept our sincere condolences for your terrible loss. John & Diane Abell

  6. Steve & Mary Eaton June 28, 2020 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Marcy, Shannon, Jennie, and family

    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. In our grief we are reminded once again of Bill’s love for his family, his devotion to his profession, and his ability to make us laugh while not taking life to seriously. My uncle you will be sadly missed.

  7. John and Diane Abell June 28, 2020 at 10:01 am - Reply

    I am proud to say Chief Bill was my friend.

  8. john Eertwegh June 28, 2020 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Although I only knew Bill a short while I did know his wife for many years through my wife and Marci’s fascination with horses. The time I did spend with Bill I found a kind and good man, although he was suffering from his illnesses he had a very positive attitude and always smiled, a lesson for us all. I wish I got to know him much sooner before his battle but am glad for the time I did get to spend with him. In the brief time I knew him he left me with a feeling that I knew him all my life. My Prayers for Bill’s family. The void left behind can and will never be filled until the day when we all get to spend eternity with him and all our other friends and family that left our lives. May God smile down on Bill’s family and give them God’s peace .

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