Chester Bedard

Obituary of Chester Roger Bedard

Palmer- Chester R. Bedard, 79 passed away peacefully on April 22,2023 at Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital in Ludlow with his family by his side. Born January 28, 1944 in Ware, Massachusetts. He was the son of the late Hector J. Bedard and Sophie V. (Lech) Bedard. After graduating from Hardwick High School, he went on to enlist in the Navy, and served as a Corpsman in Vietnam. After his service to his country, he worked for Pratt & Whitney, then went on to work and retire from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Chet also served for 42 years as a fire fighter with the Hardwick, Monson and Palmer Fire Departments, along with being an EMT for Monson and Palmer Ambulance. He enjoyed traveling, watching the Red Sox and if he had the time, the beach or coastline was the places he loved to be the most. Nothing better than waking up seeing the sun and heading for a drive to the beach for the day. He was happy just sitting on the rocks listening to the waves. To end the day, he would stop at one of his many seafood restaurants to enjoy some steamers and lobster. Looking back, it was clear how important those trips with him would become for anyone that went along. We all knew that it didn’t matter what the map or GPS said was the best route to get there, he had his way and would take the “scenic route”. When you had the pleasure of taking the scenic route with Chet, you had to come to terms with the fact that time no longer mattered. You just had to enjoy the trip itself and not just the destinations partnered with nonstop polka music which he loved to listen to. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, Mary (Lanou) Bedard. Chet leaves his wife of 26 years, Sandy Bedard of Bondsville, his daughter Kym Perry and David of Palmer, son, Jason Bedard and Chevelle of Brimfield, stepson’s Chris Leroux and Tina of Palmer and Joe Leroux and Lori of Barre. He also leaves his grandchildren Tiffany and Clay Bedard, Brett Miller, and Chris Leroux. Along with his 2 beloved dogs Bailey and Lola. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Encompass for the great care they gave Chet. Calling hours will be Tuesday May 2 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Beers & Story Funeral Home in Palmer. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to

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Visitation - Public

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Beers & Story Funeral Homes, Palmer
1475 N Main Street
Palmer, Massachusetts, United States
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