Steven R. Dusseault, 50: Avid outdoorsman, engineer, worked on ‘Big Dig; loved traveling with his wife

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MANCHESTER, NH – Steven R. Dusseault, 50, of Manchester, died March 15, 2017, at his residence, after a courageous battle with ALS, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Manchester on May 14, 1966, he was the son of Charles A. and Frances L. (Francoeur) Dusseault. He was a graduate of Goffstown High School, earned his BS in Civil Engineering from UNH, and a Master’s Degree from Northeastern University. He was a lifelong resident of the Queen City.

Steven had been employed as a Geotechnical Engineer for 25 years by WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff. During that period he worked in many key roles on the Central Artery Project in Boston, “The Big Dig,” when he first joined the firm, and later was the Deputy Project Manager and Construction Lead for the Port of Miami Tunnel Project which was selected as Project of the Year in 2016. More importantly, Steve truly cared about his colleagues and constantly thought about providing support and opportunities for the people he worked with.

Steven was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, hiking, and spending time with his wife Becky, traveling. He also enjoyed reading, playing strategy games and listening to music. He had a great sense of humor and was a “risk taker.” Steven was never afraid to try new things. He loved his wife immensely, as well as his family. Above all else, he will be remembered as a loving husband, son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, and as a great friend.

Family members include his loving wife Rebecca “Becky” (Bussiere) Dusseault of Manchester; mother Frances L. Dusseault of Goffstown; two sisters, Charlene Nichols of Goffstown and companion Bruce Hookailo, and JoAnn Fisher and husband, Gerald of Bedford; two brothers, Michael Dusseault of Goffstown, and Charles R. Dusseault and wife, Kristen of Manchester; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews; and grand nieces and grand nephews. He was recently predeceased by his father, Charles A. Dusseault; and aunt, Priscilla Poirier, both in October, 2016.

Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North St., will be Sunday from 2 – 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Parish of Transfiguration, 107 Alsace St., Manchester, on Monday at 9:30 a.m. Committal prayers will follow in the mausoleum at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester.

Steven’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to MDA, as well as the other organizations that provided assistance to them during their time of need. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The ALS Center of DHMC, Dept. of Neurology, Attn. Kevin Williams, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.

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