Thursday, December 18, 2014

Home News James J. Bissett III dead at 48

James J. Bissett III dead at 48

Bissett died Dec. 14 in Mattituck, N.Y.

| December 21, 2011

James J. Bissett, president of Bissett Nursery in Holtsville and Dix Hills, N.Y., died Dec. 14. He was 48.

Bissett was also co-owner of the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center and the Hyatt Place East End Hotel in downtown Riverhead, N. Y.

He is survived by his wife, Carole; his daughters, Dominique Bissett-Viscardi and Danielle; his son, James IV; his sisters, Denise, Michelle Pospischil and Diane Nelson; and Irene Bissett, the mother of their children.

Memorial donations may be made to the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, 14 Technology Drive, Suite 2, Setauket, NY 11733 or the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, 330 Seventh Ave., #200, New York, NY 10001.

Top news

Why we need horticulturists

Washington Post columnist and author calls for skilled horticulturists to rise to the challenge.

OSU to study diseases affecting common nursery plants

A $3 million grant will be used to study two groups of bacterial pathogens, A. tumefaciens and R. fascians.

Wetlands more vulnerable to invasives as climate changes

Invasive plants found to be more tolerant of changes than less adaptable native species.

USDA expands protection for certain specialty crops

Vegetables, fruits, ornamental nursery and floriculture products will now have expanded protection from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.

American icons

Four trees that have shaped America are under threat.

x