Augusta ~ Oscar Michael Tessman, 96, of Lambard Road, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta.\r\n\r\nHe was born in the Westfield District of Middletown, CT. on January 26, 1922, the son of Michael and Anna (Malzan) Tessman.\r\n\r\nMr. Tessman was a WWII Army Veteran who served in Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France and Central Europe. He had worked as a cable splicer at the Southern New England Telephone Co. in Connecticut for 34 years before retiring in 1979 and relocating at that time to Hartland, ME.\r\n\r\nWhile in Hartland, he was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bangor, the National Rifle Association, the Capitol City Rifle and Pistol Club, Pine Tree State Rifle and Pistol Association, and a former member of the J.W. Parks Golf Club in Pittsfield. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, boating, fishing and hunting.\r\n\r\nHe was predeceased by his first wife of 45 years Dorothy Ohlson Tessman; two brothers, Theodore and Edwin Tessman; a sister Margaret Tessman, and a nephew Michael J. Tessman.\r\n\r\nHe is survived by his wife Phyllis Daley Tessman of Augusta; two daughters, Sharon Tessman Sekellick and Virginia Tessman Benning; two granddaughters, Melany Benning and Dawn Benning Attardo, all of Connecticut. He is also survived by Barbara Robideau of New Hampshire, Elizabeth Daley-Crotto of Maine, Peggy Conway of Panama City, FL., as well as 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.\r\n\r\nVisiting will be held on Monday, October 8 from 2-4pm at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta. A memorial service will be held at the Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church, Eastern Ave, Augusta on Tuesday, October 9 at 11:00am. Burial will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery.\r\n\r\nThose wishing may make memorial contributions to the Lutheran Social Services of New England, 17 West Central St., Natick, MA. 01760, or to the Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church, 209 Eastern Ave, Augusta 04330.\r\n\r\nCondolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.