Asa B. Bisset of Darien passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, May 28, surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with ALS. She was 73.
She was born in Sweden to Axel and Signe Björkdahl. Asa was raised with her sisters Sylvia, Barbro and Annika. After graduating from the Stockholm’s School of Economics, she moved to New York, where she met her loving husband of 42 years, Alfred G. Bisset.
Earning her CPA, together they founded A.G. Bisset & Company and raised five children in Darien. An active woman and avid health nut, she enjoyed skiing in the winter and hiking the Appalachian Trail and sailing in the summer.
Staying fit to the end, she practiced yoga and pilates with friends at the senior center. A true Swede at heart with an incredible sense of humor, she taught her children the Swedish language, culture and traditions, instilling a viking spirit in all.
— an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home
She and Fred had endless adventures around the globe. They traveled for work and for play, often bringing all of their children to experience the wonders of the world with them.
An incredible wife and mother who will be missed beyond belief, she is survived by her husband, her five children: Skeff, John, Alexandra, Allison, Kristina; and her 12 grandchildren.
A memorial service in her honor is being planned for later this summer.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider donating to ALS Therapy Development Institute or to the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center of Columbia University, Columbia University Medical Center, Office of Development Attn: Matt Reals, 516 W. 168th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10032