Romeo E. Levesque Jr.
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RAYMOND - Romeo "Romie" E. Levesque Jr., 77, died February 21, 2014 at his home in Raymond, N.H., surrounded by his family after a long illness.
He was born January 24, 1937 in Exeter, N.H., son of the late Romeo E. Levesque Sr. Bessie (McFarland) Levesque.
Romie was a lifelong resident of Raymond, NH and graduate of Raymond High School. He served four years in the United States Navy from 1955-1959. Romie was a longtime truck driver. He drove for Sprague Oil in Newington, N.H., Duracrete Block in Hooksett, N.H., 27 years at St. Johnsbury Trucking in Manchester. In 1997, he retired from ABF Freight System in Londonderry, N.H., after 30 years with Teamsters Local 633 Manchester, N.H. After retirement, Romie worked as a security guard at the Rockingham County Courthouse.
In his younger years, Romie enjoyed playing sports at school and was inducted as a member of the RHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Romie was also active in various organizations including being a life member of the Military Order of Cooties Weekenders PT. 3 of Lancaster, N.H., life member of the John W. Weeks Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #3041 of Lancaster, N.H., member of the American Legion Post #17 of Groveton, N.H., member of the Tucker Masonic Lodge #99 of Raymond, N.H., member of the Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Valley of Portsmouth, Dover, & Nashua, life member of the East Side Club,member of the RHS Alumni Association, and a member of the Raymond United Methodist Church.
Romie enjoyed marching in local parades, taking hunting trips with his Lancaster, N.H., area crew, and watching sports, especially NFL and College football.
He is survived by his loving wife, Norah (O'Connor) Levesque, a daughter, Dawn L. Levesque, a son, Michael R. Levesque Sr., two grandsons, Michael R. Levesque Jr. and Matthew Levesque, two great-granddaughters, Madilyn Levesque and Reese Levesque, a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald C. Levesque and wife Kathy, a sister and brother-in-law, Karen G. Bernier and husband Ernest, and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brewitt Funeral Home, Raymond, N.H.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Raymond United Methodist Church.
Burial with military honors will follow in the New Pine Grove Cemetery, Raymond, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105 or the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
For more information, visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com
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Brewitt Funeral Home
2 Epping Street
Raymond, NH 03077
Published in Fosters from Feb. 23 to Feb. 26, 2014