EVANS, Ga. - Robert Lesperance, Sr., age 75, entered into rest early Wednesday morning, October 14, 2015 at his home in Evans, GA surrounded by his loving daughter who cared for him for many years. There will be no funeral services or calling hours. Robert is survived by his daughter, Denise M. Carpenter of Grovetown, GA; his son, Ronald J. Lesperance of Evans, GA; two granddaughters, Mackenzie and Jordin of Grovetown, GA; five sisters, Dorothy (Ed) Strong of Constable, NY, Judy (Dick) Dalton of Heuvelton, NY, Linda (Robert) Foultz of Heuvleton, NY, Rosemary Vanderburg of Ogdensburg, NY and Susan (Leland) Young of Nevada; two brothers, Chuck (Shirley) Sargent of West Virginia and William Sargent of Rhode Island; his mother, June McCoy, of Ogdensburg; four grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Allen Lesperance; his son, Robert A. Lesperance Jr.; his daughter, Jenny Lynn Measheaw Sutton; two sisters, Carol Powell and Mary Farrell and two brothers, Frances Lesperance and Edmund Sargent. Robert was born on February 4, 1940, in Ogdensburg, NY, the son of Allen and June Lesperance. At the age of 3 months old, he was raised by his grandparents, Peter and Francis Lesperance. Robert attended Bishop Conroy and St. Mary's Academy in Ogdensburg, NY. Mr. Lesperance then enlisted in the United States Army and United States Army Reserve. He went to work for St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center for 26 years retiring in 1995. Robert was a member of the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad for many years and was also a certified scuba diver. Robert was also an avid fisherman and guide on the St. Lawrence River. Robert will always be remembered by his siblings by his favorite saying, "Don't forget, I'm your older brother." Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Robert's memory to the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation, in care of Richard E. Winter Cancer Center, 503 Mansion Ave., Ogdensburg, NY 13669 in Ogdensburg, NY and the Ogdensburg SPCA, P.O. Box 594, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Oct. 17, 2015