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Olive "Ollie" M. Levesque

1927-2013 PITTSFIELD Olive "Ollie" M. Levesque, 86, of 16 Adelaide Avenue, Pittsfield, died Sunday at home.

Born on February 17, 1927 in Pittsfield, she was a daughter of the late Napoleon and Cecelia Callanan Trembley. A lifelong resident of Pittsfield, she was educated in Pittsfield schools and the former Notre Dame Parochial School. She graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1944. She married her husband, the late Maurice A. Levesque on October 23, 1948 at Notre Dame Church. He died on October 1, 2000. Mrs. Levesque was employed as a Production Control Coordinator at General Electric for thirty-eight years. She retired in March of 1987. She had also worked during the war in 1945 for the United States Navy as a typist for the Bureau of Supplies & Accounts and for the former Eaton Paper Company from 1945 to 1948. She was a communicant of St. Mark Church and a longtime communicant of the former Notre Dame Church where she was very active on various committees. She was also a member of the St. Ann Guild at Notre Dame. She was a lifetime member of the DAV Auxiliary where she served as Adjunct and treasurer. She was a member of the GEAA Board of Directors and a member of RSVP. She volunteered many hours at the Tourist Information Booth and was honored by RSVP as the Volunteer of the Year in 2004. Mrs. Levesque was a very active member at the Froio Senior Center where she belonged to the Traveling Seniors and Golden Senior Club, she spent many years participating in the Senior Center talent shows and with the Senior Center Parade Float Committee. She was also a member of the Froio Senior Center Honor Guard and was an active advocate for moving the Senior Center to its present location at the Capitol Theater. She was a past president of the Greylock Credit Union Quality Time Club and was also a regular contributor to the Credit Union newsletter. She also served as the executive board recording secretary for retired members. She was a member of IUE Local 254/255.

For many years she also belonged to the Mixed Matchmaker's Bowling League. She enjoyed; singing, sewing, dancing, camping, line dancing, cake decorating and decorating for the holidays. An avid reader, she also enjoyed performing in shows with her senior groups, participating in the Fourth of July Parades, telling stories, and strolling with her children and grandchildren. One of her great joys was reminiscing with her brothers and sisters. She leaves three daughters; Carol A. McLaughlin of Bradenton, FL, Andrea M. Filkins of Adams and Susan G. Sala of Pittsfield with whom she resided. A son; Mark E. Levesque and his wife Faith of San Tan Valley, AZ. A brother; Paul Trembley Sr. and his wife Evelyn of Pittsfield. Two sisters; Pauline Moon and Dorothy Bence both of Pittsfield. Eleven grandchildren; Colette Dalton, Laurette Martin, Paul Levesque, Gregory Levesque, Callie McLaughlin, Brian McLaughlin, Jonathan Andrew Filkins, Jennifer L. Filkins, Daniel Sala, Claudia Sala and Natalie Sala. Four great grandchildren; Tanner, Tyler, Elise and Stephanie. She also leaves behind her faithful four legged companion, "Pup". She was predeceased by an infant son and by another son, the late Robert M. Levesque. She was also predeceased by a sister; Cecelia "Sis" M. Berte and by two half sisters: Elizabeth Weatherwax and Marian Brown. The Levesque family would like to express their deep appreciation to all who cared for "Ollie" and special thanks to Chico Martin from St. Mark Church, her longtime caregiver and friend; MaryEllen Rahilly and Margaret Gubbins from Hospice Care.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Olive "Ollie" M. Levesque, 86, who died July 21, 2013 will be held Thursday at 10:15 AM from the DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Mark Church celebrated by the Rev. John Salatino, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7PM at the funeral home. Memorial donations in memory of "Ollie" may be made to the D.A.V. of Pittsfield Chapter 15 or to Hospice Care in the Berkshires, both in care of the Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford St. Pittsfield, MA 01201.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 23, 2013
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