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of Leominster; 81
LEOMINSTER -- Leo J. Levesque Jr., 81, of Leominster, passed away on May 5, 2012 in Leominster Hospital.
He was born in Leominster on May 15, 1930, son of Leo J. Levesque Sr. and Esther (Bilow). Leo was a veteran and received many military honors. He served in the Army as a paratrooper during the Korean War in the 187th Rakkasan Airborne. Leo ran his own construction business for 50 years. He was a skilled craftsman and a talented finished carpenter, especially his cabinetry. In his youth he was a speed skater, and later on his hobbies included gardening, fishing, hunting, traveling, and most importantly, spending time with his family. For 35 years, he and his wife Jane had Labor Day cookouts with family and friends, which he enjoyed very much. Leo was very patriotic and supported the D.A.V.
Leo leaves his wife of 62 years, Mary Jane (Chester) Levesque, his children, Laura Foster and her husband Glenn of Leominster, Louisa Buja and her husband David of Hubbardston, Lisa Richard and her husband Ralph of Leominster, Leo J. Levesque III and his wife Marcia of Leominster, John Levesque and his wife Debora of Leominster; grandchildren, Thomas and Tracy Foster, Tricia Balloch, Melissa Moran, Nathan Richard, Kayte Valliere, Leo J. Levesque IV, Jonathan and Jeremy Levesque; great-grandchildren, Whitney Love, Connor and Ashlyn Balloch, Anthony and Andrew Foster, Melody and Nathan Boulet, Chloe Moran, Tyler Richard; one great-great-grandchild, Jonathan Arsenault; four sisters, Pauline Hilow and her husband David of Leominster, Phyllis Goguen and her husband William of Phoenix, AZ, Rachel Mangiacotti and her husband Antonio of Leominster, Nancy Smith and her husband J.D. of Tempe, AZ; many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his pet cat Fred.
Leo was predeceased by his sister, Priscilla Levesque.
The family would like to extend a most sincere thank you to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department in Leominster for all their help and care throughout the years. He will sadly be missed by family and friends. Leo had a zest for life, and lived every day to the fullest.
LEVESQUE -- The funeral will be held from Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd, Fitchburg on Friday, May 11, 2012 with a Mass in St. Cecilia's Church at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow in St. Cecilia's Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 10, from 4-8P.M.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, or to
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Brandon Funeral Home
305 Wanoosnoc Road Fitchburg, MA 01420
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from May 8 to May 9, 2012