MANCHESTER - Maurice Romeo Levesque, in his 99th year, passed away on Dec. 29, 2013, after a sudden illness in Catholic Medical Center, Manchester.
Mickey was born on April 16, 1914, the son of Eugene and Louisa (Tremblay) Levesque, and had been a resident of Manchester for most of his life. He married Claire M. Metivier on Oct. 2, 1948.
He attended West High School. During the Depression he worked in the Manchester Mills to help support the family. He joined the National Guard and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Active service in the U.S. Army
began 1941 and lasted through 1945. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon and five Battle Stars. Mickey left for active duty with the 172nd F.A.N.G. Battery B 762 FH Battalion. He landed on Normandy Beach June 10, 1941, and was a heavy load truck operator. He worked for the Jolliet Club for 20 years. Maurice was a member of the Jutras Post 43, VFW
8214, Rimmon Club, Jutras Post Drum Corps and Alpine Drum Corps.
Family members include his ex-wife, Claire (Metivier) Levesque of Derry; his daughter, Linda Levesque of Manchester; his granddaughter Jennifer Barrett and grandson Christopher Lemire; his great-granddaughters, Maeve and Annie Barrett, whom he adored. Maurice was predeceased by nine sisters, Yvonne, Cecile, Lillian, Adeline, Estelle, Simone, Cora, Theresa and Jeanne; and four brothers, Ernest, Lionel, Roger and Adrien. Mickey will be remembered for his great smile and his willingness to help out family and friends.
services: There will be no visiting hours and Honor Guard burial will be in the spring in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., is in charge of arrangements.