Luke “Pepere” Lessard, Sr., 77, of the Aldenville section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Sunday, December 13, 2020. He passed into Eternal Life at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield surrounded by the care and comfort of his loving family. He was born in Granby, Province of Quebec, Canada on June 14, 1943. He was employed as a supervisor for 25 years at the Corporate Offices of Big Y Supermarkets in Springfield and retired in 2018. He previously was employed at the former Art Cement Products in Wilbraham. He was a communicant of Sainte Rose de Lima Church in Chicopee where he served his parish as an Usher. He was a member of the Chicopee Lodge of Elks, the Fairview Knights of Columbus Council 4044 and the Moose Family Center, all in Chicopee. In his leisure time, he enjoyed watching football, baseball and NASCAR and especially enjoyed his many trips to Canada to visit family and friends. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and his many friends. Luke leaves his beloved wife and best friend, Lisette N. (Martel) Lessard. They were married on May 29, 1968 in Springfield. He also leaves his four loving sons who always referred to their dad as “Our Hero”, Robert L. “Rob” (Renee), Richard A. (Angela), Luke, Jr. (Christine) and Rock A. (Kelly); his ten cherished grandchildren, Krystyane, Mylyssa, Ryan, Sara, Leanne, Gavin, Luke III, Tianna, Rhyan and Ashley; his cherished great granddaughter, Azatelle; and his extended family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Sainte Rose de Lima Church, 600 Grattan Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that memorial donations be made in his memory to Sainte Rose de Lima Church, c/o 15 Chapel Street, Chicopee, MA 01020 or to Saint Joan of Arc School, 587 Grattan Street, Chicopee, MA 01020.
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Published by The Republican from Jul. 19 to Jul. 21, 2021.