Yarmouth – Suzanne J. Boisvert, our mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away peacefully on April 2, at her home surrounded by her family. She was 57 years young. A businesswoman and entrepreneur, her drive, determination, and attention to detail made her a success in the professional world. More importantly, however, was her love, compassion, and understanding that made her a success in life.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1948, in Sanford to J. Rene and Yvette (Fournier) Boisvert. The second of four girls, she grew up in Sanford and was educated at St. Ignatius High School. She then attended Emmanuel College for a period before earning her bachelor of arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Maryland. Additionally, she earned a masters in education from Boston University.

Her career in business as a management consultant lasted more than 20 years. She started her career teaching business at the University of Southern Maine. However, it wasn’t long before she joined a local consulting firm and led them into the international markets of Europe, Australia, Central and South Americas, and Africa. From Europe, she continued to grow the company.

Eventually, she was able to work for herself and that is what truly made her a success in life. She worked as hard or as long as was required and then spent the rest of her time with her family. Often times, she and daughter, Monique would travel all over Europe together with Suzanne stopping periodically to work.

She enjoyed the outdoors and gardening around her home on Trickey Pond in Naples. If she couldn’t be found on the porch watching the sunset and listening to the loons, she was undoubtedly zipping around in her Porsche Boxster visiting one of her sisters, or getting a speeding ticket!

She is survived by her mother, Yvette Boisvert Desjardins and step-father, John Desjardins of Lewiston; son, Mark B. Levasseur, his wife, Amy (Mayer), and their son, Remy of Las Vegas; son, Daniel J. Levasseur of San Diego; daughter, Monique A. (Levasseur) Coombs, husband, Herman, and their daughter, Jocelyne of Orr’s Island; and former husband and best friend, Mark O. Levasseur of Parsonsfield.

She was predeceased by her father, J. Rene Boisvert in 1982.

Additionally, she is survived by her three sisters and their husbands with whom she had built an unbreakable bond; Camille (Boisvert) Welsch and husband, David, of West Newfield, Monique (Boisvert) Guay and husband, Merle, of Hancock, and Jocelyne (Boisvert) Gregg and husband, Sam, of Eliot.