LEWISTON — Laurence “Larry” S. Lessard Jr., 72, a resident of Stevens Street, Lewiston died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 15, with his family by his side following complications at Central Maine Medical Center.

He was born in Lewiston, March 6, 1939, the son of Laurence N. and Ameda (Paquette) Lessard. He was educated in Lewiston schools and worked both in the local shoe and textile industries retiring from Bates Mill due to illness.

Larry was an avid model plane enthusiast having built both electric and gas powered model planes then flying them with his friends. He also had a model train collection as well as a vast vintage model car collection. He also enjoyed photography, always carrying his camera whereever he went so as not to miss that special shot. He also loved working with wood and was a regular handy-man around the house.

Following retirement, he enjoyed traveling especially to Aruba and on board luxury liner cruises which were both his favorite vacations.

Survivors include the love of his life for the past 35 years, his wife, the former Sheron Levesque of Lewiston; one brother, Gerald “Jerry” Lessard and companion, Diane Dubois, of Lewiston; two sisters, Liane Asselin of Lewiston and Claudette Clark and husband, David, of Lewiston; four nieces, Kim Gee, Rochelle Clark, Julie Levesque and Jennie Lwanyaga and husband, Alex; two nephews, Lynn Asselin and wife, Sylvia and Jason Levesque and wife, Krista; one brother-in-law, Tony Levesque and wife, Del, of Lewiston; as well as one godchild, Tyler Gee.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Donald in 2001.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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