SCARBOROUGH — Leo James Levesque, 83, of Auburn died on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough.

Leo was born in Van Buren, on June 28, 1933, a son of the late Edmund and Alice (Rossignol) Levesque. He grew up in both Van Buren and later in Lewiston, attending local area schools.

In December 1955, at age 22, he joined the U.S. Army and served his country proudly for seven years until his honorable discharge in 1962. Leo spent many years in Lewiston working for several local shoe shops before moving to Deerfield Beach, Fla., around 1985. He spent 20 years in Florida, working as a property manager for the complex he was living in before retiring back to Maine about 12 years ago.

Leo was a member of the Pastime Club and the American Legion in Lewiston and loved working on brain teasers, such as jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles.

Leo leaves his three children, Linda Cates of Old Orchard Beach, Steve Levesque and his wife, Carolyn, of Peoria, Ariz., and Donna Lavallee and her husband, Bruce, of Sabattus; his eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He also leaves three brothers, Rosaire Levesque and his wife, Joanne, of Bristol, Conn., Robert Levesque and his wife, Norma, of Sabattus and John Levesque and his wife, Mary, of Auburn; two sisters, Carmella Brousseau and her husband, Roger, of Auburn and Diane Mailhot and her husband, Lionel, of Gray; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is also the brother of the late Alphonsine Lago, who died in 2014.

Leo J. Levesque

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