LEWISTON — Conrad Lucien Levasseur, 85, of Auburn, passed away Wednesday, March 21, at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston. He was born in Caribou, Aug. 1, 1932, and raised in Winslow, by his loving parents, Edmund and Antoinette Levasseur.

Conrad served two years in the United States Army, at which time he was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he worked in the local textile mills in Lewiston-Auburn and finally for the Maine Turnpike Authority, from which he retired after 23 years of service.

Conrad was an active member of the New Auburn Seniors, where he tirelessly prepared the weekly luncheon meals for 19 years. He, along with his wife, were co-recipients of the 2009 Compassionate Citizen Award given by the city of Auburn for their exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life for the community of Auburn.

He enjoyed knitting afghans for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, working in his large vegetable garden, feeding the birds in his yard and working around his home. He also enjoyed many fishing trips and trips across the country, as well as return trips to his childhood home in northern Maine and Canada.

He was predeceased by his son, Robert Levasseur; his sister, Lucille Gagnon; and by brothers Donald Levasseur (who died serving his country during the Korean War), Phil Levasseur, Mike Levasseur; and by his infant grandson, Anthony Levasseur.

Conrad is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia (Sirois) Levasseur; and their five children: his daughters, Patricia Lagasse and her husband, Ron, of Waterville, Susan Oliqasz and her husband, Russell, of Auburn; his sons, Thomas Levasseur and his wife, Heidi, of West Bath, Don Levasseur of Poland, Tim Levasseur and his wife, Lian, of Mechanic Falls. Conrad is survived by his brother, Paul; and four sisters, June, Anne, Jean and Claire.

He is also survived by 15 grandchildren: Tina Nelson, Katie Kenny and her husband, Bryan, Randy Bazinet, Christopher Bazinet and his wife, Alexis, Felicia Levasseur, Paige Levasseur, Emily Levasseur, Journee Levasseur, Bronte’ Levasseur, McCartney Levasseur, Lyric Levasseur, Gabrielle Barber, Andrew Barber, Sydney Barber and Sophia Barber; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, d’Youville Pavilion and Beacon Hospice for all of their care and support. A very special thank-you to Conrad’s hospice nurse, Chantel, for the kind, loving and knowledgeable care she provided.

Conrad Lucien Levasseur

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