Richard J. Levesque 86, husband of the late Ann Shirley (Pisani) Levesque, died Monday, December 4, 2017, at home surrounded by his family.
Born, raised and educated in Salem, he was the son of the late Edward and Bernadette (Ross) Levesque.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Coast Guard.
Richard was employed for 30 years as a firefighter for the City of Beverly until the time of his retirement.
Throughout his life, Richard had many passions and interests. An avid gardener, he delighted in spending hours tending to his flowers and plants and working in his yard. Skilled in the trades, he was able to make many improvements on his home, such as adding rooms, updating electrical and plumbing systems, and landscaping the grounds. An enthusiastic and knowledgeable student of history, Richard could often be found reading books and articles on various historical topics.
Richard's greatest joy was spending time and traveling with the love of his life, his wife, Shirley. Together they roamed this great country and world, learning about people, history, and life. Now Richard is once again united with his beloved Shirley, happily traveling through an even greater realm, forever.
Surviving him are two daughters, Caren Levesque and Janice Levesque, both of Beverly; and a son, Richard J. Levesque Jr. of Beverly. He was also the brother of the late Teresa Spicer and Jeanette Cravatas.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot Street, Beverly, Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beverly. Contributions may be made in his memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on December 6, 2017