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DANVERS, MA - Roland F. Levesque, 89, has sailed away to be with his First Mate, Lorraine J. (Lavoie) Levesque. Roland died peacefully at Hathorne Hill, in Danvers, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
Roland was born on July 4, 1928, son of the late Francois and Rose (Morneau) Levesque. He is predeceased by his brothers, Leo, George, and Donald. He was raised in Salem and graduated from L'Académie St. Joseph, in Salem. He worked at Varian Associates, in Beverly, and later retired from the Salem-Beverly Water Supply Board.
He loved living in Salem, near the ocean, and enjoyed sailing his boat named "Cla-Jo" after his daughters, Claire and Joanne. He was a member of the Palmer Cove Yacht Club, in Salem, and also enjoyed building model sailboats for kids and family members.
Roland leaves behind his sister, Marguerite Ellis, and her husband, James; his two daughters, and their spouses, Joanne and John Lund of Beverly, and Claire and Thomas Welenc of Peabody. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, Lindsay Welenc, Elizabeth Croteau, Daniel Lund, and Emily Lund. He also leaves behind his loving nieces, Laurianne Gelsomini, Charleen McCarthy, Kim Cerullo, Deborah Ellis, and his late brother's children.
In his later years at the nursing home his great-grandchildren, Emerson and Elliot Lund, Isabelle Welenc, Vale Croteau, and Evelyn and Henry Eslinger brought him a ray of sunshine when they visited.
At the family's request, there will be no visiting hours, and his interment will be private. The family requested that donations be made in Roland's memory to Hathorne Hill Resident Council Fund, 15 Kirkbride Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, or Hospice Compassus, 790 Turnpike Street, Suite 302, North Andover, MA 01845. Arrangements are entrusted to the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obituary and memorial guest book.
Published on February 18, 2018
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