Jimmy (Eugene P.) Deschene
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Danvers - On Monday, February 10, 2020 the North Shore lost a bit of sunshine. Jimmy Deschene, 82, of Danvers and a former resident of Salem, passed away peacefully at the Beverly Hospital with his brother Bob at his side.
Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Cecile M. (Michaud) Goral and the late Emile Deschene.
An avid local sports enthusiast he enjoyed keeping score for many of the local teams. He was a huge fan of the Bishop Fenwick and Danvers High School Volleyball Teams, for which he was awarded special team shirts. Jimmy also worked alongside Athletic Director Della Monica at the North Shore Community College campus. He also enjoyed a certain notoriety for his rendition of "My Way" at the Salem VFW Karaoke Night. What Jimmy lacked in talent, he made up for in style and confidence. He brought much joy, humor and many smiles to all who knew him.
Jimmy is survived by his brother, Robert C. "Bob" Goral and his wife, Lois of Lynn, his niece, Kim Goral of Lynn, his nephew, Scott Goral of Rehoboth, MA and many cousins, including Donna Sheehan of Lynnfield and Pauline Stevens of Salem and many friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to his visiting hours on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St. [Route 114 / 1-A] Salem from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. with his service to follow in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a contribution in his name to, Vinfen Services, Attn: Rebecca Balzold, 950 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02141. For guestbook and additional information, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com.
Published on February 13, 2020


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Feb 20, 2020
I am so saddened to learn of Jimmy's passing. I was a nurse responsible for care for him and others a few years where Jimmy lived. I found him to be an absolute joy. Always cracking jokes, cheering on the Red Sox and laughing with us. This was his day to day. May God be good to him.
Gail and Fred Campatelli
Feb 14, 2020
Rest In Peace Jimmy! Will never forget your smiling face . Will meet again . Love. Gail and Fred
Pauline Stevens
Feb 13, 2020
Jimmy was a very happy person who liked making people laugh, and he loved unconditionally. He also had a passion for singing and entertaining, so he greatly enjoyed Karaoke night with all the claps and the laughter.
He was blessed with the best mother ever! And closely behind was his brother Bob and his “sister” Lois, who couldn’t do enough for him.
I feel your loss my cousin...may you Rest In Peace.
Conrad St.Pierre
Feb 13, 2020
So many memories of a really great fan of all athletic,his mom Cecile Goral was the salt of the earth!! Brother Bob Goral and wife Lois were always there for Jim,the best people you could ever have the pleasure of knowing ,rest in peace cousin and friend Jimmy D..