Jean Guy Levesque, 78

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BRUNSWICK – Jean Guy “J. Guy” Levesque, 78, of Brunswick died July 1 at d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston. 

He was born in Biddeford on September 19, 1933.  

Levesque grew up in Topsham with his adoptive parents Irenee and Theresa Levesque. On September 6, 1954, he married Joyce Gilpatrick of Richmond.

Levesque served in the Navy during the Korean War from 1952-1954.  Levesque attended Brunswick High School, Portland Junior College and the University of Maine in Orono.  He received a bachelor of science degree in education and a masters degree in guidance. 

He was a high school counselor for 26 years at Potter Academy in Sebago, Camden High School, Freeport High School and Brunswick High School.  During his 17 years at Brunswick High School he also taught driver’s education and coached girl’s softball. 

After his retirement in 1985, he worked as an athletic equipment manager at Bowdoin College and a courier for Parkview Hospital.  He was also a high school and college basketball referee for over 25 years.

He was an avid golfer and a member of the Brunswick Golf Club for over 40 years. Some of his proudest moments were winning a Calcutta tournament for his team with a 60 foot put in the last hole and winning the 1986 Member Guest Tournament with his son Mark.

He was predeceased by his sister, Francis Dow. 

Levesque is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joyce; his two sons Mark and his wife, Debby, of Naperville, Ill. and Gregg and wife, Eileen, of Loveland, Ohio; four grandchildren Christopher, Alicia, Anna and Nathaniel; great-grandson, Joshua; and his sister, Collette Norris, of Elkhorn, Ky. 

The family thanked all the staff  at d’Youville and Beacon Hospice for their compassionate services the past nine months.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, July 8 from 4-7 PM at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 9th at 10 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church- All Saints Parish, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick with a reception to immediately follow in the parish hall.  Internment services will follow at 2 p.m. at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel,  Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, Maine. 

Memorial donations may be made to Strike Out Cancer in Kids, Maine Children’s Cancer Program, 100 US 1, Unit 107, Scarborough, Maine 04074.

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