Clara Levesque, 82: Loved family, sports and bridge
BRUNSWICK — Clara Levesque, 82, of 20 Breckan Road, died Dec. 30 at Mid Coast Senior Health Care Center on Baribeau Drive. She was born in Brunswick on May 26, 1930, the daughter of Clarence and Velma White Dixon.
Levesque was married to Roger Levesque, who died in 1983. She was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed following her children and grandchildren in their activities. She was especially proud of her husband’s football career at Bowdoin College and her grandson Roger’s soccer career at Stanford University and with the Seattle Sounders of the MLS.
She loved children and animals and would often take care of them for family and neighbors. She enjoyed playing bridge and golfing, and served as a volunteer painting instructor for senior citizens. She also delivered for Meals on Wheels.
She is survived by two sons, Roger Levesque and his wife, Carolyn, of Westbrook, and Jim Levesque and his wife, Ellen, of Bowdoin; two daughters, Nancy Heckley and her husband, Tom, and Marcy Holmblad and her husband, David, all of Brunswick; a brother, Richard Dixon, of Bangor; a longtime friend, Ray Lebel, of Brunswick; and 13 grandchildren, Roger, Andrew, Caleb, Abby, Adam and Christine Levesque, Katelyn, Jeremy and Joseph Heckley, Allison Levesque Feakins, Hannah Levesque Leatherman, and Anna and Seth Holmblad; two step-granddaughters, Marissa and Julia Martel; and a great-grandson, Asher Levesque.
A funeral was held Jan. 3 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.