PORTLAND — Patricia Levasseur, 67, died Dec. 20 surrounded by loved ones at Gosnell Hospice after a lengthy illness.
Born in Portland on Aug. 15, 1943, to Patrick and Anna Crowley, she grew up in Portland’s West End, attended St. Dominic’s School and graduated from Cathedral High School.
In 1961 she married David Levasseur of Portland and had three children together.
When she was a young adult she worked for local schools, including St. Dominic’s School and other Portland schools.
In the mid-1980s she found her true calling when she began working as a spiritualist. She became a certified Reiki Master and began teaching, training, and working in the healing arts throughout New England.
Family was most important to her, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her kind and generous soul was her trademark, and she continued to spread her love and positive energy even after her debilitating illness began to take its physical toll on her. People were always amazed that throughout her illness and many setbacks she continued to only see the good in people and the positive side of life.
Her children would like to give a special thanks to their father David, who returned to Patricia’s life and became her primary caregiver several years ago.
Other thanks are given to the kind and wonderful staff at Casco Bay Dialysis; the compassionate staff of the fifth floor Nephrology wing at Maine Medical Center; her cousin Denise “Denny” Talbot of Portland who spent the last few weeks by her bedside; and to the staff at Gosnell Hospice who ensured that she and her family were as comfortable as possible during her final days.
She was predeceased by her parents and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She is survived by her sister Danielle Jackson and Kevin of Manchester, Conn.; her aunt, Ginger Whalen and Michael of Scarborough; her ex-husband, friend and caretaker, David Levasseur of Portland; three children, David and his wife Cathy of South Portland, Mary McMann of Portland, and Patrick and his wife Maira of Portland; eight grandchildren, Annah, Maria, Nicholas, Ashley, Amanda and Joshua Levasseur, Joseph and Jackson McMann, and Oscar Romero; 10 great-grandchildren; several cousins; nieces and nephews; many special friends; and her beloved poodle, Fritzie.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A 5 p.m. funeral service will follow at the chapel.
Condolences can be expressed online at conroytully.com