John William Levesque “Frenchie” – Vassalboro, Maine
Beloved Father, Partner, Brother, Friend
On Thursday, May 27, 2021, John “Frenchie” Levesque, 64, of Vassalboro, ME, a loving partner, wonderful father, pepere, and friend passed away peacefully alongside family at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. John was born on February 23rd, 1957 in Van Buren to his parents Alfreda and Noel Levesque. John, also known as “Bay” to his classmates, graduated from Van Buren High School in 1975.
After leaving Van Buren, he moved to Connecticut for a brief period of time, but ultimately found his way back to Maine. John settled in Vassalboro where he raised his four children. John worked for Duratherm Window Corp. for 39 years. This is where he mastered his craft of woodworking and made many lifelong friends. There was nothing more that John enjoyed than sitting on his back deck with a beer in hand and being surrounded by his family and friends. With John, there was never a fire or radio playing 60’s and 70’s music far away.
John had a soul and golden heart that touched so many lives. There weren’t many days where friends weren’t stopping by to say hi and “shoot the shit” as John would say. People just couldn’t get enough of his positive energy and colorful humor. He couldn’t go into Ferris Market without talking to everyone and taking way longer than he should. John could spin a story like no one else, and he was also someone who had so many stories to tell that would leave you laughing for days.
If there was one thing that John instilled in his children, it was that family is everything and the most important part of your being. He lived for his children and enjoyed when the boys would come back home to hang out and work on things around the house. He would often sit and watch, or lend his advice whenever help was needed. He enjoyed his daughter’s and Lisa’s cooking, and would ask almost every day “what’s for supper?” He and Lisa shared an unbreakable bond, from the moment he invited her over for a fire at the bungalow and way beyond when his heart stopped beating. He was a man that enjoyed the most simple of things in life, but that was because they truly brought the most happiness. John was a thoughtful man who did everything and anything he could for anyone else, whether it was helping a friend with a project, giving his children something of his that he enjoyed – just to see the joy it brought them, or writing notes for Lisa, always signed as “my honey”. He would joke and pick fun at his sons, often flick their ear when they were trying to enjoy a meal, or embarrass his daughter with his obscene dance moves. There was never a dull moment when John was around.
John leaves behind the love of his life of 26 years, Lisa, his son, Josh Levesque and wife Casey, his son, Dustin Levesque and wife Mallory, his son Shane, and his daughter, Nikia, who he would call “peanuts”. John also leaves behind three little girls that meant the absolute world to him and never ceased to put a big smile on his face, his three grandchildren, Ashlynn, Alexis & Kinsley.
John is also survived by his 5 brothers and sisters. His sister, June Lyon’s, his brother, Chuck Levesque, his brother Gene Levesque and wife Rachel, his brother Jim Levesque and wife Linda, and his sister Elaine Desjardins and husband Robert. John was the youngest of his brothers and sisters and cherished the bonds he had with each of them.
John will be loved and missed forever, and the lives of those closest to him will never be the same. But his memory will live through all of those who he touched over the years. There aren’t enough words or space on this obituary to explain the love he brought to each person he met, or what he meant to those who loved him so deeply. Time is a fickle thing, and if there was one thing John would want everyone to take out of reading this – it would be to love what you have and live for the day.
There will be no formal service, as that is not what John wanted. The family will be holding a celebration of life at their home in Vassalboro for family and friends at a date to be determined.
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