William Levesque, 84, of Amesbury, Mass., passed away on November 17, 2016, peacefully at home. He was born in Amesbury on Feb. 28, 1932, to the late Patrick Levesque and Rose (Hamel) Caron.
Bill was a humble man who spent his childhood earning a few cents delivering newspapers to the residents of Amesbury, delivering blocks of ice, and setting pins at the local bowling alley. The streets of Amesbury and Po Hill were his playground and his stories of growing up there were not only entertaining but cherished by many. He served in the Army in the Korean War and built a life-long career at Raytheon, culminating in the Patriot missile project. He and his beloved wife of 60 years, Therese McDonald, raised their family of four children in a home filled with laughter, warmth, and love. Bill loved his family, old movies, music, collecting coins, movie books, stamps, and sports cards, and rooted for the Patriots and Red Sox each season.
Bill leaves behind his wife, Therese; his children, Linda Wallace, Deborah and husband, John Wrobel, Brian Levesque, and Sharon and husband, Paul Gonthier, his siblings, Aurore Follansbee, Ida Morris, Irene Nichols, Robert and Victor Levesque; his grandchildren, Mandi, Anthony, Katherine, Jeffrey, William, Sasha, Ian, Ryan, Jacob, and Sara; three great-grandsons, Brian, Maxx, and Julian; and many cherished nieces and nephews. His brothers, David and Wilfred, preceded him in death.
A Catholic Mass at Holy Family Parish Church, 2 School St. in Amesbury, will be celebrated on Monday, November 28, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a graveside service in Union Cemetery. A celebration of life luncheon will follow at the Parish Hall. All family and friends are welcome. Arrangements are by the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home in Amesbury.
Published on  November 22, 2016