Edward A. Leveque, 1922 - 2017

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Edward A. Leveque, 95, of Lewiston, died on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. He was born in Lewiston on October 15, 1922, the son of Emile and Regina Lajoie Leveque. Educated locally, he was a Graduate from Lewiston High School, Class of ’40. A veteran of World War II, he joined the U.S. Army in 1941 and was assigned to Officer Candidate School ultimately graduating from the University of South Dakota. He spent more than four years as a medical corps supply officer in St. Louis. After the war, he served in the Army Reserve, retiring in 1962 at the rank of Major. He began working at Jimmy’s Inc. in Auburn in 1946 and purchased the business upon the death of the original owner, James T. LaRue, in 1969. The business eventually operated eleven gas stations, a heating oil storage and delivery service and two restaurants. Ed remained the owner until 1981. He married the love of his life, Cecile G. Rivard on September 25, 1954. He was a loving caretaker through her extended battle with cancer prior to her death. He was always very active in his church and community, serving on several local boards including  St. Mary’s RMC and St. Peter’s Cemetery, where he also served for two and a half years  as Cemetery Director. He provided significant leadership to the restoration of Ss. Peter and Paul Basilica.  He was also instrumental in the founding of Tri-County Mental Health Services.  Ed was a long-standing member of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club and was honored with the Paul Harris Fellow award, their highest honor for community service. Until very recently, he was an active member of the Service Core of Retired Executives and received special recognition from the SBA for his 33 years of volunteer service. His motto was “actions speak louder than words” and his numerous contributions to the community truly embodied this belief and his generosity. He is survived by his one son, Robert Leveque, and his wife Anne of Lewiston, one daughter Diane Leveque of Lewiston, five grandchildren, Sarah and Alison Leveque, Alexander, Mason, and Andrew Gates. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Cecile, who passed away in 1979, a brother, Theodore Leveque, and a sister, Diane Leveque Giguere.

Funeral Notice 

LEVEQUE, Edward, 95, of Lewiston, died on December 28, 2017, at St. Marys Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, from 3 PM - 6 PM. Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 11 AM, at Ss. Peter & Paul Basilica. Committal prays will following at St. Peters Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, P. O. Box 1540, Lewiston, ME 04241-1540 or St. Marys Medical Center P.O. Box 7291, Lewiston, ME  04243.

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