Gerald Alan Levesque, 66, husband of Judith (Lichwiarz) Levesque, passed away peacefully Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut.
Born in New Britain, Gerald is the son of Armand Levesque of Southington and Bertha (Fongemie) (Levesque) Reuss of Farmington. He was a graduate of Thomas Aquinas High School Class of 1969. After completing high school Gerald went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War in the 1st Air Cavalry. Prior to his illness, he worked for Stanley Works and Schaller Honda and was a member of the Stanley Seniors. Gerald’s passion was Little League baseball and he coached for many years as part of the Walicki League.
Besides his loving wife Judi, and his parents he is also survived by his son, Benjamin Levesque and Andrew Levesque and his wife Amy of New Britain; his grandchildren, Dominic, Michael and Joseph Levesque; his brother, Larry Levesque and his wife Carol Montessi of Unionville; his stepsisters, Barbara Strielkauskas and her husband Paul of Holly Ridge, N.C., and Cheryl Jennings of Vernon; his stepbrother, Eric Reuss and his wife Jennifer of Tolland; and sister-in-law and brother in law, Cynthia and John Walker of New Britain, as well as many nieces and nephews. Gerald bravely fought cancer and heart disease for the last two years. His family would like to thank Doctors Wasserman, Bryne, Insel, Goldberg and their staff as well as the nurses and staff at HOCC’s North 5 for the exceptional care they all gave to Gerald.
Friends and family may call on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, 332 Burritt St., New Britain, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 8:45 a.m. from the Burritt Hill Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann Church, 47 Clark St., New Britain. Gerald will be lovingly laid to rest with military honors in the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. To share a memory with Geralds family, please visit us at www.burritthillfuneralhome.com .