George's Story

LUBEC - George Lelievre, 81, of Lubec, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at a Machias hospital from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was born May 19, 1932, in Fall River, Mass., the son of the late Etienne Joachin and Agnes Gagnon Lelievre.

He attended St. Anne's School, and local high schools. He was in the first class inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame of Diman Vocational High School. He enlisted in the Army and served two years in Germany during the Korean War era. He studied at Bridgewater State Teachers College, Boston College, Simmons College, and George Peabody College for Teachers. He taught chemistry and other physical science, mostly at the high school level, at Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School in Massachusetts; Parish Hill School in Scotland, East Windsor High School, and Wethersfield High School, Hebrew High School of New England all in Connecticut; and the Demonstration School at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tenn.

He played and coached basketball, and was a faithful fan of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, Notre Dame Football, the New England Patriots, and the University of Connecticut men's and women's basketball teams. He was the household cook; liked working in the yard; enjoyed puzzles, especially the NY Times Sunday crosswords; and was always interested in furthering his knowledge in many areas.

After retiring from teaching, George and his wife Helen moved to Lubec, part-time at first, then full-time, living out their dream of a home by the sea. George loved music, especially classical music, and worked for SummerKeys: A Music Adventure in Maine for many years, until his death.

George is survived by Helen (Jennings), his wife of almost 44 years; two sisters; a brother; beloved nieces, and nephews; and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents; seven brothers; a sister; and some of his nieces, and nephews.

A Memorial Service, including Military Honors, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at West Lubec United Methodist Church, Route 189, Lubec. All are welcome. We request that your attire celebrate George's life...wear black if you like, but colors and casual comfortable clothing would be preferred. Memorial donations may be made to "Summer Keys Music LLC," care of Basil Woodward, P.O. Box 481, Lubec, ME 04652, for a scholarship fund; or to "Lubec Memorial Library," 55 Water St., Lubec, ME 04652, for the library's endowment fund. Arrangements are in care of McClure Family Funeral Services Machias and Lubec. Condolences and memories may be shared at
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