Gerald's Story

SEQUIM, WASH. - Gerald "Jerry" Alfred Levesque, 69, died unexpectedly at home on Sept. 12, 2014. He was born March 31, 1945, in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada, the son of Aurele E. and Ellie Mae (Emerson) Levesque.

In 1948, the family moved to Maine and Jerry attended the Hampden schools. In 1960, the family moved to Woburn, MA and Jerry graduated from Woburn High School in 1963. After high school, Jerry joined the Navy and was very proud to be a Navy Seabee. He served two tours in Viet Nam and earned disabled veteran status in April 2014. He married Alanna Forde in 1966. They celebrated their 48th Wedding anniversary Aug. 20, 2014.

Jerry had many talents. He and Alanna operated a drapery business in California. Jerry was always active in the VFW. He became an auctioneer and served local and state fundraisers, donating his services for worthy causes such as: Diabetes Foundation, Kiwanis, Catholic Schools, and several others that benefited from his generosity. Jerry was always willing to lend a helping hand for charity & anyone in need. The family moved to Sequim, Washington in 1989, and called Sequim their home. Jerry & Alanna, along with brother, Bob Forde, opened Sequim Auto Sales in 1996, and enjoyed working together until Jerry's health and 5-way bypass made him slow down. He continued to cut hay and thoroughly enjoyed his tractor, using it until the day he died.

He is survived by Alanna; daughters, Nicole & Noelle; grandchildren, Brianne, Austin, Nicholas; brothers and their wives, Ray & Jan of Dennis, MA, William "Butch" and Polly of Hermon, and Richard and Barbara of Woburn, MA.

Jerry will also be remembered for his love of anything that had an engine, SeaBee and high school reunions and New England fried clams.

He will always be in our prayers. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Oct. 20, 2014, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Sequim, Washington, with a reception in the hall to follow.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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